The global news network AVING News and China’s business media platform HC360 selected the BEST of KOREA PACK Special & ICPI WEEK 2021 among the exhibitors in KOREA PACK Special & ICPI WEEK 2021.
This award was given by votes by HC360 and AVING News by each exhibition to select the outstanding products. The two medias will post the news so that the companies can utilize the news for promotion.
Founded in 1992, HC360 is a service provider and industrial media for Chinese industrial enterprises. HC360 has more than 27 million registered corporate users and industry data in 63 industries, and the platform holds 100,000 procurement information every day.
Hosted by the Korea Packaging Machinery Association, PackNet, and Kyungyon Exhibition Corp., this year’s special edition of KOREA PACK presented the solutions in the packaging process improvement in the food and drug and cosmetics sectors and automated equipment and eco-friendly packaging. In the era of LOGISTICS 4.0, the concurrently held KOREA MAT displayed new technologies applied with unmanned and advanced ICT technologies such as autonomous robots, automated logistics systems, and cold chain logistics technologies in preparation for the increased volume of goods.
This exhibition, held with 600 exhibitors and 2,000 booths, displayed the fields of food and drug, cosmetics manufacturing process, packaging, and logistics along with ICPI WEEK (International Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Week), an exhibition of pharmaceutical, bio, and cosmetics development. Here, visitors were able to look at the entire cycle of development, production, packaging, and distribution of a single product in one place.
KOREA PACK Special & ICPI WEEK 2021 held at KINTEX, Ilsan, consists of seven exhibitions, KOREA PACK Special, KOREA LAB, COPHEX, KOREA CHEM, KOREA PHARM & BIO, CI KOREA, and KOREA MAT in one place.
The companies selected as the BEST of KOREA PACK Special & ICPI WEEK 2021 are as follows.
△Twinny △Laminar △Revodix △Cytiva Korea △Young Tech Pack △Cosmepolitan △Dongi Korea
[KOREA MAT] Twinny, autonomous robot specialist
Twinny showcases autonomous robots TarGo and NarGo
Twinny is a company specializing in autonomous robots. Since the incorporation in 2015, Twinny currently has about 90 employees, and two-thirds of the researchers have doctorate or master’s degree from KAIST. Its flagship autonomous robots are NarGo 100, NarGo 60, and NarGo 500. And, also with TarGo 100 and TarGo 300, the object-tracking robots that follow people.
The company is now focusing on developing its autonomous robot platform TARP and TARAS service. TARAS is a multi-robot allocation system which provides the most optimized robot service that automatically finds the location and delivers goods. The robot for this service is the NarGo 60, a small logistics robot, and can be applied anywhere indoors, such as logistics warehouses, offices, and hospitals, where goods are transported.
Tweeny’s unique target-following robot TarGo 100 is capable of strong target tracking without a separate device. And with its complex target-tracking algorithm, it never misses the target. It can be used in hospitals, logistics warehouses, airports, and anywhere where TarGo is needed.
Twinny’s self-driving robot NarGo 60′ is a fully autonomous robot that does not require infrastructure such as QR codes, beacons, and UWBs. It can secure safety through laser distance measuring sensor and ultrasonic sensor, and automatic charging station can be used. Also, it can ride the elevator, and the design of the loading part can be modified.
[KOREA CHEM] Laminar
Laminar introduces Taylor reactor LCTR-Tera
Laminar is a company that manufactures chemical reactors using Taylor flow. It is developing manufacturing processes that can be applied to various fields such as secondary batteries, pharmaceuticals, graphene oxide, food additives, and nanomaterials, and expanding the products.
Choi Kyung-rye, Senior Researcher at Laminar, said about the exhibited products, “It is an eco-friendly reactor that dramatically reduces production time and reduces CO2 emissions by more than 50% compared to existing products. It can be manufactured in many different sizes, and we can also provide turn-key system.” He continued, “Our technology has been recognized for its originality, and is patent-protected in Korea, Europe, US, and Japan.”
[KOREA LAB] Revodix
Revodix exhibits high-quality laboratory equipment like vaccine storage refrigerator
Founded in 1995, Revodix has been providing basic laboratory equipment and solutions that can be used in the research and analysis equipment field in Korea for 26 years. The various essential experimental equipment supplied by Revodix is usefully utilized in the pharmaceutical and bio fields, and is contributing to the development of the Korean basic science field.
It imports and supplies basic laboratory equipment, such as a dryer, oven, and incubator, as well as a refrigerator and freezer useful for storing experimental samples, and a biological safety workbench that protects both the researchers and the sample at the same time. (In addition, as a company that supplies all consumables for HPLC, Revodix Co., Ltd. also provides experimental consumables to enhance the precision of the experiment.)
(At this exhibition, Revodix Co., Ltd. showcased high-quality laboratory equipment such as dryers, incubators, thermo-hygrostats of Germany’s MMM group, a sterilizer of TOMY in Japan, and a refrigerator and freezer of Fiocchetti in Italy, which are exclusively supplied to Korea.
Especially, as COVID situation persists, the refrigerator supplied by Revodix has been certified as a medical device, allowing it to be used as a vaccine storage refrigerator. Fiocchetti’s products are already actively used in the pharmaceutical and medical fields in Italy, and are proven equipment optimized for storage of medicines, samples and standards.
The company staff from Revodix said, “We are providing our major products from our company overseas as a turnkey project. We supply all the experimental equipment to be used in the manufacturing plants of Korean pharmaceutical facilities to be newly built in Vietnam and Myanmar, and even will validate the equipment.”
He then said, “At this exhibition, we will exhibit equipment needed in labs so that customers can receive professional technical consultations.”
[COPHEX] Cytiva Korea
Cytiva Korea announces contamination-free smart cell culture technology
Cytiva, a global biotech company, provides technologies and services that facilitate and accelerate the development and manufacturing of therapeutics. In Korea, it has been providing comprehensive and professional bio-processing solutions, including bio-technology analysis, production support, and bio-processing-related consulting. Its main products include chromatography, filter equipment, and cell culture media required for culture and purification processes.
Cytiva Managing Director Kim Jae-hyeon introduced the company by saying, “Starting from GE Healthcare’s life science division, it became part of the Danaher Corporation life science platform from 2020, and was newly launched under the name of Cytiva.”
Cytiva Korea’s Xcellerex showcased at this exhibition is made by applying innovative single-use application technology built on a unique biopharmaceutical production platform. Xcellerex can reduce costs by 50~70% compared to existing methods, and maximize facility operation through fast and inexpensive change-over without the risk of cross-contamination.
Also, the cell culture system was also put forward as the main focus, but in response to this, Managing Director Kim said, “We can cultivate hygienic and safe culture by excluding the risk of harm to humans as much as possible during cell culture. Technology that can be purified without impurities is our competitive edge.”
[KOREA PACK Special] Young Tech Pack
Young Tech Pack introduces YST-3S automatic stick-type packaging system
The three-sided automatic stick packing machine is suitable for packing powder, sugar, coffee, cream powder, baby formula, ginseng tea, and powder soup. The strength of this product is that it is conveniently designed so that even beginners can easily operate it. Also, there is a safety cover and dust blower for the safety of workers, so the product can be easily cleaned in an open type.
Lee Ji-hoon, the Executive Director of Young Tech Pack, said, “Our products are specialized in the ‘line.’ We are handling everything from packing machines to checking the number and packing boxes.” He then said with pride, “Our company is guaranteed to accumulate technology so that we can provide excellent products to our customers.”
On the three-sided automatic stick packaging machine he introduced as the flagship, he said, “The production per minute is so high that the production speed is 1.5 times higher than that of conventional stick packaging machines.”
[CI KOREA] Cosmepolitan Korea
Cosmepolitan Korea introduces non-face-to-face remote production service… cosmetic planning, production, and export now done non-face-to-face!
Cosmepolitan is operating a platform service that connects manufacturers and customers around the world who want to make cosmetic products. Based on data from more than 3,000 Korean, Chinese, and Japanese cosmetics OEM / ODM manufacturers, more than 80,000 product data, and customer data from around the world, it provides services that meet the needs of its customers.
Kim Jae-heon, Head of Cosmepolitan Headquarters, said, “We build a wide network with cosmetics manufacturers, subsidiary material suppliers, and international logistics companies, and provide optimal solutions to customers’ special needs. We can solve the complex process of cosmetics manufacturing that ranges from product planning to international logistics with one solution.”
He then said, “In line with the post-COVID new normal era, Cosmepolitan is conducting a new non-face-to-face service by supporting overseas customer service through online non-face-to-face web platform that enables remote cosmetic OEM manufacturing.” He also said, “We want to expand the cosmetics D2C brand industry by creating an environment where anyone in the world can make short-term, small-volume, high-quality cosmetics.”
[KOREA PHARM & BIO] Dongi Korea
Dongi Korea unveils plasma air sterilizer virus keeper AIR-G
Dongi Korea has a management philosophy to get the eternal dream of mankind to live beautifully and healthily. (When the life science industry combines with IT to open up an amazing world, we will be reborn as a differentiated and sustainable bio company through ceaseless research and technology development based on the corporate spirit that considers people and the environment as well.)
The new plasma air sterilizer virus keeper AIR-G by Dongi Korea is expected to increase the safety of public transportation, hospitals, multi-use facilities, and other spaces used by people in COVID pandemic.
AIR-G Virus Keeper has the advantage of completely removing and deodorizing bacteria/viruses and odors that cannot be removed with an air purifier by using low-temperature plasma light technology. It was developed to keep in fine amounts.
This product shows a different strategy from others. When only a UV lamp is used, it is not suitable for a place with air circulation, and a product using only a filter cannot sterilize viruses. The product using only plasma cannot remove fine dust, so it has to be used with air purifier. To compensate for this problem, the filter and plasma were combined.
The company staff from Dongi Korea said, “Our slogan is a company that thinks about humanity and contains nature. Based on that, we will make products that are beneficial for the human and nature. We would like to enter the Southeast Asian market later.”
Before the opening of KOREA PACK 2021, an online exhibition hall service where visitors can see exhibitors’ products was unveiled on May 17 (Mon). This online exhibition hall was designed for overseas buyers who cannot enter Korea due to COVID pandemic and Korean SMEs having difficulty entering overseas. The organizer supported export channels by holding the first online export consultation at the KINTEX from May 25 to 28 for Korean exhibitors and buyers that have been matched.
Hosted by Kyongyon Exhibition Co., Korea Packaging Machinery Association, KIP, and PackNet, the items exhibited at KOREA PACK Special and ICPI WEEK 2021 are as follows. △Packaging machine △Packaging material △Packaging label/digital printing △Packaging robot △Pharmaceutical/cosmetic related machinery △Food related machinery △Package design △Packaging plant engineering system