Flexible Packaging Magazine has just put to bed its January/February issue, which contains some very positive industry surveys and research. The cover story, our second-most read article (aside from our annual Top 25 Converters listing), features a Q&A with industry executives on their take of how 2015 will shape up. The outlook is once again positive. The executives have some interesting insights into the how and why of the industry gains, as well as their stance on how the rest of this year looks.
The January/February cover artwork reflects many of the phrases that our executives responded with. Take a closer look at the phrases and then read the cover story to see if you agree with the assessments the executives offered.
There is also a very nicely researched article from The Freedonia Group, which highlights the key growth markets for the flexible packaging industry. Titled Demand for Flexible Packaging Pouches to Continue to Grow, this article highlights global demand, which is should grow 6.2 percent annually, reaching $37.3 billion in 2018. The article highlights researched geographical regions of growth; package type/format that is projected to have the most growth; and growth by vertical market.
If you read anything about the flexible packaging industry this month, these two articles are the keys to kicking off this year in the right direction – with positive news!
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ICE USA’s Guest Blogger is Erin J. Wolford. Wolford is Editor-in-Chief of Flexible Packaging magazine, www.flexpackmag.com. Wolford has been in publishing since 2005, starting her career at the International Code Council as an Editorial Assistant. In 2006, she joined Security Magazine, a BNP Media publication, as Associate Editor and Electronic Media Editor, and was promoted to Managing Editor, ending her time there as Interim Editor. Wolford joined Flexible Packaging as Editor-in-Chief in 2010, leading the magazine into its positive industry positioning as the number one source for the flexible packaging industry. Flexible Packaging Magazine is the official publication for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). Email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.