PMMI Talks Robotics and Retail Ready Innovation at interpack

May 8, 2014

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PMMI Talks Robotics and Retail Ready Innovation at interpack

Online platform helps attendees locate over 100 PMMI members showcasing processing and packaging innovation

Düsseldorf, Germany; May 8, 2014 — More items "Made in the USA", advanced robotics and retail ready packaging were all on the docket at PMMI's press conference to kick off interpack (May 8-14; Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany). PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Hall 12/F01), addressed the top trends and challenges impacting the North American manufacturing sector. Findings from the association's report, "Quarterly Economic Outlook: Planning for 2nd Quarter 2014" forecast 1.9 percent growth in US Industrial Production this year.

In addressing the latest trends and challenges impacting North American manufacturers, PMMI provided updates on the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, including PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago) where companies can find solutions to advance shelf impact, food safety, efficiency and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

"While an evolving regulatory landscape and economic uncertainty present manufacturers with hurdles, advanced processing and packaging technologies are building a bridge to opportunities for growth," says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. "With over 100 member companies showcasing innovations at interpack — and PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO taking place this fall, we are dedicated to connecting manufacturers around the world with the innovations they need to thrive."

As part of this initiative, PMMI has also launched Top101Innovators.com, an online platform where interpack attendees can conveniently identify and locate PMMI members exhibiting in Düsseldorf.

For more information on PMMI's members exhibiting at interpack, visit Top101Innovators.com or PMMI's booth at interpack (Hall 12/F01). To register for PACK EXPO International 2014 or Pharma EXPO, visit packexpo.com.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpo.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10-12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.

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Kate Achelpohl
Director of Member Communications
571.612.3183
kachelpohl@pmmi.org