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.
In the last year, as many as 350 brand owners and retailers globally have announced plans to make all of their packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable by the year 2025. At the same time, some of these companies are going a step further by saying they plan to reduce the use of virgin plastics in their packaging — often by as much as 50 percent.
Brand owners need to more effectively communicate the environmental benefits of flexible packaging to consumers.
June 13, 2019
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has created a new infographic that illustrates why brand owners need to more effectively communicate the environmental benefits of flexible packaging to consumers.
As part of IHS Markit’s (IHS) ongoing services to the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), IHS wrote a follow-up polyethylene report based on the presentation given by Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit, at the recent FPA Annual Meeting.
Flexible Stand-up Pouches for Motor Oil Result in More Favorable Environmental Outcomes than HDPE Bottles
June 14, 2019
FPA commissioned PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view on the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers; provide foresight into future sustainability implications for flexible packaging; and develop six Life Cycle Assessment case studies comparing flexible packaging to other packaging formats across a range of products.
When it comes to packaging, the one marketplace constant is that the needs and demands of brands, retailers, printers and consumers are always changing. As market trends evolve, ink manufacturers must be nimble and quickly develop solutions that meet those demands.
Multilane stick pack machines are used in many industries today for powder and liquid packaging. The stick pack format is popular for single-serve products which modern consumers love for their portability, convenience, and ease of use.
TC Transcontinental Packaging is adding two Windmoeller & Hoelscher VAREX II blown film lines, including one barrier line for its Whitby, Ontario plant. These new lines will support TC Transcontinental Packaging's growth in multilayer barrier films in North America and are scheduled to start up in the fall of 2019.
Bison Bag, a full-service flexible packaging converter based in Lockport, NY, has placed an order for a 10 color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Miraflex II M press. This will be Bison Bag’s fourth flexographic press and its first from W&H.
After two years and over 250 prototypes, Chamber Pouch brings a new, patented, dual-chamber capability. Chamber Pouch enables food and CPG companies to create new products, combinations and extensions, generating new brand value.
Plastics Plus Digital has installed an HP Indigo 20000 at its Parsippany, N.J. location. The company now offers customizable digital printing of flexible packaging along with lamination and pouch making services.
Country Pure Foods, a producer of juice-based products and a contract packaging solution for other beverage companies, is adding aseptic flexible packages from Ecolean to its product offering because of the package’s unique conveniences, shape and low environmental impact.
Steeped, Inc., a Santa Cruz, CA-based startup that is revolutionizing the way people prepare and enjoy premium single-serve coffee, won the Best New Product award at the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston for their packaging made using renewable and compostable materials.