Wherever the international packaging industry meets, Packaging Valley is not far away. Under the motto of this year's interpack "simply unique", the cluster will present itself with concentrated power and innovative strength. More than 40 Packaging Valley member companies will present their highlights along the entire value chain in several halls at interpack. As the regional mouthpiece from (in) southern Germany, Packaging Valley is THE platform for intelligent and sustainable packaging solutions of tomorrow. The anticipation for the reunion at interpack is great - after all, as a global trendsetter, the trade fair offers a fantastic stage for trends and premieres, new perspectives, matchmaking and personal exchange. Two central themes at interpack 2023 are sustainability and digitalization. The packaging industry is undergoing change - the industry faces enormous challenges, such as changing consumer behavior, resource conservation and reduction of material, sustainable packaging alternatives and cost pressure. At the same time, change also means new opportunities. Sabine Gauger, Chairwoman of Packaging Valley, is convinced: "The packaging machinery industry is also creating these challenges together with its customers. I am sure that we are on the right track. Almost every day we see new packaging solutions on the market and there are many more innovations in the engineering pipelines for the use of sustainable materials and equipment."
What do tomorrow's solutions look like?
Packaging Valley, with its 43 member companies present at Interpack, provides answers and shows how the packaging machinery and automation cluster is actively shaping and moving this change. In Hall 16 around Stand D72-2 (Packaging Valley Lounge), visitors can expect a joint stand of around 800m² with nine co-exhibitors and the diversity of Packaging Valley. Among them: Breitner Abfüllanlagen GmbH, Camozzi Automation GmbH, Eisele GmbH, E+K Sortiersysteme GmbH, HERMA GmbH, Jetter AG, Omron Electronics GmbH, STAKO GmbH, R.WEISS Packaging GmbH & Co. KG. In addition to the nine member companies on the Packaging Valley joint stand, another 34 companies from the packaging cluster can be found on short paths with their own exhibition areas.
With innovative connection technology in premium quality, Eisele supports the HENN Connector Group in optimizing packaging processes. The focus will be on the MULTILINE multiple and multi-media couplings as optimal solutions for the packaging industry. Functional groups on packaging machines can be connected to this modular system for combining compressed air, vacuum, gases, cooling water, liquids, electronics and electrics in one coupling body. Eisele will also be presenting INOXLINE stainless steel couplings, which are the ideal solution for the high hygiene requirements in food and pharmaceutical packaging. Visitors can also expect the new and unique 2-in-1 connector at Eisele. This makes it possible to mount two different hose diameters in the same plug-in connector. The ball-bearing rotary connector for rotating parts for the transmission of compressed air represents another optimal solution for the packaging industry.
Network. Exchange. Move.
According to the motto "Achieving more together", Packaging Valley stands for intensive exchange, know-how transfer, promotion and bundling of resources and competences. Trends and future topics in the packaging industry are discussed, packaging technologies and solutions are presented. And because the network thrives on know-how transfer and networking, Packaging Valley Germany e.V. welcomes the Spanish partner cluster Packaging Cluster to the joint stand on the second day of the trade fair and organizes a tour of Packaging Valley. Afterwards, the member companies of both clusters will have the opportunity to exchange ideas in a German-Spanish GetTogether. For Martin Buchwitz, Managing Director at Packaging Valley, the anticipation is great: "The cooperation with European partner clusters shows the development of our competence center very well. A regional network has become a cluster for packaging machine manufacturing that operates on a European scale."
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