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AIP and APPMA joint technical dinner

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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Victorian Branch and the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will be holding a technical dinner on Wednesday the 5th of September with speakers from Result Packaging and Matthews Intelligent Identification.
Michael Dossor MAIP, National Sales Manager, Result Packaging, will be presenting a paper on flexible packaging, while Mark Dingley, Manager - Identification Systems, Matthews Intelligent Identification will present on real-time visibility of the packaging floor.
Flexible packaging film has become the packaging substrate of choice with drivers including cost advantages compared to other forms of packaging and the ability to use the entire packaging to communicate branding and product benefits. Michael’s presentation will however focus on the challenges of flexible packaging including features such as easy open and resealability not easily offered to a consumer. 
The focus of the presentation is to look at how ancillary application equipment as well as developments in adhesive materials, both labels and tapes can update any existing vertical or horizontal flow wrapper into a device that can add the easy open or resealable feature without the need for new primary capital equipment.

Mark Dingley, Manager - Identification Systems, Matthews Intelligent Identification, will be presenting a paper on ‘Real-time visibility of the packaging floor: You cannot manage what you cannot measure!’ With Australian manufacturing companies looking to achieve higher manufacturing efficiencies by consolidating operations and encouraging lean manufacturing, measurement has become critical because the survival of the operation depends on its success. 

Mark will talk about measurement that can provide timely feedback to determine the operation's successes and improvement areas, and enable quick decision-making. He will discuss what to measure and how and why OEE is one best practice measure that is gathering wide acceptance through FMCG manufacturers. Production and availability data can be captured from all networked coding and labelling machines as well as all end-of-line equipment including vision systems, scanners and other packaging equipment with PLC interface on the production line.

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