On October 18 and 19, 2023, SACMI Imola will be hosting Green & Digital, a global networking event to discuss the sector's present and future prospects. With contributions from international experts, focusing on the main technological and market trends, with an in-depth look at new solutions and services developed in SACMI departments and laboratories. Over 250 participants from 60 countries
A two-day event to focus, with the contribution of international experts and partners, on the main trends in rigid packaging With innovative solutions, in the name of sustainability and digital, that SACMI develops daily together with its customers all over the world, So on October 18 and 19, Imola will be hosting "Green & Digital", a global networking event with over 250 registered participants from 60 countries.
On the morning of Wednesday, October 18, visitors will attend lectures in the Auditorium 1919, focusing on the main market trends and the profound changes that digitalization is bringing to the men and machines involved in manufacturing. This will be followed in the afternoon by visits to the production, R&D, and technological laboratories.
There will also be practical demonstrations on the advantages of digitization in the manufacture of caps and preforms. Machines that consume less and better, operators are facilitated in using the system and process control. These are just a few examples of the objectives that SACMI has translated into innovative technologies, new products, and services, such as the new SACMI Smart Pack and Smart Care, that customers will experience first-hand during the meetings linked live to the SACMI workshop.
In the afternoon, customers will visit the production areas, in particular the production and testing departments of the caps and preform presses, the computer vision systems development lines, and the technological laboratory. All the way to the high-speed assembly machinery.
The environment and the technologies used to ground the concept of sustainability in packaging are the absolute stars of the day on Thursday.
The day will be held entirely in SACMI Imola's 1919 Auditorium and will take a practical look at technological developments that are functional from the 3Rs perspective (reduce, reuse, recycle).
At the heart of SACMI's strategy for years, this approach has translated into the development of increasingly lightweight, high-performance caps and preforms—saving energy and raw materials—and advanced research into new materials (such as new cellulose-based biopolymers). generally in solutions capable of accompanying the customer in the transition, such as technologies for the adaptation of plants to the production of tethered caps.
The presence of international guests, including brand owners, converters, and representatives of organisations specialising in market analysis, reinforces the inclusive nature of the initiative, conceived by SACMI to facilitate a common approach to the new challenges affecting the entire supply chain, from cap and preform manufacturers to bottlers and regulatory authorities.
"What we are facing," noted SACMI president Paolo Mongardi, "are epochal transformations. We are talking about the environment, our common home, but also about digital, a tool that pervades our lives and that we can use to our advantage to improve process efficiency, product quality, and sustainability. As always, our main focus is on technology, and we are proud, once again, of the prompt and broad response from our international customers and partners. Our aim is to provide the right stimulus to tackle common challenges and projects together.