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.


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

A leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Board is part of Metsä Group.


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.

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.


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