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PMMI Talks North American Pharmaceutical Trends at interpack

Member companies bring innovation to Dϋsseldorf; next stop: Chicago

Dusseldorf, Germany; May 8, 2014 — PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, today addressed top trends in robotics, traceability and retail ready packaging at interpack (May 8-14; Messe Dϋsseldorf, Dϋsseldorf, Germany). According to PMMI’s recent study on robots usage and trends, robots are projected to be used for 27 percent of primary packaging for medical devices by 2018, compared to just three percent in 2013. For pharmaceuticals, robots are expected to handle 34 percent of primary packaging operations, up from 21 percent in 2013.

With global spending on medicines forecast to grow at 3-5 percent CAGR over the next five years, PMMI is helping industry players discover the solutions they need to advance. The association has 185 member companies showcasing world-class processing and packaging innovations at interpack.

To make it easier for interpack attendees to connect with these technology providers, PMMI has launched,, an online platform where interpack attendees can identify and locate these companies at the show. The website links to each company’s portal on to deliver more information on the technologies they will bring to Pharma EXPO (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL) later this year. The new show is co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 and co-produced by PMMI and ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, and will serve as platform for discovering processing and packaging innovation and insights for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical device and biotech industries.

Several of the PMMI member companies at interpack, provide solutions to the pharmaceutical sector:

  • Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA  (Hall 08/C73)
  • ATS Automation Tooling Systems (Hall 06/C73)
  • Bausch + Stroebel Machine Co. (Hall 16/D14)
  • Glatt Air Techniques Inc. (Hall 16/B03)
  • Groninger USA L.L.C. (Hall 16/A23)
  • Harro Hofliger, Inc. (Hall 16/B15)
  • Key Technology, Inc. (Hall 02/C11)
  • Korber Medipak Systems NA, Inc. (Hall 16/A25)
  • Marchesini Group USA Inc. (Hall 08A/F05, Hall 08A/G03)
  • Multivac, Inc. (Hall 05/E23, Hall 17/A51)
  • Optel Vision (Hall 08A/C16)
  • PAC Machinery Group (Hall 11/C54)
  • Pharmaworks Inc. (Hall 12/B08-5)
  • PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Hall 12/C05-1)
  • REA Elektronik, Inc. (Hall 11/E30)
  • Robert Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.  (Hall 06/A31, Hall 06/C58)
  • Romaco, Inc (Hall 16/D15)
  • SMC Corporation of America (Hall 12/A22)
  • Videojet Technologies Inc. (Hall 06/A01, Hall 06/1-01)
  • Weiler Engineering, Inc. (Hall 05/J24)

“As North America’s pharmaceutical industry emerges from a challenging period, manufacturers are gearing up to capitalize on opportunities for growth, but still face many hurdles,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. “A complex regulatory environment, persistent counterfeiters and growing demand make it necessary for pharmaceutical companies to advance. We’re proud to help these manufacturers connect with innovation here at interpack and look forward to bringing even more innovation to Pharma EXPO this fall.”

To register for Pharma EXPO, visit

About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10-12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).


Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and


About ISPE

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 20,000 Members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe and effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA and is publisher of Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine. Visit for more information.

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