The PPMA Total Show 2019 will open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1 – 3 October and will play host to the latest sustainable developments and industry insights in packaging and processing machinery technology and systems


isitors to this year’s PPMA Total Show will have access to 450

exhibitors and approximately 2,500 brands, showcasing the latest innovations in smart manufacturing, processing equipment and packaging solutions for sectors including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, household products and toiletries, FMCG and contract packing. This gathering of industry leading

manufacturers, such as Hewlett Packard, KUKA, Mettler Toledo, Cama, Bizerba, Ishida, Ulma, Schneider Electric, Barry- Wehmiller, Bosch Packaging and Pester, to name a few, will deliver the latest solutions in processing equipment and packaging machinery, with real-time demonstrations of technologies and solutions. Other areas of interest include artificial intelligence and the integration of vision equipment and robotics into existing production lines. Many exhibitors will use the show as a

platform for launching new products: • Detectamet Detectable Products will

unveil its innovative detectable temperature digital probe (stand D01), which minimises the risk of foreign body contamination • IBIS Packaging Solutions (stand C92),

UK distributor for the Robotize GoPal mobile robot, is launching the GoPal 800 – a self-driving mobile robot designed for the automated transport of pallets • Smart cable manufacturer icotek

(stand A36) will be showing its latest cable entry plate • Interroll (stand G12) is introducing a

modular platform, based on its Modular Conveyor Platform, for driven pallet conveyance, offering reliable and efficient pallet handling • Multipix Imaging Components, is

give visitors real examples of best practice manufacturing and excellence in processing and packaging production, aiming to motivate and inspire visitors to improve their businesses. Richard Little, show director for the

PPMA Group of Associations, said: “New technology, working machinery and live demonstrations are always a big draw for visitors to our shows, and this year’s Total Show will be no exception. Pre- registration is again up year-on-year, which proves that, despite the global economic slowdown, demand remains high for PPMA shows and there’s a real appetite for companies wanting to exhibit to grow their customer-base. “The environmental agenda is also

showcasing its latest revolutionary 3D camera technology, the Photoneo MotionCam 3D (stand A85) • Leuze Electronics (stand J70) is

launching several new products, including the LCAM 408i industrial IP camera, and a new safety laser scanner, the RSL 400 PROFIsafe with PROFINET interface • Hazel 4D, has added a new void fill system to its range of packaging solutions to help businesses use less plastic (stand C54) The Enterprise Zone at PPMA Total Show 2019 will offer visitors a focal point for knowledge and expertise to educate and inform visitors with a free to attend, issues-led conference programme set to support business growth and development. Featuring high-profile and respected experts from IKEA, DS Smith, The British Plastics Federation and The Sunday Times, this year’s conference programme will focus on some of the key issues facing modern manufacturing, including Brexit, serialisation, artificial intelligence, plastic packaging, food waste, and sustainability and the circular economy. Case studies and presentations will also

The PPMA Total Show will provide visitors and exhibitors alike with new ideas, solutions and networking opportunities to help drive their businesses forward

continuing to push the boundaries of our industry; particularly waste reduction and the use of plastic, so sustainability and waste reduction are topical themes for PPMA Total Show 2019.” Little added: “It’s an important time for the processing and packaging industry. We’re entering a phase where political changes are set to impact our business dealings internationally. I’m very confident, though, that this year’s PPMA Total Show will again provide visitors and exhibitors alike with new ideas, solutions and networking opportunities to help drive their businesses forward. The Show will also house a full-scale

model of the 135,000 bhp, rocket powered supersonic car, Bloodhound, which is aiming to break the land speed record in the next two years. Visitors will have the opportunity to

learn more about one of the most advanced aerodynamic and advanced engineering projects of the 21st century and how Bloodhound Education is inspiring a generation to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Other ways of inspiring more young people to take up a career in engineering at this year’s event include the education hub. Here, visitors will find information about apprenticeships and how companies and visiting students can potentially gain access to funding through the PPMA’s charitable arm, BEST (Business, Education, Skills and Training). The PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

There will be numerous real-time demonstrations of processing and packaging machinery at the show


will be held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on the evening of the first day of the Show. For further information on the Awards, visit: ppma-group-industry-awards.

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