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 Sara Pearson Specter · July 12, 2017
New system for weighing and dimensioning irregularly shaped items cuts shipping costs for e-commerce and omni-channel facilities.
By MMH Staff · June 28, 2017
Simulation to showcase automated last-mile packaging distribution.
By MMH Staff · June 26, 2017
Corrugated container recovery, increased usage of renewable, carbon-neutral energy and decreased overall use of fossil fuels contribute to 35% reduction of greenhouse gases between 2006 and 2014.
By MMH Staff · June 23, 2017
Two workshops will explore total cost of ownership and cybersecurity for production operations.
By MMH Staff · June 20, 2017
PMMI to award $5,000 each year to six students studying engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics, or a related field.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
Education, networking and entertainment options outlined for Pack Expo and co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo.
By Sara Pearson Specter · June 6, 2017
An alternative to stretch wrap, reusable pallet bands can reduce costs and increase productivity.
By MMH Staff · May 31, 2017
The main stage for your package printing innovations to debut at PACK EXPO International
By MMH Staff · May 31, 2017
Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 25-27), the successor to the most comprehensive pharma event in years, will be co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas this fall.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Updated pmmi.org experience now tailored to the user, whether PMMI member, end user or other interested parties.
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
Data shared yesterday at the Sustainable Brands 2017 conference by Brambles, CHEP’s parent company, demonstrates the possibilities for zero waste and zero emissions economies.
By Sara Pearson Specter · May 5, 2017
Choosing the right bulk tote or container dimensions can reduce costs and supports the trend to reduce on-hand inventory.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2017
Leading manufacturer of high-speed labeling solutions to expand Pro Mach’s pharmaceutical packaging group.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2017
PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network honors consumer packaged goods companies that improved sustainability in production operations.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2017
Transportation and logistics bellwether and packaging services provider Sealed Air Corporation announced today they have opened up a Louisville, Kentucky-based Packaging Innovation Center. The facility is located on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus near the company’s WorldPort facility and the UPS Air Group’s global headquarters.

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