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.
Ricardo Abud is the new president for CMD Corporation. Abud will lead the company on its commitment to advancing equipment technology to bring next-level success to customers; expanding CMD’s international footprint and market presence; and fostering a culture of customer focus.
Pretium Packaging has launched a 2-liter version of its SureHandle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container, featuring its an integrated handle. The line extension is three-quarters of an inch taller than its 64 ounce counterpart.
Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) announces structural realignment and business unit name changes to better serve brand owner package development needs. The changes will enable brand owners to improve speed-to-market in order to more rapidly capitalize on commercialization opportunities.
Ferrero U.S.A, Inc. has launched Kinder Joy, a unique two-in-one product that offers a delicious treat with an added little surprise. A plastic egg-shaped package is comprised of two separately sealed halves: One half contains a delicious treat made of two soft cream layers; the second half contains a toy to assemble and play with.
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.
In most grocery stores today, customers are advised not to go empty-handed to do their weekly shopping: reusable bags are the order of the day. Customers who cannot bring their own reusable bags should buy one to take home their purchases.
The Procter & Gamble Company just launched the Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle made completely from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and ocean plastic. The launch of the bottle aims to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic and what can be done to prevent plastic waste from reaching the ocean.
The October issue of Packaging Strategies centers around packaging design, as well as features cartoning, cobots, cleanable equipment advantages, aseptic packaging, household packaging trends and more!