Digitalisation and associated smart products and packaging remain an important trend in converting. Special films (battery films, biopolymeric films, high barrier films, optical films, weatherable films and other speciality films) offer functions that allow for their application in diverse areas. For the first time, ICE Europe 2019 is presenting a dedicated “Special Film & Extrusion Area” for the growth market sector of special films, where trade visitors will be able to find special films as well as machinery and accessories for extrusion. The area covers extrusion lines for blown films, extrusion lines for flat films and sheets, welding machines and calenders.
So far, some 430 exhibitors from 25 different Countries have booked their stand space at ICE Europe 2019 and occupy 11,500 m2 of net floor space. This means that the booked net floor space has grown by 4 % compared to the total floor space at ICE Europe 2017. A great majority of the exhibitors at ICE Europe 2019 come from Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States with 55% being German companies. As a specialized trade fair, the exhibition profile of ICE Europe includes all main areas and manufacturing processes of 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.