Plastics Caps & Closures 2011

Day 1 - Wednesday 2 November 2011

8:30

Registration and Refreshments

9:30

Chairman’s opening remarks

Richard Inns, Owner, PEC Partnership Ltd
9:40

An overview of market and technical developments in global beverage caps and closures with a focus upon exploring the potential and opportunities in emerging markets

  • Overview of the global beverage closure market
  • Current market trends & drivers
  • Technical trends and product innovation
  • Future issues & forecasts
Dominic Cakebread, Director of Packaging Services, Canadean Limited
10:10

Safe venting of caps for chilled fruit juices

  • Why is venting necessary
  • How we learned the hard way
  • What testing we put our caps through now
  • What factors complicate venting, e.g. colour, tolerance, temperature
Clover Abbott, Packaging Technologist, Innocent Limited
10:40

Morning Refreshments

11:10

Responsible global supply in a transforming polyolefin landscape

  • How is the supply landscape for polyolefins expected to change in the years to come?
  • What does this mean for the activities in the C&C market of a leading global supplier like SABIC?
  • Can we overcome the regulatory and legislation challenges through solid product stewardship?
  • Which new developments contribute to SABIC's responsible global supply to the C&C market?
Stephan Eltink, International Account Manager, Sabic Sales Europe B.V.
11:40

Revolutionary caps and closures printing technology

  • Why printing?
  • Existing printing technologies caps & closures
  • New innovative printing technology

o       revolutionary flexible printing technology

o       low cost (investment & consumables)

o       high capacity (Top up to 250000/H;Circumference 50000/H; combined possible)

o       high quality multi colour printing

o       reduced floor space

  • Case study
Filip Feyaerts (Phd), Managing Director, Printing International Group
12:10

Compression Technology moves forward

 

  • The cycle time and its network: real case studies.
  • Equipment evolves together with the diversified needs of the market:
  • How product design is impacted by markets trends and technology evolution.
  • Single-piece closures: the topic of the day.
  • Technology imparting different quality levels to the molded part.
  • Concept of a manufacturing line.
  • Compression vs Injection moulding: the answer is in the terms of your project.
Luca Nanetti, Marketing Manager Closures & Containers B U, Sacmi Imola S C
12:40

Lunch


13:40

Gold from Green - the triple bottom line and eco-innovation that drives sales whilst saving planets

  • Reduction, reuse, recycling... and the poor, weary, consumer
  • The authorities, the industry: what ticks boxes, spins CSR... and actual end-benefits to the consuming public
  • Tie market research with Poundland - what motivates the green consumer, and those who really could care less about 'eco'
Peter Martin, CEO / Design Director, Firebird dot com Ltd
14:10

e-Cap: higher output - lesser energy!

  • All electric machine concepts are offered from 100t up to 420t and cover molds from 16 cavities up to 128 cavities for beverage closures
  • Fastest cycle and therefore highest output and unparalleled product quality, thus reduction in rejects leads to best yield
  • Turn key solution and in line quality control
Walter Jungwirth, Leitung Vice President Business Unit Packaging, ENGEL Austria GmbH
14:40

Ecosolution: a new and green alternative to classic dispensing system

  • From the simple flip top in one piece to the most elaborated pump in more than 12 pieces, the closure must incorporate function of protection, distribution, dosing
  • Ecosolution is a new dispensing system which is an green alternative to traditional pump
  • Ecosolution is a delivering system used on airless packaging
Pascal Hennemann, Innovation Director, Promens
15:10

Afternoon Refreshments


15:40

M&A

•    Industrial Economics in the Packaging Industry
o    macro economics
o    industry structure and performance
o    drivers for m&a in the packaging industry
o    recent transactions and trends

Nicholas Mockett, Corporate Finance, Moorgate Capital
16:10

Rules in Europe applicable to plastics caps and closures

  • General rules from Framework Regulation 1935/2004
  • Specific rules for caps and closures in the new Plastic Regulation (PIM)
  • Enforcement and liability
Luigi Rossi (PhD), Independent Strategic Advisor, Keller and Heckman LLP
Rachida Semail, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
16:40

Panel Session – Innovations and challenges - What have we learned?

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Dominic Cakebread, Director of Packaging Services, Canadean Limited
Clover Abbott, Packaging Technologist, Innocent Limited
Berco Landman, Principal Scientist – Package Development Research & Innovation, Heineken
17:10

Networking drinks reception and dinner for all attendees

Day 2 - Thursday 3 November 2011

8:30

Refreshments

9:30

Chairman’s Opening Remarks


Richard Inns, Owner, PEC Partnership Ltd
9:40

The world standards for accessible packaging design: opportunities and threats for caps and closures

  • World demographic developments and packaging
  • Principles of accessible design
  • The world standard on accessible packaging design
  • Threats and opportunities
Michael Nieuwesteeg, General Manager, NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre
10:10

Five decades of innovation and success in caps and closures

•    Insight into the growth and development of the materials required by the caps and closures market
•    Highlight the historical trends for increasing quality with cost effectiveness
•    Important view from a market leader on future market needs
 

Ian Coates, Sales Director Deputy, Ineos PolyOlefins
10:40

Morning Refreshments

11:10

Developing a sustainability strategy through packaging

  • The place of packaging in the sustainability agenda
  • The elements of a sustainability strategy
  • Quantifying the benefits
  • Methodologies for developing the strategy
Richard Inns, Owner, PEC Partnership Ltd
11:40

‘Closure’ on the sustainability gap

  • Efficient material use in lighter caps & closures
  • Relative impact of two and one-piece closures on the environment
  • Novel elastomer technologies to address the challenges
  • Life Cycle Analysis for INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers
Dr Olaf Henschke, Technical Leader, Dow Europe GmbH
Enrique Torres, Marketing Manager of Caps and Closures, Dow Europe GmbH
12:10

Networking Lunch

13:10

Value Creation through Innovation with CLUBE® and Borsoft™ SL600MO – providing new global solutions for market needs

•    The European tube market accounts for 10.5 billion tubes and a historic growth rate of 4% per year, supplying markets for end-uses such as food, toothpaste, pharma, household and cosmetics.
•    Highlights on The "CLUBE® project" by Borealis and Plasticum
 

Tarmo Raudsepp, Marketing Manager, Borealis AG
Rian Stegema, Chief Technology Officer, Plasticum Group
13:40

System-level enhancements for closure production


Claus Ziegler, Managing Director Business Development-Closure Systems, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd
14:10

Afternoon Refreshments

14:30

Standard & customised solutions for round undercut molding

  • Collapsible Cores(CC) developed primarily for caps & closures molding, subsequently used in other round undercut applications
  • Why are CC and the newly launched DT cores the right tools for Caps & Closures molding?
  • Collapsible & DT cores are the most compact solution and in most applications, the only standard option available in the market, to release undercuts found in the vast majority of Caps & Closures
  • CC & DT being reliable, long-life, easy installation, low maintenance, short cycle time and affordable solutions
  • Advantages of standard CC and DT cores over the other customised options offered in the market
  • Limitations of use and possible customisation of CC/DT cores
Armin Jondral, Senior Technical Supervisor , DME Europe
15:00

Introducing a new technology globally in a challenging financial environment

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the BAP technology
  • Early successes
  • Operating challenges in globally delivering the technology
  • Financial challenges in globally delivering the technology
  • Final business model
  • Conclusion
Stephen Dawson, Chief Executive, Bapco Closures
15:30

Chairman's concluding remarks and close of conference

15:40

Close of conference



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