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.

  About      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Alternative Water Sources: Overcoming the “Ick” Factor to Address Global Shortages

Alternative Water Sources: Overcoming the “Ick” Factor to Address Global Shortages

The global market for water treatment equipment and chemicals is expected to grow 5.6% per year through 2023, and part of the reason for this growth is the rising use of recycled wastewater or desalinated seawater.

Historically, the use of these water sources has been spurned due to unappealing aesthetics/taste or technological difficulties. So what’s changing?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

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.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Filtering Out the Effects of Air Pollution

Filtering Out the Effects of Air Pollution

Despite longstanding concerns about air pollution, our understanding of its short- and long-term impact and the importance of clean air filtration technologies is changing rapidly.


Noise Pollution Regulations Spur Global Demand for Acoustic Insulation

Noise Pollution Regulations Spur Global Demand for Acoustic Insulation

Noise pollution is a major public health and worker safety concern, as studies have shown that long-term exposure to loud noises has myriad negative health impacts.


Interest in More Durable Roofs Spurs Demand For Roofing Accessories

Interest in More Durable Roofs Spurs Demand For Roofing Accessories

Most roofing contractors and other construction professionals realize that the use of more durable roofing materials can minimize the effects of severe weather on a building.

However, roofing accessories – the ancillary products used when installing a roof – are perhaps equally important for protecting roofs from moisture, impacts, and high winds.


Italy’s Iris Ceramica Bets Big on Thin, Large-Format Porcelain Tile in the US

Italy’s Iris Ceramica Bets Big on Thin, Large-Format Porcelain Tile in the US

Among decorative tile products, porcelain will remain the fastest growing type in the US through 2023. In particular, technological advancements have allowed large, lighter-weight thin porcelain tile slabs to gain in popularity in recent years, and some major producers are looking to capitalize on this growth.


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.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

As a society, we've got a lot of stuff. In some cases, such excess can become a running joke. In others, it can interfere with our lives and create unnecessary burdens. Much of the time, cluttered consumers need a little extra help to get their homes organized – hence the $10.5 billion US market for home organization products in 2018.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Meet Jennifer Mapes Christ, Industry Study Manager

Meet Jennifer Mapes Christ, Industry Study Manager

In her 20 years with The Freedonia Group, Jennifer Mapes Christ has authored 80 industry studies and supervised the production of many more, covering such topics as lawn and garden products, outdoor living, home goods, textiles, security, packaging, and food. She currently leads a group of analysts that produce studies on the consumer and commercial goods markets, in addition to co-managing The Freedonia Group’s packaging studies and Packaged Facts’ food studies.

  Industry Studies