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Flexible packaging growth will increase machinery demand

Consumer convenience is one of the major trends impacting the growth of the flexible packaging market today, creating an increased need for specific machinery.


Consumers are more inclined to purchase resealable packaging regardless of the price, and ease-of-use is driving these purchase decisions. Single portion and ready-to-eat are other packaging options which enable the “on-the-go” lifestyle.

According to a new report by PMMI Business Intelligence, “2019 Flexible Packaging Assessment Report,” this means that CPGs are increasing their investments in vertical form/fill/seal equipment, stick pack machines and premade pouch equipment. Premade pouch filling and sealing machine demand is expected to rise in the coming year due to new servo technologies that allow for higher speeds, smoother operation and an aesthetically pleasing finished product.

Manufacturers are also trying to find ways to incorporate technical developments such as fitments, one-way dispensers and pop-up straws to meet consumer demand for easy-to-dispense products. According to the report, “Manufacturers are adapting to a much wider range of opening treatments, fitments, and closures that are available today, including linear tear characteristics, recloseable zippers that don’t require any tearing of the pouch header to open, and screw-on spouts for liquid pouches.”

Source: PMMI Business Intelligence, 2019 Flexible Packaging Assessment Report.

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