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!
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By MMH Staff · April 4, 2017
Join MHI’s staff and Board of Governors at Industry Night with comedian Dana Carvey on Wednesday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in the McCormick Place South Grand Ballroom, Room S100.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Orion Packaging (Booth S412), powered by Pro Mach, introduces the company’s first automatically guided portable stretch wrapper, the AG360, designed for those distribution centers and manufacturers looking for greater flexibility in securing pallet sized and larger loads.
By Bridget McCrea · April 3, 2017
Packsize International (Booth S2059) officially rolled out its automated X4—the first on-demand packaging system to cut, fold, label and glue a flat corrugated box in 12 seconds
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Toshiba America Business Solutions today unveiled its large-format thermal bar code printers at ProMat 2017 (Booth S323).
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
On Tuesday, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 will be released on MHLRoadmap.org
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
With more than 850 exhibits, 100 informational seminars, and 350,000 square feet of expo space, ProMat 2017 offers the best in materials handling and supply chain technology and innovations.
<p>Monday’s panelists (from left) sustainability author and moderator Andrew Winston,Tamara Barker of UPS, Randolph Bradley of Boeing, and Rick Bingle of REI, listen as Bingle explained some of systems in REI’s latest green DC.</p> By Roberto Michel · April 3, 2017
Led by sustainability advisor and author Andrew Winston, a group of supply chain professionals from companies including UPS and REI shared their tips on greener, more efficient supply chains at Monday morning’s keynote.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
McCulloch unveiled the GlobalStac bulk container in a press conference yesterday.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 31, 2017
Pallet supplier’s expanded services deliver savings and sustainability throughout supply chain.
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By MMH Staff · March 31, 2017
Discover the 5 Tips that can help make your WMS implementation a success.
By MMH Staff · March 31, 2017
Thanks to a cooperation agreement with the event organizers, registration for the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017) also includes admission to both the ProMat and Automate events being held April 3–6 at McCormick Place, Chicago.
By Gregg Goodner · March 30, 2017
Welcome to ProMat 2017—the industry’s largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain innovation.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 30, 2017
Because they are manufactured from a renewable carbon source, wood pallets are a sustainable product that reduces the need for non-renewable, petroleum-based materials.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2017
Report outlines significant impact of e-commerce on the need for flexible packaging.
By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Acquisition introduces packaging and scales to distributor's material handling offerings.

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