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PACK EXPO Southeast Debuts Spring 2025 in Atlanta

November 14, 2022

PACK EXPO Southeast will debut spring 2025 in Atlanta (March 10-12; Georgia World Congress Center) bringing packaging and processing machinery, materials, and technology all under one roof to a growing manufacturing corridor.‍

Waterford Union High School Claims Top Prize in the PACK Challenge at PACK EXPO International

October 26, 2022

The team from Waterford Union High School claimed the top prize of $6,000 for Overall Best in Show, in the first-ever PACK Challenge, sponsored by PepsiCo, held at PACK EXPO International.

Team Two Takes the Win in 2022 Amazing Packaging Race

October 26, 2022

Four students emerged champions today as winners of the 2022 Amazing Packaging Race on the PACK EXPO International show floor. Sponsored by Emerson, the race brought together 25 teams from schools across the U.S. to complete a series of challenges spanning over 1.2 million net-square-feet of exhibit space.

PACK EXPO International Attendance Surpasses Last Edition

October 26, 2022

Back after four years, the industry came together in a big way at PACK EXPO International. The show convened over 44,000 attendees, surpassing the 2018 event. With 2,200 exhibitors showcasing groundbreaking packaging and processing innovations over 1.2 million net square feet at McCormick Place in Chicago, PACK EXPO International was the one and only time the entire industry came together this year.

PMMI Awards Six Students $5,000 PACK EXPO Scholarships

October 25, 2022

The PMMI Foundation, of PMMI, awards six PACK EXPO scholarships totaling $30,000 to students attending PMMI Education Partners. Scholarship recipients were recognized yesterday at the annual PACK gives BACK™ networking reception, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, at PACK EXPO International.

Celebrate the 2022 Technology Excellence Awards Recipients

October 25, 2022

The winners of the 2022 Technology Excellence Awards at PACK EXPO International were announced today at PACK EXPO International in Chicago. After months of narrowing down 60 qualified entries, three days of onsite voting allowed PACK EXPO International attendees to be the ultimate judge of the most innovative materials and technologies at the show.

Automation Takes Center Stage at PACK EXPO International:  New Report Indicates Labor Shortages Driving the Push Toward Automation

October 24, 2022

Labor shortages are driving consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to adopt automated solutions, according to The Future of Automation in Packaging and Processing report released today at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26, 2022; McCormick Place, Chicago).

PACK EXPO International Opens as the World’s Most Comprehensive Packaging and Processing Show in 2022

October 23, 2022

PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26, 2022; McCormick Place, Chicago) opened today with over 2,000 exhibitors displaying innovations for more than 40 vertical markets across 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space. The show, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is the most comprehensive event for packaging and processing in 2022.

The Emerging Brands Alliance will Award Three Emerging Brands Grants on October 23 in Chicago

October 20, 2022

The Emerging Brands Alliance, an organization dedicated to helping new brands scale manufacturing, has recently announced the finalists for the 2022 Emerging Brands Grants. The Alliance will distribute $60,000 in grant funding to the emerging brands community this year, where some of the most inventive new consumer packaged goods are originating.

Industry Connections Abound at PACK EXPO International 2022

October 12, 2022

As the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26, 2022; McCormick Place, Chicago) will offer attendees from more than 40 vertical markets the opportunity to connect in many ways. From educational opportunities to open forums to receptions, PACK EXPO International, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is the place to forge essential connections needed to move this industry forward.

Get Ready for PACK EXPO International, With More Features Than Ever

September 29, 2022

Unmatched Breadth of New Technologies and Materials in Person. The packaging and processing industries are set to come together to share innovations, connect with colleagues, hear from experts, see machinery-in-action and the latest packaging materials at the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26, 2022; McCormick Place, Chicago), produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PepsiCo supports the future workforce as the sponsor of PACK EXPO International’s PACK Challenge Competition

September 15, 2022

PepsiCo is the official title sponsor of PACK Challenge, the first of its kind end-to-end packaging competition bringing together six high school teams for a machine building challenge at PACK EXPO International (October 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago). PepsiCo’s sponsorship represents its commitment to the advancement of the packaging and processing workforce.

New Innovation Spurs U.S. Packaging and Converting Machinery Shipments to Increase in 2022

September 7, 2022

Shipments of packaging and converting machinery in the U.S. are growing, according to the PMMI State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery report produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Enhanced Partner Program Increases Value at PACK EXPO International

August 29, 2022

The Association Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO International 2022 (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), where the entire packaging and processing industry will gather to see the latest innovations, network, learn from experts, and experience machinery in action.

Pharmaceutical Industry Increases Automation, Digitization

August 15, 2022

White paper and infographic highlight key trends and industry growth‍ The pharmaceutical industry registered $800 million in sales in 2020 and is forecast to grow at a 7.6% compound annual growth rate through 2026, according to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Trends Shaping the Future, a white paper published in March 2022 by PMMI Business Intelligence, a division of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

WestRock Sponsors The Showcase of Packaging Innovations

August 5, 2022

See the latest innovations on display at PACK EXPO International 2022‍ WestRock is the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth S-2130) at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago). Located in the West Building, The Showcase of Packaging Innovations (Booth W-20052) features winning entries from worldwide packaging competitions, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.‍

Countdown to The Year’s Biggest Packaging and Processing Trade Show

August 2, 2022

PACK EXPO International is back and will open its doors on October 23, 2022 at McCormick Place, Chicago. As the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, this year’s edition will offer attendees more features than ever before and the opportunity to experience more innovations in four days than in a year’s worth of research.

The Role of Robots and Cobots Continues to Grow

July 19, 2022

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have embraced robotics. Expanded intelligence, mobility, and sensing capabilities are opening up new applications for robots and cobots in processing, primary packaging, secondary packaging, and transport packaging. As a result, usage is growing along the entire line from initial inputs to end-of-line, according to Robots & Cobots, An Automated Future, a white paper produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Emerging Brands Summit Launches at PACK EXPO International

June 23, 2022

The brand-new Emerging Brands Summit, produced by PMMI Media Group, will launch at PACK EXPO International 2022 (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago). This one-day event will feature educational content and tabletop exhibits aimed to assist startup manufacturing companies grow their operations.

PACK EXPO International Challenges Students’ Creativity in New Machine Building Competition

June 15, 2022

PACK Challenge, a brand-new packaging competition will bring six high school teams together for a head-to-head machine-building challenge at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PACK EXPO International Returns with PACK gives BACK

June 15, 2022

PACK EXPO’s annual event PACK gives BACK, returns to PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago) bigger and better than ever! For the first time in its Chicago history, the event will be a musical performance, with headlining band STYX taking center stage at McCormick Place, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Rockwell Automation returns as title sponsor and proceeds will benefit the PMMI Foundation.

Lenze America’s Returns as Sponsor at PACK EXPO International

May 20, 2022

Lenze Americas is sponsoring lounges for exhibitors and PMMI members at PACKEXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

As Technology Becomes More Pervasive, so do Cyber Attacks

May 11, 2022

The use of new and evolving technologies such as fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, cloud computing and connected machine sensor networks, remote access, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity increased exponentially over the last two years. While these technologies make manufacturing more efficient, they also create new exploitable points of vulnerability, according to the Cybersecurity: Assess Your Risk white paper from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Emerson Continues Support of Packaging and Processing Industry Education

April 27, 2022

Emerson will continue their more than a decade long sponsorship of The Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PACK EXPO International Returns this Fall, with More Features than Ever Before

April 6, 2022

Registration is now open for the long awaited return of PACK EXPO International 2022 (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022. In response to the unprecedented demands on the industry, PACK EXPO International 2022 will offer more features than ever before, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.