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Breaking News in Flexible Plastic Packaging

Cannabis copycats called out, Bio-PET developments, Amcor’s recycle-ready snacks packaging, flex-pack optimism, Comexi’s crowds, SDSU films.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

July 17, 2024

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Flexible packaging is the most efficient packaging format available in terms of an unbeatable product-to-packaging ratio, so it’s no wonder the market continues to demonstrate explosive growth.

That means that news in this market comes fast and furious, so if you’re interested in an informative, rapid read in new developments in plastic flexible packaging, this is for you —a steady stream of curated news and developments in this dynamic market.

The content that includes pouches, bags, films, and other types of flexible packaging from supplier breakthroughs, brand launches, and other sources is updated weekly. It's selected from the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) of stakeholders in the flexible packaging supply chain including from PlasticsToday.

Check-in regularly because only the most recent three to four weeks will be curated as new additions replace the oldest.

Federal agencies warn companies selling copycat snacks made with cannabis aka THC.

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New developments in Bio-PET films.

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Amcor Packaging collaborates with Lorenz Snacks to launch recycle-ready packaging.

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Flexible packaging manufacturers optimistic for the future.

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Flexible packaging machinery supplier Comexi’s 70th anniversary celebration at Drupa draws a crowd.

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South Dakota State University researchers turn cellulose — made from agriculture byproducts like switchgrass and banana peels — into biodegradable films.

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The Flexible Packaging Association awards recognize Cal Poly students who reimagined bacon packaging.

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Active bio-polyethylene films rich in tocopherols can preserve food packaging shelf life.

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Groups call for a phase-out of small plastic sachets in favor of reusable packaging.

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Stand-Up pouches market growing 10.4% yearly.

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July FPA Spotlight lists winners from the 2024 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

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Toppan boosts film production with investment in Bobst K5 Metallizers

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Flexible packaging market to grow by $1.6 billion from 2024-2028 at a ~6% CAGR.

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Edible packaging market forecast value to reach $1.98 billion by 2031

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Nfinite Nanotech receives $6.5 million seed financing to create flexible food packaging with nanotechnology.

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Unilever provokes ire when it backtracks on plans to cut plastic packaging such as Dove brand sachets in half by 2025 in moving goal to one-third.

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Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe launches pilot line for recyclable flexible packaging films.

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See Breaking News in Flexible Packaging June 2024 for more.

About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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