For several years now, HQC has been designing and manufacturing custom fitments for pouches. And despite the challenges involved in doing so, the Oswego, Illinois-based company has continued to move this sector of the market forward.
Cannabis. Sustainability. e-Commerce. The past year was a dynamic one in flexible packaging – and there are various trends and talking points that have shaped it and will continue to shape it moving forward.
While the packaging industry is always changing and moving forward for the better, this past year has been a particularly exciting time to be a part of it. Here’s a look at some of the trending topics from 2018 that will certainly help shape things moving forward.
According to Cassandra Yu, Avery Dennison’s product manager, rapid roll, shrink sleeves represent a strong growth segment in packaging right now – and it’s a growth rate that isn’t expected to slow any time soon.
With a focus on the customer, and not the bottom line, Catapult intends to disrupt the U.S. packaging and printing industry, specifically in its core competencies of self-adhesive, narrow web and linerless labels.
Though Catapult officially just opened its Orlando, Florida, operations in spring 2018, the flexo print company is quick to point out that its business, while new, is actually some 25 years in the making.
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.
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.
The sachet market is continuing to heat up. According to Stratistics MRC, the global sachet market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8 percent from 2017 to 2023, with the most popular pack sizes being the single-serve 1-10 milliliter variety.
Among the articles in the December 2018 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the latest trends in flexible packaging, read the latest Roundtable on bag/pouch making equipment, and much more!