PMMI is the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. It’s a trade association focused on connecting goods producers with packaging and processing technologies. The organization puts on a variety of great trade shows under its PACK EXPO umbrella where brewers and other product makers can inspect the latest packaging tech.
Last year, PACK EXPO went online with its Connect show. In 2021, PMMI is hosting a live, in-person packaging and processing tradeshow: PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29, Las Vegas Convention Center). The event will reunite the packaging and processing community with over 1,500 exhibitors and world-class education and networking opportunities. The show will also have tons of brewing and beer packaging equipment.
We highly suggest you stop by the BW Packaging Systems booth. It’s the packaging equipment arm of Barry-Wehmiller, and it will showcase multiple innovations under the theme “Innovation Never Stops” in its booth (C-1800) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. All five Barry-Wehmiller packaging companies — Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink — will present various packaging solutions. When it comes to beer, Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA) has been a world leader in canning technology for 100-plus years, with more than 16,000 installations in 132 countries. At the show, PSA’s CB50C counter-pressure integrated canning line will be on display, which helps craft brewers meet consumer demand for carbonated craft beverages. From the press release:
“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we have not missed a beat on our innovation journey,” said Carol O’Neill, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Packaging. “I am incredibly proud of how our team members persevered and managed to push our innovation projects down the path of development. We’re very excited to showcase these innovations in person at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.”
In addition to the packaging equipment that will be on view in the booth, including the aforementioned machines, BW Packaging Systems also will showcase other packaging innovations driving significant improvements across the industry. Synerlink representatives will be available to discuss SNAPCUT, the cutting tool qualification process that makes it easy for food processors to convert their form-fill-seal lines using sustainable materials like PET for yogurt cups, among other food applications. Plus, BW Integrated Systems team members will be available to share more about Maximus, an innovative case palletizer that makes mid-speed palletizing easy and efficient across multiple industries.
Also during PACK EXPO Las Vegas, BW Packaging Systems will present information on proven sustainable packaging strategies. Attendees who visit the hospitality area in booth C-1800 will find a wall displaying information about the top CPG strategies for addressing the global sustainability imperative. Additionally, this wall will include recommendations of concrete ways manufacturers can apply these strategies to make progress on their sustainability initiatives, as well as offer directions to machines running sustainable materials at booth C-1800. Check out more info on the show right over here.