Consumer focus on wellness, environmental impact and macroeconomic factors such as the growth of the middle class creating more disposable income are shaping the global packaging market, said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
SleekWrapper, part of the Paxiom Group, introduces the Sleek40 Wrapper, a new fully servo-driven horizontal flow wrapping machine designed to provide smaller or start-up operations with all the efficiency advantages of a 4-axis servo drive, at entry level cost.
Prime Advantage, a leading group purchasing organization for midsized manufacturers, announces the findings of its ninth edition of the CFO Survey, revealing the financial projections and top concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The results show that optimism in manufacturing among the group's members is at its highest levels since the annual survey’s inception.
Speed scratch cooking – taking semi-prepared, healthy ingredients and creating a homemade meal – along with zero waste, drinkable soup, grass-fed dairy, microgreens, sea plants, vinegar seen as top trends by industry expert Mareya Ibrahim.
In a study conducted by Packaging InSight (packaginginsight.com) on behalf of Pregis LLC (pregis.com), product protection was ranked as the most important packaging characteristic by 80% of respondents, compared to sustainability and ease of product removal.