AIP and APPMA joint technical dinner
31/07/2012 - The AIP, in conjunction with the APPMA, will be holding a technical dinner on Wednesday the 5th of September with speakers from Result Packaging and Matthews Intelligent Identification.
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Victorian Branch, in conjunction with the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), will be holding a technical dinner on Wednesday the 5th of September with speakers from Result Packaging and Matthews Intelligent Identification.
Michael Dossor MAIP, National Sales Manager, Result Packaging, will be presenting a paper on Flexible Packaging. In many cases flexible packaging film has become the packaging substrate of choice. Is the reason, cost when compared to other forms of packaging or even the ability to use the entire packaging to communicate branding and product benefits. These are but some of the drivers in the use of this packaging medium.
Michael’s presentation will look at the one factor that Flexible Packaging does not easily offer to a consumer EASY OPEN and RESEALABLITY. Our industry is confronted by many challenges, an aging population, the growth of private label and of course sustainability. Brand owners are now more than ever looking to innovate the packaging medium, endeavouring to have consumers see the packaging a storage device at home and keep their brand in front of the customer for as long as possible. The focus of the presentation is to look at how ancillary application equipment as well as developments in Adhesive materials, both Labels and tapes can update any existing vertical or horizontal flow wrapper into a device that can add the EASY OPEN or RESEALABLE feature without the need for new primary capital equipment.
Mark Dingley, Manager - Identification Systems, Matthews Intelligent Identification, will be presenting a paper on Real-time visibility of the packaging floor: You cannot manage what you cannot measure! With Australian manufacturing companies looking to achieve higher manufacturing efficiencies by consolidating operations and encouraging lean manufacturing, measurement has become critical because the survival of the operation depends on its success.
Mark will talk about measurement that can provide timely feedback to determine the operation's successes, determine improvement areas and enable quick decision-making. He will discuss what to measure and how and why OEE is one best practice measure that is gathering wide acceptance through FMCG manufacturers. Production and availability data can be captured from all networked coding and labelling machines as well as all the other end of line equipment like vision systems, scanners and other packaging equipment with PLC interface on the production line.