The Marchesini Group at PACK EXPO International 2016: Success in the name of innovation and Made in Italy quality.
PACK EXPO International ended on November 9th. It opened its doors to attendees seeking new technologies and insights from over two and a half thousand exhibitors, according to the show organizer PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Jim Pittas, the Senior Vice President of PMMI, reports that this edition registered record figures, not only in terms of visitors, but also of exhibiting space (over 1.25 million net square feet) and above all in terms of the forecasts for the American packaging market. According to PMMI, the U.S. is still the largest market for pharmaceutical and medical devices, also due to the fact that it offers pharmaceutical manufacturers many of the same opportunities that other packaged goods manufacturers are challenged with, such as sustainability, smart packaging, 3D printing, track and trace, and cold chain logistics.
The Marchesini Group has endeavored to address these challenges in the design of their pharmaceutical packaging machines, such as those showcased at booth W-743 of McCormick Place in Chicago.
The company exhibited two machines: the new labeler BL A420 CW for track-and-trace requirements and the BL A420 CW, which includes a load cell in its stepper conveyance system. Marchesini also demonstrated its cartoner model MA 80, which was initially launched in 2004 and later re-designed in 2010. The new MA 80 can process up to 120 cartons per minute, while the previous version could run 80 per minute.
“This year’s show was a successful one with an apparent increase in attendance compared to previous years. The equipment shown was well received, and the potential seems to be very good for new and interesting projects,” said Roger Toll, Executive Vice President of Marchesini Group USA.