Booth sales for The PROCESSING ZONE, a new exhibit area at PACK EXPO International 2010 (Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2010; McCormick Place, Chicago), have exceeded expectations and the area has been expanded to 70,000 square feet, according to show organizer PMMI.
“PMMI originally estimated The PROCESSING ZONE could reach as much as 50,000 square feet,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “We’ve exceeded our estimates, and we’re expanding to accommodate the demand.”
The new pavilion will highlight the latest processing technologies for a range of market sectors including food, beverage, baked goods, snack food, meat, dairy, produce, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
“The commitments from processing suppliers demonstrate the industry’s support for PACK EXPO’s expanded focus on the packaging and processing supply chain. With processing solutions integrated directly into PACK EXPO, consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) will be able to address the production line as a complete process and find innovative technologies to help improve overall operational efficiency,” adds Yuska.
Processing Goes Beyond The Zone
Last fall, PACK EXPO announced a broadened exhibitor focus that aligns the show with the total systems approach brand owners are taking with their manufacturing teams. As a result, many of PACK EXPO’s expected 1,600 exhibitors — including Heat and Control, Marlen International, Mettler-Toledo, MultiVac and ProMach — will include packaging and processing innovations in their booths regardless of their location on the show floor, Yuska notes.
“Our attendee research shows the majority of attendees come to PACK EXPO to investigate packaging and processing solutions — not one or the other, but both,” he says. “We are pleased that these leading companies are either joining PACK EXPO for the first time, or expanding their presence to showcase their full range of solutions.”
PMMI has also been working with the National Confectioners’ Association (NCA) to establish the first Confectionery Pavilion at PACK EXPO. The area is expected to fill 15,000 square feet in the South Hall of McCormick Place.
PACK EXPO International 2010 will be the single largest packaging and processing event serving the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1,900 packaging and processing suppliers expected to exhibit in over 1.1 million net square feet.
The following processing solutions suppliers have confirmed exhibit space at PACK EXPO International 2010 as of January 26, 2010:
A.J. Plast Public Company Limited A.R. Arena Products, Inc.
Abbott Plastics & Supply Co., Inc.
ABOX Automation Corp.
ACE Controls Inc.
Aerofreeze Systems, Inc.
Air Logic Power Systems, Inc.
Allen Plastic Industries Co., Ltd.
American Chocolate Mould Company
American Extrusion International
Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA Inc.
Automation & Control Inc.
Bainbridge Associates LLC
Baldor Electric Co.
Boss Packaging Inc.
Burke Industrial Coatings
Cambridge International, Inc.
CFS North America
Cornerstone Automation Systems, Inc.
Crosio & Associates Inc.
Decade Products, LLC
Deville Technologies Inc.
Dimplex Thermal Solutions
Double H Plastics, Inc.
Driam USA, Inc.
DSI Process Systems
DSL Forming Collars
Dubak Electrical Maintenance Corp
Equitek S.A. de C.V.
Fenner Drives, Inc.
Fristam Pumps USA
G. J. Olney, Inc.
General Magnaplate Corp.
Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, L.L.C.
Goff's Enterprises, Inc.
H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.
Haynes Manufacturing Co.
Heat and Control
Hendon & Redmond, Inc.
Hosokawa Bepex GmbH
Hughes Company, Inc.
Industrial Molded Rubber Products
Key Technology, Inc.
Kluber Lubrication North America LP
Lyco Manufacturing, Inc.
M.O. Industries, Inc.
Machine Builders and Design, Inc.
Machinery & Equipment Co. Inc.
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Matrix Technologies, Inc.
Meyer Industries, Inc.
MG America, Inc.
Micelli Chocolate Mold Co.
Outlook Group Corp.
Pacemaker Packaging Corporation
Polipa Plastic Packaging Co.
Printed Tapes Corporation
Remcon Plastics, Inc.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems
SlipNot Metal Safety Flooring, Division of W.S. Mo
Sollich North America, LLC
Specialty Blades, Inc.
Spray Dynamics, Ltd.
Sterling Electric, Inc.
Teepack Spezialmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
The Austin Company
Transparent Container Company, Inc.
Turbo Systems, Inc.
ULMA Packaging Inc.
Ultra Flex Packaging Corp
Unitherm Food Systems, Inc.
Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
Varick Enterprises, Inc.
VC999 Packaging Systems
Webber/Smith Associates, Inc.
WEG Electric Corp.
Westlund Engineering Inc.
Woody Associates, Inc.
York Saw & Knife Company Incorporated
For more information about The Processing Zone or PACK EXPO International 2010, visit www.packexpo.com or contact PMMI’s Show Department: [email protected] or 703.243.8555.
PMMI is a trade association with more than 530 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. PMMI's vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting packaging and processing equipment and materials suppliers with their customers around the world. Coming in 2010: EXPO PACK México in Mexico City, June 22–25, and PACK EXPO International, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. PACK EXPO Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.