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MMK on location – the most important industry events, 2nd half 2015

12.08.2015 - Fairs

Autumn served up an exciting mix of events, offering the chance to discuss the latest trends and identify current opportunities.

ECMA Congress
9th to 12th September 2015, Bucharest

"Embrace Multiple Realities" – the motto and at the same time working programme of this year‘s ECMA Congress in the Rumanian capital of Bucharest, focused on differences and similarities in Europe, from a cultural, historical and economic viewpoint. The contribution from geneticist and best-selling author, Markus Hengstschläger, attracted particular attention. He posited a renunciation of mediocrity: following the model of the "most successful experiment in the world" – evolution – industry should show greater courage, support individuality and foster creativity. The packaging supply chain can also learn from this principle. Our presentation entitled "Europe‘s Cartonboard Industry – Success Factors to Compete" provided evidence to back up the following claim: in order to meet the challenges of the future successfully, and to carry the brand message to the consumer, one thing above all others will be decisive: tailor-made innovations which capture the spirit of the times. As every year, creativity was honoured in the presentation of the ProCarton ECMA Awards – we sincerely congratulate the winners.

29th September to 1st October 2015, Nuremberg

Around 1,600 exhibitors presented their products and services on the subject of innovative packaging solutions at this year‘s FachPack over three days. The MM stand acted as a port of call for many interested parties and as a meeting point for new and existing business contacts. The valuable exchange of experiences and knowledge with our customers and partners from the folding carton industry provides an important basis for the early detection of market trends and the continued development of high-quality cartonboard for sustainable packaging solutions. Our new customised cartonboard products, UD Brown, Starcolor Mirabell™ and Multicolor Belvedere™ Flexo offer the best proof: 

10th to 14th October 2015, Cologne

The world‘s leading food fair for retail and gastronomy offered diverse inspiration this year with ten specialist fairs under one roof: What will we soon be able to buy and where? What global or regional developments are to be expected?
One conclusion was particularly evident: the trend towards bio foods is picking up pace – in 2014 more than 7 % of all new product launches contained a bio claim. This naturalness is also to be reflected in the choice of packaging material. There was therefore considerable interest in our new development, UD Brown. This single coated duplex cartonboard combines with its brown top side and brown reverse side a natural look with pleasant tactility, thereby reflecting the trend towards naturalness. 

21st to 23rd October 2015, Monaco

This year, too, the leaders of the packaging industry and materials in the service of high-quality luxury products such as cosmetics, perfume and spirits met in the Grimaldi Forum on the occasion of LuxePack Monaco. 
Elaborately designed, ingenious packaging which impressively communicates the quality of the packaged product, constitutes a must for premium brands. At the same time, the issue of sustainability is becoming increasingly important, also for luxury products, as the consumer expects packaging not only to look good but also to satisfy ecological principles. This is where MMK can score with its sustainable production of environmentally friendly and attractive packaging solutions.

FEFCO Technical Seminar
28th to 30th October 2015, Barcelona

The annual conference of FEFCO, the European Corrugated Packaging Association, was held in 2015 under the motto, "Corrugated 4.0: Smart Factories for Flexibility and Efficiency". The focus was on the question of how the fourth industrial revolution is changing the corrugated industry and what challenges are to be expected.
MM Karton was represented with its impressive liner product range, and attracted attention in particular with its newly developed MM BIB Liner™, the tailor-made product for the growing bag-in-box market. Because of its innovative fibre structure, MM BIB Liner™ shows the best BCT values (Box Compression Test) of all white top coated recycled liner products – meaning that the highest converting performance and attention on the shelf are guaranteed.

You can meet us at the following upcoming trade fairs:
RISI‘s European Conference | 29th February to 2nd March 2016, Berlin 
DRUPA 2016 | 31st May to 10th June 2016, Düsseldorf

This and many more articles can be found in our Unfolded print magazine!