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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

  • 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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