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brand owners opt for flexible packaging

Why brands owners love flexible packaging formats

With more and more brand owners adopting a flexible packaging format, flexible is increasingly replacing traditional packaging formats like metal cans and glass jars, says The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). In The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022, Smithers Pira indeed confirms that the future of the flexible packaging market is looking bright, forecasting an […]
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Why flexible packaging is getting flexier each day

Flexible packaging is one of the fastest-growing formats the packaging industry has had the pleasure of exploring so far. The last few years saw flexible packaging attract the attention of numerous packaging manufacturers and retailers in various industries, and it seems the format’s popularity is still on the rise. So what is it that makes […]
flexible packaging more popular than ever

Flexible packaging for the win! Market forecast to expand

The future is looking bright for the flexible packaging industry, as the market is forecast to grow over 5 percent in the next seven years. By the end of 2024, the consumer goods industry alone will likely generate a demand of 260.49 billion EUR for flexible packaging, concludes Flexible Packaging Market – Global Industry Analysis, […]

Recycling plastic packaging just got even more interesting

The UK packaging industry is currently experimenting with a new technology that will take recycling plastic packaging to a whole new level. If successful, an invisible ‘barcode’ made from metal oxides will make sorting and separating plastics easier than ever at an incredibly high speed.
shrink film

Time to invest in shrink film for beverage multipacks!

The shrink film market for beverage multipacks is estimated to be worth $2.53 billion by 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets. The British-American market research firm also identified the key shrink film market players and divided their research results into segments based on application. If you are looking to make an investment in the near future, shrink […]
cellophane packaging

Is cellophane set to make a comeback in food packaging?

Come Christmas, cellophane bags are everywhere. Your carefully selected Christmas chocolates are probably wrapped in cellophane paper and most of your Christmas groceries are too. Cellophane is ideal for wrapping oddly shaped gifts, yet its popularity in the food packaging industry has been dwindling for years. Still, hope may be just around the corner.

A clear look at transparent packaging

Although they might not be easy to open, transparent clamshell packaging is more successful than packaging without transparency, studies reveal. Apart from their apparent attractiveness to consumers’ eyes, they also have other benefits, such as shelving convenience, cheap production costs and enhanced security. Transparent packaging might seem a bit bland, yet when treated with a […]
What are the advantages and disadvantages of plastic packaging?

The advantages and disadvantages of plastic packaging

Despite popular belief plastic packaging is not always the worst choice from an environmental viewpoint. In fact, plastic has some benefits other materials generally believed to be eco-friendly, glass to name one, lack. While both materials can be recycled, in reality over forty percent of the plastic made is recycled every year, while only twenty […]
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Is plastic packaging saving or destroying our planet?

Most of us probably agree that plastic packaging is bad for the environment, yet what alternative packaging material do we have at the moment that’s as cheap as plastic and more environmentally friendly? A recent study from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association has determined that six different categories of plastic […]
polystyrene

The curious case of polystyrene/Styrofoam packaging

What most people call Styrofoam – the packing material used in take-out coffee cups and egg cartons or to cushion goods for shipping, isn’t really Styrofoam at all, it’s expanded polystyrene. Versatile and strong as it is, polystyrene has a bad reputation for being hard to recycle. Let’s find out why.

The advantages of blister packaging

Even though they can be quite hard to open at times, blister packages are incredibly useful. The pharmaceutical industry, for instance, would be nowhere without blister packaging to contain and keep sterile all sorts of pills. So what other benefits lie beneath the hard to open surface of these clamshell packages?