At Pack Expo in Chicago
This autumn, Oxipack will be present at the Pack Expo International in Chicago, Illinois USA. At last, the USA and Canadian processing and packaging market can get to know Oxipack’s non-destructive leak detection methods.
By participating in this leading packaging trade show in Chicago, Oxipack wants to gain a foothold in the USA as a leak detection expert and knowledge partner. Serge Smit, managing director: “We want to create initial awareness, letting the packaging industry know that we’re here and what we can accomplish. Food packaging manufacturers need to know that it is possible to test packaging quickly, accurately and non-destructively for possible leaks. This can be done immediately after sealing.”
Oxipack leak detection equipment tests all kinds of packaging for airthightness: flexible MAP’s, rigid and vacuum packaging and even upright standing pouches containing fluids.
Participation in the Pack Expo International derives from winning the Dutch Orange Trade Mission Fund Award in 2015. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) and the Dutch consulate in Chicago provide support in order to make this a success.
Leak detection in the USA
Of course leak detection in general is known in the US, but these specific measuring methods are not yet known. “Our simple and fast-acting alternative, operates by conducting pressure measurements. This way the packaging will not be damaged, and no detection gases are required. These methods are not yet known in the USA.” According to Smit even large packaging manufacturers in the USA are not fully informed of the latest developments in the field of leak detection. “We want to show that we can be a reliable knowledge partner in this field.”
North America is not completely uncharted territory for Oxipack Leak Detection. Several food producers in the USA use different versions of the Oxipack leak detection equipment already. In Toronto, Canada, the firstrobust Oxipack Leak Testers are stationed in an animal food factory.
Interpack Düsselfdorf led to breakthrough
Two years ago, in May 2014, Oxipack took part in Interpack, the triennial packaging trade show in Düsselfdorf. Smit: “We went there with no specific expectations, but our presence at the trade show led to a major breakthrough and recognition as an expert leak detection specialist in Europe.”
A year later, in June 2015, the Asian market has been entered at Propak Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, to introduce the highly accurate and easy to operate leak detection methods.
Free Expo registration
Do you plan to visit the Pack Expo International in Chicago this fall? You can already register for free, clicking the banner below.
Do enter code 69X28 when prompted, compliments of Oxipack Leak Detection.
We look forward to meeting you 6, 7, 8 or November 9 in our booth 10925.