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  • FPLMA forum focuses on automation

    The annual Flexible Packaging & Labels Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) technical forum to be in Melbourne later this month will feature a range of sessions on automation and integration across the printing and packaging industries.

    Experts from Europe, the US and Australia will discuss how they’ve used new technologies to maximise their business, and how the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing are helping to create the ‘smart factory.’

    More than 20 separate sessions will be held over two days at the Crown Promenade on Thursday/Friday, August 30/31, before the FPLMA Awards Dinner at the Metropolis Southbank on Friday night.

    Sessions include Yoav Lotan, labels business manager HP Graphics Solutions Business, Asia Pacific & Japan, presenting Progressive automation in L&P in the digital era; Robert Taylor, global director sustainability, Finland UPM Raflatec, on How the packaging industry is utilising sustainability to automate and integrate; Geert De Proost, director solutions marketing, Esko Germany, will look at Latest developments in workflow innovations and integration; Bill Denauer, president LasX Industries USA presents Trends in automated converting equipment for flexible packaging and labels; and Trevor Crowley, GM ANZ digital solutions Xeikon will look at Digitising the Production Process.

     FPLMA Technical Forum:
    Thursday/Friday, August 30th/31st   Crown Promenade

    FPLMA Awards Dinner:
    Friday 31st August: Metropolis Southbank

    Book here.

     Online bookings close on Friday 17 August.


  • FPLMA forum will plug in to automation

    Mark Easton (left) and Tony Dalleore, FPLMA, at last year’s conference.

    Registration is open for the Flexible Packaging and Label Manufacturers’ Association’s (FPLMA) annual technical forum and awards, to be held in Melbourne from August 30-31. This year, the conference will focus on automation and integration across printing industries.

    The keynote speaker, David Parkin, is one of Australia’s most respected sports coaches and motivational speakers. He will be joined by speakers from Europe, Australia and the United States, who will focus on how data exchange and new technologies can build label and packaging businesses.

    Mark Easton, FPLMA president, is ‘delighted’ to have these international speakers on board to discuss transitions in print technology. “Our special guetes will overview what this data exchange is doing for our industry, and the positive outcomes for business utilising the transition of industry 4.0 manufacturing with these new technologies,” he said. “Cognitive computing is helping to create the smart factories for the future.”

    Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director for Tarsus Labels and Packaging Group, will also be a featured speaker at the event. “Andy will map out the evolving current industry landscape and the next five years, examining in particular the growing crossover for label converters between label print and other packaging print options,” said Easton.

    Other speakers include:

    • Tim Klappe – Managing Director Asia Pacific MPS Systems – Challenges/Opportunities of bring IOT to industry 4.0
    • Malik Sajid – VP BST International – Innovative process solutions and integrating them into a value supply chain
    • Robert Taylor – Global Director Sustainability UPM Raflatac – How packaging industry is using sustainability to automate and integrate
    • John Crammer – FFTA Guest Speaker – how using FIRST has helped with integration and automation
    • Vincent Van Doorn – VP Bobst – Technologies relating to improving automation of printing processes
    • Trevor Crowley – GM Xeikon – Digitising the production process

    Bookings are open now at