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.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Tariff Tracker: From Basic to Luxury Goods, Proposed Tariffs to Impact Low-Income Households Most

Tariff Tracker: From Basic to Luxury Goods, Proposed Tariffs to Impact Low-Income Households Most

Consumer products made in China are generally less expensive and more basic or lower-quality versions compared to those that are made in the US, Canada, or Europe. Therefore, Chinese consumer products are widely sold at mass merchandise and discount retail outlets.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Holy Smokes! Incidents of Electric Vehicle Fires

Holy Smokes! Incidents of Electric Vehicle Fires

Why are electric vehicles catching on fire? And are they more likely to combust than their gasoline-powered counterparts?


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.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Tariff Tracker: Play At Your Own Risk

Tariff Tracker: Play At Your Own Risk

At first glance, it seems odd that Canada would include playing cards on their list of retaliatory tariffs without also including other forms of entertainment like board games. After all, the US is also a notable source of imports of other entertainment media. However, the picture becomes clearer once you note that US Playing Card Company, the largest producer of playing cards in the US, is headquartered in Kentucky.

  Industry Studies      Tariffs    

4 Reasons for the US Resurgence in the Global TPE Industry

4 Reasons for the US Resurgence in the Global TPE Industry

Several major polymer manufacturers are expanding their thermoplastic elastomer production capacity in the US. Check out these four key reasons why.


Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

While Airstream's travel trailers are known for the distinctive aluminum shell, the company's first foray into a fiberglass model might signal a viable roadmap for the future of the recreational vehicle industry in the wake of the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Tariff Tracker: Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma?

Tariff Tracker:  Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma?

The latest list of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports - including common basic chemicals - stands to impact a wide range of US consumer and industrial markets.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: 3 Things to Watch in Lumber

Tariff Tracker:  3 Things to Watch in Lumber

One of the first tariffs announced by the Trump administration was a nearly 21% levy on Canadian softwood lumber imports. Months after implementation, what are its effects?


The Best is Yet to Come: Understanding the Growing E-bike Market

The Best is Yet to Come: Understanding the Growing E-bike Market

Eco-conscious consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprints without sacrificing efficient travel might find e-bikes a desirable compromise. Find out why the future is bright for e-bikes, a growing segment of the global motorcycles market.