The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is now offering a Flexible Packaging Market Tracker tool on the FPA website. The tool features 20 key flexible packaging country markets and highlights market dynamics, trends and opportunities to expand business internationally.
Christian Traumann, Managing Director and Group CFO of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, was elected as president of interpack 2020. Since 2015, Traumann has been the chairman of the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and served as president for interpack in 2011.
The Packaging Conference and PETnology join forces to present their first joint PET conference. The conference was created to meet the needs of the PET industry, including innovation, technology and business opportunities.
Pregis LLC introduces VR training for protective packaging equipment and material selection. The company provides training support for its systems, as well as written materials. However, with ecommerce, coupled with retailers fulfilling through a variety of channels, it is not feasible to provide face-to-face training at all locations.
The new Torayfan CB3 portfolio is manufactured with Toray’s proprietary formulation and a patented PVdC-free coating. The films offer oxygen-barrier protection along with excellent moisture barrier and are available in sealable and non-sealable versions. In addition, the 70- and 80-gauge CB3 films are a thinner alternative to thicker OPP films and enable source reduction, yield and economic benefits.
Consumer trends have contributed to a gradual replacement of rigid pack formats by flexible packaging during the last decade or so. Total flexible packaging sales were at $219.5 billion in 2016, with growth expected at an annual rate of 4.3% to $282.6 billion by 2022.
Berry Global Inc. has introduced high-resilience, scuff-resistant Soft Touch laminate tubes. While traditional soft touch tubes may scuff or attract dirt over time, Berry’s process helps ensure a lasting scuff-resistant finish that elevates a brand’s tactile and visual appearance. The new tube innovation extends Berry’s offerings of premium, differentiating personal care packaging.
Edelmann USA, Inc. has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the North American association for paperboard packaging manufacturers and their suppliers. A wholly owned subsidiary of Germany-based Edelmann GmbH, Edelmann USA was formed in June 2016 and has locations in Ontario, Calif. and Pulaski, Tenn.
BillerudKorsnäs, a leading Swedish manufacturer of packaging materials, has opened a regional facility in the Chicago area. Combined with current offices in Portland, Ore. and Miami, Fla., the new location represents a significant expansion of customer service, support and supply capabilities in the North American market.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.