Board Converting News, August 8, 2022

PMMI Announces New Features To PACK EXPO International Event PACK EXPO International is back and will open its doors on October 23, 2022, at McCormick Place, Chicago. As one of the most comprehensive packaging and process- ing shows in the world in 2022, this year’s edition will offer attendees more features than ever before and the oppor- tunity to experience more innovations in four days than in a year’s worth of research. “It is vital for the packaging and processing industries to come together and share innovations, connect with col- leagues, hear from experts, and see machinery in action. PACK EXPO International 2022 is the most efficient and effective way to do it all,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Process- ing Technologies. “No other event this year will showcase entire production line solutions and offer attendees every- thing needed to compete in a changing marketplace.” Attendees will discover solutions they didn’t even know existed from 2,000+ exhibitors displaying the latest tech- nology for over 40 vertical markets in 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, as well as 100+ free educational ses- sions located on the show floor. New show features include: • The interactive PACK to the Future Exhibit celebrates the role of packaging and processing throughout histo- ry and the impact it is poised to have on our future. The PACK to the Future Stage will provide free industry-ex- pert presentations on cutting-edge industry advance- ments. • PACK Match at PACK EXPO International debuts, pro- viding attendees complimentary personalized, one-on- one guidance with PACK Match Advisors to connect attendees with the right suppliers. • The one-day Emerging Brands Summit debuts at PACK EXPO International 2022 and will feature educational content, tabletop exhibits, and expert advisors. This new program is aimed at founders and leaders of start- up manufacturing companies looking to scale their brand to larger production through either in-house fa- cility build out or outsourced relationships with contract manufacturers and packagers. • PACK Challenge, sponsored by PepsiCo, a brand-new competition bringing high school teams together for a head-to-head machine building challenge. The winning school will be awarded $6,000 for overall Best in Show with an additional three categories to compete in: Filler Performance Gold Cup; Engineering Method/Most In- novative Filler Design and Marketing/Sales. Afterward, the teams will take the machine back to their school, providing future students the opportunity for hands-on experience. • The Processing Zone returns to PACK EXPO Interna- tional in 2022 along with the new Processing Inno- vation Stage focusing on the latest breakthroughs in



Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated Products and Stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.


SUN Automation Group is the global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry. SUN engi- neers and builds the SUN625 Rotary Die Cutter, provides sales, service and support in North and Central America for Latitude Machinery Corporation, manufacturer of Mini to Jumbo FFG and RDCs. Additionally, SUN is the North Amer- ican, UK and Ireland sales and service provider for Para Machinery’s line of equipment, and is the North American sales provider for Highcon. SUN also powers the corrugat- ed industry’s premier IIoT platform, Helios, and is the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, T.I.S.CO. offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. T.I.S.CO. has a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in service and support. With more than 25 years’ experience, T.I.S.CO. installs equipment and machinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. VT GROUP VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph-

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WPR Services was established in 2016. What originally start- ed as a technical services company expanded its product offerings to include a machine center learning platform POWtalk™. Our analysis of video, audio, machine metrics, employee ergometrics, and person to person conversation provides a way to identify safety and process inefficiencies.


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