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xpedx and PMMI Announce New 'Design for Profit' Pavilion at Pack Expo

Press release from the issuing company

ARLINGTON, Va., May 30 -- PMMI and xpedx will co-present a "Design for Profit" Pavilion during PACK EXPO Las Vegas, October 15-17, 2007. It is the first mutual effort between PMMI and xpedx and will focus on the methods used to propel package design from idea through implementation. The "Design for Profit" Pavilion will demonstrate how successful packaging designs incorporate a variety of materials, and support a cross section of industry sectors and consumer needs. PACK EXPO Las Vegas attracts a diverse packaging audience from across all market segments and, as such, the displays to be selected will have wide-ranging applicability. "PMMI and xpedx are working together to unmask the mystery of packaging design by showing the before, during and after transformations that occur," notes Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. "Attendees will see first- hand package designs that support current market trends including sustainability, convenience packaging and single-source formats." As a leading packaging supplier to the consumer and industrial goods industries, xpedx is uniquely qualified to offer the "Design for Profit" Pavilion. The company provides a full array of packaging solutions and is a strong collaborator with its packaging supply chain alliances. Many xpedx suppliers are also PACK EXPO exhibitors, and will showcase the machinery, materials and services necessary to make effective package design a reality. "In today's manufacturing environment, packaging design is successful when it meets the evolving requirements of consumers and retailers while protecting and showcasing the product it contains," said Mark Matthews, vice president of Marketing, Packaging, for xpedx. "Together with organizations like PMMI and other market leaders who are exhibiting at this year's show, xpedx is redefining the future of packaging through our focus on innovative design." The "Design for Profit" Pavilion will be located close to The Showcase of Packaging Innovations(TM) display, both found in the show's Containers & Materials Pavilion. The Showcase of Packaging Innovations is a display of the world's most innovative and award-winning package designs, as presented by internationally known packaging associations. The Containers & Materials Pavilion will highlight the latest in paperboard, glass, metal, plastic and flexible packaging. In this one area of the show floor, attendees will have access to the largest selection of containers and materials solutions in the Western Hemisphere, the most innovative package designs that are currently on the market worldwide, as well as the new design center. PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be held October 15-17, 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show is co-located with PROCESS EXPO and Converting & Package Printing Expo within the Las Vegas Convention Center. The International Bottled Water Association's Convention and Table Top Tradeshow will be held October 15-19, 2007 within the Las Vegas Hilton facility, next door to the Convention Center.