With the U.S. economy hovering between a boom or bust situation, 2018 appears to hold plenty of opportunity—and risks—for growth in packaging. High consumer confidence and some of the best economic growth in years bode well for packaging across the board. However, an uptick in inflation and developing consumer trends might tax any advances. In this month’s special report, Packaging Strategies approached industry experts to provide their outlook for segments of the packaging market.
We look at what’s driving packaging innovations and new technology, flexible packaging, the paperboard/carton/corrugated market, cans and glass bottles—along with what consumer trends each is seeing. For a detailed projection of where packaging is likely headed in 2018, look at the following in-depth reports with insights that may affect your business.
Packaging Outlook 2018 articles: