Pack Expo

September 28, 2015

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OFFICIAL SHOW NEWS • Day 1 • Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 (Continued on page 4) T wo decades ago, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technolo- gies, staked a fl ag in the Las Vegas desert with a little regional packaging event called PACK EXPO West. On behalf of the PMMI Board of Di- rectors, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 20th anniversary of what is now the year's most expansive, must-attend event in North America. This may be your fi rst PACK EXPO Las Vegas, but many others have been to each and every show during the past 20 years. I would especially like to recognize the 176 companies that were among the 532 exhibitors at the 1995 launch and are back here exhibiting in 2015. They have seen the show grow four-fold to more than 2,000 exhibitors spread over 800,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space. Whether it's your fi rst show or you have been here for every one, I assure you there will be dozens of opportunities for you to see a package, piece of Touchscreen controls printers Digital Design Inc. (Booth C-2607) equips Evolution EV I and EV II printers with an optional touchscreen con- troller (TSC) for a more comprehensive graphical unit interface. The TSC is more user-friendly than the handheld controller with increased message storage. The TSC can address up to 32 printheads at a distance of 4,000 ft. SD Bioplastic capacity expands MHG Danimer (Booth S-7288) starts up com- mercial-scale fermenter for production of polyhy- droxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymer from canola oil. PHA coffee pods have been adopted by San Francis- co Bay Coffee. According to MHS, its Nodax™ PHA possesses properties equal to or better than most pet- rochemical polymers. MHG's PHA has been certifi ed to be degradable and are approved for food substance contact by the FDA. SD Pharma monoblock boosts effi ciency IBC-120 Bottle Pack- aging Center from Uhl- mann Packaging Sys- tems LP (Booth N-515) cuts changeover time to six minutes by eliminating format parts and tools and automating adjustments. System fi lls solid dose prod- ucts into round, rectangular or oval bottles ranging from 25-125mm in diameter and 45-200mm in height. Monoblock system measures only 5m long. SD NEWS BRIEF 2015 PACK EXPO Las Vegas SHOW DAILY SHOW DAILY MONDAY M T W PACK EXPO Show Daily Winner of the 2014 APEX Awards for Publication Excel- lence and the 2014 ASBPE National Editorial Award Winner PACK gives BACK brings Chicago to Vegas (Continued on page 8) C hicago, the legendary rock-n-roll band with horns, plays this afternoon at PACK gives BACK ™ in the North Building of the Las Vegas Convention Center. A portion of this year's ticket sales will be donated to Fisher House Foundation and Nevada's fi rst Fisher House comfort home, which the Nevada Military Support Alliance is building on the grounds of the Veterans Administration's Southern Nevada Health- care System campus in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Military and veterans' families can stay at 65 Fisher House Foundation comfort homes worldwide at no cost while a loved one Golf tournament raises money for education (Continued on page 6) T he sold-out 2015 PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament, held yesterday at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, is expected to raise more than $40,000. A full roster of golfers and near- ly 30 sponsors helped make the event a success. Proceeds from the tournament allow the PMMI Foundation, Reston, Virginia, to support students in collegiate processing or packaging programs through scholarships; travel grants to attend PACK EXPO and funding for student competi- tions such as The Amazing Packaging Race and the PACK Solutions Challenge. The foundation also provides funds for tuition reimbursement for employees of PMMI member companies. Nearly $100,000 is distributed each year. By Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. WELCOME to the 20th-anniversary edition of PMMI's PACK EXPO Las Vegas Download the PACK EXPO Mobile App to help navigate your way through the shows. Download the app online at, or from the iTunes or Google Play Store. Complimentary Wi-Fi Provided by Booth C-1928 SPONSORED BY: Nordson Corporation Booth C-3000 SAVE THE DATE - November. 6-9, 2016 2016 PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO

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