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Biodegradable Plastics Poised for Growth in 2019

January 14, 2019

If 2018 was the year for cracking down on single-use plastics, then 2019 will be about filling that void with alternative materials and a better carbon footprint. Enter: biodegradable plastics. Of course, biodegradable plastics aren’t new—one reason the plastics industry didn’t panic when straws, cutlery, and packaging became the focus...

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Navigating Cannabis Industry and Regulations

January 7, 2019

The rapid expansion of the cannabis industry reflects the optimistic expectation that widespread adoption of the various derived products is all but certain. Even as laws constantly change and new regulations are developed, products, dispensaries, and even edible applications are popping up across the country—along with methods to deliver these...

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Global Flexible Packaging Growth to Approach $100 Billion This Year

December 31, 2018

Over the past 7 years, the flexible packaging market has generated impressive growth—and the statistics to match. Transparency Market Research crunched the numbers between 2013-2019: Actual 2012 Estimated 2019 Growth (’13-’19) Global Demand $73.56 billion $99.10 billion 4.4% CAGR Volume 18,666.0 kilo tons 24,728.7 kilo tons 4.1% CAGR Looking ahead to the...

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3 Flexible Packaging Trends To Watch This Year

December 24, 2018

For manufacturers, staying competitive is about far more than just the product(s) they produce. It also comes down to packaging that catches the eye, protects during shipping, keeps products fresh until consumed, and leaves as little impact upon the environment as possible. It’s no wonder that flexible packaging has seen...

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Rightsizing Packaging Is Doing the Right Thing For Everyone

December 17, 2018

Packaging has many roles in the life of a product, and those roles have had an influence on the quality—and quantity—of material used to package a product. Rightsizing packaging has to take into consideration a number of factors, including: Branding and billboarding Shelf appeal Product protection Ease of product access...

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Eagle Achieves Highest SQF Food Safety Certification

December 10, 2018

Consumers buy food products every day, but rarely realize how much trust is required in the transaction. With a rash of recalls in recent months, earning and retaining consumer trust is more important than ever. People will never stop buying food—it’s a necessity. But manufacturers who maintain food quality across the entire...

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Press Release: EAGLE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING RECEIVES HIGHEST LEVEL SQF CERTIFICATION (SQF QUALITY CODE / LEVEL 3)

December 6, 2018

Batavia, IL. – December 06, 2018: Eagle Flexible Packaging announced today that it has achieved the highest level of certification for the SQF Edition 8, the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacture of Food Packaging and the SQF Quality Code. SQFI (Safe Quality Food Institute) has created a Quality Program for...

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Getting Brands and Consumers Together On Sustainable Packaging

November 12, 2018

Are you and your consumers speaking the same language about sustainability? Research indicates that how brands and consumers each define, categorize, and value sustainability can be very different. It can be challenging to communicate to your audience not only what you mean by “sustainable,” but how it can benefit them—across...

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The Booming Growth of Small Pouch Flexible Packaging

November 5, 2018

Flexible packaging is convenient and beneficial in many formats, and across various industries, as shown in the new pouch packaging study released by the Freedonia Group. But one of the fastest growing segments is small pouch packaging—particularly in candy and healthy snack foods. Nuts, dried fruits, and other snackable items drive...

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Cannabis Packaging Requirements and Flexible Packaging

October 29, 2018

As the cannabis market expands across the country in response to medical and recreational use legislation, a growing number of entrepreneurs are setting up shop. The highly regulated cannabis market poses a number of challenges that can sink a seller if they aren’t careful to comply. Regulations aren’t limited to...

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