The record-breaking event welcomed nearly 45,000 attendees with 2,500 exhibitors, in more than 1.25 million net square feet, according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. PMMI also reported 457 new exhibitors this year.
Whether it’s SKU proliferation, evolving drink habits or packaging solutions, beverage manufacturers are tasked with keeping up with the latest trends and solutions for today’s operations, experts note.
Poised to convene 2,500 leading industry suppliers and 50,000 packaging professionals, Pack Expo International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo will take place Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
As SKU proliferation continues, the need to have custom, yet functional labels is more prevalent than ever. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must stay up-to-date on evolving trends for flexible, reliable and efficient labeling equipment to support the ever-changing beverage market.
Beverage companies are looking for ways to eliminate ink chemicals, reduce mess, improve mark appearance and reduce the cost per mark. But the printing style, or ink requirements in the case of industry-enforced MEK-free inks is only part of the coding story.
ON DEMAND: While it might not be possible to achieve ZERO waste, recent innovations in the processing of beverage products make it possible to achieve a world-class operation while approaching zero waste. In this webinar you will hear from subject matter experts from both the OEM and end user perspectives, sharing best practices on how to mitigate the loss of critical resources such as lubrication, water and energy. By focusing your efforts on specifying your beverage line for your application, properly installing and maintaining your conveyor and actively monitoring for contamination buildup, it is possible to increase cost savings and minimize unplanned downtime.
February’s cover feature tells the story of Cott Corporation and its journey in how it became one of the biggest companies in the HOD market. Also examined in this month’s issue is the top trends in the wine, health-and-wellness, and cognitive health and energy categories. Discover other top trends in products, packaging and ingredients!
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