Necessity for lightweight and easy to carry products will drive the spout liquid pouch packaging market size. Improved consumer experience accompanied by ease in consumption and stain-free properties will support growth.
Any trip to the supermarket reveals the latest trend in flexible packaging: stand-up pouches. Aisles are swelling with SUPs as big brands like M&M/Mars, Hershey, Kellogg’s and General Mills switch from lay-flat bags or bag-in-box to stand-up pouches.
ProAmpac has acquired Gateway Packaging Co., a flexible packaging and technical products company headquartered in White House, Tenn. Gateway is one of the largest pet food packaging manufacturers in North America, offering multi-wall bags, stand-up pouches, small- and large-format quad-seal bags, box pouches, roll stock, treat bags and hybrid bags.
Elif’s new Elif2Pouch pre-made pouch solution combines sustainability, convenience, performance and cost-efficiency. The company claims its neo-eco packaging solution is the next step in how sustainability is addressed in packaging innovation.
Stand-up pouches(SUPs) is now one of the fastest growing flexible packaging formats with global demand expected to pass 90 billion units in 2017, according to a report from AMI. The favorable development of the total supply chain cost of stand-up pouches and their stronger proposition to promote sustainability compared with rigid packaging alternatives will continue to be the key drivers of demand.
Aptar has launched EZ Pour, a one-piece dispensing spout designed to bring functionality and convenience to dry food products such as candy, granular and powder products, seasonings, pet food and snack foods in pouches.
At 92 million strong, the millennial generation is the largest in U.S. history. Currently holding over $600 billion in annual purchasing power, millennials’ buying power is predicted to reach $1.4 trillion annually by 2020 and $11.3 trillion by 2030. Like it or not, millennials are taking over the joint.
Shifts in consumer lifestyles and the consequent demand for convenience products are contributing to a growing use of flexible packaging, replacing traditional formats, such as glass jars and metal cans, according to a report by Smithers Pira.
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!