August 2023

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging90 Years of Packaging VisionPMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging

90 Years of Packaging Vision

PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

In a global market where sustainability increasingly drives everything from consumption to manufacturing, creating sustainable packaging while keeping stakeholders connected is often a more complex matter than one might imagine. James Pittas, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), shares some thoughts on the realities that underscore innovative packaging—specifically plastic, its lifecycle, and what it takes to keep stakeholders across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico engaged.

August 2023 | In Focus | PackagingSustainable Packaging Is the Name of the GameAcorn Packaging

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging

Sustainable Packaging Is the Name of the Game

Acorn Packaging

Actively engaging with over one million North Americans daily is but a dream for most businesses. For Acorn Packaging of Mississauga, Ontario, however, it is a reality. The company is a specialist converter of sophisticated, high-performance packaging trusted by leaders in the consumer goods, food and beverage, and industrial fields for some of the best packaging products in the world. Its impressive selection of traditional and sustainable packaging options is seen on major national retailer shelves across North America.

August 2023 | In Focus | PackagingProtection Through PackagingLayfield Flexible Films

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging

Protection Through Packaging

Layfield Flexible Films

Layfield Flexible Films, based in Richmond, BC, stands out among domestic producers by offering sustainable premium packaging solutions. They utilize advanced equipment, processes, and a rigorous quality control program. As a vertically integrated company, Layfield’s Flexible Film group provides complete technical services, prepress and graphics, world-class blown film, high-resolution printing, solvent-free lamination, slitting, and advanced conversion equipment. Their offerings support various flexible film and packaging formats.

August 2023 | In Focus | PackagingInnovation in PackagingKuraray America, Inc.

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging

Innovation in Packaging

Kuraray America, Inc.

After nearly a century in business, the Kuraray Group has grown into a global leader in special materials technology, fiber, resin, and film production. Its goal is to develop innovative, sustainable solutions and cleaner technologies that will improve the natural environment and enhance quality of life for people around the world. This includes innovative packaging. The goal is to help transform customers’ businesses and make a real impact within the markets they serve.

August 2023 | In Focus | National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)Specially Tailored Wire SolutionsMWS Wire Industries

August 2023 | In Focus | National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Specially Tailored Wire Solutions

MWS Wire Industries

MWS Wire Industries is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of magnet and specialty wire. “There are not too many companies like us in the world,” says Sales Manager of Industrial Products, Eric Yelich. “We’ve carved out a special niche in the wire marketplace to supply specialty wire that you can’t find anywhere, so customers really gravitate toward us.”

August 2023 | In Focus | National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)Giving the Green LightEberle Design, Inc. (EDI)

August 2023 | In Focus | National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Giving the Green Light

Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI)

Since its founding in 1980, Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI) has earned a formidable reputation as a global developer and producer of high-performance component products that improve and supplement traffic management systems. With the EDI product lineup, transportation experts can integrate, automate, and manage traffic at signalized intersections and on highways with greater effectiveness and safety.

August 2023 | Fabrication & MachiningShining Like a DiamondFullerton Tool Company

August 2023 | Fabrication & Machining

Shining Like a Diamond

Fullerton Tool Company

Fullerton Tool Company drives tremendous savings for its global clientele in solid carbide cutting tools. That is why leaders in the medical, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries are lining up for its tooling range of 7,000 standard items—most notably, its end mills—famed for strength, durability, and accuracy. Customers come from the United States, South America, Mexico, Canada, and beyond for the company’s dependable tools.

August 2023 | ServicesInnovative Healthcare FurnitureWieland Healthcare

August 2023 | Services

Innovative Healthcare Furniture

Wieland Healthcare

Wieland Healthcare is making waves in the healthcare furniture sector, succeeding alongside much bigger companies despite its more diminutive size. “We’re a relatively small company within our competitor range,” says Market Manager Kimberly Sank. The company may be relatively small, but its impact is big and the business has become widely recognized for innovative, patient-first products.


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