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ENGEL Packaging Day in Shanghai
Source：Plastics News Asia
Date Published：5/8/2019 11:05:01 PM
Efficient packaging production was the main focus of ENGEL Packaging Day held in Shanghai, China
In mid-April, over 80 attendees joined the 2019 ENGEL Packaging Day in Shanghai. The event aimed to discuss ongoing trends with guests and inform them about the latest technologies. ENGEL also hosted live demonstrations to highlight innovative and intelligent solutions for efficient packaging production.
“In China, there are increasingly high standards expected for the quality of products and, in turn, packaging – especially in the food industry,” says Kurt Hell, Director of ENGEL’s packaging business unit in Asia. “Special designs and functional properties are in demand, as is high-quality decoration with in-mould labelling. Multi-coloured and multi-component applications for food and non-food closures are also becoming increasingly popular.” The packaging sector in China is a stable market experiencing constant growth and evolution. “Within the Chinese plastics industry, the production of packaging parts is an important segment with highly specific needs,” Hell explains.
Presentations were given by ENGEL and its partner companies Pass Card, Wetec, Borouge and Verstraete, as well as long-standing ENGEL customer Menshen. Two live demonstrations at ENGEL’s location in Shanghai were organized in which two-compartment yoghurt cup with IML decoration from Verstraete can be produced economically and efficiently on an all-electric e-mac 180 injection moulding machine. Pass Card’s two-cavity hot runner precision mould and Wetec’s high-speed automation were both the work of Taiwan-based companies and the product of European-Asian cooperation.
ENGEL has established a global network of system partners to create a one-stop shop for its proprietary automation solutions and process technologies, along with other peripheral units and moulds. ENGEL, Pass Card and Wetec have pooled their specialist knowledge and experience around packaging solutions to tailor the relevant systems solution to the specific needs of the processors in Asia. By working with local suppliers, ENGEL can guarantee high cost efficiency even for the most demanding applications while keeping delivery times short across the whole system.
A second live demo showcased closures production on an ENGEL tie-bar-less victory machine, which showed how the barrier-free clamping unit ensures particularly efficient production processes. This year marks the 30th anniversary of ENGEL’s tie-bar-less technology.