Packaging is ever-changing, with new forms, materials and machinery becoming available each year. That is why PACK EXPO is a must-see event for many in the industry. With this year’s show just around the corner, here is a sampling of just a few of the thousands of products that will be on display.
In today’s marketplace, it seems bioplastics would be the perfect answer. Nowhere would this be more important than in the flexible packaging segment, which faces growing concerns about the use of plastics — its primary material.
Frito-Lay is all smiles about its newest packaging promotion. The Lay’s chip brand is unveiling packaging with 31 inspiring stories across a variety of flavors and bag sizes, featuring the faces of “Everyday Smilers” who are making an impact in their local communities and beyond.
Mark Cook crossed the Atlantic with one objective in mind: to disrupt the U.S. label printing market. His intent was to introduce an original, under-one-roof label printing solution which would streamline the design and printing process to achieve speedier results of enhanced quality at lower costs.
Improving the sustainability of flexible packaging was a recurring theme at this year’s Global Pouch Forum. While pouches are one of the most sustainable forms of packaging, flexible packaging may still face unfavorable public perceptions.
Sustainability, innovation, automation and Industry 4.0 are just a few of the words a packaging professional is likely to hear bandied about each day. Another word you are likely hear is collaboration, which seems to be experiencing growing importance these days.
Once again, Flexible Packaging offers its annual list of the Top 25 Converters in North America for the year 2019. These rankings are based on each company’s revenues for the year 2018. The rankings are scrambled a bit from the previous year, but most companies are familiar figures in this year-to-year feature.
In the last year, as many as 350 brand owners and retailers globally have announced plans to make all of their packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable by the year 2025. At the same time, some of these companies are going a step further by saying they plan to reduce the use of virgin plastics in their packaging — often by as much as 50 percent.
Among the articles in the September 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, read about the latest in personalized packaging trends, find out about the latest in flexible packaging technology, read the latest Roundtable on web guiding and tension control, and much more!