In the report, "The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022," Smithers Pira forecasts that global rigid plastic packaging consumption will be worth $166 billion in 2017, and exceed $200 billion at the end of its study period in 2022. Volume consumption of rigid plastics globally will reach 52.9 million tonnes in 2017, and is projected to grow over the next five years at an annual rate of 3.7% to 63.4 million tonnes.
Linx Printing Technologies introduces a new formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces. Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces.
Oracle Packaging offers flow wraps for pharmaceutical and personal care products in both horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal applications. The flow wrap laminates are ideal for high-speed applications, offering excellent machinability and seal integrity with multiple available sealants.
The new Karma Free and Karma Elevate snack bars from Shanvalley Innovative Food Co. will benefit from TIPA’s fully compostable, flexible packaging that offers the same end-of-life organic waste properties as the food it wraps.
Highlights at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2017 include a range of pre-formed tubes and bags that provide greater product protection and improved material stability. The audience can put the films’ mechanical properties to the test and find out how to benefit from Mondi’s blown-film extrusion technology.
Founded in 1992, Flair Flexible Packaging was established to provide small and mid-sized companies opportunities to explore technologies traditionally available only to large corporations. A quarter-century later, Flair is celebrating a unique combination of experience in a variety of applications, access to the most advanced technologies, and agility that has fostered a truly customer-driven environment.
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America will showcase a flexible packaging technology keeps foods fresher and enhances the consumer appeal of popular brands while minimizing food waste and costs. The solution will be on display at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), this prestigious conference taking place Oct. 2-4 at the New Orleans Marriott, brings together industry leaders and experts to discuss and learn about the latest innovations and creative applications for polyurethane.
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.