Sal explained that these quasi rigid packs are in such demand because of theiradded functionality, performance and creativity, as well as for their environmental advantages. Mike Richmond, principle of Packaging & Technology Integrated Systems (PTIS), spoke a bit about these “hybrid combinations” at the Flexible Packaging Association’s annual meeting earlier this year, too. Some of the “quasi” innovations just introduced at Interpack this April were:
- The QwikPak Soft Bottle System from Unifill in Italy (www.unifill.it).
- The Box Pouch from Totani (www.totani.co.jp/en).
- The AisaCan Flexible Bottle from AisaPack (www.aisacan.com).
Other growth drivers
Here are a few other noteworthy insights (of many!) from the Forum:
Editor’s Note: In the interest of total disclosure, the Global Pouch Forum is owned and organized by Packaging Strategies, a sister business unit ofFlexible Packagingmagazine.