FMN | January 8th, 2018

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January 8, 2018

Vol. 20 No. 1

Market News


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2017: The Year In Review by Greg Kishbaugh

Mintel Analyzes Five 2018 Trends

Mintel, a market intelligence agency, released a report on five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. In 2018, Mintel anticipates: • Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste. • Online brands will reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce experience. • Brands who adopt clear and suc- cinct package messaging will be re- warded as consumers prefer brands that embrace minimalism. • Brands will be called to keep ma- rine conservation at the forefront of packaging development and to an- chor the circular economy for future generations. • Contemporar y packaging for- mats will see the center-of-store take center stage. Packaged Planet The throwaway culture of today will evolve into one that understands and embraces the role of packaging as a

A s a new year begins, filled with promise, Flexo Market News completes its exclusive review, begun last issue, of the flexo industry’s growth in 2017. Acquisitions and mergers continued in the year’s second half, as did equipment installa- tions that helped converters remain competitive and open up their businesses to new markets. Loews Corp. purchased Consolidated Container Co. for $1.2 billion acquisition. ProAmpac acquired Trinity Packaging Corporation, a flexi-

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ble packaging company specializing in large format packag- ing for the lawn and garden, food and specialty industrial markets, for an undisclosed amount. Nilpeter ’s U.S. headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, underwent a $5.7 million upgrade that fully automates its manufacturing process.

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