The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is continuing its partnership with PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, set for this October 14-17, at the McCormick Place Center in Chicago.
Produced by three of the world’s trade show leaders, PACK EXPO, Anuga, and the International Dairy Food Association (IDFA), the three-day event showcases cutting-edge crossover technologies and innovative solutions from 450 exhibitors over 150,000 net square feet of exhibit space in Chicago, Ill. next March.
PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14–17, 2018; McCormick Place, Chicago) registration is now open. Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the shows feature more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space.
Rapid advances in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is bringing connected devices, systems and people together to deliver actionable results and improve safety, productivity, sustainability, efficiency and reliability. Coupled with the emergence of IIoT is a continuous evolution of standards to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) build safer machines and likewise, help machine users and manufacturers improve the ease of maintenance while minimizing operational downtime. Today, machine users and manufacturers not only want to ensure new and existing machines are safe, but that they are connected for diagnostics, flexible in design, reliable and ready for now as well as the future.
CareerLink is a new online job board that will connect students from schools and universities with PMMI member companies looking for new talent. PMMI received a $50,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund in order to connect students and members.
Christian Traumann, Managing Director and Group CFO of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, was elected as president of interpack 2020. Since 2015, Traumann has been the chairman of the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and served as president for interpack in 2011.
Three demands from consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies — single source solutions, increased machine versatility and a move to flexible packaging—are pushing the packaging industry toward unprecedented heights, according to PMMI’s 2017 State of the Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery report.