Processing and packaging machinery

Louise Smyth

The UK's premier processing and packaging machinery show, the PPMA show, will return to the NEC, Birmingham from 26-28 September.

Whether visitors are are looking for equipment to process food, pharmaceuticals or chemicals, or packaging and filling equipment or other components, there are hundreds of exhibitors to see.

The PPMA Show goes beyond a 'machinery-only' event and includes experts from design, materials and containers. It brings together buyers and sellers in a hands-on way. It boasts a dynamic look, feel and sense as more and more exhibitors choose to demonstrate working equipment.

Visitors will be able to source new suppliers, view live machinery demonstrations and evaluate the latest technology. They will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with the technical experts, learn about the latest industry developments and observe the latest in materials, design and containers.

The PPMA Show is an industry-leading processing & packaging production line and materials event with a three-decade history of attracting a high quality audience.

The 2017 event will continue the trend for an increased number of both exhibitors and visitors. Hundreds of machinery manufacturers and component suppliers – many of whom have exhibited at the PPMA show for several years – exhibit annually and supply equipment to a variety of sectors.

Particular areas of industry that are targeted include: food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, dairy, household good and print/finishing.

On the visitors’ product interest side, the event organisers’ research points to a number of areas of interest. These span everything from bagging, containers and conveyors to design labelling and materials.

The following sectors are particularly well catered for:

* Cosmetics / Toiletries Dairy

* Bulk Solids/Powder Handling & Processing

* Cartoning Machinery

* Chemical Processing Equipment

* Cleaning/Environment/Safety Equipment

* Coding & Marking Equipment

* Control/Instrumentation

* Form Fill Seal Machinery

* Fluid Handling Equipment

* Food Processing Equipment

* Pharmaceutical Processing equipment.

The PPMA Show brings together buyers and sellers at one of the most visually dynamic exhibitions of the very latest processing and packaging machinery, materials, industrial automation and vision innovations. Attended by thousands of quality end users, the event is not to be missed.