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The Flexible Packaging Association is the U.S. association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging; and, material or equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and other flexible products.

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  • Mitigating Risk Through Research

    Jul 10, 2019 10:27 AM

    Remember the Tropicana Orange Juice carton redesign? They took away the iconic straw in the orange and lost over 20% market share in just two months, while spending $35 million on the campaign. Consumer embrace of a new brand begins before they...

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  • Packaging Dominates Growth Among Specialty Papers Segments

    Jul 03, 2019 10:28 AM

    Smithers Pira’s latest market report, “The Future of Specialty Papers to 2024” claims that flexible packaging will maintain a strong growth among all subcategories in the global specialty papers industry as the highly fragmented customer base in...

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  • What Does the Future Look Like for Flexible Packaging?

    Jun 28, 2019 10:29 AM

    Respondents to the 2019 Flexible Packaging Market Assessment, a new report from PMMI Business Intelligence, said that although most have not used nanotechnology, 83% of respondents have heard of it, and 32% of manufacturers are interested in...

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  • What Manufacturers Want from Flexible Packaging Equipment Improvements

    Jun 27, 2019 10:33 AM

    Respondents to the “2019 Flexible Packaging Market Assessment” by PMMI Business Intelligence are looking for solutions to specific challenges such as cameras that can read colors, and a low acid fill process that meets FDA approval but does not...

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  • Digitalization Helps Packagers Grow And Prosper

    Jun 26, 2019 10:34 AM

    We all hear about the industrial internet of things, Industry 4.0, big data, cloud computing, edge technology and other buzz words. Sometimes, it gets overwhelming for the contract packagers and converters, as well as the machinery and equipment...

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  • The Struggle for Employee Recruitment and Retention Goes On

    Jun 25, 2019 10:38 AM

    When you ask food and beverage manufacturing executives, “What keeps you up at night?” the answers typically include the proliferation of SKUs, aging machinery and maximized line capacity. But for the past decade or so, manufacturers have...

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  • Four Hurdles Facing the Flexible Packaging Industry Today

    Jun 25, 2019 10:36 AM

    According to the “2019 Flexible Packaging Market Assessment” by PMMI Business Intelligence, there are four challenges to the growth of the flexible packaging industry, including uncertainty in the supply chain due to rising costs of materials and...

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  • Consumers Would Pay More for Sustainable Products, Accenture Survey Finds

    Jun 24, 2019 10:39 AM

    More than half of consumers said they would pay more for sustainable products designed to be reused or recycled, according to results of a survey from Accenture. The survey of 6,000 consumers in 11 countries across North America, Europe and Asia...

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  • Flexible Packaging Advances Continue to Make Waves

    Jun 21, 2019 10:41 AM

    Increasing consumer demands for convenient packages, coupled with an industry-wide push for sustainable shelf-ready designs has the global flexible packaging market poised to eclipse the $290 billion mark by 2023, according to Flexible Packaging...

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  • American Manufacturing Is Set to Explode - Are You Ready?

    Jun 21, 2019 10:40 AM

    Reshoring is a hot topic in the U.S. Politically charged, the practice promises an increase in jobs for workers, profits for manufacturers and a revival of the ‘"Made in the USA" movement. Here, Mark Howard, U.S. country manager at industrial...

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