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PMMI is a trade association with nearly 600 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada.

Products & Press Releases

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Implementing Robots Throughout Manufacturing

May 14, 2019
Robotics are not just for the automotive industry anymore. With a wave of innovations in dexterity, vision, mobility, connectivity and safety, robots are finding a place in a ...
Karen Norheim and Diane Wolf speaking on women in manufacturing at ProFood Tech.

Ladies Leading Industry Change

May 8, 2019
Two women, one an industry pioneer and one an emerging leader, share their experiences and advice for how to usher in a new era that includes more women in manufacturing.
Give the Robot the Dirty, Dull and Dangerous Job

Give the Robot the Dirty, Dull or Dangerous Job

March 15, 2019
The pros and cons of robots on the processing and packaging lines created a lot of discussion at the Top to Top Summit, where CPGs and OEMs come together to solve pressing manufacturing...
CPGs and OEMs Unite to Tackle Consumer Trends, Industry Issues

CPGs and OEMs Unite to Tackle Consumer Trends, Industry Issues

March 12, 2019
At the 2019 Top to Top Summit, manufacturers and machine builders discuss new ways to work together to get more products to market more quickly.
How Automation World Avoids Becoming a Watering Hole

How Automation World Avoids Becoming a Watering Hole

Jan. 11, 2019
The most recent US-CERT Alert made it clear that industry media websites have been used as a means of gaining access to users' networks and systems. Here's how Automation World...
Amway’s Rob Dargie details the OpX Leadership Network’s remote equipment access tool.
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OpX Tools Help Manufacturers Improve Operational Excellence

June 1, 2018
Detailing existing and upcoming tools available free through the OpX Leadership Network, industry experts explained how they can make your entire operations run more efficiently...
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Manufacturers and Machine Builders Unite

Feb. 6, 2018
Automation and education will be critical to getting CPGs and OEMs aligned around remote access and cybersecurity. Bryan Griffen—a former Nestlé engineer and PMMI’s new Director...
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Note to Management: Cybersecurity Is Your Responsibility

Sept. 12, 2017
Living as we do in an increasingly digitalized world, new security challenges are materializing at an alarming pace, and few are as perplexing and troublesome as cybersecurity...
The Future Food and Beverage Industry

The Future Food and Beverage Industry

Feb. 22, 2017
A new PMMI market research report looks at the trends and technology advancements that will change the landscape of the food processing industry, highlighting the latest functionality...
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Caught In "The Act”

Aug. 17, 2015
Pharmaceutical companies will pay a price if they don’t abide by the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act—and if they do. So invest wisely in serialization for compliance and ...

Articles & News

PMMI Business Intelligence, 2022 Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging and Processing Operations
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Business Intelligence

Skilled Workforce Recruitment Proves Difficult for Manufacturers

Nov. 22, 2022
The search for skilled workers is pushing manufacturing companies to look to technology and automation.
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Cyber Attacks Spread Along Influx of Technology

July 26, 2022
The use of new and evolving technologies such as fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, cloud computing and connected machine sensor networks, remote access...
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Remote Access Cybersecurity Management

Dec. 21, 2021
The next big cybersecurity challenge for manufacturers is how to secure the remote access points that have been implemented on the plant floor during the pandemic before hackers...
Smooth handling of bottles and partitions at Chandon is a hallmark of the end-of-line Wrap-Around case packer.
Business Intelligence

Sustainability, Supply Chain, Labor Shortages Contribute to End-of-Line Machinery Market Growth

Nov. 30, 2021
How a variety of business trends are driving innovations in end-of-line packaging machinery and what to expect at PACK EXPO East 2022.

2020 Processing and Engineering Scholarships Awarded

Aug. 7, 2020
PMMI awards students three scholarships totaling $15,000 for processing, mechanical and electrical engineering.
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CPGs Retool to Get Into the Loop

May 13, 2020
As manufacturers ramp up sustainability efforts, they are looking at innovative ideas—like TerraCycle Loop, a closed-loop system of reusable containers. But such efforts mean ...
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IoT Adoption: Before and After COVID-19

April 14, 2020
New survey data from the Eclipse Foundation on Internet of Things technology adoption provides an interesting pre-pandemic outlook on the digital transformation of industry—an...
Peter Zornio of Emerson Automation Solutions sets the scene for the day's digital transformation discussions between CPG manufacturers and OEMs.

CPG Manufacturers and OEMs Collaborate on Digital Transformation

Feb. 27, 2020
In a meeting co-hosted by PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network and Industry Relations Committee, manufacturers and machine builders shared their plans and concerns about IIoT in a discussion...
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CPGs Need to Adapt to Meet Growing Food Demand

Jan. 14, 2020
PACK EXPO East offers the latest solutions and industry education to help consumer packaged goods companies keep up with industry changes.
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Career Building Opportunities Abound at PACK EXPO East

Jan. 13, 2020
PACK EXPO East to spotlight multiple industrial workforce issues by showcasing potential careers, hosting an entry-level career fair, and offering classroom training to upskill...

Videos & Resources

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Explosive Robot Growth Expected, New DIY Robot Tech Emerges

Aug. 12, 2022
Beckhoff introduces a new modular, customizable robot technology amid dramatic increases in robot use to address workforce, quality, and throughput issues
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Technology Matters: 5G, Augmented Reality, and Virtual FATs

July 16, 2020
In this episode we look at 5G wireless in manufacturing, Emerson Automation Solutions' augmented reality update to Plantweb Optics, and best practices and leadership guidelines...

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PMMI Announces Six Scholarship Winners

PMMI Announces Six Scholarship Winners

Sept. 24, 2019
The PMMI Foundation awards these $5,000 scholarships annually during PACK EXPO to six students from PMMI Education Partner schools.
Massive PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO Mirrors Industry Growth

Massive PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO Mirrors Industry Growth

Sept. 23, 2019
The largest packaging show in the world in 2019—PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO—opened today accompanied by projections that the U.S. packaging machinery...
Making the Plant a Safe Place

Making the Plant a Safe Place

Sept. 15, 2019
Manufacturers and OEMs must understand that there are many sides to machine safety, including standards, regulations, functional requirements, technology, and even unforeseen ...
Robots fighting hunger at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Robots Fighting Hunger at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

July 1, 2019
The Robotics Zone, featuring new robotic technology, human and robot interaction, and collaborative robot displays, will showcase innovation and help needy children.
5G Infrastructure Will Boost Robot Use in Manufacturing

5G Infrastructure Will Boost Robot Use in Manufacturing

May 15, 2019
Industrial robots are often connected using a wired system because current conventional wireless speeds cannot support the level of speed needed for large-scale cloud computing...
Automation World Conference & Expo

Automation Drives Subaru’s Industry-Record Turnaround Times

April 16, 2019
Subaru’s keynote at this year’s Automation World Conference & Expo, May 14-15 in Chicago, will showcase the software that makes it possible.
Vision 2025

Leveraging Automation in Operations—Challenges and Solutions

March 7, 2019
Packaging and processing professionals got together for Vision 2025 at PACK EXPO International 2018 to discuss their own challenges and the solutions they employ to leverage automation...
OMAC Training

Register Now for OMAC PackML Training

Feb. 18, 2019
Registration is open for the OMAC 2019 PackML Workshop, taking place May 16 immediately following the eighth annual Automation World Conference & Expo.
Vision 2025 Tackles the Future of Workforce Preparedness

Vision 2025 Tackles the Future of Workforce Preparedness

Feb. 14, 2019
More than 140 packaging and processing professionals from operations and engineering, including CPGs, contract packagers and OEMs, discussed challenges and solutions to the workforce...