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November 29, 2016 - Global Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions Growing to Protect Brands and Consumers
Globalization is creating an increasingly complex, continuously growing supply chain. With more suppliers and more products coming from different countries, it is critical to identify, capture and share accurate product information. In this environment, counterfeiting has become a growing challenge.

November 28, 2016 - PMMI Releases Newly Revised ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 Standard
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce the approval of its ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery standard as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute by the Board of Standards Review. The objective of the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 standard is to improve the safety of packaging and processing machinery and eliminate injuries to personnel working on these systems by establishing requirements for the design, construction, reconstruction, modification, installation, set–up, operation and maintenance of processing and packaging machinery systems.

November 17, 2016 - 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.

November 14, 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.

November 8, 2016 - 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.

November 7, 2016 - New By-laws Spotlight PMMI's Globalization
An industry leader in packaging for more than 80 years, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, redefined its by-laws, reaffirming its vision as the global resource for the processing and packaging supply chain. Updating membership by-laws positions PMMI to properly keep pace with an ever-evolving and growing marketplace through its inclusion of more industry contributors.

November 7, 2016 - 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.

November 6, 2016 - 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.

November 6, 2016 - 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.

November 6, 2016 - 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.

November 1, 2016 - OpX Leadership Network Releases New Guide on Validation Activities for Baking Processes
The OpX Leadership Network’s Workforce Product Safety Solutions Group is pleased to release Spotlight on Baking, a guideline derived from their more comprehensive publication, AnchorValidating the Reduction of Salmonella and Other Pathogens in Heat Processed Low-Moisture Foods, published in Sept. 2012.

October

October 28, 2016 - 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.

October 26, 2016 - 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.

October 25, 2016 - 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.

October 20, 2016 - 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.

October 19, 2016 - 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.

October 18, 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.

October 18, 2016 - 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.

October 17, 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.

October 14, 2016 - 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

September 30, 2016 - 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.

September 29, 2016 - 2016 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards – Submissions Open
The OpX Leadership Network, convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce submissions for the third annual Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards are now open. The Program Submission Form and Project Submission form is due by Dec. 15, 2016.

September 28, 2016 - PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 Positioned to Break Records
With little more than a year to go, the 2017 installment of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 25–27; Las Vegas) is already positioned to surpass its 2015 numbers, according to PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for the Packaging and Processing Technologies. At the completion of exhibitor booth selection, PACK EXPO Las Vegas is up 10 percent with nearly 700,000 nsf sold and Healthcare Packaging EXPO is up 20 percent, compared to this same number of weeks out in 2015. The show is expected to be a sold-out event with 2,000+ exhibiting companies.

September 27, 2016 - 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.

September 23, 2016 - PMMI Rolls Swell to Record Membership
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has reached a record 761 member companies, after the approval of 24 new member companies at its Annual Meeting Sept. 19–21 in Milwaukee.

September 2, 2016 - EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017 Shows Record Growth
Ten months before its debut in the annual rotation with EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017 (June 13–15, Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco) is already three times the size of 2015, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

August

August 16, 2016 - 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.

August 12, 2016 - New Media Brand ProFood World to Cover the Food and Beverage Processing Industry
PMMI Media Group this week launched ProFood World, a new brand to serve the business information needs of the global food and beverage processing industry.

August 8, 2016 - 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

July 26, 2016 - 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.

July 20, 2016 - Food and Beverage Processing Industry Leaders Validate Demand for ProFood Tech
With nine months until its debut, leading international food and beverage corporations are lining up to support the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago) powered by PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, considers the commitments of these influential companies an affirmation of the market’s need for a comprehensive processing event in North America.

July 14, 2016 - 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.

June

June 16, 2016 - Food Industry Media Veterans Join PMMI Media Group
PMMI Media Group, a division of PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, recently welcomed two industry heavyweights to their growing roster of business-to-business media professionals. Patrick Young, the former Publisher of Food Engineering and Joyce Fassl, the former Editor-in-Chief of Food Engineering have joined the Chicago-based company to launch a new media brand called ProFood World. The new brand, debuting this summer, will cover news, innovations, products and technologies for the global food and beverage processing industry.

June 1, 2016 - New Venue Welcomes Largest EXPO PACK México
EXPO PACK México’s move to Expo Bancomer Santa Fe resulted in the largest show in its 31-year history, growing seven percent from last year, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

May

May 31, 2016 - 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).

May 18, 2016 - PMMI Announces Release of New Mechatronics Certification Test — Mechanical Components 2
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the release of a new Mechatronics Certification test – Mechanical Components 2. PMMI’s Mechatronics Certification tests help manufacturers identify levels of competency for new candidates and assess the capabilities of current employees. The release of this new test completes the second level of PMMI’s Mechatronics Certifications.

May 5, 2016 - McCormick & Company and Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients Receive First Place at Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards
OpX Leadership Network Honors Consumer Packaged Goods Companies with Improved Performance in Sustainability

April

April 26, 2016 - PMMI Welcomes 25 New Members
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, approved the addition of 25 new member companies at the PMMI Executive Leadership Conference earlier this month.

April 25, 2016 - Over 200 Exhibitors Committed to PACK EXPO East 2017
PACK EXPO East 2017 returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Feb. 27–March 1, 2017, after a powerful launch in 2015 that far exceeded attendance expectations. 2017 has already attracted 220 committed leading packaging industry companies who will have access to a regional audience of 7,000 motivated East Coast buyers.

April 22, 2016 - 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.

April 21, 2016 - 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.

April 19, 2016 - 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.

April 4, 2016 - 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

March 30, 2016 - 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.

March 18, 2016 - 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.

March 15, 2016 - 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).

January

January 26, 2016 - Exhibit Space Nearly Sold-out for EXPO PACK México
An increase in consumer demand for personalization and convenience products is driving the burgeoning Latin American processing and packaging market, according to the 2015 Global Packaging Study from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

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