Board Converting News, May 10, 2021

SuperCorrExpo (CONT’D FROM PAGE 8)


Box Manufacturing Olympics For many years, TAPPI’s acclaimed international Corr- Pak competition and AICC’s Packaging Design Competi- tion, have showcased highly creative talent across the cor- rugated industry. This year, those two competitions reach new heights as they join forces to present the debut of the exciting 2021 Box Manufacturing Olympics at SuperCorr- Expo 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 11, 2021, at . The first-ever Box Manufacturing Olympics will feature innovative designs created over the last two years and en- tries will be available for viewing on the Expo Floor. There is a total of 43 categories and winners will be announced daily. As part of the competition, all SCE attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the Best of the Industry winners, who will be announced on the last day of the show. Entry in the Box Manufacturing Olympics is open to all TAPPI and AICC members from around the world who produce commercial corrugated, rigid box and folding cartons, as well as their suppliers, including U.S. and in- ternational corrugated manufacturers. Packaging schools and universities are also invited to participate in the com- petition and have their own categories and requirements. Anonymous entries are invited to submit as well. All entries will be prominently displayed during SCE 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Entry is not dependent on attending, nor do winners need to be onsite to win. Safety First A top priority for TAPPI and AICC is keeping attendees safe. Together, the City of Orlando and the OCCC have im- plemented new cleanliness measures in accordance with policy recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In collaboration with Visit Orlando, OCCC also offers a medical concierge program with Orlando Health and, along with Orlando Internation- al Airport, OCCC has achieved the Global Biorisk Adviso- ry Council’s (GBAC) Star Accreditation for its coronavirus cleaning and prevention efforts. It is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive this status. Additional measures currently include: • Masks required for everyone’s safety • Contactless registration with badge kiosks (for those pre-registered) • Plexiglass barriers at registration • Temperature checks conducted • Social distancing throughout the event with floor stick- er guides • Hand sanitizer stations • Show floor sanitized daily Visit for details on the four-day event, one of the most influential packaging shows in the Western Hemisphere. Registration opens in May.


Haire Group is the premier provider of new machinery for the corrugated industry. As the exclusive US & Canadian agent for one of the largest machinery manufacturers in the world, Haire Group is able to pair clients with the best machinery solutions for the best value to meet their spe- cific needs. As an operating partner of the US-based DFA Technical Support Center (a joint venture of Haire Group and Dong Fang), Haire Group delivers top-notch 24/7 pro- fessional, reliable service and support, maximizing quality and uptime. Additionally, Haire Group has been the indus- try’s #1 pre-owned machinery broker and plant equipment appraiser since 1976. HarperLove is the leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives, and wet-strength resins to corru- gated packaging manufacturers. With the largest and most experienced field service and technical support team posi- tioned throughout the U.S. and Latin America, HarperLove has a long-standing reputation for providing outstanding service and delivering demonstrable performance improve- ments. HarperLove’s renowned services include not only innovative product development and custom product for- mulation, but also machine and process assessments, ad- hesive formula adjustments, machine tuning, detailed ser- vice reporting, and more. HARPERLOVE


Kiwiplan - premier worldwide software provider of enter- prise-wide, fully automatic solutions specifically for the cor- rugating and packaging industries. Kiwiplan’s Total Solution delivers comprehensive, seamless real-time flow of infor- mation from sales order management to dynamic total plant scheduling and inventory control through shipping.


Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for pack- aging. Marotech Inc. also manufactures state-of-the-art dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes in pack- aging.


May 10, 2021

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