Interpack 2008: a record attendance beyond all expectations!
The 50th edition of Interpack, the international exhibition held in Düsseldorf from 24 to 30 April scored a record attendance of 179,000 visitors.
Hundreds of people also visited the SMIGroup booth, where we exhibited our latest innovations: the new 8-cavity model (SR 8) of stretch-blow molder (14,000 bottles per hour) and the shrinkwrapper SK 600, equipped with the new stacker "TS" (60 packs per minute).
The SR 8 features the new preforms heating module (oven), with the preform mandrels pitch reduced to 40mm. This innovation increases the machine output by 20%, though the energy consumption is always the same.
Moreover, the electrical panel is totally integrated in the blow-molder frame, thus eliminating the need of connection cables between the machine and the electrical panel and reducing the machine overall dimensions.
The SMI SK 600 shrinkwrapper, equipped with the new "TS" device for superposing the trays on two or more layers, also drew plenty of attention.
Thanks to the operating flexibility, the user-friendly technology and the market-oriented solutions, the SK series can meet the requirements of the most demanding customers.
Ideal for the packaging of beverages, food and non-food products, our SK series shrinkwrappers can offer several types of pack collations and pack sizes: only film, pad+film and tray+film, on one or more layers. Furthermore, the possibility to use printed film ensures additional advantages, from a marketing and promotional point of view.
The new machines exhibited by SMIGroup aroused great enthusiasm among the visitors coming from all over the world; in particular, the businessmen coming from Asian nations formed a large contingent and confirmed their interest in our high-tech products.
Visitors from South and Central America similarly made their presence strongly felt. By the way, America is the continent where the next exhibitions attended by SMIGroup will be held: Fispal, in São Paulo do Brazil, from 3 to 6 June and Expo Pack in Mexico City from 24 to 27 June.
As far as Asia is concerned, SMIGroup will participate at Propack Asia, in Bangkok, from 11 to 14 June and at China Brew & Beverage, in Beijing, from 24 to 27 September.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
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According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
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