From 4th until 10th May 2017 WM Thermoforming Machines will exhibit at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, Swiss Pavilion – Booth 11-C31. This is the event where all the producers of machineries and devices for the packaging industry meet the main players from the food, beverage, pharmaceutics and consumer goods industries from all over the world. It is the main event of the packaging industry and give the possibility to pass through the providers of the entire supply chain.

The packaging sector has made great improvements, both concerning the variety of material used than in the tailor made solutions to protect against piracy, contamination, deterioration and packaging to have a proper handling. It has been verified that by using plastic packaging the food waste has been reduced from 43% to 3% and the CO2 in the air has reduced, since plastic containers are lighter and so the transport need less fuel.

And in view of the future expectation the role of packaging will be even more important.

As said by the Nobel prize Paul John Flory “Plastic is the material that nature forgot to invent”.

By 2050 it is previewed an increase of the world population of 2 billion people, many of them in the urban areas, and consequently the need of food will increase.

We already know that nowadays the resources are not equally distributed in the world, there are people who suffer of hunger and people who suffer of obesity for the quantity of not healthy food, rich of fats and salt. And beside this there is still 1/3 of the food produced that is wasted.

The actions that has to be taken to create a sustainable food system are, of course, to reduce the food waste, to encourage the farming in the urban areas, to promote a more healthy and sustainable diet, to diversify the supply resources.

Consumers are continuously more interested  about  limit food waste and minimize health risks to themselves and the environment. So there is a new interest for food packaging research, in which WM is completely involved, as producer of machines that use sustainable technology to produce food packaging. The latest innovations brought to produce sustainable packaging by using less material, less energy and more automated processes

It’s right to critic the misuse of plastic, but it’s not right to condemn plastic itself because of the misuse of someone, moreover if the material is not intrinsically risky.

WM Thermoforming Machines will be present at Interpack to show which are the latest technologies evolutions on packaging and, in the same days, will also have an Open House at its company site in Stabio (Switzerland), where it will be possible to see machines in operation mode:

Intec FT 900/2 coex, with Rotostacker MSv9, for the production of lids, a fully automated system that transform the plastic pellets raw material into final product, with integrated sleeving and boxing process.

WM is a specialist in this application and can count more than 100 In-line plants sold and operative all around the world.

FC 780 IM/2 Speedmaster Plus, Mould 3 cavities for the production of rimmed PP Clamshell, a Steel rule cutting technology with in mould trimming and 3 axes robot stacker.

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