Pack Expo International 2012, slated for October 28-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will be the largest edition of the show since 2002, with a record 1800-plus exhibitors showcasing state-of-the art materials, machinery and methods for packaging and processing in every market, across more than 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space.

The event features exhibits highlighting integrated processing-packaging solutions; new technology; on-site demonstrations to show machinery in action to evaluate its compatibility, adaptability and ease of operation; and new product launches, opening new possibilities for improved safety, security, sustainability and cost savings.

A number of fluid power companies will be exhibiting, highlighting the products and technologies that are used in packaging machinery. A list of all key pneumatic and hydraulic exhibitors is included below.

The Conference at Pack Expo features a variety of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and other opportunities for professional development. The programming highlights best practices, regulatory compliance and more.

The event will also see the return of the Pack Expo Lecture Series, with comedian and pundit Dennis Miller and commentator James Carville taking the stage on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Visit www.packexpo.com for a complete exhibitor list, conference schedules and to register.