PACK EXPO International Press Releases

2016

November

Largest Ever PACK EXPO Exceeds Highest of Expectations

On the 60th Anniversary of its debut, PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO served as the world’s largest and most comprehensive processing and packaging show in 2016.

Lucky Number Seven Wins Amazing Packaging Race

The Amazing Packaging Race took over the PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 show floor Wednesday and four students from Team Seven outplayed 14 other teams to win new iPads, courtesy of contest sponsor ASCO.

Plan to Attend the Inaugural ProFood Tech – Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago), the only event in North America focused exclusively on all food and beverage sectors, featuring 6,000 processing professionals, more than 400 of the world’s top suppliers, 150,000 net square feet of exhibit floor and 45 hours of blockbuster educational programming.

PACK EXPO East Set to Surpass Inaugural Event

Registration is now open for PACK EXPO East 2017 (Monday, Feb. 27–March 1; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). The three-day event features 400 exhibiting companies and spans more than 100,000 net square feet, providing the opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas with 7,000 peers. According to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the sophomore edition of PACK EXPO East will surpass the impressive results of 2015’s inaugural event.

Show Floor Opens for North America’s Largest Packaging and Processing Event in 2016

A record-breaking PACK EXPO International (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) and co-located Pharma EXPO 2016 opened its doors to attendees seeking new technologies and insights from 2,500-plus exhibitors over 1.25 million net square feet of exhibit space, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

U.S. Domestic Shipments of Packaging Machinery Rising to $8.5B by 2020

The value of domestic shipments of packaging machinery is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 percent reaching $8.5 billion in 2020, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. More than half of this growth is expected to come from the food and beverage sector.

U.S. Remains Largest Market for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

The U.S. continues to be the largest market for pharmaceutical and medical devices, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. As the global demand for medicines and devices rise, processors are concerned with issues such as changing consumer demographics, regulatory issues, the need for cost containment, advances in 3D printing and updating legacy lines.

October

B&R Industrial Automation to Sponsor the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016

B&R Industrial Automation will sponsor the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase at PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9, McCormick Place, Chicago), reports PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

Largest Innovation Stage Ever at PACK EXPO International/Pharma EXPO Reflects Growth in Packaging Machinery Market

The Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) will produce the largest on-floor education program since its inception in 2012, with 71 Innovation Stage sessions across four stages, featuring new technology and advances from all segments of the processing and packaging market.

Rockwell Automation to Present Smart Manufacturing Solutions at PACK EXPO International

Rockwell Automation subject-matter authorities will address key industry topics in a three-part series of free educational programs at PACK EXPO International 2016 in Chicago. Held at the Innovation Stage (N-4570), the interactive presentations will provide valuable information on track and trace, remote monitoring and smart machines.

Pharma EXPO Conference and Innovation Stage Shoot to Solve Top Industry Challenges

Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), co-located with PACK EXPO International will provide two educational platforms to address key trends and issues along the pharmaceutical supply chain. The show, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will feature a dedicated Innovation Stage as well as the Pharma EXPO Conference Program organized by the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Each will address the latest technologies and practices in combating counterfeit drugs, packaging for patient safety and enhancing efficiency and flexibility.

PMMI Media Breakfast to Launch ProFood Tech 2017 Registration

Please join PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, for a Tuesday morning media breakfast at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016.

Industry Growth Powers Largest Ever PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO

PACK EXPO International (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) and co-located Pharma EXPO 2016 projects as a record breaker with a combined 50,000 attendees seeking new technologies and insights from 2,500-plus exhibitors over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PMMI Media Breakfast Highlights 2016 State of the Industry Report and Updates on the PACK EXPO Portfolio of Trade Shows

Please join PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, for an opening day media breakfast at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016.

Meet the Future Workforce of the Industry at PACK EXPO's NextGen Networking Fair

The inaugural NextGen Networking Fair, a new event from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, offers a one-of-a-kind matchmaking opportunity for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 exhibitors and attendees to connect with the emerging workforce.

ESKO to Sponsor Clemson University’s Exhibit at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016

ESKO will sponsor Clemson University’s Consumer-Driven Package Design exhibit, one of the most dynamic show floor events at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), reports PACK EXPO Producer, PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies. Clemson’s interactive exhibit (Booth N-4543) will explore the impact of packaging on consumers.

September

Rockwell Automation to Present Innovative Solutions at PACK EXPO 2016

Rockwell Automation subject matter experts will be among the industry leaders providing free educational programming addressing top-of-mind challenges and trends on the Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO. Located in Booth N-4570, Rockwell Automation presentations will focus on track and trace, remote monitoring and smart machines.

PMMI FSMA Update Report Tracks Compliance Progress for Food Companies

While large food companies and OEMs are well on their way towards compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), many food companies are still struggling to understand all aspects of the new law. The latest FSMA Update Report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, analyzes responses from 47 food industry stakeholders on FSMA preparedness and identifies what food manufacturers need from supplier partners.

August

Industry-Defining Associations Welcomed to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 Partner Program

The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago welcoming 31 associations and 11 international pavilion organizers committed to better serving their members and supporting the processing and packaging industries, reports PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PMMI Brings a Packed Innovation Stage Back to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016

The Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) is shaping up to be the largest and most robust on-floor education feature since its inception in 2012, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

July

Lenze Americas to Sponsor Lounges at PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2016

Lenze Americas (Booth N-5125) has committed to sponsoring lounges for exhibitors and PMMI members at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016, according to PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

The Showcase of Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO to Feature Award-Winning Packaging Designs

The Showcase of Packaging Innovations, sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), will return to PACK EXPO International (Nov. 6–9, 2016; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The showcase will display the latest innovations and award-winning designs in packaging.

May

DuPont Packaging and Rockwell Automation to Sponsor PACK gives BACK™

DuPont Packaging and Rockwell Automation have committed to title-level co-sponsorships for the PACK gives BACK event, reports PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies. The event, featuring the world-famous magician and entertainer pair, Penn and Teller, will take place at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9, McCormick Place, Chicago).

April

Breaking Down Sustainable Packaging

Forty-six years after the first Earth Day, consumer awareness of the environment and their ensuing demand for sustainable products has prompted the processing and packaging industry to respond with sustainable initiatives in operations and packaging.

Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns to PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2016

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center (Booth S-2962) organized and brought to you by The Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo and BNP Media, will return to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9, 2016; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to PACK EXPO producer PMMI, the Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

PACK EXPO Int’l/Pharma EXPO 2016 Lounges Announced

The Candy Bar Lounge, The Beverage Cooler Lounge and the Baking-Snack Break Lounge will all return to PACK EXPO International 2016 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 6–9) and the co-located Pharma EXPO, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

The Dow Chemical Company Returns as the Exclusive Sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations

The Dow Chemical Company has committed to sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO International (November 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) through 2018, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

March

ASCO Returns as Sponsor for the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2016

ASCO, an Emerson company, will sponsor the seventh edition of the annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

U.S. Food Packaging Market Forecast to Grow Through 2022

The U.S. food packaging market is forecast to grow at a steady rate of 2.9 percent CAGR through 2022, according to the just released 2016 Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Registration Open for PACK EXPO Int’l/Pharma EXPO 2016

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO Portfolio of Trade Shows, announces the opening of registration for PACK EXPO International 2016 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 6–9) and the co-located Pharma EXPO, a joint venture with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

2014

December

Innovation Touches 8 Key Trends at PACK EXPO Int’l & Pharma EXPO 2014

Flexibility, sustainability and serialization were among the market drivers recognized in a report on trends at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5) published this week by show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

November

PACK EXPO Int’l 2014 Attendance Tops 2012 by 6.5%

Packaging and processing professionals gathered in Chicago last week for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014, the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America. With preliminary figures topping 48,600 attendees, show owner and producer PMMI — The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies — anticipates recording a 6.5 percent attendance jump over 2012.

PACK EXPO: Now Serving the North East

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will bring the latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast, with the debut of the newest event in its PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PACK EXPO East (Feb. 16-18, 2015; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). The new show brings PACK EXPO – and the innovation, educational resources and networking opportunities it’s known for – to the North East in the region’s only event for processing and packaging technologies across industries.

Shipments Up 6%, Secondary Packaging Takes on Dual Role

U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent, to $7.9 billion, in 2013; and a rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PMMI Completes Purchase of Summit Media Group, Inc.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has purchased Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging.

PMMI and PACK EXPO — Two New Sr. Vice Presidents

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to announce the promotion of two staff members, Katie Bergmann and Jim Pittas, to senior vice president.

October

Making the Most of PACK EXPO

With 13 PACK EXPO shows to its name, Pro Mach (Booth N-5304) is no stranger to exhibiting at PACK EXPO — and that’s for good reason. Pro Mach’s 25 brands span the food, beverage, personal goods and pharmaceutical markets, as does PACK EXPO’s attendee base.

Ray Luca Joins PACK EXPO Team

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to welcome Ray Luca to the staff as director of expositions. Luca oversees the team responsible for the operations and management of the PACK EXPO events — most immediately at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

Showcase of Packaging Innovations® Spotlights Contenders in Worldwide Packaging Competitions

Those looking for packaging innovation will find it in the award-winning designs at PACK EXPO International (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place). In its 11th year, the Showcase of Packaging Innovations (Booth N-5760), sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company, is expected to inspire the next breakthrough in packaging design.

Cross Pollinate Ideas and Watch Innovations Flower

The Center for Trends and Technology (CTT) (Booth S-3907), sponsored for the second year by Rockwell Automation® and its Partner Network™ Program, will be a center for cross pollinating ideas at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO (McCormick Place, Chicago: Nov. 2–5, 2014).

ASCO Numatics Sponsors Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce ASCO Numatics (Booth N-6134) will sponsor the fifth edition of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place). This marks the fourth time ASCO Numatics has sponsored the contest, which sends teams of students from a mix of schools around the show floor to complete tasks at exhibitor booths.

More Exhibitors than Ever at 2nd-Largest PACK EXPO Event in History

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, predicts 2014 will set some new records for PACK EXPO International (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place) and the debut of Pharma EXPO, co-produced by PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Together, the shows will feature 2,400 processing and packaging solutions providers — the highest number of exhibitors ever recorded at any PACK EXPO event — and cover over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space.

Entire Industry Benefits when Partner Program Convenes at PACK EXPO & Pharma EXPO

Industry associations that want to better serve their members and raise their profiles have continued to sign on to the Partner Program at PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago). PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, which owns and produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, reports the 2014 group of partners is the largest seen to date.

Lenze Americas Sponsors Lounges at PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; Chicago, Illinois) announces that Lenze Americas will sponsor lounges for exhibitors and PMMI members at PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO 2014.

Take a Break to Innovate at PACK EXPO International 2014

Innovation Stage will bring critical insights to the PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago) show floor with over 50 free presentations addressing a wide range of breakthrough technologies, trends and challenges. The full schedule of sessions is available online.

B&R Industrial Automation Sponsors 6th Annual PACK Solutions Challenge

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is proud to announce B&R Industrial Automation is sponsoring the sixth annual PACK Solutions Challenge at PACK EXPO International 2014, co-located with Pharma EXPO (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

PMMI Members will Draw Attention to Packaging, Processing & Manufacturing Jobs During Manufacturing Day 2014

PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is proud to announce that its members are participating in Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is an annual event co-sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

Get Smart at PACK EXPO

Innovation Stage, the Food Safety Summit Resource Center, The Reusables Learning Center, The Center for Trends and Technologies — they all mean the same thing: Education on the show floor at PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO (Nov. 2–5, 2014; McCormick Place, Chicago). And they’re just a few of the on-the-floor venues for education at the most comprehensive packaging and processing event on this side of the Atlantic.

Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to be Honored Nov. 4

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, beginning at 5:15 p.m., the packaging and processing industry will honor Mel Bahr; Jim Downham; Joseph Hotchkiss, Ph.D.; Toru Ichikawa; Bern McPheely and Boh Tsai, Ph.D. at a reception and induction ceremony held in conjunction with PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago) at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

September

PMMI Announces Purchase of Summit Media Group, Inc.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging. The sale is expected to conclude in late October, according to PMMI Chairman Bill Crist, CEO, Kliklok-Woodman, who delivered the announcement at PMMI’s Annual Meeting today.

August

Solutions are the Focus for the Center for Trends & Technology

The Center for Trends and Technology (CTT) at PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago) will feature 10 daily education sessions, according to CTT sponsor Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™, and PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

GE Intelligent Platforms Sponsors Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to announce GE’s Intelligent Platforms business is a sponsor of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center (Booth S-2962) at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

PMMI Study Details Beverage Packaging Trends and Demands

The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to "Beverage Packaging — An Industry Assessment," scheduled for release next month by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Packaging Hall of Fame Welcomes 6 New Inductees

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The six inductees will be honored at a reception in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 4, during PACK EXPO International. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the PMMI Foundation to support packaging and processing education.

AIPIA Congress Explores Profitability of Active & Intelligent Packaging

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Association (AIPIA) will survey the role active and intelligent packaging technology can play in profitability during AIPIA’s Congress (Nov. 2–4) during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

IBA Chooses PACK EXPO for Fall Membership Meeting

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to announce the Independent Bakers Association (IBA) will host its 2014 fall membership meeting during PACK EXPO International 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

Bemis Supports PACK gives BACK as Gold Sponsor

PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce Bemis North America, has committed to be a Gold Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. Making its Chicago debut, the benefit event features comedian Jay Leno, (formerly of The Tonight Show) and is exclusive for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO attendees. PACK gives BACK will be held during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago), on Monday, Nov. 3.

July

ISBT Endorses Beverage Cooler Lounge at PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is pleased to announce the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) will endorse and staff The Beverage Cooler Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

International Paper Sponsors PACK gives BACK

PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce that International Paper is a Gold Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. The Monday, Nov. 3, event features comedian Jay Leno (formerly of The Tonight Show) and will be held during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

Pro Mach Signs on as Title Sponsor of PACK gives BACK

PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce Pro Mach, Inc., has committed to be a Title Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. This event, open only to PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO registrants, will be held during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago), on Monday, Nov. 3, and features comedian Jay Leno (formerly of The Tonight Show).

Pharma EXPO Serves Growing Medical Device Industry

The global medical device industry has grown significantly over the last five years, and it is projected to reach approximately $302 billion by 2017 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1 percent (2011-2017) (Global Medical Device Industry 2012-2017, Lucintel). To serve this growing industry, Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago), co-located with PACK EXPO International, will provide solutions medical device manufacturers can use to enhance efficiency, speed and time to market, and to ensure regulatory compliance.

PMMI Announces 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame Commission

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame Commission. This group of industry professionals, educators and journalists will determine the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Contract Packagers are Choosing PACK EXPO

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5) and the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) are bringing a new feature, the Contract Packaging Association Sourcing Center, to PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO this fall (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5, 2014).

Processing & Packaging Industry Groups Converge at PACK EXPO

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2014, is pleased to announce more than 30 leading packaging and processing professional associations from all over the world will be on hand at PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5) in the Association Pavilion, on the Grand Concourse at the North Hall entrance.

June

PMMI’s Food Safety & Traceability Report Dives into FSMA Perceptions & Next Steps

Many stakeholders across the food industry appear to be confused about implementation deadlines surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to a recent study from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Compiled from 64 interviews with manufacturing professionals, the report details food manufacturers’ perceptions of FSMA, and how equipment manufacturers can best help them respond to the upcoming regulations. PMMI has also released a corresponding infographic to accompany the study findings.

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers Sponsors PACK gives BACK™

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, is pleased to announce that DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (DuPont) is a title sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. PACK gives BACK™ is one of the signature events of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2 – 5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

Retail Ready Packaging Hits the Shelves and the CPGs

Rrrip! The stock boy opens and places a tray of product on the shelf. Rrrip! He does it again. A few more times and he’s done — in a fraction of the time and with better results than if he had placed the product piece by piece.

Nominations Open for Packaging Hall of Fame

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is accepting nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2014.

May

The Processing Zone Returns to PACK EXPO International

According to a recent study released by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, 75 percent of manufacturers use robots at some point along their manufacturing line, including processing operations involving direct food contact. The report indicates that use of robotics has more than tripled in a number of industries in the past five years.

Baked-In Success

According to a recent IBISWorld report, revenue for snack food manufacturers in the United States has grown an estimated 3.4 percent annually over the last five years — with today’s revenue totaling $33.1 billion. To help baking and snack brands satisfy their growing market, PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago), North America’s largest resource for processing and packaging technologies this year, will provide access to thousands of technologies.

PMMI Talks Robotics and Retail Ready Innovation at interpack

More items "Made in the USA", advanced robotics and retail ready packaging were all on the docket at PMMI's press conference to kick off interpack (May 8-14; Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany). PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Hall 12/F01), addressed the top trends and challenges impacting the North American manufacturing sector. Findings from the association's report, "Quarterly Economic Outlook: Planning for 2nd Quarter 2014" forecast 1.9 percent growth in US Industrial Production this year.

Bosch Packaging Technology Sponsors Registration Kiosk

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of EXPO PACK México and the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces longtime exhibitor Bosch Packaging Technology is supporting EXPO PACK México 2014 (Centro Banamex, Mexico City; June 17-20) as the exclusive sponsor for attendee self-registration kiosks.

Center for Trends & Technology Educational Series Spotlights Efficiency & Efficacy in Production

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International, and Center for Trends & Technology (CTT) sponsors Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program have established a slate of presenters and topic areas for the educational sessions to be presented at The Center for Trends & Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation, at PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

PACK EXPO Supports WPO's WorldStar Awards as Platinum Sponsor

PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is pleased to announce PACK EXPO’s support, as a Platinum Sponsor, of the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) WorldStar Awards ceremony. WPO will present the awards Tuesday, May 13, during interpack (Düsseldorf, Germany; May 8–14).

April

Bosch Brings Morning Coffee to PACK EXPO Int'l & Pharma EXPO

PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, is pleased to announce Bosch Packaging Technology (Booth S-3514 and Booth W-603) will sponsor morning coffee service for exhibitors and attendees at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago). This is the first time any organization has offered complimentary coffee to all at the show.

Center for Trends & Technology Makes Second PACK EXPO Appearance

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago), announces the Center for Trends & Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation will make its second appearance at PACK EXPO, sponsored again by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork? program. The exhibit first appeared at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.

PMMI Announces Return of PACK gives BACK™ with Celebrated Comedian Jay Leno

PACK gives BACK is open to PACK EXPO 2014 & Pharma EXPO trade shows, will feature comedian Jay Leno, and will support the K9s for Warriors charity.

B&CMA Endorses and Hosts the Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

B&CMA will host the Baking–Snack Break Lounge for the baking and snack food industry at the PACK EXPO 2014 packaging and processing trade show.

March

PACK EXPO Int’l/Pharma EXPO 2014 Registration Opens

Registration is open for PACK EXPO 2014, one of the largest trade shows. Exhibits include the Reusables Learning Center from the Reusable Packaging Asso.

PMMI Brings Innovation to interpack

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will present packaging design solutions from North America at the interpack 2014 trade show.

Find Smart Solutions for Lifecycle Innovation at Pharma EXPO Debut

Pharma EXPO 2014 will offer attendees exhibits of the latest pharmaceutical technologies and the opportunity to attend a full range of education sessions.

The Dow Chemical Company to Sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®

The Dow Chemical Company will sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® at PACK EXPO International 2014 trade show.

February

ISPE Announces Call for Proposals for First-Ever Conference at Pharma EXPO

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announces a call for proposals for conferences at Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO 2014.

2013

November

PMMI Joins the SAVE FOOD Initiative

PACK EXPO trade shows owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce its partnership with the SAVE FOOD initiative.

PACK EXPO International Ranks 3rd in Nation

The PACK EXPO International packaging show in Las Vegas was ranked third on the Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine Gold 100 list of 2012 events.

3rd AIPIA World Congress to come to PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

The third Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) World Congress will be held alongside the PACK EXPO 2014 trade show.

PACK EXPO International 2014 Nears Capacity

The PACK EXPO 2014 packaging trade show is filling up with attendees from the candy, beverage, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, snack, and vegetable industries.

October

All Signs Point to Pharma EXPO’s Successful Debut

Pharma EXPO debuts with PACK EXPO International 2014. The trade shows will bring a world of processing and packaging design solutions to all industries.

PACK EXPO International 2014 On Track to Set New Record in Chicago

On the heels of the most successful PACK EXPO Las Vegas on record, show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports similar success in sight for PACK EXPO International 2014 and the inaugural Pharma EXPO, presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The event takes place Nov. 2–5, 2014 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

September

Global Response to Pharma EXPO Grows with Support from Pharmintech

Support is growing for Pharma EXPO, the new pharmaceutical industry event from PMMI, the producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows for packaging exhibitions.

July

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Solutions Providers Support Newly-Announced Pharma EXPO

PMMI, of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the ISPE will debut Pharma EXPO, a new show providing packaging and processing solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.