Technical Innovations of 2022 October 24, 22

Post time: Apr-14-2023

The flexible packaging industry is undoubtedly driving major advancements and innovations to meet the changing demands of consumers and global markets. As industry leaders work towards a circular economy, the focus is on designing packaging that is easy to recycle and reuse, reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact.

In addition, the industry’s efforts to expand the use of flexible packaging further contribute to sustainability, as it typically requires less raw materials and energy during manufacturing and shipping. To meet the needs of consumers, the industry is continuously developing new technologies to enhance the functionality and convenience of flexible packaging. These innovations include features such as resealable zippers, easy-pour spouts, tear-resistant materials, and even smart packaging that provides real-time information about product freshness or temperature.

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) plays a vital role in promoting and showcasing these technological innovations from its members. By highlighting these advancements, FPA not only highlights the industry’s commitment to sustainability and consumer satisfaction, but also draws attention to the creativity and ingenuity of its member companies.

Overall, the flexible packaging industry is an exciting and progressive one that prioritizes not only meeting consumer needs but also addressing environmental issues. Through continuous innovation and cooperation, it is committed to creating efficient, practical and environmentally friendly packaging solutions, contributing to a more sustainable and socially responsible future.

Medical Innovation
EnteraLoc™ is a patented 501(k) FDA-approved medical fluid device intended for tub-fed patients. This first-of-its-kind device uniquely delivers nutrition directly into the patient’s feeding tube in a hospital, long-term care facility, rehab facility, or home care setting. The convenient, simple, safe, and mess-free design improves the quality of care and nutrition/hydration of patients.

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Personal Cation
The Kraftika paper-based packaging tube was developed to reduce the use of plastics at the source itself. The tube involves replacing plastic with kraft paper which helps reduce the tube’s body weight by up to 45%. This will in turn make it lighter to transport furthering its environmentally friendly nature. The tubes maintain the same strong barrier protection as their plastic counterparts ensuring product safety and quality for consumers of the self-care product.

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Food Packaging Innovation

Finally, we have the John Soules Foods rotisserie chicken packaging! This product was designed with a unique and noticeable “pop” when the score is broken on the package, providing an
auditory response and allowing the consumer reassurance their food has not been tampered with.

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