Packaging

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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.
By MMH Staff · April 25, 2017
Nearly 50 new members welcomed into PMMI’s Spring 2017 Class growing PMMI membership to more than 800 companies.
By MMH Staff · April 19, 2017
The most impactful programs include formal and informal mentorship programs, flexible work practices, and increased visibility of key leaders to serve role models.
By MMH Staff · April 18, 2017
During his 17 years with PMMI, Pittas has managed Pack Expo trade shows.
By MMH Staff · April 18, 2017
With a submission deadline of June 15, 2017, the program will recognize both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
<p>Kevin Walker, national account manager, in front of the Octopus. </p>

By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
Signode Industrial Group (Booth S2062) is displaying the Muller’s Octopus 1825 B automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper at ProMat 2017.
By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Datalogic (Booth S1034) demonstrated multiple products, including its Package Identification Tool.
By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Integrating “reusable and low-tech,” Box Latch products can reduce material costs by as much as 90%, according to James Wilson, CEO of manufacturer Eco Latch Systems (Booth N1114)
By MMH Staff · April 4, 2017
The new breed of intelligent machines that are core to Industry 4.0 will eliminate waste in supply chains and enable new business models, but industry also needs to think about how smart machines will disrupt jobs, said Markus Lorenz, partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, Tuesday’s keynote presenter.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 4, 2017
ProMat 2017 Student Days welcomes students and faculty members from universities, community colleges, technical schools and high schools.
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.

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