On the final day of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Packaging Strategies editorial director Kristin Joker sat down with PMMI President and CEO Jim Pittas to talk about challenges and opportunities, and how he plans to change what frustrates him most.
Designed to power innovation across the industry, PMMI’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, Sept. 23-25, will cover 900,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, with 2,000 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees from nearly every market.
For just about all of us, shopping is a huge part of our everyday lives. We buy food to fill our fridges, supplies to complete work in our offices, shoes for running or fashion, and millions of other items. We can buy just about anything, and it usually comes wrapped in an attractive little box or packed into a convenient little bag. Packaging is just everywhere, but did you ever wonder how it began?
Twenty-two students received $4,000 scholarships from the PMMI Scholarship in Memorial of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis and Art Schaefer, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Pregis LLC introduces VR training for protective packaging equipment and material selection. The company provides training support for its systems, as well as written materials. However, with ecommerce, coupled with retailers fulfilling through a variety of channels, it is not feasible to provide face-to-face training at all locations.
Universal Robots has expanded its online training, adding three modules that step up complexity by teaching users how to create and work with coordinate systems, variables and conditional statements, and how to use the robot’s wizard to create a program for packaging.
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.
Tom Wetsch, chief innovation officer at Pregis LLC, has been invited to join the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging Industry Advisory Board. The objective is to share knowledge with the university to help educators prepare students for their transition to the corporate world.
In the November issue of Packaging Strategies, we feature a new trend: Re-commerce, brands and Generation Z, resealable closures in food packaging, a pretzel company with filling & weighing equipment for more productivity and much more!