Foodtech Packtech 2012 kicking off
Foodtech Packtech 2012 kicking off
New Zealand’s most anticipated event for food and beverage technology and packaging companies will reflect the sector’s strong performance and on-going vibrancy, says Foodtech Packtech’s organiser.
“It’s already clear that September’s show will be phenomenal,” says XPO’s Vanessa White. “Top industry suppliers from all over New Zealand are on board and we have many overseas companies also raring to go. Thanks to a continuous improvement programme and the many special features that make Foodtech Packtech a must-attend for sector professionals, the show continues to play an important role in the packaging, processing and food development industries.”
Foodtech Packtech kicks off at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on Tuesday the 25th of September and ends with a bang three days later on the 27th.
“We will have a feature within the show based on last year’s highly successful NZ Food Innovation Showcase profiling the Foodbowl facility. Details are under wraps right now but it’s exciting stuff. You’ll hear much more about that a bit closer to the time. Another fantastic feature is our hosting of the NZ Food Awards (www.foodawards.co.nz) alongside the show on Thursday 27th September.
“Together, this makes the three days the most important on the sector’s calendar and the many thousands of visitors will be guaranteed both good business and a good time. One as yet unknown person will have a visit to remember for life as all attendees who visit the Ford stand and get their badge scanned go in the draw to win an amazing Ford Territory TS AWD vehicle valued at $65,000.”
The biennial Foodtech Packtech gives sector professionals the opportunity to come face-to-face with the experts behind the key innovations entering the New Zealand market. The event will showcase the freshest ideas, latest technologies and the newest developments entering the food technology and packaging technology market from more than 180 prominent suppliers. A series of development and business seminars will also run, and Foodtech Packtech 2012 is endorsed and supported by the Packaging Council of New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, and Plastics New Zealand.
Many exhibitors are keeping secret for now what visitors will see, but some are prepared to offer a teaser or two into the products and services they’ll have on their stands. You can rest assured that there will be plenty of extra-tempting show specials on some of these too. No matter your business or interest, there will be something to pique your interest at Foodtech Packtech 2012.
D&L Packaging’s Digby Morton says visitors to their stand will see a few interesting technologies. “We are offering the latest in Shelf Life Boosting technology (SLB), including vacuum packaging, tray sealing/packing, skin packing and thermoforming, and the latest tray lidding barrier films. These technologies greatly extend shelf life to most fresh food products, while maintaining the quality and freshness of the food and all without the need of additives. Clearly there are great advantages for both food producers and consumers.
“We’ll also be demonstrating shrink label application equipment, and showcasing some of our latest shrink sleeve/shrink label applicators. There will be lots of shrink labels and shrink tamper sleeve examples on our stand so visitors to the show can see some of the best examples of this technology.
“Odour control technology is another area of huge interest to the sector and many others. We have a brand new never seen before range of products for odour control. This product is an odour absorber unlike anything else on the market. Our product actually absorbs the odour and does not simply mask the odour by creating clouds of perfumed mist. This product can be used in virtually any building, vehicle, rubbish bin or enclosed area where foul odour is a problem and it will not just mask the odour, but absorb it and eliminate it.”
Spain’s Hiperbaric will present its complete range of integrated high pressure equipment for the first time at Foodtech Packtech 2012. “Hiperbaric is a benchmarking and leading global supplier of high pressure processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry, and is presenting its fully integrated range of machinery at Foodtech Packtech together with its regional partner Scanz Technologies Ltd,” says Tony Rumbold of Scanz.
“Hiperbaric is currently the only manufacturer of high pressure processing machines offering a whole range of integrated equipment. Hiperbaric will also introduce its latest developments and improvements in HPP wear part and spare part design which are allowing a consistent decrease in cycle and production costs together with a maximization of the availability of HPP units and diminishing down times.”
Another exhibitor, Intralox, understands just how critical reliable conveyance is to food processors, says Tomoko Sacks. “Our innovative conveying solutions for improving food safety, increasing package handling capabilities, and increasing productivity have made radical improvements to our customers’ operations. Intralox’s comprehensive approach to food-safe conveyance includes the right choice of belt and components including ThermoDrive® and SeamFree™ beltings that offer the most time-efficient and cost-effective means of ensuring hygienic conveyance solutions: the Intralox FoodSafe Team’s food safety consulting service; hygienic conveyance design guidelines; and thorough cleaning process management support.”
Foodtech Packtech is a trade-only event with free entry for those who register online at www.foodtechpacktech.co.nz