Source: GEW (EC) Limited

For their sixth conference, Working Without Waste is heading for Paris. The event takes place on 30 September 2016 at the hotel Mercure Paris La Villette.

Jean Poncet, editor in chief of the label and packaging magazine ETIQ&PACK will host the event and the guest speaker is printing industry specialist and narrow web consultant John Penhallow.

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 Dispensing, Lundberg Tech 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 trade show.

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 members, 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.

For full details of the day’s agenda and the speakers are on the Working Without Waste website. Conference attendance is free of charge for printing and converting professionals and members of the press, but advance registration is required.