New PACKage Printing Pavilion Already Exceeding Expectations


HP Inc., QuickLabel and Printpack, Inc. are among the printing industry leaders who consider The PACKage Printing Pavilion at PACK EXPO International 2018 (Oct. 14–17, 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago), as the industry’s new main stage for package printing innovations, according to PACK EXPO show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“There has been an overwhelming response from exhibitors, and we are excited to see all the new package printing innovations PACK EXPO International will showcase,” says Laura Thompson, senior director of expositions, PMMI.

In addition to the printing principles mentioned above, a few of the big names showcasing their innovations in the debuting pavilion are:

  • Kao Collins Inc.
  • H.S. Crocker Co, Inc.
  • KBA - Kammann USA Inc.
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Dotec Roll Handling Solutions
  • Fastik
  • dic co., ltd.
  • Afinia Label
  • Colordyne Technologies

With a line-up like this and space approaching 90 percent full, this must-see pavilion is positioned to exceed the expectations of digitally charged end-users and OEMs hoping to explore the latest trends in packaging printing.

SKU proliferation, micro marketing efforts, sustainability and traceability concerns are driving companies toward digital packaging applications. Meanwhile, more and more suppliers at PACK EXPO International are exhibiting digital products, with an emphasis on smart packaging applications. The new PACKage Printing Pavilion brings together these digitally charged end-users and OEMs. The 50,000 square-foot pavilion specifically targeting package printing, located in the South Building at McCormick Place, shines a spotlight on digital printing and converting technologies for short-run, on-demand, cost-effective, variable data and personalized packaging.

Exhibitors can reserve space in the PACKage Printing Pavilion to showcase innovations such as digital color printing applications for folding cartons, corrugated and flexible packaging, labeling, coding and marketing solutions and other smart package printing options. Interested parties can submit an application and select PACKage Printing Pavilion as their location to exhibit in this new targeted area. Visit to view floor plans for the South Building, complete the space application and provide a deposit to secure your space. For more information, you can contact our show department at

PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO will bring together more than 2,500 exhibitors showcasing their processing and packaging innovations to 50,000 attendees in over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space. Learn more at


About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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