PMMI (, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will help manufacturers from around the world discover solutions from North America’s top innovators at interpack (May 8-14; Messe D?sseldorf, D?sseldorf, Germany). One-hundred and eighty-five PMMI member companies will exhibit at the show, offering technologies to advance line speed, efficiency and food safety initiatives as well as enhancing shelf appeal. Additionally, PMMI’s booth (Hall 12/F01) will have resources and experts on-hand to offer insights on the latest trends and technologies driving North America’s growing manufacturing sector.

“Advanced technologies are helping to drive this growth in North American manufacturing, creating opportunities for both international suppliers and manufacturers,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. “As globalization creates a smaller world with highly complex supply chains and regulatory environments, this idea-sharing helps ensure a healthy manufacturing industry worldwide.”

It all starts with facilitating faster connections between consumer product manufacturers and suppliers. On May 8 – the first day of interpack – PMMI will launch an online platform to help interpack attendees quickly identify and engage with its member companies showcasing game-changing innovations at the event in D?sseldorf. The platform can be used throughout the duration of the show to help quickly and efficiently navigate professionals to solutions and suppliers, including the following:

  • The new OMNI-DIRECTIONAL™ Sorter from Intralox (Hall 13/E77) which features a compact design for high-speed zone-picking applications, receiving and sorting products from any direction at speeds above 3,600 cases or totes per hour.
  • AKHM™ servomotors from Kollmorgen (Hall 8a/C08) which address pending provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the U.S. with a hygienic housing design that can withstand the daily exposure to chemicals and high-pressure washdowns.
  • New ultrasonic technology for the assembly of plastic slider opening mechanisms for resealable cans will also be on display by Herrmann Ultrasonics (Hall 11/F55).
  • Weiler Engineering, Inc., (Hall 5/J24) will exhibit its new Model 60 ASEP-TECH® Blow/Fill/Seal machine that combines a continuous 3-step process on one compact machine frame for the production of 60-cavity pop-top in a 0.6mL vial size – ideal for the delivery of ophthalamic, otic, nasal and other topical drugs.

In addition to being seen at interpack, the solutions from Intralox, Kollmorgen and Herrmann Ultrasonics can all be seen at PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL). Weiler will also feature its blow/fill/seal machine at Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 and co-produced by PMMI and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).