At interpack 2017 in Hall 7a, Stand C06, Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation, are demonstrating their capabilities as a global, full service provider of innovative packaging solutions, from concept to consumer, to uniquely address the key aspects of packaging optimization, reflected as five separate zones on the stand: Consumer Protection, World of Color, Lightweighting, Food Waste and Consumer Experience.
During Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company launched a sustainability platform inviting suppliers to join Walmart in committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains, dubbed Project Gigaton.
Flexible packaging has quickly become a popular choice among consumers and consumer goods producers due to its cost efficiency and convenience. However, lack of sustainability and low premium appeal are hindering the growth of the flexible packaging segment, signaling a need for manufacturers to invest in addressing these issues, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel, Nestlé Waters North America, RB, Unilever and Ocean Spray join How2Recycle label program; announcement made at sustainability event hosted by Walmart, which has encouraged brands to join the program.
The PET Packaging Market is forecast to reach 21.2 million tons by 2021, according to a report by Smithers Pira. A strong level of new product developments into under-developed markets such as preserved foods, thermoforming, fruit juice and other functional beverages, are projected to boost the market going forward.
Everyone is familiar with “the three Rs”—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These are individual actions consumers can take in their daily lives to be more environmentally friendly, but it’s also important to remember that brands play an important role here.
As a packaging designer and nature lover, I dream of the day when material science and manufacturing can deliver on not only the promise of zero environmental impact, but also high performance, premium finish and low costs.