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SPECIAL REPORT

BY JOHN R. YUVA

PACKAGING CONTINUES TO EVOLVE Marketplace trends are playing a pivotal role in the continued development of packaging materials and technology.

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ackaging is everywhere, serving many different purposes. Often, it’s a container that also advertises the contents prior to consumption. In other cases, it’s merely material to protect the primary product during transport. Packaging has also evolved as a consumable in devices with built-in technology transferring critical data. With such myriad uses, it’s not surprising that Statista reports the total value of the food packaging market in the U.S. is expected to reach $31.7 billion in 2022 (compared to $23.9 billion in 2012).

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Food Logistics July 2018  

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food and beverage supply...

Food Logistics July 2018  

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food and beverage supply...