New this year at GRAPH EXPO is the CPP Zone. This new converting area compliments the growth of package printing exhibitors, technologies, and offerings that are expanding across the show floor! This is the premier event for the converting and packaging printing marketplace, including flexible packaging, folding carton and box making, corrugated converting, tissue converting, and narrow-web tag and label printing.
Recent PRIMIR research conducted by I.T. Strategies reports that packaging growth rates are averaging 3% each year. The organization states that the value of worldwide total packaging output is estimated at $290 billion annually. This is excellent news for an industry that is in search of a niche that can supply fertile ground for steady, sustainable growth over the long term.
As long as people purchase products, the majority of those products will have to be packaged in some way, shape, or form. From the simplest label to customized molded plastics and acrylics, someone will create that packaging. Packaging is used to protect, identify, and—above all—brand merchandise. That is why GRAPH EXPO’s CPP Zone is here to showcase all the latest equipment and supplies you need to learn more about this fast growing market.
Companies exhibiting in the debut appearance of the CPP Zone are Bobst Group North America, Inc. (Booth 4030), Double E Company (Booth 4327), grafikAmerica (Booth 4336), H.A. Bruno LLC (Booth 4332), King General Machinery (Booth 4036), MGL International (Booth 4032), PCT Engineered Systems (Booth 4127), and Precision AirConvey (Booth 4027). And you will find the CPP Expo, an introduction to the CPP Zone, in Booth 4332, adjacent to H.A. Bruno’s exhibit.
Every day at GRAPH EXPO there will be product demonstrations in the CPP Zone. Stop by and talk to the experts to gain more in depth knowledge about the fascinating world of converting. Spend time taking in the latest developments in die-cutting equipment, roll handling systems, sheeters, core devices, drying equipment, and stackers. Lose yourself in the world of bundling, baling, and binding. Learn how to help preserve the environment and green up your plant with waste and trash handling systems, paper shredders, and heat recovery systems.
Looking for a way to get a leg up on the competition? Try adding specialty finishes such as embossing, foil stamping, or customized die-cutting. You’ll also find traditional finishing needs such as adhesives, tapes, and binding machines. Also check out staple supplies, including brakes, chucks, clutches, knives, and press blankets. You’ll find it all in the brand new CPP Zone!