The METPACK Conference on the second day of the fair promoted knowledge transfer and served as a valuable networking forum. Ten international experts provided information about current research results and new manufacturing technologies in a concise manner. The event was opened by Dr. Peter Biele, Chairman of the Board of thyssenkrupp Rasselstein, with a keynote about opportunities for the metal packaging industry.

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8.15 a.m.
Welcome coffee and registration of delegates, networking
8.45 a.m.
Opening of the conference

Opportunities for our common industry
Dr. Peter Biele, CEO thyssenkrupp Rasselstein (DE)
9.00 a.m.
Modern Global Canmaking

  • Efficiency benefits of high-end packaging steel
    Dr. Burkhard Kaup, Head of Materials Technology thyssenkrupp Rasselstein (DE)
  • Advances in raw material development for ‘Generation II’ compliant can coating technologies’
    Bernhard Kainz, Global Technology Leader The Dow Chemical Company (US)
  • Numerical simulation: a powerful tool to support the sustainability of the steel packaging market
    Olivier Beigneux, Research Team Manager ArcelorMittal (F)
  • 2pc and 3pc can handling: DirectDrive™ Intralox Patented Technology
    David Bogle, Global Spiral Research and Development Leader
    Andres Gomez, Spiral Application Engineer (EMEA) Intralox (NL)
11.00 a.m.
Networking refreshment break
11.30 a.m.
Modern Global Canmaking

  • Material Compatibility in the Metal Decorating Process
    Graham MacFarlane, Member of the Board Böttcher Group (DE)
  • Cleaning machines for pails and square Cans in the General Line segment
    Tomotake Tokunaga, CEO Sanyu (JP)
  • Biocopac: tomato-based varnishes for the protection of food cans
    Sebastiano Brenni, Managing Director Salchi Metalcoat Srl (I)
  • High Performance – A Must in Can Making
    Rolf Geide, Senior Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales Soudronic (CH)
1.30 p.m.
End of conference