2nd edition of AMI's international Heavy Duty Sacks conference took place on 19-20 June 2018 at the Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany.
Sacks are a significant segment of polyethylene
packaging in Europe, accounting for a little over 7% of total polyethylene film
production. Why has there been such dramatic penetration of the total sack
market at the expense of paper sacks in most of the end use sectors? The main
reasons include the following: plastic sacks show improved 'stackability' which
reduces storage space and transport cost (as opposed to stand-up paper or woven
sacks); they are lighter than their paper alternative and so can dramatically
reduce the carbon footprint of the packaging; plastic sacks are 100% recyclable
as opposed to paper sacks laminated with a plastic liner and they demonstrate
100% sealability giving rise to dust-free handling with no spillage or waste;
additionally plastic sacks have improved barrier properties stopping moisture
and odours coming in and out.
The plastic heavy duty sack sector has always
made good use of newly developing raw materials: first butene linear resins,
then the higher alpha olefins and, more recently, metallocenes to allow a
continual process of product improvement and material down-gauging. Advances in
form-fill-seal (FFS) film technology will continue to create further
opportunities for plastic industrial sacks to displace multi-wall paper sacks
in their existing stronghold areas, such as fine powder products, food
ingredients and pet/animal feed and significantly reduce cost to brand owners
and producers of those products.
The Heavy Duty Sacks conference discussed the above issues and presented research findings and possible innovative
solutions to the problems faced by today's industry in the area of
manufacturing, packing, transportation and storage of heavy duty bags and
sacks. It brought together players from across the supply chain including
brand-owners, plastic film and sack manufacturers, raw material producers,
machinery suppliers and researchers; and provided a forum to network with professionals active in this sector.
For further information about attending the next edition of Heavy Duty Sacks, please contact the Organiser Jordaine Minchin:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 117 314 8111.
Companies who previously attended the event include the following:
+ KLEIN SE & Co. KG - BOREALIS POLYOLEFINE GmbH
PHILLIPS CHEMICALS - CONCETTI S.p.A
CHEMICAL - DYNEON / 3M
GmbH - EUROSAC - EXXONMOBIL ASIA PACIFIC
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd. - EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL EUROPE
PACKAGING BV - FISCHBEIN DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
GROUP - GOGLIO NORTH EUROPE B.V.
& BOECKER OHG - HOOD PACKAGING CORP. - HOSOKAWA ALPINE AG
HALLE GmbH - MONDI UNCOATED FINE + KRAFT
PAPER GmbH - MURAPLAST D.O.O.
GROUP OF COMPANIES - NDC TECHNOLOGIES GmbH - NORDFOLIEN
MASCHINENBAU GmbH - PLASTOTECNICA S.P.A.
BLOWN FILM GmbH - REIFENHÄUSER REICOFIL GmbH
& Co. KG - RKW ECHTE SE - RÓDENAS & RIVERA S.A - RPC BPI INDUPAC
EUROPE - SCG CHEMICALS Co.,Ltd. - SCG PLASTICS Co.,Ltd. - SELENE SpA - STARLINGER & Co. G.m.b.H. - STOK EMBALLAGE K/S - STOK POORTUUT K/S
CEMENT AND LIME - THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY - THRACE PLASTICS Co. S.A. - TMI (TÉCNICAS MECÁNICAS
ILERDENSES S.L.) - TOTAL REFINING AND CHEMICALS - TOTAL RESEARCH &
PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY
& HÖLSCHER KG
The conference papers are available for sale after each event in the following formats:
PDF copies €400*
Please contact Jordaine Minchin email@example.com
*Local VAT may apply
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Relevant Reports from AMI Consulting:
Polyethylene Films –The Global Market 2018 - Due to be Published March 2018
Heavy duty sacks Europe 2016 - Published June 2016