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Recent Commentary & Analysis from Smithers Pira

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Premium Content Fashion Fabrics Present Boom Opportunity For Digital Printers

Published March 20, 2017

Leveraging inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for mainstream print equipment and consumable suppliers, according to the latest research from Smithers Pira.

 

High Hopes for High Demand in High-Barrier Pouches

Published February 28, 2017

It’s not just digital printing technology that is affecting packaging, The way that we are packaging is changing as well. For example, have you noticed how many different kinds of food and beverage items are now available in non-rigid containers? Advances in materials and processes for high-barrier pouches mean that wine (for example) no longer has to come only in bottles.

 

Insight: Four Key Trends Shaping the Industrial Packaging Market

Published August 1, 2016

Making packages more recyclable, lighter, shapelier, and safer will be the principal drivers for the industrial packaging market through to 2020.

 

Packaging Material Moving Towards a $1 Trillion Milestone in 2020

Published July 19, 2016

The demand for packaging is growing everywhere, but the growth is far from being uniform or monolithic. As always, consumer trends and preferences dictate which packaging formats will gain the most market share.

 

Four Key Trends Driving Flexible Packaging

Published September 29, 2015

The advantages of flexible films—economy, versatility, convenience, and bio-adaptability—will make flexible packaging one of the most opportune growth markets in packaging over the next several years.

 

Flexographic Printing: Five Critical Steps Forward

Published December 2, 2014

The good news is that flexographic printing for labels and packaging has resisted economic downturns and competition from digital while becoming a higher-quality, more efficient production method in its own right. The better news is that continuing technical improvements are carrying flexo toward still higher levels of performance.

 

The Top Three Functional Additives in the Plastic Packaging Market

Published November 4, 2014

Functional additives help plastic packages do a better job of protecting their contents. Of the many different kinds of functional additives, the most widely used are those that remove unwanted oxygen, block UV and IR radiation, and eliminate or reduce static.

 

Insight: Key Trends Driving Bioplastics for Packaging

Published September 16, 2014

Bioplastics—plastics made partly or wholly from renewable raw materials such as cellulose, vegetable oils, and other natural substances—are deepening their reach into packaging for food and other consumer products. Behind their rise are distinct economic and market forces driving global demand for alternatives to fossil-fuel based plastics.

 

Five Key Trends Driving Growth in Folding Cartons

Published September 2, 2014

The growth of the folding carton market is being driven by a complex of forces, some obvious, others unexpected. The Smithers Pira research organization identifies the ones it believes will raise global folding carton volume to $180 billion a few years from now.

 

 

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