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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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  • Strong Demand for Flexible Packaging Industry in Europe

    Apr 26, 2018 10:58 AM

    Flexible packaging consumption in Europe grew by 2% to around €14bn in 2017, with about the same growth rates in both Western and Eastern Europe, according to research by PCI Wood Mackenzie. Total annual production exceeded €15bn, of which 75%...

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  • Marijuana Goes Mainstream: The Packaging of Pot

    Apr 24, 2018 10:59 AM

    Cannabis has been used—in varying degrees of legality—for millennia, but is now slowly becoming a fully legalized industry in the U.S. for the first time in the 21st century. We have noticed the rise in cannabis-related businesses on the 99designs...

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  • Harnessing Market Opportunities for Flat Pouches

    Apr 23, 2018 11:01 AM

    With consumers increasingly preferring small and convenient packages that are easy to transport and whose content can be consumed at any time, flat pouches continue to grow in popularity. Why? They are small, convenient, easy to open and can be...

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  • Storytelling Through Packaging

    Apr 19, 2018 11:37 AM

    Almost everything you encounter in life tells a story. An inscription inside a book, an old medal in your grandfather’s drawer, even an old movie ticket. These objects all have a story to tell, and packaging is no different. You don’t need to tell...

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  • Digital Print Continues to Disrupt the Packaging

    Apr 06, 2018 11:02 AM

    According to “The Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2022,” a new report by Smithers Pira (smitherspira.com), digitally printed labels and packaging is worth $13.4 billion in 2017. While the label sector has been the early adopter and is...

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  • Packaging Trends on Fire This Year

    Apr 05, 2018 11:04 AM

    Sustainability, ecommerce, flexible packaging, and plastic packaging advancements and waste challenges continue to capture the attention of packaging professionals, as the list of top articles on PackagingDigest.com from March 2018 clearly shows...

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  • Can Your Current Package Navigate the e-Commerce Supply Chain?

    Apr 05, 2018 11:03 AM

    While a growing number of people order household products and groceries on-line and wait for Amazon (or another carrier) to deliver, the growth in packaging for e-commerce is still largely about shippers, void fill, and protective packaging. And...

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  • The Times They'll Keep A-Changing

    Apr 03, 2018 02:59 PM

    In retrospect, the era that constituted my early years as president and CEO of PMMI feels like a tipping point for an evolution in the packaging industry. I’ve seen countless trends come and go over the years, as consumers became more of a force...

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  • Taking a Look at 2018's Packaging Trends

    Apr 02, 2018 11:10 AM

    With 2018 right around the corner, Mintel, a market intelligence agency, has revealed its five global packaging trends for the new year. David Luttenberger, Mintel's global packaging director, shares why these trends will play a major role in 2018...

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  • How to Capitalise on the Street Food Movement

    Mar 26, 2018 03:00 PM

    Colpac shares some tips on how packaging can help make the most of the growing street food movement. From vegan style battered tofu and barbecued jackfruit, to pulled pork brioche baps, there’s no denying the British Street Food revolution is in...

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