FLEXO MARKET NEWS AUGUST 11TH EDITION - page 1

August 11, 2014
Vol. 16 No. 16
An N.V. Publication
Market News
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Labelexpo Unveils
Conference Line-Up
Labelexpo Americas 2014 will again
feature a two-day conference pro-
gram as it returns to the Rosemont
Convention Center in September.
The opening CEO panel discussion
with take a look at the business
strategies employed by some of
North America’s most successful con-
verters. Panelists including Nigel
Vinecombe from Multi-Color Corpo-
ration; Stephen T. Stewart of Brook &
Whittle; Outlook Group’s John M.
Cappy; Joel Carmany of Consolidated
Label Company; Spear Group’s Rick
Spear; and Scott Fisher from Smyth
Companies will share their advice on
how to drive down costs while offer-
ing value and creating new opportu-
nities for growth and profitability.
Looking Into The Future
The second panel will explore the
‘Internet of Things’ and assess how
the industry’s future will look. Con-
sidering the right tools to adopt to
grow a business, the panel will also
look at how to integrate process au-
tomation, innovation and creativity.
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Food Packaging Market
Expected To Surge
by Greg Kishbaugh
T
he packaging of food items, incorporating everything from
safety in transport to freshness to simply offering sheer
convenience, remains one of the driving forces in the convert-
ing industry.
And the demand for food packaging, driven by a number of
forces, looks to climb continually higher. World demand for
food containers will increase 4.5 percent per annum to $139
billion in 2017. After worldwide recession led to a stagnant
market in 2012, it’s a very positive indicator to see that global
demand is predicted to rise 4.4 percent annually through
2017, according to a new report from Freedonia entitled,
World Food Containers
.
Around the world, the middle class and two-income house-
holds continue to climb, which should lead to a dramatic rise
in food container consumption.
Flexible and rigid plastic packaging will continue to lead
growth in food packaging but paperboard containers are ex-
pected to make strong inroads into the market.“Paperboard’s
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A growing middle class, with
two parents working outside the
home, means that the demand
for processed foods and instant
meals will surge.
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