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Graphic Packaging International to Launch New Machinery System, Robotic Integration Capabilities at drinktec 2017

08/17/2017

München September 11-15, 2017

ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At drinktec 2017, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) will reveal a new packaging machinery system and state-of-the-art robotic integration capabilities for the beverage industry, along with other industry-leading machinery and carton solutions.

For the first time, the company will demonstrate ReShape™, a revolutionary technology capable of creating virtually any pack configuration seamlessly with one piece of packaging equipment. With ReShape, beverage manufacturers can reinvent, reimagine, and ReShape their cartons to produce the shapes and configurations they need today, along with unique structures for the future.

"ReShape opens up many options in beverage packaging," said Doug Hicks, Director of GPI's Packaging Machinery Division. "The system can both internally and externally nest primary containers to create a variety of shapes and sizes with the potential to use less fiber. Also, unique handle designs deliver added comfort and strength."

GPI will also demonstrate state-of-the-art robotic capabilities that integrate with multi-packers for several applications. As consumers increasingly seek different flavors in their beverage choices, brands face the challenge of how to automate variety packing. The company will show how to easily integrate robotic technology with GPI machinery and demonstrate an easily configurable and scalable solution for creating variety packs.

The AutoMaxx™, a high speed, compact system capable of producing both wraps and baskets in a variety of styles, will also be shown at drinktec. The AutoMaxx is an evolution of two existing machines that provides greater manufacturing flexibility in a small footprint.

Also on display will be the QuikFlex™300, a continuous motion multi-packer. The QuikFlex 300 is a compact, entry-level machine designed to run cans, bottles or PET in a variety of formats and carton designs.

Finally, GPI will showcase innovative carton designs, particularly focused on delivering premium impact through unique shapes, graphics and decoration enhancements to help brands stand out on the shelf. Attendees will be able to learn more about machinery innovation and the future of maintenance and training, including advanced technology and support through virtual and augmented reality.

To learn more, visit GPI in Hall A5, stand 325 at drinktec.

About Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons in the United States, and holds leading market positions in coated unbleached kraft paperboard and coated-recycled paperboard. The Company's customers include many of the world's most widely recognized companies and brands. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available on the Company's web site at www.graphicpkg.com.

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SOURCE Graphic Packaging International

Roxanne McSpadden, roxanne.mcspadden@graphicpkg.com