Special report: Analysts predict rosy outlook for U.S. plastics industry in 2018

January 30, 2018
The domestic plastics industry has been in constant expansion since hitting bottom during the Great Recession. It will maintain that momentum in 2018, and perhaps even accelerate it. Moreover, the world economy seems to be in lockstep, experiencing a rare instance of “global synchronous growth,”...
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Exclusive plastics phase out poll results 2017

May 24, 2017
An audience survey was conducted across three brands, PlasticsToday and sister publications Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News , on the subject of phase outs of plastics and packaging. We wanted to see if phase outs were occurring and if the New Plastics Economy...
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Talking packaging trends with Erich Hoch, Jabil Packaging Solutions CEO

January 03, 2017
Erich Hoch started in the manufacturing business as a tool maker and joined Jabil in 2002. He was recently appointed CEO of Jabil Packaging Solutions. In this interview with PlasticsToday , he shares his insights on packaging trends and discusses key takeaways from a survey of more than 200...
Special Report: Medical technology industry

Special Report: Medtech industry navigates changing market landscape

July 18, 2016
None of us are getting any younger, to state the obvious. That demographic truth combined with a growing middle class, particularly in emerging economies, is the foundation of a consistent customer base for the medical technology industry. It also creates an attractive market for materials...

Special Report: Emerging trends in sustainable packaging

June 17, 2016
In today’s world, sustainability is no longer an option, but an essential design element in order to attract, relate to and retain consumers. To meet the needs of this burgeoning market, new uses for plastic packaging are being continuously unearthed, as innovative plastic materials are being...