Historically, HQC is a custom molding company. However, as the Oswego, Illinois-based company grew out of a garage shop to an 80,000 square-foot facility, it only made sense for leadership to consider adding more services. One that Blair Pasternak, HQC president, has always had his eye on is flexible packaging – and that’s where Joe Haske enters this story.
Over the next decade, many of the leading global brands will execute on their commitments to using 100 percent recyclable or reuseable packaging. But the question remains: How does the industry come together to help make this a reality? Here is a brief guide on how to kick-off the journey.
Cosmo Films has introduced a family of BOPP-based heat resistant (HR) films. The films have been engineered to work as printing layer replacing BOPET film in multi-layer laminates for various packaging applications in both food and non-food segments.
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.
It’s no surprise that in the year since we looked at lidding film for food applications for Flexible Packaging’s readers, the industry has changed. We’re now seeing developments and trends in sustainability/recycling, peel and reseal functionality, and improved barrier for longer shelf life.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 48 million Americans fall ill from foodborne illnesses each year. Of these 48 million people, more than 125,000 are hospitalized.
The fast-moving millennial generation reshaped the snacking industry by voicing its need for quick and convenient meals throughout the day. Millennials, likely to snack more than any other generation, make up a portion of a group Mintel identifies as "super snackers"
Among the articles in the May 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the latest insight on packaging plastics, read the latest Roundtable on bag/pouch making equipment, and much more!