Board Converting News, October 11, 2021


Cannabis. “It has been great to discover new innovations, the latest trends and networking opportunities in such a comprehensive packaging event.” The most outstanding innovations on the show floor re- ceived Technology Excellence Awards, voted on by show attendees. The winners of the 2021 awards were Canova- tion in the Food and Beverage and Personal Care/Pharma- ceuticals category for its CanReseal; P.E. Labellers in Gen- eral Packaging for Simpl-Cut and Hiperbaric for General Processing for its HPP In-Bulk Technology. Kevin Christiansen from Café Barnabas Tea Company noted that the First Timer’s attendee lounge provided a perfect blueprint for his week. “I have never seen a show like this before; what a won- derful experience,” said Christiansen. “The First Timer’s Lounge was like a mentor program for anyone who has

never been to the show before. It really helped me in par- ticular with a plan to attack the show.” Daniel Finnegan, Senior Packaging Engineer from TFH Creating sustainable supply chains were front and center at the Reusable Packaging Learning Center.

Petcare/Nylabone, was very pleased with the sustainable solutions he was able to find at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. “I came here looking for two things: one, more sustainable packaging for our preform bags and secondly looking for new stretch wrappers and palletizers,” Finnegan says. Chance Chaffin, Production Coordinator, Heritage Distilling Co. came to PACK EXPO Las Vegas looking for packaging machinery but was surprised and overcome with all the additional opportunities the show provided. “I came to PACK EXPO Las Vegas to find new packaging machinery for my distillery company and what I encountered was so much more. Between PACK to the Future, In- novation Stage sessions and networking, I learned much more than I expected in a way you can’t do online,” noted Chaffin. “With such a massive show, there’s nothing you can’t find at PACK EXPO.” As Chaffin indicates, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO was more than just a packaging and processing equip- ment show, with over 80 free educational ses- sions. Hungry for new information, attendees took advantage of the opportunities at the Fo- rum, PACK to the Future and Innovation Stag- es throughout the show floor. Many accessed digital showrooms and select show content online via PACK EXPO Xpress, which debuted this year to extend the show’s reach beyond the convention center’s walls. All registered show attendees can continue to access PACK EXPO Xpress until Nov. 19. The return of The Processing Zone was particularly well received by attendees. “We saw great foot traffic over the course


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