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June 27, 2019

Novaprint 6th Seminar on Packaging Innovation – Guadalajara and Mexico City

On May 28th in Guadalajara and May 30th in Mexico City, Montesino’s Peter Schmitt gave a keynote presentation on high barrier packaging optimization at Novaprint’s 6th Seminar on Packaging Innovation. Joining other industry speakers, including Constantia, HPT Pharma, Körber Medapak and the event sponsor, Novaprint, in addressing flexible packaging challenges in Mexico and the Central American region on the future. The talk focused on exploring Quality by Design concepts, “Critical Quality Attributes” and “Critical Process Parameters” to answer the question surrounding packaging problems and inefficiencies: “Is it the material or is it the machinery?” Schmitt’s talk noted that, especially when looking for innovations and improved efficiency, rather than “playing the blame game” or “looking for a silver bullet,” a process is needed to move towards root cause analysis and continuous improvement.
Both talks were well attended, with close to 100 packaging professionals present in Guadalajara and 200 in Mexico City. Two additional critical issues were focus points: developing an understanding of the difference between “price” and “cost” and the challenges facing the use of PVC as a flexible material in the future. A large number of younger professionals drove the later issue with an intensity not seen in some time. Both sessions concluded with a high degree of participant participation and satisfaction with the vent.

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