Our team braved ‘The Beast from the East’ to exhibit at EMPACK 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham on February 28th and March 1st.
The show was co-located with two other packaging shows, Label&Print and Packaging Innovations with a focus this year on sustainability and recycling.
The range of packaging and printing firms at the exhibition meant plenty of interest in the whole range of Fernite products – from our plastic granulator blades for the recycling sector, to our specialist doctor blades for the print industry.
One of the things I enjoy most about working at Fernite is developing new products to solve a specific problem for a customer. We had several enquiries at the show for bespoke blades to cut specific materials, and our technical team will now be getting to work designing prototype knives for each application.
Made in Sheffield
As always, visitors were pleased to see ‘Made In Sheffield’ displayed proudly on our stand. When so many machine knife suppliers have outsourced manufacturing to cut costs, I’m proud to tell our customers that every Fernite manufactured product is made here in our Sheffield factory by one of our region’s most skilled production teams.
If you missed this year’s show we’ll be back at EMPACK next year – in the meantime don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a cutting issue to solve. Our customer service team are always happy to help – just call 0114 244 0527.