In a world shifting more and more toward e-commerce, packaging is increasingly the first tangible experience that someone may have with your brand or business. So how is your packaging delivering your brand’s promise to your customers?
PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO take place October 14–17 in Chicago. The show will bring together more than 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 packaging industry professionals covering 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space.
Given the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent decision to impose tariffs on aluminum foil imported from China, Toray Plastics anticipates that end users will want to substitute foil with metallized films at an even greater rate.
A new study conducted by Pregis and the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison shows that the value perception of e-commerce shipments is significantly impacted by the materials chosen to protect them. Even a small increase in packaging material expenditures—as little as 19 cents—can make a dramatic impact (as much as 45 percent) on the perceived value.
FPA's new report on sustainable packaging, "A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World," is now available. The report focuses on the industry segment that adds significant value to flexible materials, usually by performing multiple processes such as printing, laminating multiple layers and adding coatings. It focuses on the U.S. perspective, though global data is utilized to provide a broader picture.
According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the packaging materials market size is expanding at over 3 percent CAGR and will cross USD $1.3 trillion by 2024. Developments in the Asia Pacific food & beverage sector will be a major reason behind the market growth.
The advantages of shrink packaging for consumer goods are plentiful, and utilizing shrink to package your products in 2018 should be a serious consideration for brands looking to improve shelf appeal and reduce costs. Following are some of the reasons that shrink shouldn't be ignored.
Karlville, a global leader in in converting machinery and shrink sleeve applicators, will host a facility tour at its Miami Technology Center on June 13 as a prelude to the annual Packaging Strategies Global Pouch Forum.
Tekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired Dunn Industries, Inc., manufacturer of specialty extrusion tubing for medical device applications. Its product line is a complements the microextrusion tubing manufactured by Tekni-Plex’s Natvar business unit.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!