From May 4 to 10 the trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, will be the hub of the global packaging industry. At this year’s interpack KHS will be presenting its diverse portfolio of resource-conserving systems to promote the circular economy. KHS’ Innopack Kisters Nature MultiPack machine will be on show by way of example that proves convincing with further developments such as a new universal adhesive. With its range of holistic services KHS is able to facilitate customer decision-making processes thanks to the use of independent calculator tools that assess the carbon footprint of various styles of packaging in direct comparison. Further technologies such as robots for efficient highspeed palletizing operations and modular automation systems for format changeovers round off KHS’ collection of exhibits at the show this year.
Dr. Johannes T. Grobe, CSO of the KHS Group, emphasizes just how important interpack is for KHS. “This trade show has always been a key Page 2 of 6 venue for the international packaging industry. It’s a driver of the transformation towards more environmental protection and efficient production processes. This is precisely where we come in with our holistic systems and solutions, advising our customers on suitable machinery tailored to their specific requirements,” he says.
Further Nature MultiPack developments
The tried-and-tested Nature MultiPack (NMP) machine will take center stage at KHS’ show booth as a prime example of the company’s vast range of pioneering packaging systems. One of the most sustainable types of secondary packaging on the market, it joins beverage cans or PET bottles together to form stable packs with just a few dots of adhesive – without any additional outer packaging whatsoever. Saving up to 90% in materials, this technology is compelling and has now been consistently further developed, with a new universal adhesive applicable to practically all outer coatings on both aluminum and tin cans. The one-fits-all system already in successful practical operation makes it easier for numerous beverage producers to convert to NMP – for to date, choosing the right adhesive was often a laborious process.