Source: GEW (EC) Limited

For the next conference on 1 April 2016 Working Without Waste is heading for Barcelona.

Iban Cid, president of the Gremi de la Indústria i la Comunicació Gràfica de Catalunya will host the event. The guest speaker is Javier Rodriquez-Borlado, R&D Director at the Instituto Tecnológico y Gráfico Tajamar.

The event takes place at the Escola Antoni Algueró in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona).

The Working Without Waste roadshow brings together a group of key suppliers to the label industry in an effort to resolve the main issues of waste in label printing and converting businesses.

Experts from AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, AVT, CERM, Flint, GEW, GSE and Martin Automatic will share their insights and in their presentations explain what it takes to identify sources of waste and how to deal with them in order to be increasingly profitable and competitive.

The European-wide campaign which started in Germany in November last year consists of a series of educational conferences with a presentation by each member on how to minimise waste by choosing the appropriate equipment and the proper work practices. Each event is held in a different European city normally in conjunction with another label industry convention or exhibition.

Working Without Waste started life as an initiative at GEW. GEW have found that energy efficient UV systems with electronic power supplies can reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%. Together with the other group member they will show that the effective use of machinery and resources is a key element in the overall reduction of energy and material consumption and can be a contributing factor in considerable productivity increases.

There will be another Working Without Waste conference (in French) in Paris in September.

For full details of each day’s agenda and the speakers are on the website

Conference attendance is free of charge for printing and converting professionals and members of the press, but advance registration is required.

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