Amidst strong industry growth, registration for PACK EXPO East opens today where many of the industry’s newest innovations will be on display.

Las Vegas; Sept. 25, 2017 – Registration for PACK EXPO East 2018 (April 16–18; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), a recent addition to the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows launched to keep up with demands in a prospering market, opens today amidst forecasts of strong growth in the U.S. packaging industry from the 2017 State of the Packaging Industry report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Released on the first day of PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 25-27; Las Vegas Convention Center), The State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report shows a 4.8 percent increase in the U.S. packaging machinery market from 2015 to 2016, coming in with a total market value of $9.8 billion. On display at PACK EXPO East will be many of the innovations and technologies that are driving this increase in market value.

“Attending PACK EXPO East is the most efficient way to engage suppliers of packaging technologies in the industry’s manufacturing-rich East Coast,” says Jim Pittas, COO, PMMI. “The show brings together large multinational exhibitors, as well as some of the fastest growing regional packaging companies who target niche markets. The region where PACK EXPO East is located represents one of the fastest growing areas in the industry and the intimacy of the event allows attendees and exhibitors to spend quality time understanding each other’s operations.”

PACK EXPO East show organizer, PMMI, produces the study based on data provided by manufacturers in the US and import and export data from the US Census Bureau. The report analyzes 28 packaging machinery categories and describes trends and the outlook for packaging machinery shipments through 2022.

The value of U.S. domestic shipments of packaging machinery is estimated to have been worth $7.73 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 percent, reaching $8.8 billion in 2022.

Per the report, the pharmaceuticals sector is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.6 percent, the fastest of all sectors, from 2016 to 2022. This is followed by food (includes nutraceuticals) which is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.3 percent from 2016 to 2022.

“The forecast for the packaging machinery market continues to be robust. We anticipate growth in major market segments such as pharmaceuticals, as well as food and beverage. Factors such as population growth, growing demand for automation and machinery optimization, as well as a rise in e-commerce is fueling this development,” says Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, Market Development, PMMI.

The executive summary of the 2017 State of the Industry report is now available for download. For more information, contact Paula Feldman, director, Business Intelligence, PMMI at [email protected].

Don’t miss PACK EXPO East 2018 where you can experience packaging machinery solutions from over 400 exhibiting providers. Attendees of PACK EXPO East will enjoy all of the educational and networking opportunities traditionally offered at larger PACK EXPO shows on a compact, more personable scale. Registration is now open.



About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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