Packaging specialist Kwik Lok is preparing to launch new sustainable solutions at iba, from October 22 to 26. With preparations in full swing, Karen Reed, Global Director of Marketing and Communications, shares in an interview that we can expect green and efficient solutions, from bag closures to printers.
Baking+Biscuit International (BBI): What are you preparing to exhibit and what new developments are you highlighting at the iba stand in 2023?
Karen Reed: Kwik Lok will be showing a host of new products from bag closures designed to support a circular economy and labels that use no adhesives, to machines and printers that offer higher efficiencies, and simple maintenance.
BBI: Are there special events at the stand for visitors to save the date?
Reed: To be announced!
BBI: What industry trends are you focusing on, this year and beyond?
Reed: Kwik Lok continues to focus on helping our customers improve their bottom line while meeting their sustainability goals. We have developed a new bag closing machine for bakeries with additional automation that will save operational time and avoid downtime.
We continue our focus on sustainable options. In addition to our Fibre-Lok product, we will be showing a new addition to our sustainable portfolio.
BBI: What industry dynamics do you anticipate and prepare for? Please highlight your main R&D priorities.
Reed: Sustainable solutions that require less operational labor are the industry dynamics Kwik Lok has been focused on. Kwik Lok continues to prioritize our customers’ need to reduce operational disruption and help minimize labor needs. In addition, we are focusing on materials science and creating bag closure options that keep food fresh and safe that can be recycled or composted.
Kwik Lok’s iba stand: B1 / 111
For a guide to innovations, new solutions and special events, read the iba exhibitor previews in Baking+Biscuit International, issues 4 and 5 – coming soon.
Photo: Kwik Lok