Eric Fish is former Editor in Chief of Flexible Packaging. In a professional writing and editing career spanning more than a decade, Eric Fish has over six years’ worth of experience working on business-to-business publications. Prior to joining BNP Media in early 2012, he served as the Associate Editor of two product development-focused publications.
Avery Dennison has some ambitious sustainability goals it wants to hit by 2025. It wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent year-over-year, go up to 95 percent landfill-free, eliminate 70 percent of matrix and liner, and source film and chemicals more responsibly, among others.
Advanced materials science, innovation and industry collaboration led to the creation of fully recyclable packaging for Bear Naked’s leading line of granolas and granola bites. We go inside the sustainable journey.
It was about three years ago when Bear Naked Granola decided it wanted to overhaul the packaging on its line of best-selling granolas and granola bites. As a leading brand in the granola space, it wanted to take the lead in another important category: sustainable packaging. But the brand wanted to maintain the feel, function and appearance of its current packaging.
From continued exhibit space expansion and attendee increases, the flagship Converters Expo returns to Lambeau Field for the popular one-day event. Two weeks later, ICE USA 2019 makes its Louisville debut.
Hot on the heels of the second-annual Converters Expo South, which was held on February 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina, comes the flagship Converters Expo. Now entering its 12th year, the event returns to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, from March 27-28.
Eight seconds. That’s what’s believed to be the average human attention span, and it’s down about 4 seconds from what the average attention span was in 2000. Yes, just 8 seconds — about the same as a goldfish (perhaps even less than a goldfish, depending on the source).
Sustainability and recyclability: What was once a trend in the packaging industry is now a necessity. Consumers are demanding it, brands are establishing ambitious goals and it’s up to the suppliers, equipment manufacturers and everyone else to work together in achieving it all.
Digital printing. The continuation of rigid-to-flexible. Recyclability. The ongoing importance of product differentiation. Combating the negative stereotypes of plastic. These trends — and a whole lot more —are covered in our annual executive forecast.
For several years now, HQC has been designing and manufacturing custom fitments for pouches. And despite the challenges involved in doing so, the Oswego, Illinois-based company has continued to move this sector of the market forward.
Cannabis. Sustainability. e-Commerce. The past year was a dynamic one in flexible packaging – and there are various trends and talking points that have shaped it and will continue to shape it moving forward.
While the packaging industry is always changing and moving forward for the better, this past year has been a particularly exciting time to be a part of it. Here’s a look at some of the trending topics from 2018 that will certainly help shape things moving forward.
According to Cassandra Yu, Avery Dennison’s product manager, rapid roll, shrink sleeves represent a strong growth segment in packaging right now – and it’s a growth rate that isn’t expected to slow any time soon.