Year: 2013

Augmenting Reality

We live in a world of massive technological change. The gadgets we take for granted in our everyday lives would, just a generation ago, have been considered science fiction. And increasingly CPGs and retailers are turning to technology to increase awareness of their brands, educate consumers about their products and to connect with their customers. …

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Flexo Opportunities

What challenges/opportunities do you feel flexo printers should be focusing on above all others right now? Well, projections show a steady increase in flexo for the next few years. So, the challenges need to become opportunities—and the key is providing quality. For instance: new barrier films now available for flexible packaging allow for much more …

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Following The Trends

Smithers Pira has released a new report entitled “The Future of Packaging in North America To 2017,” which highlights several primary trends the research company sees driving future growth in the packaging market in the coming year. The report predicts that Mexico will show the highest percentage of growth in both the short and mid-term among …

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Sustainable Convenience

At the recent Pack Expo show in Chicago, Illinois, Lynn Dornblaser with the Mintel Group gave a presentation on sustainability that hit on many important points for CPGs to consider. Not least of these is the idea that the altruistic nature of consumers must also be met with convenience to keep interest high. About one-third …

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Quality And Productivity

No market is as dynamic and diverse as the packaging market. Raw materials, finished goods, the printing and finishing processes and machines reflect this diversity. It is no surprise that the factors influencing and driving the market are equally varied: economic, social, demographic and political. These factors confront the packaging industry with ever-changing challenges. In …

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Consumers Driven By Environmental Concerns

Last week, Tetra Pak, located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, released results from its 5th biannual environment survey, which highlights a rising demand for both renewable materials and increased environmental labeling among consumers worldwide. The report clearly shows a more engaged and informed buying public, one very much concerned with the environmental impact of a product’s …

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No End To Ingenuity

The folding carton market, like so much of the general economy, has suffered through the doldrums that began with the global economic crisis in 2008, but a newly released report shines a much more positive light on the future of cartons. The Future of Folding Cartons To 2018, released by Smithers Pira, posits that the …

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Funding Change

World Wildlife Fund is an instantly recognizable institution, one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, active in more than 80 countries and supported by more than five million members. It is unquestionably identified largely by its laudable efforts in protecting animal species throughout the world. But the NGO is also heavily focused on a tangential …

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Innovation Never Sleeps

Innovation is like an infinity loop; it never ends. Even in markets as mature as packaging, forward-thinking companies never stop looking for a new angle, never stop thinking of ways to improve their products and elevate consumer satisfaction. As evidence, The Dieline Package Design Awards were recently handed out, celebrating packaging that continues to innovate …

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