David Savastano, Editor05.20.19
The global packaging segment is a huge market. In its report, “The Future of Global Packaging to 2022,” Smithers Pira estimated the packaging business at $851 billion in 2017, reaching $980 billion by 2022. Unlike other printing markets, packaging shows no signs of slowing down.
Of the various packaging segments, flexible packaging has shown immense growth in recent years. Considered to be the second-largest segment in terms of sales, behind corrugated, flexible packaging’s sales have been projected in the area of $200 billion globally. A quick walk around a supermarket shows the prevalence of flexible packaging, with more items reaching the shelves.
In “Flexible Packaging Ink Market Continues to Grow,” which begins on page 19, I spoke with industry leaders throughout the flexible packaging ink field. They spoke about how the industry has grown over the years, and also about the changes that are coming. One issue that continues to emerge is sust
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