ICE Europe 2017 Jubilee Awards
The big competition for the 10th exhibition

This year ICE Europe presents technological innovations and the latest manufacturing trends for the converting of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens for the 10th time. In celebration of this jubilee event we would like to honour best practices, excellence, innovation and extraordinary achievements in the converting industry. All official exhibitors of ICE Europe 2017 had the chance to enter this competition and present their innovative products, services or production solutions in four categories: Industry 4.0, Green Technology, Converting Solutions for New Materials and Innovative Partnerships.

The Winners

Industry 4.0

DERICHS GmbH, Germany

DERICHS GmbH, Germany

DERICHS GmbH has been awarded for ED-1 providing data from inside of the roller. Directly inside of the roller the DERICHS ED-1 measures inlet and outlet temperature and transmits this data in real-time via a digitized radio signal to a corresponding receiver. The acquired data can thus be either directly integrated into a PLC control system via a suitable PC dongle, or read out, stored and evaluated via a cloud in the intranet or internet via a mobile telephone or tablet (currently IOS App). The data is thus available to any interested employee: Operator, Process Engineer, Maintenance Technician or Manager. Measurements to ± 0.4 °C (on request ± 0.1 °C) in a range of -40 °C - 150 °C (on request up to 400 °C) are possible. Data logging allows the observation of deviations over long periods. If the limit values are reached, the roller can automatically trigger an alarm. Failures are more predictable and reworks are minimized.

Green Technology

Applied Materials WEB Coating GmbH, Germany

Applied Materials WEB Coating GmbH, Germany

Applied Materials is awarded for TopBeam™. Using electron beam evaporation, TopBeam™ offers a solution for applying transparent coatings with improved clear barrier performance for a variety of oxide materials, including AlOx and SiOx with up to 2850 mm coating width. The system offers high coating speed for vacuum web coating processes; top quality transparent barrier layers, e.g. for packaging applications; a patented ESCOSYS® in-line production control system for high layer uniformity, cost-effective production and efficient use of evaporation material as well as easy operation and maintenance. TopBeam™ 2850 supports production of barrier enhanced packaging materials with reduced raw material use at coating environment-friendly ceramic materials in the nanometre range.

Converting Solutions for New Materials

Infiana Group, Germany

Infiana Group, Germany

Infiana Group has been awarded for their innovative antistatic release films. Infiana addresses a problem that many will be familiar with: you pull off a piece of film, only to have it stick to your hands or clothing. With its patented antistatic release films, Infiana has made this phenomenon a thing of the past. The advantages are immediately obvious. The release films can be siliconized on one or both sides and their antistatic properties are not dependent on high humidity, but function even at environmental humidity levels of less than 50 percent – and that permanently. This means that the films are just as effective a year later as they were on the first day. What delights the consumer also helps converters. Films no longer gather a charge during unwinding, as any charge will immediately be dissipated. This eliminates discharges during processing or unwanted static shocks from touching the film. Infiana’s antistatic release liners are available as LDPA and PP products.

Innovative Partnerships

Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded for their ‘Converting 4.0 Network’. At ICE Europe 2017, the open KAMPF Converting 4.0 network will be showing practical examples for industrial applications for the very first time. This is being realized by the companies of the network starter group KAMPF, BST eltromat, Neuenhauser Vorwald, Paul&Co as well as Codecentric and XYQOM. The focus is on the customer with his individual needs. As part of the Converting 4.0 network, the KAMPF Production Cockpit serves as a technical platform for the integration of the innovative partners' solutions around slitting and winding technology.

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