From 12 to 14 March 2019, ICE Europe, the World's Leading Exhibition for Paper, Film & Foil Converting, will take place for the 11th time. Some 450 exhibitors from 25 different countries will come to the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany to present their latest machinery, systems, products and services for the converting of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens. The shows focus will be on the three most important industry trends: digitalisation, individualisation, and sustainability of products.
One of the biggest, most important challenges in the converting industry today is to combine sustainability and the use of biomaterials with the individualised design of products. At ICE Europe 2019, visitors will find the solutions and machinery they need to meet the demands for sustainability of manufacturing and processing and recyclability of materials, while, at the same time, being able to manufacture high-quality, individualised products that will attract the attention of the customers.
As the world's leading converting exhibition, ICE Europe identifies and presents the latest and most important trends in the converting industry and offers three days of innovations, live demonstrations, knowledge exchange and networking - an industry event not to be missed!
Digitalisation and associated smart products and packaging remain an important trend in converting. Therefore, for the first time, ICE Europe 2019 will present a dedicated 'Special Film & Extrusion Area' for the growth market sector of special films.
Special films offer great growth potential due to their various applications in diverse areas, including architecture, medicine, smartphone manufacturing, security and many more. In live demonstrations, exhibitors will present battery films, biopolymeric films, high barrier films, optical films, weatherable films and other speciality films. Visitors will also find the latest machinery and accessories for extrusion in this area, including extrusion lines for blown films, extrusion lines for flat films and sheets, welding machines and calenders.
For the second time, best practice, excellence, innovation and extraordinary achievements will be honoured with the ICE Awards at ICE Europe 2019. Exhibitors have the chance to win an award in one of four categories, that are currently most relevant in the industry: 'Digital Converting Solutions', 'Sustainable Products and Manufacturing Processes', 'Efficient Production Solutions' and 'Special Film Innovations'. Numerous exhibitors from various countries have submitted their entries. The winners will be honoured in an official awards ceremony on Tuesday 12 March 2019. All exhibitors and visitors can join this ceremony.
As a specialised trade fair, the exhibition profile of ICE Europe includes all main areas and manufacturing processes of the converting of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens. The exhibition covers materials, coating/laminating, drying/curing, (pre-)treatment, accessories, slitting/rewinding, flexographic/rotogravure printing, finishing, factory management/waste removal/recycling, retrofitting/machine upgrades, toll coating/converting/slitting, control, test & measurement, production process management, services, information & communication, and (semi-)finished products.
The new 'Special Film & Extrusion Area' comprises the category special films (battery films, biopolymeric films, high barrier films, optical films, weatherable films and other special films) as well as the area of extrusion (extrusion lines for blown films, extrusion lines for flat films and sheets, welding machines and calendars).
Tickets for ICE Europe 2019 are available in the Online Ticket Shop. Day tickets are available for €24 online and €38 on-site, season tickets are available for €34 online and €50 on-site. The tickets also grant access to the co-located show CCE International 2019, Europe's only trade fair solely focussing on manufacturing and converting corrugated and cartonboard.
ICE Europe 2019 will take place in halls A5 and A6 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. The fourth edition of CCE International will, once again, be held in parallel, in hall B6. Both shows will be open on Tuesday 12 March 2019, and Wednesday 13 March 2019, from 9.00-17.00 and on Thursday 14 March 2019, from 9.00-16.00.