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By Sara Pearson Specter · December 10, 2018
Unit-load design software can improve the performance of an entire packaging system while simultaneously reducing cost and modifying the pallet design as needed.
By MMH Staff · November 19, 2018
Case dispenser technology adds to DMW&H’s solutions for picking high-volume SKUs in wine & spirits applications.
By MMH Staff · November 19, 2018
Introduction of eco-friendly alternatives to the plastic trays such as fiber-based trays, bagasse or sugarcane trays, paper trays, and plant-based plastics are emerging as a threat in the growth of the plastic tray market.
By MMH Staff · November 14, 2018
New award recognizes 10 young professionals to watch in packaging and processing.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 9, 2018
Today’s systems can include pallet or slip sheet dispensing, metered material flow, bag weighing and filled-bag accumulation conveyors.
By MMH Staff · November 8, 2018
Special 50th-anniversary observances have been held at all corporate locations and at Kinedyne’s annual sales and operations management conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2018
For second year, university takes top place in national competition and is recognized for innovative and sustainable packaging designs.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2018
Company ownership and staff have not changed.
By MMH Staff · October 31, 2018
Closing out another year of record-breaking events for the Pack Expo Portfolio of Trade Shows, the largest ever Pack Expo International and co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo 2018 convened nearly 45,000 attendees with 2,500 exhibitors over 1.25 million net square feet at McCormick Place in Chicago.
By MMH Staff · October 29, 2018
A focus on product design, recovery processes, renewable and recycled materials to drive innovations that enhance performance and efficiency.
By MMH Staff · October 29, 2018
Heyler returns to IFCO with more than 20 years of experience in operations, logistics, transportation and general management.
By MMH Staff · October 23, 2018
Pack Expo Scholarships awards $30,000 to support future workforce
By MMH Staff · October 22, 2018
The largest PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO in history opened its doors last week amidst forecasts of growth in the packaging industry.
<p>Executives from CHEP and Brambles recently presented a $75,000 check to the Arbor Day Foundation for reforestation projects in the United States and France. The donation will allow the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 60,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley region of the U.S. and 5,000 trees in the Landes region of France. (Pictured L-R: Dan Lambe, president of Arbor Day Foundation; Laura Nador, president of CHEP North America; and JJ Freijo, global head of sustainability at Brambles.)</p> By MMH Staff · October 18, 2018
As part of their commitment, Brambles and CHEP will plant 60,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley and 5,000 trees in the Landes region of France this year.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2018
Students from Indiana State University, Ryerson University and Community College of Allegheny County are this year’s Amazing Packaging Race Champions

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