ISO standards are internationally recognized specifications for products, services and systems geared to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. In this article, we look at which ISO standards are relevant for packaging companies, and what the benefits are of holding ISO accreditations.
Packaging is a constantly shifting environment. However, unlike the rest of production, packaging processes have been slow to uptake new technologies. Thankfully, with the rise of developments in technology, like sensors, human-machine interfaces and motion control, flexibility of the packaging line is better than ever.
Show attendees will determine the best of the best among fifteen Technology Excellence Awards finalists in five categories during PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 (Sept. 23-25, Las Vegas Convention Center).
The packaging machinery market is seeing an uptick in demand for rental machinery. There are three key drivers of this trend: flexibility, cost and return on investment. Continuously evolving consumer demands and the explosion of SKUs means that flexibility is paramount, particularly in the food and beverage markets.
The PMMI Foundation, a part of PMMI, has announced the winners of three $5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering at four-year PMMI education partners.
The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) will host a breakfast networking event featuring Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space and second female director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center).
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, as promoted Laura Thompson to vice president, Trade Shows. Thompson previously served as senior director, Expositions.
With medical and/or recreational use of cannabis being legalized, we asked: Is your business diving into the cannabis market? Survey responses suggest that 37 percent are getting into the sector, with an additional 21 percent planning to add it to their business in the future.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!