MCC Packaging Summit Focuses on Sustainability & Innovation

BATAVIA, OH–In a significant step toward promoting collaborative, industry leading engagement, FTA Printer Member Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) recently hosted a groundbreaking two-day, Feb. 26-28, Packaging Summit event for its customers.

The event, held at Hotel Covington, Covington, KY, brought together leaders from top consumer product companies, industry organizations, and advocates committed to shaping a more responsible future within the label and packaging industry.

The two-day agenda kicked off with a keynote speech from MCC President and CEO Hassan Rmaile and focused heavily on sustainability and innovation. With the global spotlight on environmental consciousness, MCC recognizes the imperative to revolutionize traditional packaging practices.

“The success of Packaging Summit underscores this industry, and our amazing customers’ unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation,” said Rmaile. “We firmly believe that the path to a more sustainable future lies in reimagining packaging solutions to minimize environmental impact while maximizing efficiency and functionality. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to gather with industry leading voices to help shape that future.”   

Other topics presented by MCC included a look at their innovation history and current roadmap, today’s landscape around smart packaging and RFID solutions, as well as the company commitment to sustainability.

External speakers further added to the agenda, including Corey Reardon, CEO of leading market intelligence firm, Alexander Watson Associates, who shared current label market trend data; David Luttenberger, global packaging director of Mintel Group Ltd., presented a glimpse into today’s sustainable packaging trends and consumers’ sentiments around the topic; and Dr. Scott Trenor, technical director for the Association of  Plastic Recyclers (APR), provided guidance on how to improve PCR volume and quality for packaging applications. The event also featured a tour of MCC’s flagship plant in Batavia.

“The event helped elevate the industry by providing an opportunity to build relationships across the supply chain and build best practices,” commented Trenor. It truly served as a catalyst for dialogue and collaboration, igniting a collective determination to prioritize conversations important to today’s brands. MCC remains dedicated to driving progress and invites industry partners and stakeholders to join in the journey toward a more sustainable future.