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 •  June 3

Food markets for converted flexible packaging accounted for 71% of total demand in 2016 and are expected to rise to $15.5 billion in 2021. That’s according to a new study, “Converted Flexible Packaging Market in the US, 14th Edition,” from The Freedonia Group. The study also reveals that ongoing product introductions and trends favoring smaller...

Packaging World

 •  February 13

As plastic packaging continues to evolve, so too will the testing protocols used to determine recyclability, according to the Association of Plastic Recyclers. “It’s going to continue to be a focus in 2017 where we’re totally updating and adding to our testing protocols,” says Kara Pochiro, Communications Director for APR. The national trade...

Packaging World

 •  January 31

Effingham, SC-based McCall Farms, known for its line of high-quality, Southern-style seasoned vegetables and fruits, has introduced a new brand of ready-to-eat vegetables in a first-of-its-kind see-through plastic can. New Glory Farms Slow-Cooked vegetables in a clear can are now being sold in more than 400 Harris Teeter and Ingles Markets stores...

Packaging World

 •  January 12

Petcurean, a family-owned Canadian company that creates premium-quality food recipes for dogs and cats is launching GATHER, a new line of pet food crafted from certified, organic, non-GMO, and sustainably sourced ingredients that will be packaged in flexible packaging made from sugarcane-based polyethylene. The project is a partnership between...

Packaging World

 •  January 6

The typical supply chain follows a path from a medical device manufacturer (MDM) to a distributor to a hospital or medical facility and ultimately to the patient. But in this instance, let’s take a ride along the value chain that begins with a resin supplier that provides pellets to an extruder, which provides sheet made from that resin to a...

Packaging World

 •  December 19, 2016

Four years in the making, a bio-based film wrapper for Mars' Snickers candy bar made from potato starch waste is given top honors in the 11th Global Bioplastics Awards.
The companies responsible for producing a bio-based film wrapper made from potato starch waste for Mars’ Snickers bar was proclaimed the winner of the 2016 "Oskar" in the 11th...

Packaging World

 •  December 14, 2016

The clikPET material from Klöckner Pentaplast extends shelf life for retail multipack dairy and yogurt packages while providing the same consumer functionality. The opaque white or custom color cups also provide the same production efficiencies in running, forming, sealing and cutting.

Packaging World

 •  December 7, 2016

Demand for plastic cosmetic and toiletry containers in the U.S. is projected to increase 1.6% per year to 17.6 billion units in 2020. Growth will be the result of healthy shipment expansion in a number of key plastic container applications, such as oral care products and cosmetics. In addition, advances will be supported by plastic’s advantages...

Packaging World

 •  December 2, 2016

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 •  November 30, 2016

A new Deloitte Poland report details a sharp spike in the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry – and it predicts an exponential increase in the growth of the global 3D printing market from an estimated $4.8 billion in 2015 to more than $20 billion by 2020, based on review of available forecasts. The report was commissioned by Zortrax, a...