International consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and private label brands will enjoy sharpened insight into the latest processing and packaging innovations and trends when they visit the PMMI stand (Hall 12, Stand F01) at Interpack 2011 (May 12-18; Düsseldorf, Germany).
The popular online magazine gets its own searchable archive site,
helping packaging machinery specifiers and builders research
innovative, modular machinery and automation trends in the packaging
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has established
the Mark C. Garvey Scholarship in memory of Mark C. Garvey, past
Chairman of PMMI and a long-time supporter of packaging education who
passed away earlier this year.
Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
According to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s seventh-annual Purchasing Plans Study, consumer and industrial goods companies will increase packaging expenditures this year to $5.479 billion, a 4% rise compared to 2003.
A recent survey of PMMI member companies identified quick-changeover capabilities, flexibility, and fast speeds as the top three machine attributes most often requested by companies purchasing new packaging equipment.
Elected to four-year terms on the Board of Directors at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute are (from left) John Raterman, vice president North American sales at Nordson Corp.; Glenn Siegele, president of Omega Design Corp.; Randy Spahr, vice president of Packaging Machines Intl.; and Andrew Zucaro, president of Azco Corp.
The 2002 - 2003 Packaging Machinery Directory is available from the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. The 25th edition lists detailed company and product details for 433 association member companies.
More than 700 companies will exhibit at Expo Pack Mexico 2002, to be held June 25 to 28 at Expo Santa Fe in Mexico City. Organized and produced by Oprex (Mexico City, Mexico) and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA), Expo Pack is co-located with Procesa, the food and beverage processing machinery and equipment show.
–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
Despite the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute reports that Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001s total attendance of 25곆 topped 1999s figures by more than 2ꯠ people.
Nearly 700 companies have already signed up to exhibit at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, reported Bernard McPheely, chairman of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) and chief executive officer of Hartness Intl., Inc. (Greenville, SC).
More than 100 people attended the most recent OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) meeting in Chicago during Pack Expo Intl. 2000. The meeting’s purpose: to report progress since the group’s first official meeting in March 2000, also in Chicago.
PMMI's (Arlington, VA) 1998-99 Packaging Machinery Directory is now available. The directory provides detailed information and contacts for more than 400 U.S., and for the first time, Canadian companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery.
Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
Wilhelm B. Bronander passed away on April 8, 1996. He is recognized for more than 40 years of service to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute and was instrumental in the formation of Pack Expo.
At the November 13-17 Pack Expo 94, visitors (51꽘) were up 15% and the number of exhibiting companies (1곥) climbed 11% over Pack Expo 92 numbers, reports the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.