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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

  • How to Balance Function and Design in Liquid Packaging

    Jun 05, 2018 03:12 PM

    Successful packaging is a balance of both functionality and appealing design. Compromising one for the other could create an imbalance that impacts sales, which is why it’s crucial that every aspect of your packaging is ideal and recognizable to...

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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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  • Frozen Food Fan? As Sales Rise, Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh

    May 17, 2018 03:13 PM

    Americans are rediscovering the coldest aisle in the supermarket. According to a new report, sales of frozen foods, including vegetables and prepared foods, are now on the rise following a multi-year slump. The uptick is new — and modest...

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  • The Importance of Research in Packaging Design

    May 17, 2018 10:24 AM

    As a forward-thinking company with your eyes set on growth, you’re likely assessing every factor that drives your revenue and bottom line. Every year, you’re brainstorming ways to improve in the coming year, and that should include your packaging...

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  • 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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