Interpack 2017: International Visitors and Top-quality Discussions
As a specialist in machinery for the production of flexible packaging, interpack is one of the most important international trade shows for W&H. This year, the importance of the trade show was underscored by the large number of international visitors and the high-quality discussions we had at the booth. Customers invest in improving the efficiency and quality of their production to profit from the growing flexible packaging market. We saw this again and again through the high traffic to our booth, the interesting and fruitful discussions that were had as well as from the number of orders we were able to close on the show floor.
At interpack, which ran from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf, we provided information about our entire portfolio of packaging machinery from extrusion lines to printing presses to converting equipment. Customers were especially interested in the potential for optimization that a continuous process from film to sack can offer. This is in part to better understand the correlation between individual steps and the effects they have one another, and also in part because they themselves offer their customers the entire production chain. In all areas of our business, we have decades of hands-on experience that flows into the design of our machinery and consulting we bring to our customers.
The focal point at the W&H interpack booth was the TOPAS SL FFS line with new EASY CONTROL automation and operating modules that increase the machine’s intelligence. Improved transparency, ease of operation and the integration of all components into one control system lead to better efficiency and production quality. In addition to modules for the shop floor, EASY CONTROL offers management analysis tools and enables customers to connect suppliers and partners. Industry 4.0 continues to be a dominant topic on the market. With Packaging 4.0, our vision of Industry 4.0, W&H offers practical applications that add value to daily production: With intelligent machines, integrated processes and intuitive handling.