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The first CCE International, Corrugated & Carton Exhibition will be held at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany from 19-21 March 2013. Exhibits at the new event will range from raw materials to corrugated and folding carton converting and printing equipment, to warehousing, waste extraction and baling

Growing worldwide demand for corrugated and folding cartons has prompted Mack Brooks Exhibitions to launch CCE International – "the only specialised exhibition in Europe for the corrugated and carton industries".

The new show will be co-located in Munich with the 8th ICE Europe, the world’s leading trade exhibition for paper, film and foil converting, which will be previewed separately in the February issue of Converting Today.

Ever increasing demand for attractive and environmentally friendly packaging is boosting worldwide consumption of corrugated and cartonboard. This offers opportunities for corrugated and carton converters to increase market share within the packaging sector.

"It is in this context that we decided to launch a dedicated exhibition for this industry sector in Europe," says Stephen Brooks, chairman of Mack Brooks Exhibitions. "With CCE International we finally offer a tailor-made platform for the corrugated and carton industries.

"The exhibition is designed to give raw material manufacturers, machinery and service suppliers a unique opportunity to present their latest products and developments to corrugated and folding carton converters, as well as packaging designers," he says.

"Feedback from the companies in the corrugated and carton sector who we had informed in advance of our plans to launch CCE International was thoroughly positive," says CCE International exhibition director Nicola Hamann. "Machinery manufacturers as well as suppliers of raw material, services or ancillaries are excited about finally having a marketplace of their own.

"We are confident that the launch event will prove a solid basis for the development of the exhibition into Europe’s first choice event for this industry sector.

"The positive feedback from exhibiting companies proves that there is a definite demand for a specialised trade exhibition for the corrugated and folding carton industries in Europe," adds Hamann.

Two shows at one venue

Visitors to CCE International will benefit from strong synergies with ICE Europe, which takes place at the same time and venue. ICE Europe 2013 will be held in halls A5 and A6 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre; CCE International will be held in Hall B5, situated exactly opposite. The entry tickets are valid for both shows.

"We have decided to organise CCE International at the same time and place as ICE Europe, as we expect that there will be a strong synergy effect with regards to the visitors," Nicola Hamann confirms.

"While both shows have their individual core audience, there will be a large number of visitors who will be interested in both shows. Converters and packaging professionals will therefore be able to experience sustainable packaging trends first-hand at this industry highlight in Munich."

The products and services presented at CCE International 2013 are targeted at corrugated and folding carton manufacturers and converters, rigid carton and honeycomb board manufacturers, core board and core tube manufacturers, as well as packaging designers and specifiers.

What’s on show

Absolute Engineering (stand 500) will be demonstrating the new InkSave wash-up system – claimed to save typically 80% of the ink lost in a colour change with a traditional wash-up system; and reduce the water required to complete the wash-up by 50%. Absolute will also be showcasing its range of woven carbon fibre chambered blade systems.

Baumer hhs (stand 323) offers a "customer-oriented" range of glue application systems for the corrugated industry. A non-contact dot or line application allows low cost gluing on products, which could be extended to include a sensor or a camera system with live-images. Operation and control of the system are said to be simple and self-explanatory.

Bimac (stand 544) will exhibit the new, fully servo-driven Star-Box boxmaker for corrugated board up to 2,500g/m². Also to be featured is a slitter-scorer – the Expanding 2800 – with an automatic, servo-driven feeder. Bimac specialises in retro-fit on existing machines, in particular its vacuum transport Air-Star lead-edge feeder belts and Star-Feed UV drying systems.

British Converting Solutions (stand 419) comprises two well-known names from the world of corrugated: Andrew & Suter, which produces speciality gluers for multi-point and crashlock boxes; and Autobox, known for its range of quick-set boxmaking machines. Both companies will be running machines at the exhibition.

Italian leader in high definition printers Celmacch (stand 468) is to present the new HBL printer from the bottom type Chroma Print 170 Evo, featuring a maximum sheet size of 1,700 x 1,300mm, fixed units, automatic feeder by belts with direct drives, chamber doctor blades in carbon, a pneumatic system for cliché mounting, fast job change, and in-line or off-line operation.

The company promises low power consumption and an "excellent price/quality ratio".

Visitors on stand 330 will see Conprinta showcasing its new IMD 2012 press system, which features a hybrid interdeck dryer, auto-preset, ink management, and advanced set-up procedures.

Spanish manufacturer of reel to sheet litho laminating equipment Control-ing (stand 478) also builds sheet to sheet machines, from hand-fed to fully automatic and in-line systems which integrate a single-face corrugator – either a cassette type or single fluted.

A new generation of anvil covers will be launched by Dicar (stand 166). The Anvilok2R range features a special fibreglass backing for maximum flexibility plus a 25% saving on weight compared with steel covers. The new covers also incorporate a non-exposed finger, and a patented dual durometer lock which avoids flat spots across the locking area. The Anvilok2R is available in standard widths of 200-254mm, and extra wide 380-430mm.

Ero (stand 245) specialises in gluing systems and quality inspection devices for corrugated boxes. It offers a wide range of products for both folder gluers and casemakers, including gluing systems, black and white and colour barcode inspection, glue and braille inspection.

US-based Geo M Martin (stand 200) will be showing videos of the high performance QBII nicked bundle line system that produces beer trays at a rate of 100/sec. The new LBX-Scrubber layboy system will also be shown on video, running various products "virtually scrap-free" at 200 kicks/min, generating 18,580-37,160m²/hour.

JB Machinery (stand 433) provides high efficiency infra-red/forced air flexo drying, UV curing systems and the KleenPlate plate wash eliminator. Specifically designed for corrugated paperboard applications, JB products are claimed to provide maximum safety, ease of use and low ownership cost.

Kiwiplan (stand 515) offers end-to-end scheduling and ERP software solutions for the corrugated industry which are used in more than 600 plants worldwide to manage orders, improve production efficiency or automate scheduling. Applications range from standard to complex, from single-site to multi-plant.

UK-based Mansfield Board Machinery (stand 370) will exhibit the latest Shok Blok stitch flap cutting system and other "innovative solutions for the corrugated board industry".

The OMP Supply Chain Suite from software specialist OM Partners (stand 648) offers solutions for all planning problems, from strategic to tactical and operational problems. The OMP Corrugated Board System has been selected by Smurfit Kappa Group for its corrugated plants, in order to improve delivery reliability, shorten lead times and optimise its production capacity usage.

Pamarco Global Graphics (stand 304) will present the latest innovations in its diverse portfolio of products for the flexo, gravure, offset and embossing markets.

Presona (stand 202) offers turnkey systems for rational and effective handling of production waste, trims and rejects within the packaging industry and in paper and board production. It supplies the whole chain, "from a deep analysis of your requirements to the turnkey pneumatic waste extraction plant incorporating heavy duty balers or compactors".

Rodicut Industry (stand 550) of Spain produces polyurethane products for the corrugated board packaging industry: anvil covers for diecutting; rapid cover V7 (exclusive anvil system); wheels (no-crush, feeders); spare parts/components and rotary diecutting products.

Signode (stand 545) will be showing its extensive equipment range, including the new GCU2800 pallet press with SIG-Guard top and bottom edge protection applicators, the third generation ISB-3G inline bundler with SIG-View HMI controls, the new range of SBM bundlers for 5-12mm PP strap, and an "innovative packaging solution" for 4-6 point glued boxes.

Italy’s Sirio (stand 546) has developed the third generation of its corrugated board sheet and packaging scheduling and optimisation software. The new production control and assessment system offers: simplicity of use and automation to speed the work up; easy management of emergencies; configurable optimisation and scheduling principles and rules; controllable and comparable results; and prompt information about the productivity of processing lines and orders for all company levels in real-time.

Sirio says it will soon introduce new production, assessment and control functions that will be available on a mobile tablet as well as by browser.

Technicarton (stand 428) is a French producer of cutting tools for corrugated board machinery. A "world leading" supplier of serrated knives, the company also provides a wide range of spares for corrugators and FFGs, including razor knives, scorers, lap systems and head shifting tools.

Teco (stand 250) manufactures "robust and easy-to-use" automatic machines for production of boxes in all common sizes and styles used in the food and chemical industry. The range includes tray formers for corrugated and solid board, American boxes, punnets, lidding machines and a wide range of accessories such as stackers and conveyors.

Voith Paper Fabrics (stand 636) produces heavy and dense textile products in France, including both woven and needled corrugator belts, and supplying the likes of International Paper and DS Smith.

Tribco (stand 124) will exhibit brake pads that are clamed to last three to five times longer than traditional types — but won’t scratch or wear down rotors and drums, because they are lined with Braketex, "the world’s first and only" 100% Kevlar fibred composite friction lining.

Tribco’s pads are also said to be 100% asbestos free and to eliminate the dirty, damaging black dust generated by moulded graphitic brake linings. They are said also to be suitable for all paper industry friction applications.

Stand 278 hosts Valsider, which specialises in tungsten carbide cutting tools. The company’s razor blades promise a "judicious choice of tungsten carbide micrograin and high finishing degree of their lateral sides"; while its abrasive diamond grinding stones offer a high level of grinding performance.