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PPMA Show Preview


Ready for business


The countdown has begun to the first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry since before Covid-19. PPMA Show 2021 will return to the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from September 28-30.


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s the first major PPMA live event since September 2019, following the postponement of all live events in 2020 and early 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, exhibitors and visitors are getting ready to do face-to-face business.


With a focus on supporting the processing and packaging communities with sustained business recovery following the challenges of the last year, PPMA Show 2021 will bring together over 250 exhibiting companies, offering businesses a long-overdue opportunity to see emerging technologies and explore the latest trends in the industry.


Recent research conducted among PPMA’s audiences reveals a strong appetite for the live event, with 70% of respondents seeing trade shows as an essential platform for reviewing and making future product purchases. Leading exhibitors at the show include: Winkworth, Ulma, AVE, Evolution Bottling and Packaging, Mettler-Toledo, Ilpra, Holmach, Stellar- Technik, Endoline and Brillopak.


Richard Little, show director of PPMA Show 2021 comments: “Although online platforms help people to gather information about products, our research shows that visitors want to move on from virtual product launches and events to get closer to the technology- hands-on and to speak face-to-face with product and application experts. The appetite for investment is definitely there, as well as the enthusiasm to resume business as usual. We’re setting out to support our community’s business recovery.” Renowned by the industry as a platform for launching new products, the 2021 show will be no exception, with multiple exhibitors announcing plans ahead of the show:  Yamato Scale Dataweigh (Stand B14), a global manufacturer of product inspection equipment


is excited to unveil its new Epsilon range of Multihead weigher, dubbed the new ‘Stick’ machine, as well as its x-ray inspection machine, the TSDN-3. On show will also be a new range of hygienic checkweighers.  Secondary packaging company, TrakRap (Stand B26) believes it has solved one of the biggest barriers to fully recyclable secondary packaging for the food and drink sector with the launch of the Trakcoder, a low carbon alternative to ITF labels.  Brillopak (Stand K80) will showcase its new UniPAKer robotic crate packing platform, its most compact and energy-efficient system to date.  Showcasing its entry level, ‘Plug & Play’ robotic palletising system, Endoline Robotics (Stand D 50) is set to demonstrate the benefits of automation, and the quick return on investment which can be achieved.  UK barcode labelling automation manufacturer, Cobalt Systems (Stand B64) will showcase its industrial automation solutions.  Engilico (Stand H52), a pioneer in non- destructive in-line seal inspection for flexible packaging, presents a new tray inspection solution. The inspection solution uses hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology to detect contamination in the seal of trays with a much higher contrast than standard vision cameras.  Launched in 2020, Ehcolo (Stand F102) is giving visitors the opportunity to see its stretch hooder.  Travtec (Stand J40) is introducing new additions to their conveyor accessories range  Piab (Stand G12) will present a wide selection of new products developed to complement its existing range of solutions.  Ishida Europe (Stand D40) has introduced a holistic complete product offering across its entire X-ray portfolio that provides customers with peace of mind and delivers a guaranteed


total cost of ownership (TCO) of less than 3% per annum over a 5-year period.  Apex Dynamics (Stand J42) will be featuring several new products exhibiting for the first time at PPMA and highlighting others in their servo gearbox range which are particularly relevant for applications in printing, packaging, food processing and similar machines.  Valco Melton (Stand F54) is introducing the new All-Electric EcoStitch Melter Series  Fortress Technology (Europe) (Stand BO1) will debut its new zero-contaminant pandemic- recovery Raptor Series including X-Ray first.  Carlo Gavazzi (Stand G80), a leading manufacturer in industrial automation and energy management will be on hand to discuss the latest technological innovations and advantages in IO- Link Sensors, solid state relays, motor soft starters and energy management.  Digital coding innovator Clearmark (Stand D72) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of the ICE Vector Pallet Labelling System. The system includes unique engineering differentiators such as a climate-controlled cabin to ensure consistent print quality, a robust long-reach cartesian-style arm, guaranteeing GS1 specification label placement in all pallet configurations and a dual operator interface and intelligent I/O system.  Dustcontrol UK (Stand E30) will be showcasing its upgraded GFF (Good For Food) range of food and pharma grade dust extraction equipment. The range is designed to offer efficient dust extraction and cleaning of food contact areas while opening up new recycling possibilities.  Olympus Technologies (Stand A94) is launching an upgraded Universal Robot Palletising System.


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