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!
Do you remember what your first packaging experience with a pouch was? For me, like it might be for many people, it was with Capri Sun. I don’t remember exactly where I was, but I do remember wondering what the heck it was and then proceeding to drive my straw into the front and straight out the back.
Kaushal Shah, founder and CEO of envoPAP — a manufacturer of environmentally friendly paper and packaging solutions — shares his thoughts on environmentally friendly packaging, megatrends, e-commerce and industry collaboration.
As the packaging industry continues to grow in order to keep up with the boom in e-commerce, so too does the market for packaging inks. And, like everything in the industry, there are efforts to improve sustainability but still meet functional needs and consumer safety requirements.
Procter & Gamble uses a digital watermarking solution from Digimarc that allows a flexographic printed label to host internal data while also providing a marketing message on the Dawn Ultra line of liquid soap bottles.
So many manufacturers are moving quickly to transition their operations and workforce to digital technology — such as sensors, data, enterprise software — and find efficiencies with the same workforce.
Recent industry news is pointing toward more collaboration between consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, suppliers and recycling organizations, including regional material recycling facilities (MRFs).
In late March, the Recycling Partnership in Falls Church, Va., announced a second round of grant funding through its Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, which will distribute around $1 million in catalytic grants to advance polypropylene recycling in the U.S.
In a continuously evolving and competitive marketplace, packaging plays a key role in determining a brand’s success. Flexible pouch packaging has been leading the way in transforming common CPGs for more than a decade. The latest game changer —the first dual-sided pouch — is repackaging a classic combination: PB&J
Split Nutrition is a classic example of a product that is greater than the sum of its parts. Since the invention of sliced bread, people have been pairing peanut butter and jelly. Thanks to the innovation of the first dual-sided pouch, we no longer need the knife, or the bread for that matter.
Shawn Welch, VP and general manager of Hi-Cone Worldwide talks about the post-pandemic circular economy for plastics, data from Hi-Cone’s 2021 “State of Plastic Recycling” report and consumer recycling trends in the beverage packaging industry.
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocer, announced the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program, which offers customers a free and easy way to recycle flexible plastic packaging, to now include all private-label brands — including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome, Abound and more.