A major stop on Husky’s year-long World Tour, the event was attended by more than 90 business leaders from around the world and showcased their broad range of solutions for preform and closure manufacturing.
According to John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO, the European Beverage Packaging Conference proved to be a great opportunity to both demonstrate to customers their comprehensive range of new beverage packaging solutions, as well as learn from customers about their needs and what could be done to support them.
Husky was able to gather valuable customer feedback, and also communicate their strategy as a long-term beverage packaging partner, which is to help customers maximise productivity, reduce waste and streamline their operations by providing complete solutions for all applications and volumes.
The event included focused customer meetings, facility tours, networking opportunities, product demonstrations and presentations from Husky and industry experts. Keynote speaker Jochen Hirdina, Vice President of Plastic Technology for Krones AG, delivered a presentation on economic blowing and filling bloc solutions for water, carbonated soft drink and sensitive products.
Key presentations by Husky experts covered the topics of beverage closure injection equipment trends, developments in PET preform manufacturing and making the case to purchase new equipment. At the conference Husky also showcased its complete range of solutions for beverage packaging, including systems, tooling, software and services.
Husky’s next generation HyPET High Performance Package (HPP) 5.0 system, which will be officially launching before the end of the year was showcased at the event. Husky also demonstrated a HyPET system with a new 96-cavity mould upgrade, which offers a more than 30% increase in production capacity, as well as a turnkey H-PET AE (All-Electric) system.
Husky demonstrated its range of complete beverage closure systems, including its proven HyCAP system for high output beverage closure manufacturing. Husky also made the European debut of its revolutionary HyCAP High Performance Package (HPP) system. Both closure systems on display used resin supplied by Borealis and Master Batch supplied by Ampacet, with Greenbox, PSG and IMDvista supplying downstream equipment.
All the systems demonstrated at the conference used Shotscope NX, Husky’s integrated process and production monitoring software that helps manufacturers improve productivity while minimising scrap and downtime. Shotscope NX allows manufacturers to collect, manage and analyse production information in real-time and responds instantly to issues that can occur in the manufacturing environment, resulting in the ability to produce more consistent, higher quality parts.
The Husky World Tour 2013 is a series of global customer events that have taken place throughout the year in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.