Board Converting News, June 14, 2021

PMMI White Paper Addresses Secondary Packaging In Retail


As the consumer experience becomes increasingly com- plex with the advent of omnichannel models, secondary packaging is being reimagined beyond the stereotypical plain corrugated box, reports the “Secondary Packaging Trends: Retail, E-Commerce, Direct-to-Consumer” white paper from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Pro- cessing Technologies. From expanding SKUs to changing consumer desires, manufacturers need to be ready to ad- dress industry drivers with secondary packaging strate- gies that fit the times. The white paper outlines key drivers impacting chang- es in the secondary packaging market, including growth in the number of SKUs, the importance of sustainability and an overall expansion of the retail market. Each factor in- creases reliance on supplier expertise and moves to more contract services. Expanding SKUs require flexible manufacturing. As consumers expect broader choices and greater product diversity, manufacturers need secondary packaging ma- chines able to handle a wide variety of formats and shapes while maximizing uptime. Sustainability continues to drive secondary packaging as manufacturers seek out new and innovative materials, work to reduce material usage and replace non-sustainable materials with sustainable alter- natives. The expansion of SKUs in the food, beverage and personal care markets has necessitated the use of new resources to fill gaps in production and packaging capa- bilities. Currently, 65 percent of white paper participants use contract services to outsource at least a portion of their production and secondary packaging operations. In addition, 75 percent report collaborating on new second- ary packaging designs and strategies with suppliers more often to help guide them through the process. Companies can find the latest secondary packaging technology and innovations at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021, September 27-29, Las Vegas Convention Center), the most comprehensive pack- aging and processing event in the world this year. With Las Vegas lifting large gathering and capacity limitations and committed to a safe and responsible full reopening to 100 percent capacity, this year’s show is leading the way in bringing the industry together again. Produced by PMMI, with more than 1,400 exhibitors spread across four halls, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO will feature the largest vari- ety of machinery and materials solutions for the secondary packaging market. Visit to learn more about the PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO and to register, Register for $30 through September 3, 2021, to receive your badge in the mail for contactless en- try. After September 3, the price increases to $130.


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SUN Automation Group® is the global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry. SUN engi- neers and builds the SUN625 Rotary Die Cutter, provides sales, service and support in North and Central America for Latitude Machinery Corporation, manufacturer of Mini to Jumbo FFG and RDCs. Additionally, SUN is the North Amer- ican, United Kingdom and Ireland sales and service provid- er for Para Machinery’s line of equipment, which includes prefeeders, stackers, palletizers, and other material han- dling equipment, and is the North American sales provider for Highcon, the leader in digital laser die cutting. SUN also powers the corrugated industry’s premier IIoT platform, He- lios, and is the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. SUN is headquartered near Baltimore, MD, and has service centers throughout the globe. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.


June 14, 2021

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