International Converting Exhibition opens with 400 exhibitors

The eigth International Converting Exhibition ICE Europe 2013 shows a further increase in floor space and exhibitor figures. A total of 401 exhibitors from 19 countries are showcasing their products and services on a net exhibition space of 10,100 m2.

From 19 -21 March 2013 converting specialists from all over the world come together in Munich for their leading industry event ICE Europe to discover technical advancements and future trends and source suitable equipment for their companies. Exhibiting companies are presenting a comprehensive variety of machines, systems and accessories for the converting of flexible web materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens.

With its theme Ideas and Expertise for Converting Specialists innovations and its practical applications are in the focus of ICE Europe 2013. The exhibition profile includes machines, accessories and systems for coating and laminating, drying/curing, treatment, slitting/rewinding, finishing and flexographic / rotogravure printing. Materials, software, retrofits, factory equipment, control/test and measurement as well as consulting and toll converting services will also be on display.

This year’s event is once again highly international with 41% of the exhibitors coming from outside Germany. The biggest exhibitor countries after Germany are Great Britain, Italy, the USA, Switzerland and France.

“With the ever increasing worldwide demand for flexible packaging solutions and a strong market for added-value products, the converting industry is facing exciting times with remarkably positive business opportunities,” explains Nicola Hamann, exhibition director ICE Europe, on behalf of the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “With ICE Europe we offer the converting industry a highly specialised platform to build global business contacts, develop networks and exchange expertise.” For the first time CCE International 2013, Europe’s only dedicated trade fair for the corrugated and folding carton industries, will be co-located to ICE Europe. “For converting specialists and packaging professionals the co-location of events will provide even more business contacts and sourcing opportunities for sustainable packaging solutions,” continues Hamann.

A three-day technical conference organised by AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) in association with the Fraunhofer IVV Institute will be held alongside the exhibition. The conference takes place every day between 10am-12pm and topics include web coating and web handling.

ICE Europe 2013 is open for visitors on 19 and 20 March 2013, from 9am-5pm and on 21 March 2013 from 9am-4pm. The price for a one-day-ticket on-site is 30€, the discounted online price is 20€; the price of a three-day-ticket on-site is 45€ and reduced online for 30€. Access to ICE Europe 2013 as well as to CCE International is via the East entrance of the Munich Trade Fair Centre.

Up-to-date information about the exhibition is available on the exhibition website or via the smartphone app