Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)

PACK EXPO International Sells Out
July 23, 2012

PACK EXPO will be the largest edition of the show since 2002, with a record 1,800 plus exhibitors showing off the latest in packaging and processing innovation across more than 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space. "With space completely gone three months out, the show has surpassed even our expectations,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.

PMMI Predicts Improved Growth After Mid-Year
January 20, 2012

Economic growth continues, and the slow pace will pick up mid-year, and continue accelerating in 2013, according to PMMI’s “Quarterly Economic Outlook: Planning for 1st Quarter 2012.”

Innovation Proliferation
April 1, 2011

Flexible packaging has a lot going for it. Somewhere within its many variants it can provide a variety of consumer conveniences, sustainability advantages, reduced costs, improved product quality, and improved processing. Advantages can be found up and down the supply chain, with a common denominator being innovation.

PACK EXPO To Offer Sustainable Information Center
October 17, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va.—PMMI is adding a new, interactive educational feature to PACK EXPO International 2008 (co-located with CPP EXPO), which will be held Nov. 9-13, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The educational center is designed to give packagers and their supply chain partners insight into implementing sustainability practices—a central component of this year’s show, with the theme of “Change, Innovation and Sustainability.” The Sustainable Packaging Scorecard Information Center will also present a daily schedule of live presentations on the scorecard at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm, and a display of packages CPG companies have restaged to conserve energy and materials. Staffing the

PMMI Estimates 3.9 Percent Growth In Machinery Shipments
October 3, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va.—U.S. shipments of packaging machinery rose 3.9 percent in 2007, reaching a value of $6.207 billion, according to the “2008 Shipments & Outlook Study”, released by Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI). The annual research report is based on data gathered from 369 U.S. and Canadian machinery manufacturers, and includes forecasts and analyses for 17 machinery categories. “PMMI believes the sales numbers, in the face of a slow economic period, illustrate the strength of PMMI member company market positions,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “With overall sales up 3.9 percent, and exports jumping 17.8 percent, it’s clear that PMMI member

PMMI Forecasts U.S. to Remain Leader in Global Packaging Machinery
February 15, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va.—Based on its recent market studies, the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) forecasts the United States to maintain its position as the global leader in packaging machinery turnover. Sales of North American-based packaging machinery supplier solutions reached $6.11 billion in 2006 and are forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 3.1 percent through 2009, to reach $6.689 billion. Globally, total packaging machinery sales reached $31 billion in 2006. North American manufacturers provided 20 percent of the packaging solutions sold worldwide. In parallel, U.S. demand for packaging machinery solutions reached $6.6 billion in 2006, with North American-based manufacturers providing 77 percent of

PMMI Launches Certified Trainer Program
July 9, 2007

ARLINGTON, Va.—PMMI announces that its Certified Trainer program will grant certification status to employees at consumer and industrial goods companies who successfully complete the two-day program. The PMMI Certified Trainer Program is a train-the-trainer program that teaches professionals in the packaging industry the skills needed to provide quality instruction to improve equipment reliability, employee safety and line efficiency. PMMI Certified Trainers create valuable documentation and content and a purpose-driven training curriculum that emphasizes practical learning and problem-solving. “PMMI’s Certified Training program will develop a strong, knowledge-based workforce that will ultimately ensure that the capital equipment a company purchases runs as efficiently as possible,” said

Sino-Pack 2008: Internationalized Gateway to China Market
June 26, 2007

China’s entry into WTO, along with the fast and healthy development of food, electronics, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, daily chemicals and other related industries, have provided a favorable platform for the growth of China’s packaging industry. Besides the juicy domestic market, the export market will also lead the packaging industry to grow stronger. According to the “2007-2010 Year China Packaging Development Forecast And Investment Analysis Report” from CCMNET, there are 11,000 domestic packing enterprises in China; and the total output value closed to RMB500 billion in 2006, whereas the paper packing product surpassed 20 million tons. During the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, total output is forecasted to

PMMI Announces Best Practices for Industrial Training
April 11, 2007

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) announced the creation of best practices for technical training. The best practices will help machinery, component, and materials suppliers as well as consumer products companies develop focused training programs that increase performance, improve workplace safety, and lower the total cost of operation. The best practices came from discussions by end users and member companies of the PMMI Technical Training Community of Practice. The Community of Practice is an open forum for end-users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to address common challenges in operator training in order to develop best practices and clearly define expectations. The Community of