We’ve just touched down from back-to-back tradeshows, and while it’s good to be home, we can’t help but reflect on what a successful kickoff to 2023 tradeshows we had! This year we exhibited at IPPE in Atlanta, GA from January 24-26, and then we showcased seafood packaging solutions at Seafood Processing in Boston from March 12-14. We finished quarter 1 strong at ProMat in Chicago, IL from March 20-23, where we exhibited at this show for the first time. All three expos were well-attended, and the aisles were packed with opportunities to show others sustainable solutions.
This year at IPPE, Wexler showed off some new innovations. The Ravenwood Packaging Nobac 5000V made its debut! The Nobac 5000V is developed to run c-wrap linerless labels on shrink wrapped or trayed whole birds. It can also apply a c-wrap to a variety of MAP and VSP trays. To the left of the 5000V, our booth displayed and ran the ATS US-2000 ADU-R, which can run 60mm material and operate in damp or humid environments due to its stainless-steel construction. This showed off bundling and labeling hot dogs. The right side of our booth featured the ATS US-2100 AD-R multi-packing trays of chicken, and the ATS US-2100 IBL-CB-R, which is a fully automated system displaying branding with banding!
We then ventured up north to Boston, MA for Seafood Processing North America. We displayed the ATS US-2100 AD-R, banding trays of sushi with pre-printed banding material for sustainable labeling. Our booth also showed a full line of tray sealing and labeling. We partnered with Ossid to run their ReePack ReeEco automatic tray sealer followed by the Nobac 5000 linerless labeling applicator. Attendees got to witness the full process from feeding the tray into the sealer, to vacuum skin packing and applying the linerless label. The show brought together thousands and thousands of industry professionals from over 50 countries, and we were able to meet company leaders of all sorts. It was wonderful as always to connect with existing relationships and form new connections. We look forward to being back next year!
On the heels of Seafood Processing was ProMat 2023 in Chicago, IL. The show was held at McCormick Place and featured buyers and decision makers from 75% of the top 100 retailers, 65% of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and many Fortune 1000 companies. Our booth, which we co-exhibited in with Felins, USA, featured a large arch stand-alone banding where we bundled and secured shoe boxes. We also displayed and ran a piece of automation, the ATS US-2000 TRW-FD-J, which digitally measures various stacks of clothing, bands them and prints variable data directly on the band. We built dozens of new relationships and saw some familiar faces, and we can’t wait to be back at the next show by MHI – Modex 2024 in Atlanta, GA next March.
Our next exhibit will be at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, NV, which takes place from September 11-13, 2023. Find us in booth SU-7233 where we’ll have over 1,600 square feet of ultrasonic banding systems, as well as in booth SU-7671 demonstrating linerless labeling equipment. Rounding out the year, you can find us in Anaheim, CA at the Global Produce and Floral Show. If you’ll be attending either of these shows, let us know and we’ll be happy to extend a VIP code for FREE registration. See you there!See More News