In retail food packaging, key trends and drivers were:
Stand-up pouches, barrier materials, intelligent and smart packaging, modified and controlled atmosphere packaging (MAP/CAP), and aseptic packaging were cited by the report as areas of opportunity for flexibles.
Institutional food packaging trends and drivers included:
The report said flexible packaging opportunities exist in displacing canned foods and beverages in the institutional market, with ease of disposal and space reduction listed as advantages.
Key opportunities for flexibles in both retail and institutional food segments will continue to exist in the following areas:
Released by FPA in July, the report was prepared by Kline and Company, and edited by Jim Peters of J. Peters Associates, Inc. Peters is also a contributing editor with Packaging World magazine. The report is available free to FPA members; $3귔 to nonmembers. For more information, call 410/694-0800, or visit www.flexpack.org.