New Rules Target Straws & Other Single-Use Foodservice Plastics

New Rules Target Straws & Other Single-Use Foodservice Plastics

Straws may be the latest casualty of the ongoing battle against single-use plastic foodservice products. Find out why plastic straws are such an ecological nuisance, and how organizations ranging from private businesses to federal governments are working to mitigate their impact.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

What’s Driving Sustainability in the Food Containers Industry?

What’s Driving Sustainability in the Food Containers Industry?

Packaging - including single-use food containers - makes up a significant percentage of landfill waste. As a result, many leading manufacturers have put in place sustainability initiatives geared toward making their products more environmentally friendly. Find out what these strategies are, and how consumers play an important role.

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4 Ways Technology is Changing Pharmaceutical Packaging

4 Ways Technology is Changing Pharmaceutical Packaging

Technology and design innovations are spurring an evolution in the way both manufacturers and consumers look at pharmaceutical packaging. Check out these four ways smart packaging is set to make pharmaceutical storage and medication management easier than ever.

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3 Bottled Water Trends Stoking Plastic Caps & Closures Demand

3 Bottled Water Trends Stoking Plastic Caps & Closures Demand

Bottled water is rising in popularity worldwide, leading to brisk growth in the global caps and closures industry. Find out how evolving consumer preferences are impacting this market, and why all bottled water is not created equal.

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Rise of E-Commerce Spurs Gains for Protective Packaging

Rise of E-Commerce Spurs Gains for Protective Packaging

With brick-and-mortar retailers under pressure from online competitors like Amazon, e-commerce is changing the way consumers shop for both specialty goods and, increasingly, everyday essentials. Find out how protective packaging stands to benefit strongly from this trend going forward.

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Three Reasons Your Food Packaging Matters

Three Reasons Your Food Packaging Matters

Americans love takeout. But oftentimes that takeout means a whole lot of trash, from cartons to clamshells to utensils. Check out these three reasons why design and technology innovations in foodservice single-use products have made it worth giving those empty to-go containers a second glance.

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Did 2017 Mark a Tipping Point for RFID Adoption by Retailers?

Did 2017 Mark a Tipping Point for RFID Adoption by Retailers?

When it comes to retail inventory tracking, traditional barcode labels reign supreme. However, after a few bumps in the road, RFID tags are making a comeback in some high-end brick and mortar stores. Find out what makes RFID tags so appealing to retailers, and the challenges these products face going forward.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

What’s Driving Innovation in the Shrink Sleeve Market?

What’s Driving Innovation in the Shrink Sleeve Market?

A trend toward premium packaging has led to a rapid rise in demand for shrink sleeve labels. Find out how manufacturers are working to improve the sustainability of these labels, and which materials are at the forefront of these efforts.

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Uncorking the Caps & Closures Market

Uncorking the Caps & Closures Market

Video: Watch Freedonia Analyst Mike Richardson conduct a hands-on discussion of the different types of wine caps and closures.

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Water Soluble PVOH: The Material Behind the Booming Detergent Pod Market

Water Soluble PVOH: The Material Behind the Booming Detergent Pod Market

Innovations with water soluble PVOH packaging film technology have spurred the rapid growth of single-use dose detergent products, despite safety concerns. Find out how some manufacturers are capitalizing on this technology to cater to consumer preference for similar convenience products.

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