In a report by market research firm “Markets and Markets”, it is projected that the flexible packaging industry will have an over 5% annual growth rate, to exceed $125 billion by 2021. In 2016 the market was at $98 billion. Packaging is considered flexible packaging if its shape can be easily changed, and includes any one or a combination of: paper, plastic, film, foil, metalized or coated papers.
Plan for the Worst
Posted by Joe Spitz on Dec 16, 2021 2:52:25 PM
Prepare for the Worst
Current supply chain delays have been reported and discussed extensively by news outfits and logistics experts, with predictions that these delays will continue for much longer. The "just-in-time" philosophy is no longer in play. With this in mind, it’s important to note: corrosive gases will always be in the ocean’s atmosphere; the amount of time spent in transit, especially via ocean freight, increases exposure and can affect the reliability of your product.Read More
Topics: oil-free packaging, reliability, plastics, supply chain safety net, quality assurance, recyclable, protective packaging, outdoor storage
Engineered to Recycle - Waste Not
Posted by Joe Spitz on Nov 15, 2021 11:25:50 AM
Listed below are some outstanding applications for recycled plastics. There are so many more to consider, but these piqued my interest. Commitments from industrial leaders to build products with recycled plastics help to create the market, generating incentive and adding value to industrial and consumer packaging produced with recycled materials.Read More
Topics: how to reduce packaging waste, sustainable packaging, plastics, recyclable
What Makes a Chopper?
Posted by Joe Spitz on Jun 11, 2018 3:01:41 PM
In a recent conversation, a prospect looking at our web site saw the picture of the efficiently barrier-wrapped helicopters for storage and commented that “this barrier packaging may be too much” for them. In sales and marketing, that is one of the problems with showing the most impressive applications! Folks may think that they are priced out of usage, but in most instances, that is not the case.Read More
Topics: plastics, electronics packaging, quality assurance, outdoor storage, total cost assessment
Flexible Packaging a Key to Savings
Posted by Joe Spitz on Jan 17, 2017 7:25:08 PM
In a report by market research firm “Markets and Markets”, it is projected that the flexible packaging industry will have an over 5% annual growth rate, to exceed $125 billion by 2021. In 2016 the market was at $98 billion. Packaging is considered flexible packaging if its shape can be easily changed, and includes any one or a combination of: paper, plastic, film, foil, metalized or coated papers.Read More
Topics: plastics, flexible packaging
Bag Tax Increases Plastics Usage in Hong Kong
Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 17, 2011 6:51:00 AM
If you tax consumers for an item or service, you might expect them to use that item or service less to avoid paying tax. Unfortunately, the effect of Hong Kong's tax on plastic shopping bags has caused a 25% increase in the use of plastics since the levy began two years ago in July, 2009. Rather than reuse plastic shopping bags as trash bags, people have been purchasing reusable non-woven polypropylene bags for shopping and heavier-duty plastic trash bags for the purpose of garbage disposal, accounting for the increase in plastics usage.
Topics: plastics, how to reduce waste