FROM 10 -12 March 2015, the international converting community will gather in Munich, at ICE Europe 2015, to explore the latest manufacturing solutions and discuss prevailing industry trends.
More than 400 exhibitors from 21 countries will present a comprehensive range of machines, materials, accessories and services at the 9th International Exhibition for the Conversion of Paper, Film, Foil and Nonwovens.
Key topics at ICE Europe 2015 are environmentally-friendly converting processes, utilisation of new applications and energy efficient production. General trends such as automation and digitalisation also have an increasing impact on the converting industry. Visitors to ICE Europe 2015 will be able to discover all these future converting trends at the show, says Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the organisers of the show.
With a net exhibition space of more than 10,000 m2 and more than 400 exhibiting companies, ICE Europe is the world’s biggest trade fair for the converting industry. A total of 6,600 visitors from 64 countries attended the previous record event. “The upcoming ICE Europe is, once again, set to be a highly international event, with 40% of the exhibitors coming from outside Germany. Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and the USA are major exhibitor countries next to Germany,” Nicola added.
Live demonstration of the latest applications
ICE Europe is renowned for the large number of live demonstration of machinery at the exhibition stands. Whether biodegradable materials, flexible conversion processes, new printing solutions or high-precision measuring systems; at ICE Europe many novelties will be presented to a wider audience for the very first time.
The exhibition profile of ICE Europe exclusively focuses on converting of web-based materials and includes the following categories: materials, coating and laminating, drying/curing, treatment, flexographic and rotogravure printing, control and measurement, accessories, slitting and rewinding, finishing, factory equipment, retrofits, toll coating, converting and slitting as well as specialist software.
Trade visitors at ICE Europe are industry professionals such as plant managers, design and production engineers, technical managers, purchasers, sales and marketing specialists as well as packaging designers from a wide range of industry sectors including packaging, food, pharma, furniture, electronics, package printing, wipes, textiles and nonwovens, automotive, paper and chemicals.
A specialised conference rounds off the exhibition programme at ICE Europe 2015. The three- day conference is organised by AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institut IVV. Main topics of the conference are web processing, web coating/drying, and web coating – metrology and inspection. The conference is held in English. Detailed information about the conference programme are available on the exhibition website www.ice-x.com.