DEERFIELD, IL–(Marketwired – Mar 28, 2016) – Hundreds of buyers of converting equipment for packaging of food, beverages and consumer goods are attending the 9th annual Converters Expo, April 13 and 14, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at the Lambeau Field Atrium. Professionals from Georgia-Pacific, JM Smucker Co., Nichol Paper Products, Hood Packaging, Siemens Industry, and others are registered to attend this, the largest converting event in the Midwest.
More than 100 vendors will showcase their solutions for converting of paper, plastic, flexible and rigid packaging. Among those exhibiting includes converters of labels, tapes, wet and dry wipes, and tissue for national and store brands and distributors. Others are flexographic printers, and equipment and parts suppliers, as well as automation, process improvement and efficiency experts.
“We have created a focused event to provide buyers in various fields looking for converting solutions the opportunity to conduct business, network and become educated all under one roof,” said Randy Green, group publisher of the Packaging Strategies, Flexible Packaging, and Brand Packaging magazines, and the Packaging Strategies News subscription newsletter. “The newest industry products and services will be available from leading vendors including sponsors Air Motion Systems, Bank First National, Appvion, BST North America, Valley Grinding, Tann Corporation, Preco and Catbridge Machinery, as well as from 28 companies who have not previously exhibited at Converters Expo, giving our attendees a chance to see new suppliers.”
Over 25% of the 103 vendors on the sold-out show floor will be new to the event including Adwest Technologies, AirMotion Systems, Anilox Roll Cleaning, Ashe Converter Equipment, Bachknives, Cadence Inc., Catalytic Products, Charter NEX Films, Comexi North America, Componex, Graphics Systems, Harper Corporation, Industrial Molded Rubber, IST America, KDX America, Kinetic, Mahr Metering, Maxcess, Morchem Motion Controls Robotics, Pinnacle Systems, SAM North America, Sonic Solutions, Stockpilz, Sunrad, Inc., TANN Corp., Wikoff Color Corp and Yazoo Mills. The products and services the vendors will showcase are segmented in the following categories:
- 68% Equipment Companies – Alignment, Compressors, Conveyors, Curing, DieCutting, Dispensing, Inspection, Knives, Laser, Measurements, Pollution Control, Presses, Rewinders, Rollers, Safeguarding, Slitters, Static Control, Thermal Oxidizers, Ultrasonic, and Web Handling
- 14% Converter Companies – Bags, Contract Mfg, Films, Flexo, Laminating, Nonwovens, Paper, Pouches, and Slitting
- 11% Suppliers – Adhesives, Coatings, Engraving, Inks, and Recycling
- 7% Services – Engineering, Contract Pkg, Supply Chain, Construction, and Vendor Rep
In addition to seeing the newest products throughout the exhibit hall, attendees and exhibitors will have a chance to network during the opening night reception on Wednesday, April 13th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the new Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame sponsored by TANN Incorporated. On Thursday, April 14 the Expo Floor will be open from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with a Lunch Buffet from Noon to 2:00 pm at Club 1919 — sponsored by Bank First National and Appvion, and a Happy Hour from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Legends Pre-Function Room on Show Floor — sponsored by Air Motion Systems (AMS).
The fee to attend Converters Expo is $55 until April 4, and $90 for all registrations after April 5 and onsite. Registration includes the welcome reception on April 13, plus full access to the exhibits, lunch, and two Happy Hour drink tickets on April 14. To register, visit ConvertersExpo.com.
Since 2014, The Converters Expo has been produced by the Packaging Strategies group, (www.packagingstrategies.com) which has delivered up-to-the minute, unbiased packaging industry news, information and analysis to audiences across multiple platforms since 1983. The event is owned by BNP Media, www.bnpmedia.com.