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June 12, 2023

PMMI’s Latest Whitepaper Explores the Impact of Global and Local Standards


Herndon, VA.; June 12, 2023 As the packaging and processing industry continues to expand across borders, compliance with diverse regulations and standards has become a critical factor for success. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, released The Impact of Global and Local Standards on OEMs & Suppliers whitepaper providing a deep analysis of the challenges and opportunities that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and all industry stakeholders face in the rapidly evolving landscape of global and local standards. 

PMMI's whitepaper sheds light on the complexities encountered when navigating these standards and outlines strategies to overcome the associated hurdles. “This whitepaper provides a needed resource for the industry. It helps frame the importance of industry standards, clarifying the difference between standards and regulations, providing guidance on key standards for packaging and processing, and fostering collaboration between OEMs and end users to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of packaging and processing operations,” says Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, market development, PMMI. 

The whitepaper references ANSI/PMMI B155.1 – Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery, a key standard for the industry that is currently under revision. The revised standard is scheduled to be released by standards developer PMMI later this summer.

Key findings from the whitepaper:

Featuring a comprehensive education program, PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 11-13, 2023; Las Vegas Convention Center) provides a not-to-miss opportunity for all industry stakeholders to gain understanding of the critical standards landscape. Interactive sessions in The Forum at PACK EXPO Las Vegas provide an opportunity to discuss new ideas and collaborate on solutions to widespread issues and trends such as risk assessment, digitalization, cyber security, sustainability, automation, and integration of cobots into manufacturing. Each 45-minute session begins with a presentation before participants are invited to discuss the issue further in small roundtables. 

Leading organizations holding interactive sessions at The Forum include:

Beyond the Forum, Innovation Stages feature free, 30-minute seminars on breakthrough technologies, and best practices are presented each day by suppliers and subject matter experts. No registration is required; stop by and discover the latest innovations.

Other new and returning resources to aid industry professionals in gaining an understanding of the role of standards in their operation include:

In addition to key show-floor destinations, packaging and processing professionals can get their questions answered about relevant standards and regulations by utilizing the PACK Match program. The complimentary PACK Match program offers registered end-user attendees a one-on-one virtual consultation with a non-biased industry expert to help find the right suppliers and solutions to address their needs before they arrive at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Upon completion of the consultation, the attendee will receive a list of exhibitors that can provide solutions to their challenges and can be visited during the show. 

Consultations will take place Aug. 21–Sept. 7, 2023, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for a complimentary PACK Match consultation will open on August 1, and the deadline to register is August 25. This service is only available to end-user buyers of packaging, processing, or related solutions who have registered to attend PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023.

The Ask the Experts program is an additional attendee resource offered on-site at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and serves as an extension of the PACK Match program. Ask the Experts will be staffed by experienced packaging or processing industry executives. Attendees will receive expert guidance on finding the right packaging or processing solutions to address their specific challenges.

For more complete information on all PACK EXPO Las Vegas has to offer and to register for the show, visit

Gatwiri Muthara

Sr. Manager, Public Relations

PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies