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MMK on location – the most important industry events in the 3rd/4th quarters of 2017

09.10.2017 - Fairs

ECMA Congress
21 to 22 September 2017, Salzburg

“When Cartons Matter” – the motto and agenda of this year’s ECMA Congress (European Carton Makers Association) in Salzburg aimed at further probing the essential benefits (design, communication, efficiency, sustainability, protection) of cartonboard as a packaging material. A large panel of experts discussed how these advantages can be more efficiently communicated.
In particular the contributions by Andrea Boltho, Oxford University, and Karin Kneissl, journalist, lecturer, and energy analyst, provided lots of food for thought. Andrea Boltho examined the current economic and political situation in Europe and the consequences to be expected from for instance Brexit, Great Britain’s exit from the EU, or the presidency of Donald Trump. Karin Kneissl outlined reasons why the migration of people remains an issue and that this discussion has only just begun.

It is important to place our commonalities ahead of our differences and master the challenges of the future together. Our joint talk with Bobst and Baumer hhs “Full Speed Ahead/Maximizing Production Efficiency with Optimised Cartonboard” proved that thesis: The highest achievements are only possible through consistent cooperation and peak performances from every supply chain partner. In the cartonboard segment, our new GC2 quality Accurate™ Top Strong delivers top converting efficiency. The highlight of this year’s congress was the lecture by composer Johnny Bertl on the strict organisation in an orchestra, topped only by his conducting a large orchestra live on the stage of the ECMA conference – Mozart’s overture to the opera “Le nozze di Figaro”. As every year, creativity was rewarded at the European Carton Excellence Awards. We sincerely congratulate the winners.

FEFCO Technical Seminar
11 to 13 October 2017, Vienna

This year’s annual conference of the FEFCO, the European Corrugated Packaging Association, was held under the motto “Corrugated Processes Complexity – Challenges and Solutions“. The focus of the event was on the new challenges presented to the corrugated cartonboard industry by digitalisation in the context of Industry 4.0, and also on the changes wrought at the European level by political measures. MM Karton was on location with its convincing range of liner products, and particularly our innovations in this area were met with keen interest:

The new development MM BiB Liner™ – a tailor-made solution for the growing bag-in-box market – has the best BCT values (box compression test) of all white top coated recycled liner qualities thanks to a new fibre structure: highest stability is guaranteed. MM X-Liner™ HD and MM X-Liner™ lite are evolutions of our established MM X-Liner™. While MM X-Liner™ HD shines with excellent surface properties (brightness, opacity, gloss), making it the first choice for superb printing quality, MM X-Liner™ lite scores with peak economic performance thanks to best converting performance.

 ECMA Congress: MM Karton booth
ECMA Congress: MM Karton booth
FEFCO Technical Seminar: MM Karton expo booth
FEFCO Technical Seminar: MM Karton expo booth
ECMA Congress: Johnny Bertl conducted an orchestra live on stage
ECMA Congress: Johnny Bertl conducted an orchestra live on stage

Visit us soon at the following events:
Vinaria | 21 to 25 February 2018, Plovdiv 
Fachpack | 25 to 27 September 2018, Nuremberg



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