DIC Graphics’ new water-based ink being used by Suntory relies on a revamped resin binder to prevent the ink’s high density from weakening during lamination and increase solubility of ink remaining. Image courtesy of DIC Graphics
Associations, film suppliers and consumer packaged goods companies are moving forward with their sustainability initiatives in 2021. What are we to expect after such disruption in 2020, and what kind of advances will be made with mono-layer films and recycled material product introductions?
Printers and converters solved many supply chain challenges in 2020, but flexible packaging companies have been seeing year-over-year growth for the last five years. Idaho-based Yellowstone Plastics falls into this category, as it installed Modern Manufacturing’s stand-up pouch machine to meet increased customer demand in 2020 and beyond.
2020 was a transformational and challenging year in many ways, as flexible packaging companies, printers and converters met increased demand due to the pandemic’s push toward grocery and e-commerce channels.
The printing and converting industry is moving quickly to develop more recyclable material to help consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies’ meet fast-approaching sustainability goals. And new plasma treatment research is showing opportunities for converters and extruders to reduce solvents and increase recyclable film material.
While ‘smart manufacturing’ slogans can border on marketing hype, OEMs have been expanding remote service technology options for the last six years — and the flexible packaging industry is no different
Manufacturing and designing hardware is a tough business, and selling equipment in the 21st century is getting even harder. That’s why original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been offering more remote servicing options to converters, film extruders and flexible packaging companies over the last 10 years.
As the severe challenges of 2020 move from view, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are sharpening their focus to meet internal sustainability goals and increase their coordination with material recycling facilities to reduce waste.
With increased pressure to meet numerous sustainability mandates by companies and governments, wash-off label technology offers a way to optimize bottle recycling, deliver more rPET material for the supply chain and produce a clean-label look
In a recent Flexible Packaging article about new polymer film material and equipment requirements, Simon Hermans, director of U.S. sales and marketing for Südpack, stated that millennials will drive demand for new sustainable packaging formats.
Most consumers and industry professionals want to see a post-COVID 19 world emerge as soon as possible, and there’s hope on the horizon with recent vaccine breakthroughs. However, a big question going forward will be what flexible packaging trends stick in a post-COVID world?
Plant utilization is essential for most industries, and in most cases this means some kind of capital investment to increase productivity. Many converters and contract packagers are identifying machine vision opportunities for challenging film lamination applications.
This issue goes big on pouches, pouches and more pouches to coincide with Global Pouch Forum, the longest-running flexible packaging event. We do cover more in this issue, but you’ll have to peek inside to see!