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A global flexible-packaging market SWOT statement to 2016


At the recent ICE USA 2013 in Orlando, UK-based PCI Films Consulting president Simon King (left) offered a traditional SWOT statement in his keynote presentation on the “Global Flexible Packaging Market.“* Dissecting the data he gave, here’s a Converting Curmudgeon … Continue reading

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Microwaveable bacon pack sizzles as 2013 AIMCAL Product of the Year


The Assn. of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) bestowed its Product of the Year Award* on Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta, GA, for a microwaveable bacon package for Embotits Espina, a 102-year-old maker of cold cuts headquartered in Vic, … Continue reading

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Specialty papers: New markets, new tech spur future growth


Paper, in myriad forms, has been around arguably for almost 2,000 years, but specialty (or functional) papers came into broad use only in the last 150 years or so. While printing and writing papers (P&W) dominate global production and consumption, … Continue reading

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