Marc Deneut of Multivac with a trayseal machine.
Chantall van de Poll and André Erkelens-Koster of RPC Bebo Food Packaging. RPC Bebo is a manufacturer of thermoform packaging.
Wouter Cougé of Bizerba with the fully automatic sticker machine.
Christophe van Buynder of Gullimex, known for the penetro and refracto meters.
When you have too much cash, Bandall bands can also be used.
Novexx Solutions showed a new printer for printing crate cards, for example.
Erik de Roos and Magchiel Jongeneel of Bandall. Bandall received many requests from the banana sector for placing brand-distinctive bands on their bananas.
Richard van der Meer of Nutripack, supplier of plastic punnets for fresh produce products that have value added, such as convenience products.
ATS Unique Banding, Johan van Veen with the banding machine for bundling products including carrots, leeks and other stemmed or leafy products.
Lourens van Keulen and Barry Moeleker of Tramper Technology.
Peter Quick and Xander Beekhuis of Quick’s Potato Products visited the fair to be informed of the latest developments in the field of packing.
Kris Roels of Refacom. This company sells vertical and horizontal flowpackers and clingfilm machines.
The Oerlemans Group recently add company Flexpak, a company that sells laminates and films. They have a film that has few layers but a high barrier trait. Perfon is a different company in the Oerlemans Group, and markets laser perforation film. This film allows the product to breathe. Pictured: Tibor Tholen.
Dimitri Gielen of Aubier Colard and Wout Teppers of PSC Packaging Services Center.
Benny de Leeuw of Vogelaar Vredehof is being informed of the latest trends in packaging.
Bio4Pack, Patrick Gerritsen and Tom van Dijck. Arjan Klapwijk of Bio4Life.
Arjan Klapwijk, Marnix van Kooy of Zalpak en Straatman, and Geert Jan Meyer of Bunzl.
Jeroen van Schendel of Bio4Pack.
Fischbein shows a complete sewing line.
Nico Jan Musk of Intropak in the combined booth with GKS.
Deca Technic, Luc de Boeck is a supplier of filling machines and debunchers. Luc shows the Maya snack tomato cup of BelOrta.
Multipond team Helmut Bienlein, Frank Caris and Jos van Ganzewinkel in front of the ultra-hygienic, waterproof J weigher with its transfer system for a top seal tray line. The word hygiene is a keyword for the new J generation, 14-heads multihead weigher.
Bordex, Arnold de Weerd and Ali Keskin. Bordex sells polyester top seal film under brand Bordanil, a thin, strong, high-barrier film. This film is used for packing mixed salads, among other products.
The Belgian packing institute, Marleen Calcoen and Ann van Geite.
A fun novelty from Euralpack: the 4-in-1 packaging for soft fruit, for example. The individual punnets can be easily detached. A different type of soft fruit to bring to work or school each day as a healthy snack.
Guy Verduyckt of Automator. Printing, labeling and tagging are keywords for this company.
Robin Dirkse of Van de Velde Packaging. They sell conical punnets and asparagus sleeves. Additionally, they also sell solid cardboard boxes for, for example, chicory and aubergines.
Ultrapak went all out.
The Ishida team in front of the 14-head multihead weigher. Jack Derksen, Theo de Koning, Rob Bonsma, Jamie van der Sanden, Suzanvan Zundert. The Airscan is a new product that detects CO2 leaks in trays and bags.
B.A.T. Machinebouw. Robot labeling is currently in at B.A.T. The robot can bunch and label. For example, five different packagings can be combined to form one packaging. Michael Visser of W&R Labels, Serge Broekhoven and Guus Simons of B.A.T.
B.A.T.: The robot can bunch and label. For example, five different packagings can be combined to form one packaging.
Engels Logistics makes simple plastic boxes. Tom Steyls and Dimitri Pictael.
Sismatic had its own booth. Besides, nine companies worked together to build a working line. This line consisted of a debuncher, supply belt, multihead weigher, topsealer, labeller, scanner, tagger, check weigher and rotation table. Gerrit Tijhof explains that you can show customers a complete solution in this manner, for cooperation is more and more a keyword. It builds confidence with the buyer. Marc Puddel of ProSeal, Philip Dahl of Bilwinco, Gerrit Tijhof and Jorie Aerts of Sismatec.
Many visitors at the Ulma booth.
The Logistic and Distribution Fair was also being held in the convention centre besides the Empack. There, we met the people of Mopal Pallets. Tutevik Voskanian, Pierre van de Wijngaart and Marcel Schilderman.
Motrac for internal logistics and Tennant sweeping machines.
Yale, partner in fork-lift truck.
The Interni Film team. Interni Film participated at the Empack for the first time this year, and presented its new corporate identity. The company processes various flexible packing films, including BOPP, CPP and PET. The Top seal PET peelable anti-fog film was also presented at the fair. From left to right: Stijn Verreet, Gabriela Deras, Hans Berk, Steven Verreet and Nadine Roziers.
Stijn Smolders and Hedwig Smeets of Espera. Espera supplies weighing and labeling lines. Besides weighing and labelling, several other options are available as well, such as additional checks to make sure the information on the labels is correct. This could be done manually but companies can also choose to have this done mechanically.
Erik van Eyck and Ann Govaerts of ASP bvba. This company has been specialised in cargo handling and internal transports since 1988.
Europal Packaging supplies several products, including corrugated cardboard, honeycomb cardboard and angle sections. Caroline Lapeirre, left, and Tom Ave of Europal, centre. On the right is a visitor.
Eticoll’s smiling team: Fons, Nele, Perry, Manon and Aad. Eticoll is well-known for its adhesive labels on both food and non-food products.
Rob Dieu of Bizerba shows a labeled apple. The company presented a new machine that does not label products individually but labels an entire tray in one instant. Bizerba is currently exploring the market with its new machine.
Sven Wouters and Steffy de Becker of TwinPlast. The company supplies packing, concrete formwork, 3D shapes and transport trays for all sorts of products. They presented i-Solid at the fair, amongst other products. I-Solid is a three-layered concept that completely protects and even cools products during shipment. It also absorbs shocks during transport, meaning products will be delivered to buyers in good condition.
Products of Logitrans carry much weight.
Logi Label was also present with its adhesive labels and colour label printers. Pictured are Ton Janssens and Rob Snel. New this year is the completely new webshop www.zebrasupplies.nl. This webshop was created to make it easier for users to get their hands on original Zebra Supplies. Next week, Logi Label will also be present at the AGF Detail.
Erik van Aken and Tayeb Mimoumi of LeBeck bvba. This company is known for its pallets. Additionally, they also pack, stock and transport.
Wim Nelen and Guido Vermeiren of Alvey. Alvey supplies custom-made industrial automation projects. They are specialised in palletising installations.
Edwin Melotte of Decapac shows rectangular sealable trays called DecaGastroPet. The company supplies many different packings from plastic to tin.
RDB Pallets at the Empack for the first time. Left to right: Lise Boudard, Guilliaume Jehanin and Lien van Lauwe. RDB Pallet is a new company that was created by the merger of companies De Backer Pallets and Rodanor Pallets.
Frank van Acker of K-VA Packaging. Top right in the display case the new packing with upturned border, which we will be hearing more of soon.
Vincent Meuser of Automated Packaging Systems designs flexible bag packaging systems. Besides industry, food is also a target audience. Pictured is Vincent Meuser standing next to a machine much used for seeds. It counts the exact number of seeds and packages these.
Bas and Hans Muyshondt of Pomuni visit the fair.
Rob van Cuijk shows the new and patented packaging of company Abarka. They have already entered into several collaborations with this new packaging, such as with distributor ImPacked in Belgium. They are also looking for distributors in the Netherlands.
Raf Ketelslegers of Belgian company ImPacked.
Mattias Migneaux of Certis. The company promotes its appliances and machines for entwining full pallets, amongst other things.
Reynders from Belgium labels many food products, including fruit.
Michel van de Vyver of Bastin Pack shows the new packaging they recently developed for Cooperative Hoogstraten. The company recently won two awards. In the Benelux they were named best in flexoprint on film, amongst other things.
Ludo Bekaert of Autajon indicates they occasionally also do projects in the fresh produce sector. Autajon has three pillars, including packing, tagging and labelling.
The enthusiastic team of The Label Group presents Etiket XL (Label XL), which allows you to receive your labels within 24 hours. From left to right: Anna Anna Börjes, Arnold Grooten and Tom Freriks. www.etiketxl.nl
Pack4Food is a consortium of Flemish research institutes and 48 companies active in various sectors involved in packaging food. From left to right: Julie Mestdagh, Kurt de Mey and An Vermeulen.
The men from Packsys: Jean-Paul Ophoff, Geert Ceulemans and Danny de Mayer. Packsys supplies packing and labelling machines.
GH Nv/Ulma Packaging packs both food and non-food products. Pictured is Tom van den Zegel in conversation.
Tamara Schamphelaere of Avamoplast. Avamoplast develops and produces plastic packaging for food that can only be used once.
Jan Bosteels and his colleague from Dinamic Group. Dinamic Group has three pillars: packaging, polymers and plastics. They control the entire production process from making films to packaging.
The Rycobelgroup supplies, amongst other equipment, testing equipment to test quality, even without opening the packaging. Pictured are Nele Anseeuw and Donald van Boven.
Part of the team from Topa Packaging. From left to right: Herman, Erik, Tom and Stijn. Topa has more than 3,000 products in stock.
Topa presented some examples of packaging suitable for transporting products in containers. The miniature container attracted a great deal of attention.
Besides the Empack, a logistics fair was also being held. Deceuninck Hendrik bvba is an exclusive distributor of Clark. These fork-lift trucks will celebrate their 100-year anniversary next year. Pictured are Machime Nameche, Kathleen Descheemaeker and Kurt Calebout.