Micro Epsilon, Lebanon-based masterbatch and additive producer, attended AMI Masterbatch 2013conference from 3 – 5 June 2013 at the Marriott Hotel, in Frankfurt, Germany. At the forum, Micro Epsilon stayed up-to-date with global and regional changes in demand for different masterbatch types, including additives and colors. Micro Epsilon executives at Masterbatch 2013 included:
- Jihad Frem, INDEVCO Flexible Packaging Division Area General Manager
- Tony Chayeb, Micro Epsilon General Manager
- Fouad Moghabghab, Micro Epsilon product Manager
AMI Masterbatch 2013 Forum Topics
AMI Masterbatch 2013 attracted a global audience, including masterbatch suppliers, producers, distributers, and buyers from along the industry supply chain. The forum offered industry professionals the opportunity to meet new business connections and share new manufacturing and technological developments. The conference included a variety of presentations discussing developments and trends in:
- Colorants and special effect pigments
- Resins and functional additives
- Additives as enhancer
- Design & color in consumer products to enhance brands and the effect on masterbatch use
Discussions during the forum covered the status of international markets in the plastic sector, highlighting the static market in Europe, current growth in Middle East and Africa, and expected growth in North America. Presentations also introduced machinery and process innovations, as well as raw material used in masterbatch production, including TiO2 and flame-retardant materials.
The forum also covered masterbatch influence on daily life; highlighting product packaging design and new health and environmental protection regulations, such as for Reach, Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, prominent customers provided insight into market needs and trends in respective industries.
About Micro Epsilon
Located in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon and established in 2003, Micro Epsilon is a member of INDEVCO Flexible Packaging, a division of the multinational INDEVCO Group.