The global recession and volatile raw material prices are having a major impact on packaging ink manufacturers, but leading packaging ink companies are seeing some reasons for optimism for the coming year.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.13.09
The global recession has had a major impact on virtually all aspects of printing, but some segments have fared better than others. Generally speaking, packaging has done better than most areas, particularly on the food side, while big ticket items have fared worse as consumers have been closely watching their spending.
Southern Selects Asparagus Package, produced by Cryovac Food Packaging Division, Sealed Air Corporation, received the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Highest Achievement Award in Packaging Excellence as well as a Gold Award in Packaging Excellence. This package improves the way fresh asparagus is sold in retail stores and the way it is prepped and cooked by the consumer. The clean asparagus is vacuum skinned, and enables consumers to quickly steam the asparagus in the microwave, a more energy efficient alternative to boiling water.
For the most part, ink executives said that the past year has been flat in terms of sales, although th
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