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.
Given the love that Americans have for their pets, it should come as no surprise that this affection is a major driver in the growth of pouch packaging. The relationship will be clarified for attendees of the upcoming Global Pouch Forum, to be held June 13-15 in Miami, Florida.
The fast-moving millennial generation reshaped the snacking industry by voicing its need for quick and convenient meals throughout the day. Millennials, likely to snack more than any other generation, make up a portion of a group Mintel identifies as "super snackers"
From Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Orlando, Florida, there are three crucial trade shows happening that are relevant to converters and printers of flexible packaging. Here’s an overview of Converters Expo, FTA Annual Forum/InfoFlex and NPE.
With the return of NPE, held once every three years, in addition to spring mainstays in Converters Expo and FTA Annual Forum/InfoFlex, printers and converters have a lot to keep up with this year. Here’s a closer look at the three upcoming events.
Hurricane Maria went down as the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years, and considering the fact that another powerful storm – Hurricane Irma – made landfall just weeks earlier, Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents were in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.
When you speak with Charlie Guida these days, you can just sense the excitement and enthusiasm in his voice. And this is for good reason, as the VP of sales for Diamond Flexible Packaging has a lot to be excited about.
We recently caught up with Tim Roddy, Erhardt + Leimer’s technical sales manager, who discussed the most problematic of the three tension zones, the value proposition of tension control equipment and future industry trends.
Films are generally metallized and brightly printed before they are combined together to make the packaging we see all around us. In the manufacture of these films, it is necessary to change the surface so that the ink and aluminum layers will stick to them.
The presence of static can result in a number of issues – such as poor print quality, tiny holes that appear in extruded film or blockages in machinery equipment – but dust attraction remains arguably the biggest challenge in a sector concerned with quality control
Flexible Packaging recently caught up with Dave Muchorski, director of marketing at Testing Machines Inc., for an update on what’s new in the field and how coefficient of friction can impact printing and converting operations.
Imagine a future where technology makes it possible to verify the shelf life of your favorite products, donate to charity by tapping your smartphone on the sleeve around a bottle of water or access recipe videos and full nutritional analysis from a pouch of microwaveable rice.