NEW! Introduction to Standards Development is a free program crafted by PMMI that is designed to benefit your business by providing insights related to standards participation. With knowledge of standards development, machinery can be designed, operated and maintained in accordance with applicable requirements. Also, machinery export business gains a tremendous benefit related to meeting requirements in effect at global destinations.
This program will increase your team's awareness of how standards can help your team meet its business objectives. In addition, the ability to participate in standards development supports a competitive solution for the global marketplace. The course is not industry-specific; it raises the importance and value of standards work within all industries. It features examples related directly to packaging and processing machinery.
In October of 2020, PMMI was awarded a Market Development Cooperator Program Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The partnership funding creates or sustains U.S. jobs by increasing or maintaining the export of American goods. With the financial and technical assistance provided by the International Trade Administration (ITA), PMMI developed this course to spread the education and awareness of standards.
To learn more and enroll in the course, head over to the PMMI Standards Training website.
This standard provides performance requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the risk reduction measures listed below when applied to machines.
Click here to download the reference document relating to the development of ANSI B11.19 - 2019.
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The requirements of this standard apply to new, modified or rebuilt industrial and commercial machinery which perform packaging functions for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging. Also included are: the conveying machinery used within the packaging functions; coordination of the packaging functions that take place in sequence on the production line; packaging related converting machinery. This standard does not apply to packaging machinery used by retail consumers.
Click here to download the reference document relating to the development of ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016.
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PMMI members may download a PDF copy of the complete EN-ISO-ANSI STANDARDS LIST.
The Model Equipment Service Agreement, developed by PMMI's Service Contact Task Force, is designed to assist members in identifying which contract terms are important in a service agreement, and how those terms may be drafted. The provisions of this Model Agreement have been selected based on several factors, including customs in the industry, clarity, and fairness.
Also available is a set of Explanatory Notes which provide additional guidance and some alternative contract provisions.
While the Model Agreement may be utilized as written, PMMI members may also choose to select only certain specific provisions and incorporate these into contracts they have already developed. Of course, the decision to use the Model Agreement or any of its provisions, or to even offer a service agreement, is a voluntary, independent business decision for each PMMI member to make on its own and based on what is in the best interests of the member.
PMMI’s Contact Task Force developed the PMMI Model Equipment Sales Agreement with input from the PMMI membership.
The Model Equipment Sales Agreement is designed to serve as a sample sales contract to assist members in identifying which contract terms are important in a sales agreement, and how those terms may be drafted. The terms of this Model Agreement have been selected based on several factors, including custom in the industry, clarity, and fairness.
While the Model Agreement may be utilized as written, PMMI members may also choose to select only certain specific provisions and incorporate these into contracts they have already developed. In this regard, also included is the document “Alternative Contract Clauses” which presents additional provisions that can be substituted for those in the Model Agreement. Of course, the negotiation process with customers may also result in different contract terms being used.
The Model Equipment Sales Agreement is intended to assist PMMI members. The decision to use the Model Agreement and its provisions, or any of the alternative clauses, is a voluntary business decision for each PMMI to make on its own and based on what is in the best interests of the member. PMMI does not require adherence.
PMMI intends to maintain the Model Agreement as a relevant and useful tool. Comments regarding the Model Agreement, including suggested modifications, are encouraged and should be submitted via e-mail to PMMI’s Director of Technical Services.
The RFID Experts Group (REG) was formed by the United States Dept. of Defense to speed implementation of Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and develop guidelines that could be incorporated into military standards.
However, since large retailers began utilizing RFID technology, REG sponsorship was transferred to AIM Global. Vist the AIM Global Web site to review the standards pertaining to this increasingly integral technology.
The REG subgroups have developed various guidelines, published as Terms of Reference (ToR). The leadership for ToR13, focused on packaging, is under PMMI.
ToR13, Proposed Guidelines for the Use of passive RFID Transponders on Transport units and Pallets for Commercial Uses, is available now for download and comment below.
This standard, MIL-STD-882E, replaces MIL-STD-882D and is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies within the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DOD).
This standard practice addresses an approach (a standard practice normally identified as system safety) useful in the management of environmental, safety, and health mishap risks encountered in the development, test, production, use, and disposal of DOD systems, subsystems, equipment, and facilities. The approach described herein conforms to the acquisition procedures in DOD Regulation 5000.2-R and provides a consistent means of evaluating identified mishap risks.
This document is divided into the Procedures for Development and Maintenance of Standards, as well as annexes which provide additional information about the development and processing of standards. These procedures were new in 2003 when PMMI changed from the “canvass” to “organization” method of standards development. The changes in this 2010 revision bring “PMMI’s Procedures” into compliance with the most current edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.
ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards is referenced in the PMMI Procedures for Development and Maintenance of Standards document and outlines the mandatory requirements, commercial terms and 188.8.131.52 Criteria for withdrawal.
PMMI’s FSMA Consultant, Jeff Barach provides an in-depth overview including what steps packaging and processing equipment manufacturers should take to be proactive.
The 4th edition of PMMI’s Guide to the Key European Directives for Packaging Machinery is now available. If your company exports packaging machinery into the European Economic Area (EEA) the new PMMI guide is a must have resource. The sections of the new EU guide on RoHS, WEEE, REACH were reviewed by US legal council based in Brussels for content and accuracy.
Download the European Directives for updated information about: