With strong merger and acquisition activity, 2019 was another year of industry consolidation.
Over the past 10 years, the flexible packaging industry has grown from $26.6 billion to $31.8 billion with a cumulative annual growth rate of 2% per year, according to the FPA.
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.
Packaging innovation, investments and mergers and acquisitions continue to define the top 25 converters in North America.
July 5, 2018
Reading this, you'll see what each converter has been up to in the past year. It’s evident that this list is going to look very different next year. The race is on. On that note, we present our 2018 Top 25 Converters in North America feature, based off of sales information from the 2017 calendar year.
Prepared exclusively for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) by IHS Markit, the report is based mainly on key aspects of the polyolefin industry such as olefin feedstocks; PE and PP markets; pricing trends; and related energy and economic issues.
According to researchers, a caterpillar that’s been bred for commercial fishing purposes has demonstrated the ability to biodegrade polyethylene. In a controlled experiment, about 100 of these insects were placed in a plastic bag.
Unlike as in previous years, there weren't a lot of shakeups in 2016. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't a solid year for the top North American converters.
July 1, 2017
Compared to the lists of the past few years, the 2017 Flexible Packaging Top 25 Converters list may seem, well, ordinary. While this year was not without its share of M&A's, they were all fairly minor to some of the big shake-ups the industry has seen in the past.
The right film does a whole lot more than just protect a product. It can also help it stand out on the store shelf, enable high-quality printing and include characteristics that permit consumers to observe or experience the product prior to purchase.
In the Jan/Feb installment of Roundtable, we sit down with Eric Smith, Vice President of Technology for Charter NEX and Eric Bender, Market Development Manager, New Platforms for Jindal Films Americas.
What’s changed about this year’s PACK EXPO International because of the pandemic? Nothing! Well, just the name. And format. But you can still make connections and see the latest trends. Get the lowdown on PACK EXPO Connects with Flexible Packaging’s preview in the October issue! Also, see how Midwest values helped bring two companies together when one of them was looking to bring pouch converting in-house. Find out what’s driving automation investments for converters and much more!