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The packaging industry is continuously evolving, usually rapidly – and never without challenge. What keeps both bigger and smaller players awake in 2018? This article provides an overview of the main challenges dominating retail and shipping today.
Dividers may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of packaging design, yet they are indispensable to the packaging industry. In fact, the packaging divider market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of nearly 6 percent across various market segments and in all global regions at least until 2021, […]
Will the pharmaceutical packaging market continue to thrive in the coming years? It sure looks like it, says MarketsandMarkets. With North America accounting for the largest piece of the pie, the pharmaceutical packaging market will be worth 50.55 billion USD by 2022. Overall, the market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate […]
by Udo Panenka, President Esko The moment we realize the size of the gap between our current abilities and our future dreams can be both devastating and motivating. Until now, the main role of packaging has been to protect and preserve the product, secondarily to convey product and marketing information to the shopper. Packaging professionals […]
The past few years have witnessed some great changes in the packaging industry, with new developments in digital print leading the way. Still, while digital printing technology is driving innovation in packaging, it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Jan De Roeck, Esko’s Director of Solutions Management, elaborates on digital print innovations and […]
Packaging World ran a great short run story last week: Erik Knear – the inventor of The Santa Signal™ – struggled to find a packaging supplier that could help bring his brand new invention to market.
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, Sept. 14, 2015 – More than one hundred entries, including many fantastic innovations, delighted the jury of the Pro Carton ECMA Award this year. The focus was on the unique sustainability of cartonboard: numerous innovative concepts were devoted to cartonboard as a replacement for other materials in order to find more […]
The 2015 edition of the exclusive Packaging Innovations fair is set to take place in Brussels from 25-26 November. The Packaging Innovations fair is a high point for members of the Belgian, Dutch and French packaging industry, giving participants the opportunity to source new ideas and enlarge their market. Should you exhibit? Are you a […]
As of 13 December 2014 considerable changes in the food labeling legislation come into effect. One of these changes is that key elements on a package must be printed in a minimum font size. Simply reducing the font size to fit all nutritional information in all languages on your packaging will no longer be possible. So […]
Chinese scientists have developed “smart tags” that might just bring an end to the smell test consumers often have to carry out to figure out whether or not a carton of milk has gone sour of if eggs are still edible. The small gel-like tags, about the size of a corn kernel, change color when […]
According to American Medical News around 6.000 Americans every year wind up in emergency rooms with lacerations and puncture wounds caused by clamshell packs. The most severe injuries occur when frustrated consumers reach for knives and scissors trying to open their package. These tools, often taken up in anger, have a tendency to glance off […]