uses nearly 200 million lb and will grow 6% annually due to benefits in waste reduction, lower transportation costs, and reduced container storage space.
In practice, that often means more creative packaging
designs that respond to the needs of today's convenience oriented society.
Major beverage producers use all types of packaging
even within individual product lines.
Instead, the packaging
ordinance dictated that, beginning in January 1993, retailers had to "take back" primary packaging
(cans, jars, boxes) at the point of sale and recycle it.
The ordinance covers all packaging
, around 150 billion individual packages discarded each year in Germany, about 40 percent of the country's garbage.
One of the major trends in the retort packaging
market is the retort pouch that is taking convenience to a whole new level and becoming increasingly popular among food product manufacturers.
Requirements for medical packaging
are very different from those for food wraps.
One of the hottest issues is the latest revision to the packaging
waste directive as it winds its way through the tortuous machinations of Europe's bureaucratic process.
Certain inexpensive SMT processes have started to increasingly picture in the semiconductor packaging
Throw in the startup of the world's largest board machine and a large degree of recovered paper and pulp price volatility, and you have some idea of how European packaging
companies see the medium term outlook: they simply can't make out anything coherent.
Increasing Shift from Rigid Packaging
to Flexible Packaging
24% of commercial printers currently produce packaging