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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

  • 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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