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By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
The U.S. continues to be the largest market for pharmaceutical and medical devices, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
ESKO to sponsor Clemson University’s Consumer-Driven Package Design exhibit.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
Pharma Expo 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), co-located with Pack Expo International will provide two educational platforms to address key trends and issues along the pharmaceutical supply chain.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
PMMI’s 2016 State of the Industry Report forecasts U.S. shipments of packaging machinery to reach $8.5 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 2.4 percent.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2016
Through this partnership Brambles will provide supply chain knowledge, in-kind contributions, volunteers and donations to help finance GFN operations, in an effort to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste globally.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
Fillers ensure that Honeyville’s customers receive consistent, uniform blended ingredients in their applications.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
In less than two years, the semi-automatic machine has led to a return on investment, as labor costs have diminished by nearly 50%.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
Robotic palletizing improves healthcare manufacturer’s efficiency and ergonomics as its production volumes rise.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
The system has increased throughput by 12%, while also reducing dimensional weight shipping costs by 66%.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
As a result of the program, the manufacturer has reduced corrugated box usage and lineside space considerably.
By Josh Bond · October 7, 2016
Because you can’t manage what you don’t measure, dimensioning hardware and software solutions are working to provide more precise data than ever plus the logic to optimize it.
By Mike Levans · October 6, 2016
A wise supply chain consultant told me more than five years ago that “packaging was the final frontier of supply chain optimization.”
By Josh Bond · October 6, 2016
A new system to capture item dimensions nets optimized shipments
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2016
At the completion of exhibitor booth selection, Pack Expo Las Vegas is up 10 percent with nearly 700,000 nsf sold and Healthcare Packaging Expo is up 20 percent, compared to this same number of weeks out in 2015.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2016
Company recognized by the Reusable Packaging Association for holistic approach to safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of refrigerated pharmaceuticals.

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