The pandemic was the big story last year, and there’s some speculation that this year’s big story will be cost increases because of it. Doesn’t it feel like whenever we finally seem to be getting close to talking about something other than the pandemic, we get hit with yet another new ripple effect from it?
Sun Chemical’s Dennis Sweet sheds light on trends and drivers in the label and narrow web market.
October 16, 2020
Sustainability in packaging, specifically in the labels market, is a goal on the minds of virtually all brands and CPGs. As consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging solutions, the industry is transitioning its focus to meet their demands.
Flexible packaging refers to package made of flexible materials that can be easily molded into various shapes. It is one of the rapidly growing sectors of the packaging industry, which includes merging the highest qualities of paper, aluminum foil, and film to offer an extensive range of shielding characteristics.
In recent years, the idea of a circular economy has come to the forefront of this movement. Based on the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling, it is theorized that a circular economy can be restorative and regenerative by design.
After reviewing and analyzing 73 samples of some of the best examples of flexible packaging on the market in 2019, a panel of judges has chosen 48 packages for recognition in the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
Amcor Flexibles North America has announced a partnership with Moda vacuum packaging systems. By combining Amcor’s shrink bag and rollstock film for meat and cheese with Moda’s system, producers can gain operational efficiencies and drive total cost savings.
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) is launching four Oregon Orchard hazelnut chocolates in 6 oz. resealable pouches. These confections will be available at the Oregon Hazelnut Marketplace and all Wilco Farm Stores in Oregon and Washington.
Phoseon Technology is working closely with ink and coatings manufacturer CYNGIENT on UV LED-cured adhesives for the narrow web label industry and beyond. Technical support from CYNGIENT allows Phoseon to offer customers faster, more efficient leading-edge adhesive product support.
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!