A 40 percent cost savings. Check. A 64 percent reduction in secondary packaging materials used. Check. A 73 percent reduction in trucks delivering the packaging materials. Check. And perhaps the most important result: a 300 percent growth through national retailers. Check that one, too.
Many in the flexible packaging industry are hard at work to find sustainable solutions to make an already ideal packaging format even better. Here’s a look at some of them, from compostable bags to eco-friendly resins.
If you were among the several hundred packaging professionals that attended the 2018 Global Pouch Forum last June 13-15 in Miami, then you know that one of the big show themes had to do with flexible packaging sustainability and recyclability.
Flexible Packaging recently caught up with Mark Kay, performance group leader of NOVA Chemicals’ polyethylene business. Here’s a look at what he had to say about the development of such materials and how they factor into a sustainable packaging future.
Packaging innovation, investments and mergers and acquisitions continue to define the top 25 converters in North America.
July 5, 2018
Reading this, you'll see what each converter has been up to in the past year. It’s evident that this list is going to look very different next year. The race is on. On that note, we present our 2018 Top 25 Converters in North America feature, based off of sales information from the 2017 calendar year.
For decades, the companies that comprise The CLI Group have been making coated and laminated products, and helping clients with product development in a pilot facility. An integral part of these process lines is web spreading and lay-flat technology with polyband expander rolls.
Though Inland Packaging offers everything from shrink sleeves to various narrow web flexible packaging today, it got its start in the big beer and craft beer markets – markets that are riddled with competition and where various brands yearn to stand out.
In addition to educational presentations and networking, the 2018 Global Pouch Forum will also offer a tabletop exhibition space where some of the latest technologies and products in flexible packaging will be put on display. Here’s a preview of some of the hottest new innovations.