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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 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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