Commercial Partners

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2019 Commercial Partners


APEAL is a federation of the four major producers of steel for packaging in Europe – ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein and U.S. Steel Košice. In total these four companies employ over 200,000 workers in Europe. Founded in 1986, APEAL represents about 95% of the total European production of steel for packaging.

Strong, formable and long-lasting, steel offers numerous benefits for the safe packaging of a wide variety of products – making it the perfect material for the 21st century. A permanent material that recycles forever with no loss of quality, steel is the most recycled packaging material in Europe, making it the perfect material for a circular economy.


ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. It is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. As a company, ArcelorMittal is committed to its promise of ‘transforming tomorrow’ guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 18 countries.


Cospecto is an independent SaaS technology developer with the focus on making the communication between brand owners and print suppliers, and quality assurance related to color aspects of printed labels and packaging, super-efficient. This gives the brand owner the guarantee that all packaging will be checked during the print run. 100% of all printed packaging arrives color consistent in the stores.

Cospecto technology is data-driven. The integrated 360° dashboards analyse, drill-down, and benchmark your data so you can improve your purchasing process, make production flows more efficient, and get the right packaging on the shelves on time … regardless of where it was printed

Take control of your process and use Cospecto technology to align BRANDS, PRE-MEDIA agencies, and PRINT suppliers. Finally, the days of inconsistent color on packaging are over.

Equity Packaging Inc

Equity Packaging, Inc. (Equity) is a Global Package Development and Engineering Company that specializes in the outsourcing of packaging functions.  Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in Pluckemin, New Jersey, USA, and has branch offices in Mumbai, India, Shanghai, China, and Mexico City, Mexico.  Equity Packaging supports the package development and engineering functions of Global Food, Pharmaceutical / Medical Device, Consumer Products, and Industrial Companies, which operate in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.

The strength of our company is the diverse, dedicated team of 100+ packaging professionals. All of our engineers have a BS/MS (or equivalent degree) in Packaging or a related field; a diverse background with anywhere from 1 to 25+ years of experience; and the desire to serve multiple client companies, in multiple industries.  We are a TEAM, here to support the packaging needs of our customers.  As part of the team, each engineer is able to rely on the experience and knowledge of all other employees of our company, which is one of the many powerful advantages that our company can bring to our employees and our clients!

Whether your need is to develop a new packaging system (primary, secondary, tertiary, unit loads), integrate, or qualify a packaging line, qualify a mold, or engage in a productivity improvement project, or other related packaging functions, we can tailor a solution to match your needs.


ESKO is the market leader supplier for pre-press solutions in the context of graphics and artwork for packaging. Due to >35 years of experience and expertise ESKO technology is recognized and valued as state-of-the-art solution provider. Recent and future strategic acquisitions and mergers are strengthening ESKO’s position and enhancing ESKO’s offering.

Esko provides holistic, integrated solutions to BRANDS for managing brand innovation and packaging processes focusing on contributing to Brand Owners success by shortening time to market, optimizing cost and increase efficiencies, ESKO is able to fulfill critical business requirements.

Global Inkjet Systems

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) is the global leader in developing tailored software and system components for industrial inkjet printers.  We are a key partner for industrial inkjet OEMs and system builders. Our technology is production capable and designed to work reliably in 24/7 rugged environments – we specialise in large, complex systems. GIS has a global customer base in key industrial printing applications including packaging, product decoration, labels, textiles, direct to shape, 3D printing and materials deposition.  With continuous investment in R&D, our collaborative approach offers OEMs and integrators the control and performance needed to print faster, smarter, better.

Kern PackOnTime

Multiformat Packaging system MI750 for custom packages including placement of articles – quickly and easily.

For an efficient distribution of the widest variety of items, distribution itself must also be logistically optimised and automated. This requires clever packaging concepts and systems, which provide packaging at the required time. This is our aim: Smart Pack – Made On Time.

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Little Big Brands

Little Big Brands is a brand strategy and design consultancy. We specialise in bringing new brands to the world and re-inventing existing brands. Our work is a mix of logic and magic that propels brands forward and helps them win at shelf and on screen.

Metsä Board

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards based on pure fresh fibres are developed as the perfect fit for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service packaging. Our focus is on creating even lighter and better paperboard solutions for brands of the future. Together with our customers we innovate solutions that are not only better for consumers but are better for the world as well.


At Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’re proud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jar producer in the world. We love that it’s beautiful, pure and completely recyclable. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, we are the preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. Working hand and hand with our customers, we give our passion and expertise to make their bottles iconic and help build their brands around the world. With more than 26,500 people at 77 plants in 23 countries, O-I has a global impact, achieving revenues of $6.9 billion in 2018. For more information, visit:


Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on colour. For nearly 50 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colourful exploration and expression of creativity.
In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating colours to solve the problems associated with producing accurate colour matches in the graphic arts community.

Pantone has since expanded its colour matching system concept to other colour-critical industries, including digital technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint. Today, the PANTONE Name is known worldwide as the standard language for accurate colour communication, from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer, across a variety of industries. Pantone continues to develop colour communication and inspirational tools, and aggressively adopts new digital technology to address the colour needs of the creative community everywhere.

RDC Environment

Since 1992, RDC Environment has been supporting decision makers in their decision-making on waste management and sustainable development as well as in the field of circular economy. With our team of engineers and economists, all environmental experts, we have carried out numerous reference studies on a Belgian, French and European scale. Our expertise is above all focused on:

Quantifying environmental impacts (Life Cycle Assessment and derived tools);
Advising public authorities on waste prevention and management and advising extended producer responsibility organisations;
Evaluation of the three pillars of sustainable development

Super Dry International

Super Dry is the world’s leading supplier of desiccants and moisture damage prevention solutions.

With a complete product range of small package desiccants and container desiccants, we provide our customers with the most efficient and cost-effective moisture prevention solutions for all application requirements. Super Dry products are widely used across the world’s major manufacturing industries during ocean transport.

Super Dry operates 4 factories, 1 R&D centre and provides easy customer access with over 40 offices worldwide. We develop products to market needs and ensure the high-quality standards customers expect from Super Dry desiccants.

UPM Specialty Papers

UPM Specialty Papers produces labelling and packaging materials to global markets and fine papers to Asian markets. Its main customers are paper converters, distributors, retailers and printers. UPM Specialty Papers is an industry leader in sustainable development. Its high performance papers are produced in Finland and China. UPM Specialty Papers employs approximately 2,000 people globally.


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