Cost Cutting, Sustainability, and New Technologies at CMM
Q: How do you expect this year’s show will compare with previous shows? A: Of course, CMM International 2009, like its predecessors, will be the place for the converting community to come together and experience firsthand the newest trends and technologies. This year, we expect two of the most visible trends at the show to be operational costs and sustainability. During the past two years or so, sustainable packaging and eco-friendly practices have grown to become some of the most-discussed issues in the packaging and converting industries, and we do not see that trend changing in 2009. In fact, those attending CMM International 2009 (June 1-4, Rosemont, Ill.) will see many more products and services touting sustainability benefits. In addition to complying with the wants and requirements of consumer product companies (CPCs), industry policies, local governments, and federal regulations, the converting community is becoming “greener” because, well, it’s just a good business decision.