Across many areas, suppliers are making innovative advances that continue to propel pouches as the fastest-growing packaging segment. Many of these developments are in response to consumers’ demands for more convenience in packaging, at the same time balancing their concerns for protecting the environment.
Printing is often thought of as a mature industry. However, innovations in print—especially in the area of inks for package printing—show that there is a bright and colorful future for this developing technology.
A rising tide of consumer sentiment against use of plastics is starting to flood the world. Everywhere, you can see images of debris in the oceans choking marine animals. Dire warnings are being floated about these environmental concerns. It is estimated that 80 percent of the estimated 8 million tons of plastics that flow into the oceans each year originates on land, much of it in six Asian nations.
Service to launch in Paris and New York in spring 2019.
January 24, 2019
DAVOS, Switzerland, January 24 — A coalition including many of the world’s largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, today unveiled a global, first-of-its-kind, shopping system called Loop. The initiative is designed to change the world’s reliance on single-use packaging, offer a convenient and enhanced circular solution to consumers, while securing meaningful environmental benefits.
We sat down and discussed bag/pouch making equipment with Scott Fuller from CMD Corporation, Fabio Dacò from Elba, Jim Pease from Sun Centre USA, and Joe Vannieuwenhoven from B&B Packaging Technologies, Jose De La Mora from Totani America, and Sanjay Amin from Mamata Enterprises.
BNP Media’s Packaging Group has recently launched a “Packaging Perspective” podcast series, where the group’s respective editors hold exclusive one-on-one conversations with some of the who’s who in the industry.
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.
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.