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Music City plays host to converters attending the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s annual conference and exhibition.Read more
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News | New Products
Bangkok is the locale for the 5th edition of the Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, which will co-locate with T-PLAS 2015
NTG, with a history of promoting digital printing in Italy, will distribute SPGPrints’ DSI digital label press
VpCI-126 EM UV film provides high-tech corrosion protection from aggressive environments and UV exposure
With a number of co-located events and educational features, the show promises many offerings for those involved in processing and packaging
All operating units of the company are now branded under the Constantia Flexibles in an effort to present a consistent, clear image to the customer
Labels from around the world are honored in a competition the head judge calls “the Oscars of the global label industry”
The new survey points to confidence in?the foodservice packaging industry for 2015, and there is optimism despite economic and environmental challenges
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CLEVELAND, OH, USA—Protective packaging demand is projected to increase nearly five percent to $3 billion in 2006. That's according to Freedonia Group's recent study Protective Packaging. The higher demand will be due to expanding Internet and mail-order catalog sales as well as the highly customized requirements of end-use packaging applications, the Cleveland-based industrial-market research firm reports.
Other factors driving growth include the influential role played by distribution networks in the marketing and sale of protective products and services as well as the proliferating free-trade agreements that are promoting greater global outsourcing activity, says Freedonia. "Best opportunities are anticipated for inflatable bags, bubble packaging, molded foams, and protective mailers. Highlights of the study include:
- Foamed and other plastic protective packaging will continue to expand at the expense of paperboard and related materials
- Protective mailer demand will rise 4.7 percent per year to $1 billion in 2006
- Inflatable bag demand will expand at a double-digit pace, while bubble packaging will expand at an above-average rate
- Paperboard protector growth will be stimulated by continued demands from appliance and other durable goods industries