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NPE 2015: VDMA Press Event on 23 March 2015

The VDMA will be continuing its Blue Competence sustainability initiative at NPE 2015 centred on “Resource efficiency in plastics and rubber machinery: the key driver of economic success”. A panel of experts will introduce you to a number of technological approaches to conserving resources. The discussion will highlight the competitive advantages for plastics converters.

Members of the panel:
Werner Herbold, Herbold Meckesheim GmbH
Uwe Peregi, Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc.
Dr. Christoph Steger, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH
Carl Litherland, motan holding GmbH

In the chair: Thorsten Kühmann, VDMA.

Thorsten Kühmann, VDMA, and Bill Carteaux, SPI, will open the event with a joint statement on sustainable development and the TTIP.

VDMA press event at NPE 2015 – panel discussion
Monday, 23 March 2015
Start: 4 pm

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
West Hall, Room W305A

Language: English.

Following the press event, journalists and representatives of our member firms are invited to an informal get together:

VDMA “Blue Hour” (champagne reception with snacks)
Monday, 23 March 2015
Start: 5 pm

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
West Hall, Room W304G.


Blue Competence

Sustainability is one of today’s big issues. Dwindling resources and a growing world population make it unavoidable. That is why the VDMA launched the Blue Competence sustainability initiative. More than 400 firms have joined the network since it started three years ago. 52 of them are members of the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association. That makes the industry a trailblazer among German plant and machinery manufacturers when it comes to environmental protection, conservation of resources and management efficiency.

Sustainability has many facets. These include both greater efficiency in the use of energy and resources, better training and good corporate management.


Press contact:

VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery
Blue Competence Project Management
Ina Vettkötter
Tel.: +49 69 6603-1844
E-Mail:  ina.vettkoetter@vdma.org


Picture source: npe.org

Responsible for the content of this press release: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.


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60528 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 6603 1751
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