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Visit Us at the Central European Plastics Meeting 2024: Innovation, Networking, and Sustainability in Focus

The plastics industry is at a turning point. The Central European Plastics Meeting (CEPM) 2024, organized by MyCeppi, offers the perfect opportunity to stay informed about the latest developments and forge valuable business connections. We are excited to announce our participation as an exhibitor at this significant event. Join us from September 24-26, 2024, at the Eiffel Art Studios in Budapest, Hungary.

What is the Central European Plastics Meeting?

CEPM is a unique event that combines a B2B platform for the raw materials and technology market, a regional recycling roundtable conference, and a technical exhibition all in one place. Since its inception in 2016, CEPM has become one of the most important gatherings for the plastics industry in Central and Eastern Europe. The conference provides a platform for exchanging ideas, making business connections, and showcasing innovations.

Highlights of CEPM 2024

  1. Focus on Sustainability

    • A central theme of this year's conference is sustainability. Experts will discuss the latest developments in the circular economy, biodegradable materials, and recycling technologies.
  2. Technological Innovations

    • The CEPM 2024 will also present the latest technological advancements in plastics processing and production. From 3D printing technologies to advanced injection molding processes and new materials and additives, attendees will gain insights into the future of the plastics industry.
  3. Networking and Business Opportunities

    • The event offers numerous opportunities for networking. With participants from various sectors of the plastics industry, including manufacturers, suppliers, research institutes, and startups, CEPM is the ideal place to make valuable connections and explore business opportunities.
  4. Expert Lectures and Panel Discussions

    • Renowned experts will speak on the current challenges and opportunities in the industry. Topics such as digitization, automation, and the impact of global trade flows on the plastics industry will also be in focus.
  5. Exhibition and Product Presentations

    • Companies will showcase their latest products and services at the accompanying exhibition. This provides attendees with the chance to learn about the latest innovations firsthand and meet potential business partners.

Visit Our Booth

We are proud to represent our partners in the plastics industry at CEPM 2024. Visit us at Booth Number 23 to learn more about the advanced solutions and services we are presenting on behalf of our partners.

Event Details

  • Date: September 24-26, 2024
  • Venue: Eiffel Art Studios / Eiffel Műhelyház, 30 Kőbányai út, 1101 Budapest, Hungary

Ticket Purchase and Discount

You can purchase tickets through the official CEPM website. Use the promo code WILHELM10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount on the ticket price.

We look forward to seeing you at Booth Number 23 at CEPM 2024!

Coperion Virtual Academy

The Coperion Virtual Academy has returned!

Think webinars are outdated? We disagree! Enhance your understanding of compounding and extrusion while staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in process technology, all from the comfort of your home or office. Our seasoned experts are ready to share essential knowledge and insights with you.

Plus, there's always time for your questions. Don’t miss out—register for your preferred webinars and engage with our experts today!

Techtextil 2024

Techtextil 2024 is just around the corner, and the Wilhelm Team is eagerly anticipating participating as visitors in this premier industry event. As sales representatives, we consistently prioritize nurturing personal relationships with our clients and understanding their needs.

If you'll be attending Techtextil 2024 and are interested in arranging a meeting with us, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to personally discuss your concerns and explore potential partnerships.

We look forward to connecting with you at Techtextil 2024 and delving into opportunities to collaborate together.

The EU Packaging Regulation is reaching its final stages

The EU Packaging Regulation, also known as the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), is nearing its adoption. The Permanent Representatives of the EU Member States approved the compromise text on March 15, 2024. The regulation is expected to be adopted before the European elections in June of this year, with transitional provisions in place for implementing the extensive obligations.

The European Packaging Directive, in effect for almost 30 years and implemented in Germany through the Packaging Act, prompted EU action due to the ongoing increase in waste volume.

The European Commission proposed a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation in November 2022 to replace the directive. Following differing positions from the European Parliament and the Council, the Trilogue process began in January 2024 to reach a political agreement. After a meeting in March 2024, a provisional compromise was reached.

The provisional agreement includes comprehensive regulations covering the entire life cycle of packaging. By 2030, all packaging is to be recyclable, and sustainability requirements are set, including target goals for the minimum recyclate content in plastic packaging by 2040.

The agreement also aims to reduce packaging waste by promoting packaging reuse and minimizing packaging sizes.

Extensive obligations are placed on manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and retailers, including labeling and information requirements. Member States are to establish sanctions for violations.

The regulation will harmonize national measures on packaging and packaging waste, but the new obligations are extensive and complex. Companies should prepare early for implementation.

Recycling Days²

Experience a new dimension of plastic recycling. We cordially invite you to the Recycling Days² by Coperion and Herbold Meckesheim!

Coperion and Herbold Meckesheim Recycling Days²

November 6-7, 2024 Recycling Innovation Center Niederbiegen near Weingarten | Germany

In exciting presentations and live demonstrations, we explore the challenges and opportunities of recycling various plastics.

Welcome to the new year! We are ready to tackle new challenges together with you and support and guide your goals in the textile and plastic machinery sector. May 2024 bring us even closer and help us achieve successful milestones!

Dear friends, customers, and business partners,

The team at Wilhelm Company would like to take this special season to wish you all a merry and blessed Christmas! In this time of celebration, joy, and reflection, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your continued support and loyalty.

This past year has been filled with challenging moments, but also with unwavering dedication and significant achievements. It has been a period in which we, as a team, have grown together and evolved to consistently provide you with the best service and most innovative solutions.

The holiday season reminds us of the importance of expressing gratitude and celebrating collective successes. It's a time to pause, reflect on our accomplishments, and eagerly anticipate the year ahead.

We want to thank you for your trust in our products and services. Your support has helped us grow and continuously improve. It's an honor for us to be part of your journey and meet your needs.

As we embrace the festivities and the joyous atmosphere, we also think of those who may need support during this time. We encourage coming together to do good and extend a helping hand to others in this special season.

May this Christmas season be filled with peace, joy, and love for you and your loved ones. We wish you delightful holidays and a healthy, successful new year!

Warm regards,

The Wilhelm Team

New Coperion Test Center for Optimized Plastic Recycling

Stuttgart, November 2023 – Coperion has successfully launched its new Recycling Innovation Center. This state-of-the-art test center focuses on all steps of plastic recycling, from material conveyance to deodorization. It provides extensively equipped recycling complete plants that can be flexibly modified based on specific requirements for the produced recyclate.

The center complements Herbold Meckesheim's technical facility, where customers can test the mechanical pretreatment of plastics, such as reducing organic impurities through hot washing systems.

"Our new Recycling Innovation Center marks a significant step toward sustainability and a circular economy. It provides an ideal environment for both our research endeavors and customers to tackle the challenges of plastic recycling," says Frank Lechner, General Manager of Process Technology and Research & Development at Coperion.

Massimo Serapioni, General Manager of the Business Unit Recycling at Coperion, emphasizes, "Our customers can now test the entire plastic recycling process, from pretreatment to granulation. As a supplier of complete plants, we take pride in offering this added value."

Deposit Regulation Austria

Austria is set to introduce a new deposit system from the year 2025, aimed at environmentally friendly reduction of packaging waste. This groundbreaking initiative is part of the Austrian government's efforts to promote environmental protection and strengthen sustainability.

The new deposit system will encompass a wide range of single-use packaging, including plastic bottles, beverage cans, and even glass containers. The idea behind it is simple yet effective: consumers will pay a small deposit when purchasing a product, which will be refunded upon returning the empty container. This incentive is intended to encourage more people to reuse and recycle packaging instead of disposing of it.

The benefits of this new deposit system are manifold. Firstly, it will reduce environmental impact from the production and disposal of single-use packaging, leading to a decrease in CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it will help clean up the landscape from litter, which not only enhances aesthetics but also protects wildlife.

The introduction of this deposit system, however, requires comprehensive collaboration between the government, manufacturers, and retailers. Establishing collection points and proper management of deposit funds are key aspects to ensure the system runs smoothly.

The new deposit system in Austria marks an exciting step towards sustainability and environmental protection. It demonstrates that through innovative approaches and collaboration among all stakeholders, positive changes for our environment can be achieved. The hope is that other countries will follow suit and take similar measures to protect our planet.

More information here.

Coperion Show Van

Great news! Our esteemed colleagues from Wilhelm Budapest recently attended the Coperion Weingarten Show Van event. Coperion conducted a fascinating tour of Hungary and showcased six different types of rotary valves and diverters in the show vans, demonstrating impressive functionalities. The participants had the opportunity to ask questions and spend valuable time with the colleagues. It was an excellent opportunity to exchange information about the latest developments and benefit from expert knowledge. We are thrilled about this successful event and look forward to future collaborations.

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ITMA 2023

The ITMA (International Textile Machinery Exhibition) is one of the world's largest exhibitions for textile machinery and technologies. The exhibition showcases the latest developments and innovations in textile machinery, textile production, textile processing, textile finishing, textile testing, and textile packaging.

Projects discussed at the ITMA typically involve new technologies and products that aim to revolutionize the textile industry and improve production efficiency and quality. An important focus is on sustainability and environmental compatibility, as the textile industry is one of the most resource-intensive industries in the world.

The ITMA also provides a platform for exchange among manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, end-users, and representatives. Representatives play an important role at the ITMA, as they act as intermediaries between manufacturers and potential customers. Representatives can inform potential customers about the latest products and technologies, answer questions, and build relationships between manufacturers and customers.

The ITMA thus provides an important opportunity for companies to showcase their products and technologies, gain new customers, and strengthen existing relationships. It is a significant event for the textile industry, as it offers a glimpse into the future of the industry and promotes innovation.

Die ITMA bietet somit eine wichtige Gelegenheit für Unternehmen, um ihre Produkte und Technologien zu präsentieren, neue Kunden zu gewinnen und bestehende Beziehungen zu stärken. Es ist eine bedeutende Veranstaltung für die Textilindustrie, da sie einen Einblick in die Zukunft der Branche bietet und Innovationen fördert.

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