Among the articles in the January/February 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the latest trends in flexible packaging, read the latest Roundtable on film extrusion, and much more!
Digital printing. The continuation of rigid-to-flexible. Recyclability. The ongoing importance of product differentiation. Combating the negative stereotypes of plastic. These trends — and a whole lot more —are covered in our annual executive forecast.
Thirty years ago, Soltvadkert, Hungary-based Material Plastik opened its doors with nothing more than a plastic extruder and four employees. Today, more than 120 workers operate its converting equipment to provide packaging for CPGs such as Nestlé and Coca-Cola, among others.
Eight seconds. That’s what’s believed to be the average human attention span, and it’s down about 4 seconds from what the average attention span was in 2000. Yes, just 8 seconds — about the same as a goldfish (perhaps even less than a goldfish, depending on the source).
Sustainability and recyclability: What was once a trend in the packaging industry is now a necessity. Consumers are demanding it, brands are establishing ambitious goals and it’s up to the suppliers, equipment manufacturers and everyone else to work together in achieving it all.
The Flexible Packaging Association presents the submitted entries for its annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards
February 11, 2019
FPA is pleased to present all the entries of the competition in this 2019 Flexible Packaging Innovation Showcase. The entries are presented in alphabetical order by package name. Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, during the FPA 2019 Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony.
Germany-based B&B offers the SFB 8E–T and SFB 10E–T bag machines for the production of side-gusseted bags with a flat bottom and a bag length of up to 1 m in height. On the SFB 10E-T machine, flexible film bag production is carried out transversal to the machine running direction with a production performance of up to 70 cycles/minute.
KM Packaging has launched its KReseal PET e AF resealable lidding solution, which is designed to deliver enhanced multiple peel and reseal capability to improve consumer convenience and reduce product waste.