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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



  • Creative Packaging that Tells a Compelling Visual Story

    May 17, 2018 10:22 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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  • 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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  • Creating Competitive Advantage in e-Commerce

    May 15, 2018 10:25 AM

    Throughout the world and across every product category, our studies have consistently confirmed an underlying universal reality: The e-commerce shopping experience is not well suited for packaged goods products. In physical stores, consumers...

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  • Four Drivers for Luxury Packaging Markets

    May 13, 2018 10:26 AM

    The distinction between mass-market and luxury products is becoming blurred, prompting luxury brands to turn to innovative technologies and strategies to attract customers to their high-end goods. According to the Smithers Pira report...

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  • How to Design Packaging to Reduce Risk in Transit

    May 12, 2018 10:28 AM

    These days, your medical devices could be in for quite an adventure. “Medical device supply chains are getting more rigorous by the year,” says Sarah Rosenblum, director of business development and marketing at Packaging Compliance Labs. “With the...

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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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  • The 5 Trends Driving the Rapid Evolution of Packaging

    May 08, 2018 03:14 PM

    "Packaging is one of the only growth areas in graphic communications," Harvey Levenson, professor emeritus at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), said during a recent packagePRINTING webinar. "The supplement of television, online...

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  • Five Trends Boosting Intelligent Packaging Adoption

    May 06, 2018 03:16 PM

    According to new Smithers Pira research, The Future of Active & Intelligent Packaging to 2023, the combined active and intelligent packaging market value will reach $5.68 billion in 2018, with the active packaging market valued at $4.62 billion...

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  • Six Rules for Creating Iconic Packaging

    May 04, 2018 10:30 AM

    When I started The Biondo Group in the 1960s, the prevailing sentiment was to reject elitism and materialism in favor of conservative consumption. Name brands were pure, and product lines were focused. From a packaging perspective, this meant we...

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