A toast to packaging at InterBevA toast to packaging at InterBev
March 11, 2015
Producers, distributors and packagers of soft drinks, beer, bottled water, juices, ready-to-drink teas, milk, sports drinks, wine, distilled spirits and powdered drink mixes will gather in October to view the wares of more than 600 exhibitors. On display will be packaging equipment, containers, packaging materials, and conveying and materials handling equipment, as well as production and processing equipment, dispensing and vending equipment, and plant maintenance equipment.
The show runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The exhibits and conferences are all held in the Georgia World Congress Center.
New to this year's InterBev are in-depth roundtable sessions. "This new programming is a clear illustration that InterBev's evolution is in pace with the industry," says Eileen Baird, industry vice president and show manager. "The buyer landscape that has emerged is the critical inclusion of institutional and retail segments. Our new roundtables are intended to provide an educational outreach to all buyers and suppliers with information on marketing, business, packaging and technological trends for all finished beverage products."
The new roundtables include:
• The Water Conference, sponsored by the Hall Water Report, which addresses U.S. market trends, global beverage patterns, vitamin-enriched waters, building brands and retail trends. Sunday, noon to 2 p.m.
• Changing Channels: How Shifts in Where Consumers Shop are Impacting Beverage Sales, sponsored by ACNielson, which examines the importance of beverages to each market channel. Sunday, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
• Private Labeling Roundtable, focusing on growing/declining categories and what key retailers are doing. Monday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
• The Hot Fill Process, examining the top 10 contract packagers that fill/bottle 80 percent of the hot-fill processed product for carbonated soft drink (CSD) marketers of "new age" beverages. Monday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
• RTD Dairy Panel: The Milk Revolution explores how single-serve milk is turning a mature product into a growth business. Monday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
• Aseptic Bottle Filling looks at the beginning of aseptic filling into plastic bottles for both high-acid and low-acid beverages. Tuesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• RTD Coffee points out that the twenty-somethings are the primary consumers of iced coffees. Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Keynotes & conferences
Included in InterBev's educational program are three free keynote addresses: Barry Shull, ExxonMobil, Convenience Store Retailing Best Practices, Sunday, 11 a.m. to noon.; Jeffrey T. Dunn, president & CEO, Coca-Cola Co., Sunday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and Peter Van Stolk, president, Jones Soda Co., Marketing to Today's Youth, Monday, 9 to 10 a.m.
Several of the conferences scheduled during InterBev address issues in packaging. Enhancing Brand Identity & Value Through Shrink Labeling will be presented by Jeffrey Stahl, national sales manager, Seal-It, Sunday, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; Will PET Packaging Ever Slow Down? The Dynamics of a "Maturing" Market will be presented by John Maddox, president of Container Consulting, Monday, 10 to 11 a.m.; The Value of Glass given by Mary Ellen Reis, spokesperson, Glass Packaging Institute, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon; Plastic Closures: So You Want to Remove Your Closure but You Don't Want Taste and Odor Issues? presented by Philip Ruxton, Croda Universal, Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m.; and
Advance registration before Sept. 24 for the exhibits only is $99; on-site registration is $125. Advance registration for exhibits and workshops is $169; after that, $249. For further information on the show, contact Reed Exhibitions at 203/840-5668, or [email protected]. Or visit www.interbev.com for registration and information.
The 7 Golden Rules of Package Design given by Robert Wilkes, president, Monaghan & Co., Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Other conferences address issues of Production/Operations, Product Development, and Marketing/Sales. The exhibits and workshop cost $169 for early-bird registration (on or before Sept. 23) and $249 regular rate, for beverage producers, distributors and retailers. Industry supplier registration costs more.
Accurate Label–1045: Custom-printed p-s and glued labels and tags.
ACI Automation Controls–1049
Aetna Group USA–1037: Palletizers, air conveyors, conveying and accumulating equipment.
Alcoa Closures & Flexible Packaging–3230: Debuting new shrink-body labels plus new OPS sleeves from Kama Corp.; OPS has great clarity and gloss but with a 25% yield savings. Also showing new closures, including CSD, water, juice and isotonic markets with enhanced application performance and tamper-band technology.
Aquionics–732: Showing UV equipment for beverage and food industries for disinfecting, dechlorinizing and ozone reduction.
Arkmount Systems–325: Introducing a vf/f/s machine that produces a standup pouch with integrated sipping tube.
Arpac–507: Dual-lane multipackers, plus custom shrink wrappers, case/tray stackers and turners.
BluePrint Automation–605: Versatile equipment for case-packing non-carbonated liquid drink pouches.
Chep–2516: Part of a worldwide organization for pallet and container pooling.
Color Craft Label–2360
EAM-Mosca–1430: New automated SMV-2000 strapping system stabilizes high, wobbly palletloads of PET bottles, and aluminum, steel and composite containers. Circle No. 35.
Emmeti USA–2624: The co. will be showing palletizers, air conveyors, and conveying and accumulating equipment.
Eval Co. of America–1124: Eval™ resins will be shown in a number of packaging industry applications.
Evans Adhesive–3034: Introduces C9450, its next-generation low-temperature hot-melt adhesive.
Exopack–1345: The AquaCrystal™ line of shrink films for beverage multipacking.
Exxon Mobil–1015: The co.'s Fleet Cards make managing any vehicle fleet easier and more economical.
Griffin-Rutgers–3402: An online high-resolution ink-jet printer, Codajet 6000.
H.B. Fuller–3900: Introduces water-based labeling adhesives, "a family of high-performance, value-added products, delivering superior performance for maximal value." Circle No. 105.
Imaje–1459: The co.'s small-character ink-jet printers, SB Master and SB Classic, will be exhibited.
Kisters Kayat–3606: New Kisters CartonMultiPacker packages beverage cans into paperboard cartons and corrugated board.
Klöckner KHS–1731: Offers fluid processing and packaging systems, including processing, continuous blending, filling, pasteurizing, labeling and capping products.
Krones–1709: New Solomodul labeler combines multiple techniques, such as p-s, cold-glue and roll-fed stock. Includes compact bottling table. Circle No. 6.
Linpac Materials Handling–1031
MRI Flexible Packaging–2420: Printer/ converter of PE stretch-sleeve labels, OPP roll-fed labels, LDPE stretch-sleeve labels, and PETG and PVC shrink sleeves.
Orbis–2564: The co.'s collapsible and straight-wall containers, and pallets and top caps will be exhibited.
Owens-Illinois–1512:Glass bottles and jars for the beverage, beer, wine and liquor industries will be shown, along with an array of plastic packages for beverage applications. Circle No. 52.
PDC Intl.–3031: Model R300 sleeve labeler applying shrinkable labels will be accompanied by a new automatic unit enabling splicing on-the-fly. Circle No. 96.
Pechiney Plastic Packaging–813: PET and polyolefin bottles; flexible packaging for standup pouches; shrink-sleeve, stretch and roll-fed labels; and flexible packaging.
Performance Packaging–1035: Flexible and rigid packaging, labels, and a variety of ceramic and vinyl specialty products.
Posimat–2307: On display, unscramblers and handling equipment.
Prestige Label Co.–445
Prime Plastic Containers–1341
Reliable Plastic Seals–835
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics–2437: Synflex® beverage dispensing products, including hoses, tubing, bundles. Circle No. 76.
Samuel Strapping Systems–839
Sidel–1921: Showing fillers and cap feeders. Circle No. 10.
SleeveCo–2259: Examples of vinyl sleeves will be exhibited, including a recent teaming with Inmark for a bottled water design targeting children (see PD, Aug. '02).
Sleever Intl.–2349: Full-body shrink-sleeve labels for all beverage markets, gravure-printed to 10 colors on OPS, PET and OPP.
SMI–1444: Shrink wrappers, wraparound case packers. Circle No. 41.
Stoffel Seals Corp.–747: P-s and dry-gum bottle labels, bottle neck tags, elastic string tags, static clings, shelf talkers, mobiles and table tents. Circle No. 116.
Stork Food & Dairy Systems–2236
Tetra Pak–1301: Processing and packaging systems for the beverage industry.
Thermo Detection–3030: The co. will be exhibiting Alexus PureAqua system to detect and remove refillable water bottles prior to washing and filling, sensing gasoline, diesel, alcohols, NOx compounds and more. Circle No. 95.
Universal Packaging Machinery–1302
The biennial packaging exhibition brings 2,680 exhibitors from 35 countries (half of them from outside of France) to Paris on November 18 to 22. Two years ago, 111,363 visitors attended Emballage, one-third of them from countries other than France.
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