Pack Expo International Reveals New Technologies


This year marks the 60th anniversary of Pack Expo Inter […]

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Pack Expo International and the co-located Pharma Expo trade shows, which were held November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Marking its largest show ever, Pack Expo International featured a record-breaking 2,512 exhibitors spread over 1.25 million net square feet of exhibit space. More than 47,000 buyers were in attendance. A number of exhibitors featured solutions specifically tailored to the cosmetic and personal care industries.

Pack Expo International also received a record number of endorsements this year, with its largest ever Partner Program that included 31 associations. Plus, International pavilion organizers came from all corners of the globe, including Argentina, Bavaria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 750 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components, materials and services in the packaging industry.

“Exhibitors reported that not only were leads up, but the quality of the attendees continues to grow,” says Jim Pittas, senior vice president of PMMI. “A full audit of the event will be forthcoming, but all initial reports from exhibitors and attendees clearly show Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2016 was an overwhelming success.”

Suppliers at Pack Expo International

Following is a look at what some of the suppliers offered attendees at Pack Expo. See the photos in the slideshow above.

Berry Plastics

Berry Plastics featured its packaging manufactured for ViJon, for its private label brand, Victory. The bath & body products are housed in rectangular shaped bottles, in four different colors. The packaging was designed by Blue Clover Studios.


At Pack Expo, Sebastien Boileau, marketing director, was showing the capabilities of Coesia’s 14 brands, including Citus Kalix and Norden. Boileau stressed the quality of the company’s machinery and the level of technical expertise. Products on display illuminated Coesia’s capabilities for the high-end luxury market, including cartons, and tube and lipstick filling and packaging.

Montebello Packaging

Montebello Packaging featured its 100% recyclable blow-molded aluminum bottles at the show. The company’s team also spoke to visitors about its new proprietary and patented technology that allows product manufacturers to design aluminum bottles with shaped features — similar to plastic blow-molded bottles, yet with all the features and benefits of aluminum packaging.

The shapes can include very fine details and can be custom printed with the customer's artworks in up to 9 colors, using a very high-quality dry-offset printing process.

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