PMMI infographic recognizes gains in sustainability

PMMI celebrates Earth Day with infographic, announces 25 new members.

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Forty-six years after the first Earth Day, consumer awareness of the environment and their ensuing demand for sustainable products has prompted the processing and packaging industry to respond with sustainable initiatives in operations and packaging.

The “Breaking Down Sustainable Packaging” infographic, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, shows how the industry, particularly food and beverage, household and personal care, and healthcare packaging segments are adopting sustainable practices to meet the increased demand of consumers.

“We’re seeing more green options in packaging — recyclable, reusable and degradable — as manufacturers reduce source material creating lighter primary and secondary packaging thus reducing waste,” said Paula Feldman, director of business intelligence for PMMI. “We expect this practice to increase in the coming years as CPGs strive to meet consumer demand.”

Click here to view the infographic then right click to download.

For more detailed information on sustainability in the processing and packaging industry, download any of the complimentary executive summaries for PMMI Business Intelligence reports listed below. Full reports are available for $500 per report:

Global Trends Impacting the Market for Packaging Machinery
Personal Care Market Assessment Report
Flexible Packaging Market Assessment Report
Beverage Packaging Market Assessment

The latest sustainable processing and packaging solutions can be found at Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago). Register online at packexpointernational.com. Registration for Pack Expo and Pharma Expo is $30 through Oct. 14, when it increases to the on-site fee of $100.

PMMI also recently announced the addition of 25 new members, bringing total membership to 748 companies.

General members
ABOX Automation Corp., Lincoln Park, New Jersey
Doran Scales, Batavia, Illinois
GammTech Corporation, Palmetto, Florida
Labelmate USA, Henderson, Nevada
MAC Automation Concepts Woodstock, Illinois
Mepaco, part of Apache Stainless, Deaver Dam, Wisconsin
Pneu-Con Inc., Ontario, California
Sentry Equipment Corp., Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
UNINET, Hawthorne, California
Unitherm Food Systems, Inc., Bristow, Oklahoma
Universal Machine & Engineering Corp., Stowe, Pennsylvania
Van Doren Sales Inc., East Wenatchee, Washington
Wepackit Machinery, Durham, Ontario, Canada

Materials members
Packsize International, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
Schur Star Systems Inc., Oceanside, California
Visstun, Las Vegas, Nevada

Supplier members
AMK Drives & Controls, Richmond, Virginia
Carlo Gavazzi Inc., Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Codian Robotics of the Americas, Rives Junction, Michigan
Delta Products Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Irinox SPA, Corbanese, TV, Italy
Lion Precision, Shoreview, Minnesota
Van der Graaf, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Weiss NA, Willoughby, Ohio
Wenglor Sensoric LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio


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