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.
Automation and equipment innovation over the last few decades have made flexible packaging lines faster and more integrated than ever before. In particular, the main line has experienced significant performance breakthroughs with some baggers now reaching speeds of up to 250 bags per minute.
Niche beverage manufacturers do not have the resources or capital to make the same purchase decisions as their larger competitors. As these smaller beverage companies grow, it places them in the unfortunate situation of deciding what upgrades are available and what things to target for future growth.
The PMMI Foundation is proud to announce the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as the recipient of the Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship. The $5,000 Scholarship, awarded each year to an educational institution that prepares students for careers in packaging, will be divided among two or three students selected by the school based on a combination of academic excellence and financial need.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, just announced that Jim Pittas will assume the role of president and CEO of PMMI effective Feb. 1, 2018. Pittas succeeds Chuck Yuska, who is retiring after 27 years at the helm.
Cal Poly State University is offering professional certificates and a Master's of Science in Packaging Value Chain Program. Individual courses as well as courses leading to five individual Professional Certificates or MS degree are the options available.
As companies approach year end, many department heads start to question how they will set up for success in the upcoming year. Many companies start thinking about how to proactively plan for potential challenges ranging from insufficient resources during periods of heavy work volume or what additional resources could be leveraged to meet tight deadlines. By starting to consider how to best avoid these obstacles, organizations avoid missing launch dates, errors due to rushing and are able to complete projects without disruption.
Ron Puvak has been appointed managing director of the Contract Packaging Association (CPA), the national, nonprofit trade organization for those who manufacture, package, warehouse and ship products for a variety of consumer packaged goods companies and their suppliers.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights alcohol consumption trends during coronavirus including social media engagement; how to get the best pricing for your business and your customers; when and how to automate your packaging line; a jerky snack brand redesign; the importance of flexible packaging; and the tipping point in eCommerce.