Packaging

Comprehensive information on the types and uses of packaging in material handling and warehousing with an emphasis on reusable and eco packaging.

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Global Packaging Design Emphasizes Convenience, Ergonomics and Customization
DuPont Packaging Award judges discuss global trends in six-part video series.
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Dimensional Weight: Don’t Let it Weigh You Down!
In 2015, a new era in shipment pricing will go into effect when major carriers implement dimensional ("dim") weight pricing for all ground packages...

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By Josh Bond · October 11, 2017
Packing and shipping—as the final step of fulfillment—are the last chance for an operation to ensure the job is well done.Warehouse Basics series
By Josh Bond · October 10, 2017
Amid a record-setting drought, the company met sustainability and productivity goals. Warehouse Sustainability, Green Warehouse, LEED Certified Warehouse Solutions
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2017
Environmental factors don't have to result in label damage, read errors and lost productivity.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2017
Attendees and exhibitors come together to raise $325,000 for hurricane relief.
By MMH Staff · October 3, 2017
Six students studying packaging and processing at PMMI Partner Schools each receive $5,000 scholarships.
By MMH Staff · September 28, 2017
Students from CalPoly, San Jose State, Virginia Tech take top prize.
By MMH Staff · September 27, 2017
Recently renamed the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame, honored industry professionals will be inducted into the Class of 2018 during PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018.
By MMH Staff · September 27, 2017
Registration for PACK EXPO East 2018 opened this week amidst forecasts of strong growth in the U.S. packaging industry from the 2017 State of the Packaging Industry report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
By MMH Staff · September 25, 2017
Campaign in response to significant increase in regulatory agency visits to manufacturing facilities across the U.S.
PREMIUM
By MMH Staff · September 18, 2017
A comprehensive look at the software, hardware and equipment that ensure packaging processes are as efficient as possible.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2017
Leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer acquires specialist in contract manufacturing, custom assembly, repacking, and food product packaging and fulfillment for consumer packaged goods companies.
By MMH Staff · September 14, 2017
More than 100 individuals and companies have already pledged $25,000, and PMMI will match funds up to $100,000; all proceeds from the annual Pack Gives Back event featuring The Doobie Brothers will be donated to the American Red Cross.
By MMH Staff · September 6, 2017
Winners to present their submissions at Pack Expo 2017 RPA Reusable Packaging Learning Center | Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm PDT
By MMH Staff · September 5, 2017
Leader in business-to-business distribution acquires family-owned and operated leading distributor of rigid packaging.
By Mike Levans · September 5, 2017
In effort to beat the drum and continue to push the “packaging revolution” forward, Modern offers our 5th-annual Packaging Issue—a field guide you can slip in your bag if you’re attending PMMI’s Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 25-27).

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