The Sustainable Packaging Conundrum: Would You Like Paper or Plastic?

The Sustainable Packaging Conundrum: Would You Like Paper or Plastic?

Most consumers have made an online purchase at some point in the past year - and at least one of them was probably from Amazon. The ubiquity of Amazon and other e-commerce sites in American life has broadly increased consumer awareness of not just online shopping, but also protective packaging - a $27 billion market in 2018.

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How Will New Cannabis Laws Impact Packaging Regulations?

How Will New Cannabis Laws Impact Packaging Regulations?

Currently, information about the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industry is complex, and becomes even more so when you consider the conflicting patchwork of state and federal regulations.

In particular, one aspect of these regulations – packaging – seems to raise more questions than answers.

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Tape Tech: Placing a Humble Product Beyond the Competition

Tape Tech: Placing a Humble Product Beyond the Competition

Pressure sensitive tapes might seem humble, but the market for these products is expected to reach $44.6 billion in 2023, according to a new report by The Freedonia Group.

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Low Cost, Premium Image: Retail-Ready Packaging Taking over a Store Near You

Low Cost, Premium Image: Retail-Ready Packaging Taking over a Store Near You

Demand for retail-ready packaging in the US is forecast to reach $7.9 billion in 2023. As brick-and-mortar stores increasingly look to cut costs to be more competitive with online retailers, they are expected to use more retail-ready packaging, which helps to reduce stocking times and transportation costs.

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E-Commerce Boom Boosts Box Market

E-Commerce Boom Boosts Box Market

The percentage of Americans who do at least some of their shopping online has increased dramatically over the last five years. In fact, the e-commerce market is forecast to grow at 10.9% annually until 2022. As a result, the box industry is reaping the benefits.

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The Stand-Up Pouch Conundrum: Why So Many, & Why Not More?

The Stand-Up Pouch Conundrum: Why So Many, & Why Not More?

If you've been to any grocery store lately, you may have noticed that stand-up pouches are everywhere. Coffee beans, refills for hand soap, pet treats, baked snacks, and so many more products are all increasingly packaged this way. In fact, through 2022, US demand for stand-up pouches will grow almost 6% annually. Is there a limit to what the stand-up pouch can do?

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Pressure Sensitive Tape: Stuck to Progress

Pressure Sensitive Tape: Stuck to Progress

Pressure-sensitive tape has a long and storied history. Find out how tape got its start, and how it has evolved into a range of products essential not only to high-tech manufacturing but to common day-to-day tasks.

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Steamable Fresh Pouches Highlight Hot Produce Packaging Trends

Steamable Fresh Pouches Highlight Hot Produce Packaging Trends

Innovations in steamable pouch technology have made it easier than ever to eat your greens. Follow one Freedonia analyst as he tries out fresh steam-in-bag produce for himself, and analyzes some of the benefits and pitfalls of these products.

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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.

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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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