Canadian Packaging

Packaging converters to break the ICE in Orlando next month

Upcoming ICE USA show off to a promising start with more than 250 exhibitors.


March 17, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

With the North American package printing and converting industry finally starting to show strong signs of rebounding from one of its worst downturns in recent history, next month’s inaugural ICE USA exhibition in Orlando, Fla., promises to offer a unique opportunity for paper, film and foil converters to capitalize on the market upturn with a comprehensive display of the latest converting machinery and technologies to help them beef up their production capabilities and know-how.

Running at Orlando’s newly-built Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) April 6-8, 2011, the first U.S. edition of the highly successful ICE (International Converting Exhibition) series—also comprising similar expositions in Europe, Asia and South America—will fill a long-standing void in the North American converting industry for a leading dedicated, comprehensive and focused converting technologies showcase, according to the ICE show organizers Mack Brooks Inc., Burlington, Mass.-based subsidiary of the U.K.-headquartered Mack Brooks Exhibition Group.

“The ICE USA show will provide converters with new products, technologies and solutions they can’t find anywhere else,” states ICE USA show director Michael Boyle, adding that it will be the only major event in North America this year to cover all facets of the paper, film, foil and nonwovens converting industry.

ICE USA show director Michael Boyle

Set to feature an educational seminar component with sessions created by AIMCAL and other leading industry organizations, the inaugural ICE USA has already attracted more than 250 exhibitors,” according to Boyle, making it the second-biggest ICE show after ICE Europe in Munich, Germany, which routinely draws over 350 exhibitors and about 5,000 show visitors.

“Hats off to the converting industry for such a strong turnout,” states Boyle. “We are thrilled that the exhibitor support has been so solid for our first show in North America.

“The quality is there and the focus is right,” says Boyle, adding the entire exhibit will occupy more than 50,000 square feet at the recently unveiled OCCC complex, which has already hosted dozens of highly successful industrial and consumer shows in recent months.

“Also, we are especially excited that dozens of these companies will be showcasing equipment on the show-floor,” Boyle states, citing the planned exhibits of running equipment and systems from: New Era, Comexi, Kampf, Ashe, Jennerjahn, Atlas, Deacro, Soma, Guidolin, Lever, Parkinson Technologies, Elite Cameron, Vacuumatic, CMC Cevenini Owecon, ALS, V. Himark, Muhlbauer, MEsys, Parkison Technologies, Manufacturers Supplies, Lever Manufacturing, Elite Cameron and Enercon.

For more information on ICE USA, contact Mack Brooks Exhibitions Inc. at 781-791-5011; or go to:
www.ice-x-usa.com.