The folding carton industry prides itself on steady growth and stable earnings, much of which is based on the fact that most paper-based packaging is used for consumer staples. Nearly 60 percent of all paperboard packaging is destined for food product segments.
Cartonboard converters are challenged to balance cost with creating a high-quality package that offers visual appeal while protecting its contents. For carton converters, lightweighting material is a simple solution to maximize sustainability while minimizing costs.
With RFPs, reduced volumes and shrinking margins, the packaging industry can feel like a commodity business and a race to the bottom. The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recent Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference offered industry leaders techniques for adding value to their packaging and escaping the commodity business.
The Independent Carton Group (ICG) has announced that FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, is the recipient of its Supplier of the Year Award for 2017. The award was presented at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati during the ICG’s general membership meeting.
Keystone Folding Box Co. has come out with a line of secondary packaging options for injectable pharma products. Available in a variety of tailored features and in both all-paperboard and plastic-hybrid formats, solutions are available for prefilled syringes, auto-injector pens, vials and ampoules.
Delkor Systems unveiled a new robotic palletizing system designed for seamless downstream integration with Delkor packaging equipment lines. The system can be installed to complement Delkor packaging equipment lines to provide efficient, reliable robotic pallet stacking and eliminating the need for hand-stack operations.
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!