addition to the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows launched to keep up with demands in a prospering
market, opens today amid forecasts of strong growth in the US 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 Ctr.), The State of the
Industry US Packaging Machinery Report shows a 4.8% increase in the US 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 under-
standing each other’s operations.”
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 US 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%, reaching $8.8 billion
Per the report, the pharmaceuticals sector is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.6%, 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% 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, vp-Market Development, PMMI.