Demographic changes, active lifestyles and a continuing trend toward sustainability are spurring development of innovative flexible packaging solutions that offer consumer goods manufacturers marketing opportunities in key sectors.
Seniors are a case in point. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), about 8,000 baby boomers retire every day, a rate that will continue until 2029. The U.S. National Institute on Aging forecasts that developed countries will see a 51 percent increase in the number of people aged 65 and older by 2030. While older may often be wiser, it is seldom stronger, and consumer goods packaging that this growing demographic once easily peeled or tore open can present a formidable challenge in later years.