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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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Trends in Packaging



  • 2019 Packaging Design Trend Report - Material Honesty

    Aug 30, 2018 03:56 PM

    Just taking a deeper dive into our previous trend report “Top 3 Packaging Design Trends Shaping Up For 2019”, we’ve decided to break it up into 3 separate issues: Material Honesty, Rethinking Retail Packaging and Creative Production. Today we are...

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  • Thirty-Four Percent of Shoppers Return an Online Purchase Due to Packaging

    Aug 29, 2018 04:00 PM

    Esko, alongside sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT released a new study, “Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage,” highlighting what shoppers want from food and beverage packaging. Get inside of the mind...

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  • Looking for Inspiration - Todays Consumers Demand Packaging That Creates a Distinct Brand Experience

    Aug 29, 2018 03:58 PM

    Good design is not good enough anymore, says Mark Dziersk, a recognized expert in industrial design and brand management. “Packaging really has to inspire people. A brand’s package is its product, and a brand is defined by the experience that...

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  • How Flexible Packaging Trends are Shifting and Why

    Aug 29, 2018 03:57 PM

    Technological innovation, sustainability concerns and attractive economics are among the reasons for the phenomenal growth of flexible packaging in the last two decades in the U.S. With an estimated $31 billion in sales in 2017, according to the...

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  • 7 Ways Efficient Packaging Can Improve Your Bottom Line

    Aug 21, 2018 04:02 PM

    As a brand manager, production or plant manager, your primary focuses include your bottom line. Packaging affects many aspects of your product line and with that, your business growth. Revenue growth and cost reduction can be tied directly to the...

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  • How to Create Sustainable Packaging for Luxury Brands

    Aug 15, 2018 04:04 PM

    Sustainable luxury in packaging may seem like an oxymoron, but in today’s consumer-driven marketplace it is becoming a vital component of a brand’s image. Consumers are more aware than ever before of the impact that packaging has on our...

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  • Smart Labels: The Next Big Thing in IoT and Packaging

    Aug 14, 2018 04:06 PM

    A smart label is an extremely flat item identification slip that is more informative than a barcode. Smart labels include QR codes, Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags and specially configured RFID tags. The smart labels are created by...

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  • Three Key Issues Facing the Protective and Transit Packaging Market

    Aug 13, 2018 04:08 PM

    Three industry trends are providing incentives for innovation, and creating new opportunities and threats for players in the global protective transit packaging business. Protective transit packaging is integral to the safe and efficient transport...

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  • Top Three Packaging Trends Shaping Up for 2019

    Aug 11, 2018 04:09 PM

    The packaging industry today is buzzing with "influencer packaging" to deliver likes, shares and to create an ongoing dialogue across a bevy of social networks. Brands are also becoming aware of the benefits that size audits can deliver to the...

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  • Smart and Sustainable Packaging Trends Can Coexist

    Aug 10, 2018 04:10 PM

    Smart and sustainable packaging trends have gathered pace across the globe. Recent innovations are demonstrating that both the packaging trends can coexist and grow harmoniously, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData...

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  • In Packaging First Impressions Matter:

    Aug 08, 2018 04:11 PM

    My mother loved the cliché never judge a book by its cover, but experience tells me most people do just that. A national study conducted by the Paper and Packaging Board shows that 7 in 10 (72 percent) of consumers agree that packaging design can...

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  • Flexible Packaging Growth Takes Hold

    Aug 07, 2018 04:15 PM

    Developing countries are leading the way in packaging consumption, according to the latest Flexible Packaging Association’s (F.P.A.) research. By 2021, overall retail packaging is projected to expand by 23% in Africa, 18% in Asia, 8% in South...

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  • Digital Printing for Flexible Packaging: How and Why Decisions are Made

    Aug 03, 2018 04:18 PM

    SGIA and Karstedt Partners recently completed a research study that focuses on the decision-making and evaluation processes flexible packaging converters go through to make their digital investment. What value does digital bring to the flexible...

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  • Digital Print for Packaging - A Broad View

    Aug 03, 2018 04:16 PM

    New developments in digital printing and finishing as it relates to packaging are unfolding at such a rapid clip these days that anything resembling a comprehensive overview would be difficult at best. But here are a few highlights in the main...

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  • New Report Details Smart Packaging Innovations

    Aug 03, 2018 04:12 PM

    Chicago-based technology scouting company, PreScouter, released a report detailing companies providing smart packaging technologies available for commercial use. The company believes the report could help companies actively looking to integrate a...

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  • Changes at the Grocery Store: Modern Innovations in Packaging Food

    Aug 01, 2018 04:14 PM

    Like everything else in the world, the modern grocery store is full of technological advances to improve the customer shopping experience. Yet in the bustle of day-to-day life, these smart tech enhancements often escape a consumer’s notice. New...

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  • Robots More Vital Than Ever

    Jul 28, 2018 04:19 PM

    Automation is thriving in packaging environments. That’s according to a study from PMMI Business Intelligence, The Evolution of Automation (download the executive summary), which reveals that a staggering nine out of 10 food processing and...

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  • Data Mining Can Inform and Improve Packaging Design

    Jul 19, 2018 04:20 PM

    Throughout the business, marketing and insights industries, there’s increasing excitement and buzz around the potential for data to transform our world. But what do terms such as big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence really mean...

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  • How to Leverage Connected Packaging to Improve Consumer Experience

    Jul 12, 2018 04:21 PM

    Brand leaders know the power of connection. A consumer’s connection to a brand is a powerful driver of trial, purchase, loyalty and advocacy. Connection is maintained through consistency and relevance. For consumer goods, retail and pharma...

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  • Medical Packaging 101: Basics Medical Device Companies Need to Know

    Jun 28, 2018 04:15 PM

    In the medical device industry, the product is the main thing. It has to be safe. It has to be efficacious. It has to be…packaged? Packaging often gets short shrift, but it’s so important. Its design affects storage efficiency. Its appearance can...

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  • Growing Flexible Packaging Demand

    Jun 18, 2018 04:16 PM

    Advances in film technology and new printing options are also prime contributors to this expansion. Environmentally conscious consumers are looking for packaging that uses fewer resources and less energy than other forms of packaging. Flexible...

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  • A New Culture in Snacking

    Jun 15, 2018 04:22 PM

    Many well-known brands and start-ups are introducing snack products to take advantage of consumers’ burgeoning hunger for foods and beverages that are consumed between their regular meals. The accelerating pace of product introductions is creating...

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  • Teenage Dream: Young Consumers Spend 1,000 Hours Thinking About Food

    Jun 04, 2018 04:24 PM

    This survey reveals some intriguing statistics for food manufacturers who may wonder how they can influence purchasing decisions where teens are concerned. A majority of teens (7 in 10) say they get their main food knowledge from their parents...

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  • Snacking Appetite Grows to Take a Bigger Bite of US Food Consumption

    May 21, 2018 04:25 PM

    Consumers are snacking more that ever before. Once viewed largely as a way to indulge or ease short-term hunger, snacking often replaces the traditional three meals a day that dominated American food consumption for decades, with shoppers now...

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  • Half of Brand Managers Plan to Spend More on Packaging, Survey Finds

    May 16, 2018 04:26 PM

    It’s clear food companies see great value in packaging, as many brands are increasing spending to improve their look and message despite tight margins. It makes sense that many of these packaging initiatives are centered around sustainability...

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  • Grocery Store Fruits and Vegetables in Flexible Packaging Pouches

    May 10, 2018 04:28 PM

    Increasingly, consumers are shopping the perimeter of the grocery stores, as they seek foods they believe are healthier and fresher with minimal additives and packaging. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the produce sections. However, with...

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  • New Packaging Methods Counteract Clean Label Flaws

    May 10, 2018 04:28 PM

    Long-term freshness is typically thought of as a formulation challenge. But today’s clean label and free-from movements have food manufacturers looking elsewhere to extend or preserve the shelf life of baked foods. While change is slow to come in...

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  • Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Booms in US

    May 01, 2018 04:18 PM

    According to market research firm LPC, narrow web converters printing and converting flexible packaging jobs are showing year-over-year growth rates of 9.73 percent. In some instances, narrow web converters running flexible packaging are showing a...

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  • Flexible Packaging Evolves to Meet Brand and Consumer Needs

    Apr 30, 2018 04:30 PM

    Flexible packaging has been a consistent growth segment in recent years, as new innovations have made it a strong solution for a wide range of products, and increasingly attractive to a variety of brands. As consumers laud its convenience and...

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  • When Its Time to Snack, Americans Prefer the Pouch

    “Snackification” of America is presenting opportunities for flexible packaging, a packaging official at one of the nation’s largest food company says. Busy people are increasingly relying on snacks to replace formal meals, said Tom Miller...

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