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Complexity of E-Commerce Supply Chain Raises the Stakes For Manufacturers

May 26, 2015 4:00 pm | by PACK EXPO, PMMI | Articles | Comments

With 131,447 U.S. businesses selling their products online, revenues near $298 billion and an annual growth rate close to 6 percent, the e-commerce supply chain’s growing volume is complemented by increased complexity.

PACK EXPO Case History: Flexible, Adaptable Cartoner Serves Pie Maker a Bigger Slice of Success

May 22, 2015 7:45 am | by PACK EXPO, PMMI | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers must continuously evaluate production lines and enhance efficiency —...

Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas

May 13, 2015 1:52 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center, a regular PACK EXPO feature since 2010, brings together...

PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas

May 1, 2015 12:25 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

Popular show floor feature, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program,...

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Will Feature Its Largest-Ever Show Floor

April 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

The Sept. 28-30 event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center will bring together more than 2,000 exhibitors showing their processing and packaging innovations to 30,000 attendees in over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Registration for the event is now open.

PACK EXPO East Brings Manufacturing Innovation to Philadelphia

February 10, 2015 1:35 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

PACK EXPO East will be a resource for food brands, processors, and packagers seeking the latest solutions and insights to improve the sustainability, efficiency productivity and security of the manufacturing supply chain.    

Finding Hygienic Designs that Work for Equipment Starts With One Voice

November 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence recently released “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.” The guidance document establishes a framework, including risk assessment, to determine equipment design for wet- and dry-clean environments. 


PACK EXPO 2014 Attendance Tops 2012 By 6.5 Percent

November 13, 2014 1:45 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

Packaging and processing professionals gathered in Chicago last week for PACK EXPO International. With preliminary figures topping 48,600 attendees, the show owner and producer PMMI anticipates recording a 6.5 percent attendance jump over 2012. 

PACK EXPO Event Raises $34K For K9s For Warriors

November 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

PMMI's PACK gives BACK™ at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 raised over $34,000 for K9s for Warriors, a charitable organization dedicated to providing service dogs to military veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress as a result of their service since 9/11. 

Chocolate Production Solutions to be Presented at PACK Expo

September 10, 2014 7:00 am | by Sollich North America LLC | News | Comments

Sollich KG of Germany is a leading global supplier of enrobers, tempering systems, cooling tunnels, and bar forming equipment with a complete line of optional auxiliary equipment.                   

PMMI Reveals Packaging Hall of Fame Commission

July 9, 2014 9:32 am | by PACK EXPO | News | Comments

PMMI declares the 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame Commission. PMMI has coordinated the Packaging Hall of Fame since 1971. The honor recognizes career packaging professionals and their contributions to both the industry and packaging education.

More Than 30 Global Packaging Industry Groups Expected at PACK EXPO

July 3, 2014 12:20 pm | by PACK EXPO | News | Comments

PMMI announced that more than 30 of the world's leading packaging industry groups will be attending the PACK EXPO International 2014. PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO, invited the organizations to exhibit as part of a program that strengthens industry connections.


Infographic: The Impacts of FSMA on Manufacturers

June 27, 2014 8:30 am | by PMMI | News | Comments

Since 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act has been top of mind throughout the food and beverage industry. PMMI’s recent Food Safety and Traceability Study analyzes the effects of FSMA on packaging and processing, and the steps to take to address the regulation.

PMMI Director A.J. Janosko Dies in Accident

June 25, 2014 8:10 am | by Chuck Yuska, President & CEO, PMMI | News | Comments

A.J. Janosko, director of expositions for PMMI, passed away as a result of an accident over the weekend. He was 45. Janosko joined PMMI in August 2012 to fill a newly created position handling much of the day-to-day show management. 

Retail-Ready Packaging Expands Globally

June 19, 2014 12:49 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

What’s behind growth in the market for retail ready packaging? According to a PMMI report, "Retail Ready Packaging: Research and Analysis," driving the expansion are retailers, particularly large-box stores and supermarkets, whose influence stems from sales volume.

PACK EXPO Accepting Nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame

June 10, 2014 9:50 am | by PMMI | News | Comments

The Packaging Hall of Fame is among the highest honors a packaging professional can achieve. Inductees — who are nominated and selected by their peers — are visionaries, transforming the packaging industry. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2014.

Seasoning, Bagging and Conveying Solutions

June 9, 2014 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 3ci VFFS packaging machine offers rates of up to 150bpm for applications such as potato chips and is suitable for high volumes of a wide variety of other products. The 3ci provides manufacturers with up to 30 percent improvement in performance.


PACK EXPO Brings Back The Processing Zone

May 30, 2014 12:29 pm | News | Comments

A recent study says 75 percent of manufacturers use robots at some point along their manufacturing line, including processing operations involving direct food contact. Use of robotics has more than tripled for some industries in the past five years.

PACK EXPO to Discuss Revenue Rise in Snack Foods

May 22, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

PACK EXPO International 2014 plans are underway to discuss the world of baking and snack manufacturers. The show will connect professionals with solutions from thousands of exhibitors. On-floor education sessions will be present throughout the show. 

PMMI Partners with Ipack-Ima to Launch East Afripack

April 18, 2014 11:22 am | News | Comments

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has partnered with Ipack-Ima Spa to produce East Afripack, the processing, packaging and converting technologies exhibition. East Afripack will debut Sept. 9–12, 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya.

PMMI: 'PACK gives BACK' Event to Feature Jay Leno

April 11, 2014 12:47 pm | News | Comments

PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces the return of PACK gives BACK™, Monday, Nov. 3. The event, open to PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO registrants, will feature comedian Jay Leno. A portion of ticket sales will support the K9s for Warriors charity.

EXPO PACK Guadalajara Adds New Pavilions

March 21, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has announced new pavilions for processing, pharmaceutical/medical devices and package printing, and new dates for the 2015 edition of its EXPO PACK Guadalajara. EXPO PACK Guadalajara will be held March 10–12, 2015.

PACK EXPO International 2014

January 13, 2014 3:16 pm | Events

When you need to meet efficiency benchmarks, roll out a new product, automate or streamline your operations, there’s only one place you need to go for the solutions to get it done: PACK EXPO International 2014.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Presentations to Help Brands Differentiate Their Packaging

September 18, 2013 1:00 pm | News | Comments

PolyOne Corporation announced that Greg Dixon, director of packaging application development, PolyOne Designed Structures and Solutions, and Sharon Derbyshire, industry manager, packaging, PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, will deliver presentations on the Innovation Stage next week at PACK EXPO.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Dairy Industry Looks to Optimize Production

September 17, 2013 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Globally, milk production is expected to reach 827 million tons in 2020 —19 percent over 2010 — and dairy product sales are expected to reach $494 billion in 2015. The need for efficiency has been driving that growth, according to a new study.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Learn About Better Food Safety

September 13, 2013 12:28 pm | News | Comments

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center, which will be located at booth S-7332, will offer free presentations, information and one-on-one consultations to address critical food safety issues and compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

PACK EXPO Coverage: Classroom Sessions Teach Innovative Technologies

September 11, 2013 12:36 pm | News | Comments

Attendees at PACK EXPO 2013 can learn firsthand about innovative technologies to improve production processes — such as line integration, cloud computing and mobility on the plant floor — in classroom sessions in Las Vegas, September 23 to 25.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Association Pavilion Is a Destination unto Itself

August 27, 2013 12:54 pm | News | Comments

“The Association Pavilion reflects the breadth of our attendee base,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “Exhibiting groups are here because this is where their members go for innovative technologies and ideas. PACK EXPO keeps the associations and their members moving forward.”

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