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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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  • 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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  • Internet Connected Packaging

    Jun 22, 2018 03:04 PM

    Today’s consumers want more information at their fingertips. They want to know if the milk in their chocolate bar is organic or if the fruit juice they’re about to purchase contains allergens. Meanwhile, brands face much higher levels of scrutiny...

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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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  • IoT and Consumer Packaged Goods Packaging

    Jun 18, 2018 03:05 PM

    IoT (internet of things) technology is changing the retail shopping experience. Amazon Go allows consumers to walk out the door with merchandise, unhindered by the age-old checkout process we’ve come to accept. The grocery chain Wegmans uses...

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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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  • Product Transparency Driving Sales Growth in Consumer Goods

    Jun 14, 2018 03:07 PM

    In the past, shoppers might have based purchases solely on price, convenience or taste. But in today's digital information age, consumers want access to the story behind the foods they are buying and the companies they are buying from...

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  • How Label Transparency Builds Consumer Trust

    Jun 14, 2018 03:06 PM

    A recent study by Label Insight found that nearly all consumers (94 percent) are more likely to be loyal to a brand that offers full transparency about its products. That means food and beverage manufacturers must deliver with every label and...

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  • Packaging Materials Affect Perceived Value of E-Commerce Shipments

    Jun 11, 2018 03:09 PM

    A new study conducted by Pregis ( and the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison shows that the value perception of e-commerce shipments is significantly impacted by the materials chosen to protect them. Even a small increase in...

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  • Personal Care Packaging Must Reflect Consumer Needs & Desires

    Jun 08, 2018 03:10 PM

    Personal care represents a wide gamut of the consumer packaged goods market, with products ranging from diapers and soaps to high-end beauty products. Consequently, it’s difficult to generalize about the packaging that must fulfill demands for...

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  • Disruptive Technology: Digital Print Finds Its Niche

    Jun 07, 2018 10:21 AM

    From dog treat pouches that feature a picture of your pooch to a personalized bottle of vodka celebrating your 21-year old daughter’s birthday, customizable messaging on packaging is driving bold brand owners to embrace digital printing...

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