ICE Europe 2017 focuses on diversification of converting techniques

From March 21-23, 2017, ICE Europe will celebrate its jubilee at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. For the tenth time, the exhibition presents technological innovations and the latest manufacturing trends for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens.

The 2017 show will focus on the efficient and sustainable conversion of premium quality flexible materials, as well as on the diversification of converting techniques in the context of automation and digitisation. ICE Europe 2015 added another record to the show’s long-standing success story, with a total of 7,040 visitors from 71 countries. One of the highlights at this year’s show will be the presentation of the ICE Europe 2017 Jubilee Awards in four categories. Online tickets for the exhibition go on sale soon.

“The tenth edition of ICE Europe will provide visitors with the latest solutions for the sustainable conversion of web-based materials; with an impressive range of live demonstrations of new machines and systems at the stands,” explained Liljana Goszdziewski, show director of ICE Europe, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “Innovative manufacturing processes are of highest relevance for experts in the converting industry, where there is currently a strong demand for new, eco-friendly materials and an increasingly elaborate product design. We are, once again, looking forward to welcoming top industry professionals to source products and information.”

This year over 400 international exhibitors will showcase cutting-edge materials, technology, production solutions and systems as well as services from all key areas of converting: Materials, Coating/Laminating, Drying/Curing, (Pre)Treatment, Accessories, Slitting/Rewinding, Flexographic/Rotogravure Printing, Finishing, Factory Management/Waste Disposal, Retrofits/Machine Upgrades, Toll Coating/Converting/Slitting, Control, Test & Measurement, Software as well as Services, Information & Communication. Visitors to the show come from Packaging, Food, Pharma/Healthcare/Medical, Decoration/Furniture, Electronics, Plastics, Printing, Building/Construction, Automotive, Textiles/Nonwovens, Wipes, Paper, Chemicals, Agriculture, Aviation, Recycling and Engineering. The results of ICE Europe 2015 represented a seven per cent increase in visitor numbers and a 10 per cent increase in exhibitor numbers and floor space.

ICE Europe 2017 Jubilee Awards

ICE Europe 2017 starts off with a programme highlight on the first show day: the official presentation of the ICE Europe 2017 Jubilee Awards for best practice, excellence, innovation and extraordinary achievements in the converting industry. To celebrate the tenth exhibition, the organisers have started an online competition to award some of this year’s exhibitors for their products, services or manufacturing solutions.

Experts from the converting industry will be able to vote online for their favourites in each of these four categories: Industry 4.0, Green Technology, Converting Solutions for New Materials as well as Innovative Partnerships. The four winners will receive their awards during an official ceremony at the show.

Visitor Information

The official Show Preview is now available in print and – for the first time – in an improved online format including a search function. Visit the ICE Europe website for more information.

Also, in response to multiple requests from the last show survey, ICE Europe 2017 will offer extended opening hours on the first two show days.

Tickets for the show will be available from the Online Ticket Shop from the middle of this month, at €22 for a day pass and €32 for a three-day-pass. Tickets are valid for both ICE Europe 2017 and the co-located CCE International 2017.

The exhibition will take place in halls A5 and A6 of the Munich Trade Fair Centre, accessible via Entrance East. CCE International for the corrugated and folding carton industry, will be in halls B5 and B6. Experts from both industries can discover sustainable packaging trends and find solutions along the entire value chain, from raw materials to converting techniques and refinement. This year’s CCE International will present cutting-edge technologies, manufacturing systems and the latest solutions for the production and conversion of corrugated and cartonboard, with a spotlight on new application fields, in the areas of print and finishing techniques.