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New Landa Folding Carton White Paper Reveals 4.5 Percent Annual Market Growth Through 2016


Landa has announced the release of the white paper “Accelerating the Growth of Packaging Production in the 21st Century.” The white paper provides an in-depth profile of the folding carton segment, the target market of Landa’s first Nanographic Printing presses.

Landa plans to start shipping beta units of the Landa S10FC Nanographic Printing Press for folding carton applications in Q4/2014. The Landa S10FC delivers true mainstream production efficiency for folding carton production and supports B1 (41 in./1,050 mm) format media and off-the-shelf substrates without any pretreatment or priming.

Landa’s direct, primary research, combined with reports from Smithers-Pira and Karstedt Partners, shows that total, annual consumption of cartonboard currently stands at 43 million tons, and generates US$82 billion in revenue. Year over year growth is anticipated to be 4.5% through 2016.

The expected growth of the folding carton segment is fueled by powerful global population and economic trends as well as technological advancements unique to packaging and folding carton converting. The 3,000+ converters in the world stand to benefit from the increased demand if they can meet the market’s standards for quality, speed, format and substrates while complying with demands for much shorter runs.

The massive transition in global demographics, consumer preferences, and product branding is affecting every segment of the packaging industry. Folding carton converters, who comprise the packaging industry’s largest segment, are increasingly limited by their ability to deliver shorter runs and may benefit from Nanography, Landa’s Nanographic Printing process.

Topics covered in the white paper include:

• orces of change and the new consumer.

• onverter markets, applications and competitors.

• ew opportunities, buying habits and tastes.

• imitations of short-run packaging production.

• he Nanographic Printing solution.

“The white paper is the result of our intensive study of the packaging industry and the folding carton segment in preparation for the launch of the Landa S10FC Nanographic Printing Press,” Ila Bialystok, Landa vice president of marketing, said. “During the last year, Landa representatives have been on an amazing global tour in which we met with many of our customers as well as industry analysts and end users. Everyone shared their challenges, goals, and vision for the industry. We hope that by reading the white paper, you’ll feel as excited as we are about the industry and our game-changing technology.”

Flexible Packaging Market Worth $99,621.9 Million by 2018

The market research report “Flexible Packaging Market by End-Use (Food, Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical), Material (Polypropylene, BOPP, CPP, Polyethylene, EVOH, PA, BOPET, PVC, Aluminum, Paper, Cellulosic) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018,” is published by MarketsandMarkets.

According to this report, the flexible packaging market is estimated to grow from $73,825.3 million in 2012 to $99,621.9 million by 2018 with a CAGR of 5.1% from 2013 to 2018. Asia-Pacific led the global market followed by Europe and North America in terms of revenue in 2012.

Flexible packaging market is a mature sector that has various stakeholders such as raw material suppliers, processors, packaging manufacturers and end-user industries such as manufacturers of food, beverage, personal care products and pharmaceuticals. As opportunities to grow in these end-use markets are saturating in developed markets, players are struggling to diversify their product portfolio.

The end-use products and their packaging are two interdependent markets. Any shift in one will directly influence the other market. Rise in the consumption of packaged products offers a strong customer base for the global flexible packaging market. Packaging is essential to preserve the quality of the product and it also prevents it from chemical reactions endangering the consumer’s health. Hence, an efficient and suitable packaging is imperative for every product.

The important materials used in flexible packaging market are polyethylene, polypropylene, BOPET, EVOH, polyamide, paper, aluminum, cellulosic and PVC. This raw material is converted into films that are further converted into pouch, sachet and bags in which the products are packaged. Consumer preferences, product characteristics, and material compatibility are essential in determining the type of packaging for the products. Food dominated the flexible packaging market and pharmaceutical segment, the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period, promises a healthy and fast growth in the market.

Asia-Pacific has the highest market share and is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 7.1% during the period under review. Europe is growing with a CAGR of 3.9%, and is driven mainly by the East European markets. ROW is also expected to experience growth in flexible packaging market in the future. The CAGR for ROW is 6.0% from 2013 to 2018. The four most potential nations for flexible packaging market are India, China, Russia and Brazil, which are poised to exhibit the fastest growing trend.

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