interpack 2023

•••6••• Messewelten Swop is ready for a restart Going to China with the interpack alliance The international trade fair business in China is ready to go, finally offering a platform for the processing and packaging industries in Shanghai again after a hiatus of three years. In November 2023, swop (Shanghai World of Packaging) will take place there with approximately 700 exhibitors. After the end of the stringent restrictions due to COVID-19, the Chinese economy is on an upswing and industry actors from all over the globe are meeting again at trade fairs. swop 2023 is being held at just the right time to support the business of the processing and packaging industries, to move innovations to the fore and to promote international business relations. More than 700 exhibitors and 25.000 trade visitors, both domestic and international, attended the last swop in 2019. The expectations are similarly high for 2023; a total exhibition area of about 62,000 square metres is being planned. The trade fair will be held from 22 to 24 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the third largest trade fair centre in China. Together with Adsale Exhibition Services, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai is hosting swop under the interpack alliance umbrella brand. Just like interpack, this trade fair addresses all core target groups from the sectors of food, beverages, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-foods and industrial goods. It covers the entire supply chain of the packaging industry. Its scope ranges from production and processing of packaging materials to primary and secondary packaging as well as packaging printing. Seizing opportunities in China According to VDMA (the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), 34 percent of global packaged food consumption is generated by countries in Asia. In the coming years, a further demand increase of 20 percent is expected, culminating at 337 million tons in 2026. Within the region, China is the largest market for packaged foods with a share of alChina is ready for trade fairs again Foto: Messe Düsseldorf / Yong Read more on page 7 Anzeige You don‘t need much. Just the right thing GreenSaver from Robatech makes savings potential in adhesive application visible Sometimes it doesn’t take much to have a big impact. GreenSaver from Robatech takes a close look at the entire adhesive application process. Users of hot melt equipment can have identified where energy, adhesive and compressed air can be saved in the gluing process or where rejects and downtimes can be reduced. The inspection is carried out on site and usually takes one to two hours per adhesive application system. It also includes an assessment of the equipment condition and the current application quality. With this service, Robatech wants to support companies in saving resources in times of increasing energy prices and shortage of raw materials. As a result, users receive a non-binding 8-point inspection report that provides clear recommendations on which measures can be taken to achieve the best savings effect in adhesive application. Up to 30 % less adhesive consumption Many manufactur ing companies apply a larger quantity of hot melt than is required. Therefore, GreenSaver checks the set pump pressure, the cross-section and length of the beads and the application location on the substrate. Some applications allow to apply the economical hotmelt stitching. Up to 50 % less energy consumption Optimal heating management, the use of modern hotmelt adhesives and the use of newly developed, energyefficient components are the three ways to save energy in adhesive application. With GreenSaver, users can see where they can pull the lever. Up to 60 % less compressed air The use of modern, electric application heads instead of pneumatically operated ones can reduce the compressed air consumption of the hotmelt system by up to two thirds. The fewer components that are operated with compressed air, the lower the installation and maintenance costs incurred. Interested parties can find out more and sign up for a no-obligation inspection of their adhesive application system at the Robatech stand 11G70 at interpack. Are the adhesive beads in the right place, optimal in diameter and length? (Image: Robatech)