Global plastics processing machinery demand is expected to advance 6.9% annually through 2017 to $37.1 billion. A healthier sales climate, resulting from accelerations in fixed investment spending and growth in the production of plastic goods, will spur gains.
Only 43% of Surveyed CPG executives think their company has a clear, well-understood strategy
December 5, 2013
Consumer packaged goods companies are underestimating the e-commerce channel’s growth potential and consequently may be missing out on a substantial market opportunity, according to the first of a two part Deloitte study, “Digital Commerce in the Supermarket Aisle.”
World demand for aluminum (primary and secondary/recycled) is projected to expand 5.8 percent per year through 2017 to 82.5 million metric tons. Of the 20 million additional metric tons of demand in 2017, nearly 11.5 million metric tons will be accounted for by China.
North American packaging expected to grow 1.4% annually
November 22, 2013
North America is the world's largest consumer of packaging, and is characterised by such packaging giants as International Paper, Tetrapak, Reynolds Group, Ball Corporation and Owens-Illinois. Since a brief dip in 2009, the North American packaging market has recently been growing steadily.
Study forecasts increase in produce packaging demand
November 22, 2013
US demand for produce packaging is forecast to increase 3.3% per year to $5.7 billion in 2017. Growth will outpace expected expansion in fresh produce production, reflecting the important role of packaging in the protection, safety assurance, and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Talking trends in secondary packaging with Bernhard Vaihinger, Bosch Packaging Technology.
November 15, 2013
In the past, the main purpose of secondary packaging was to shield the products within from knocks and prevent wasteful loss during transit from the manufacturer to the retailer. However, in the last few years, secondary packaging has been increasingly used by both brands and retailers to attract consumers at the point of sale.
The September issue of Packaging Strategies is the PACK EXPO Show issue, and offers articles on IIoT, pneumatic systems on a stretch wrapper, sanitary machine design, gender neutral branding, dairy food trends and more!