by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
FLEXO Magazine : September 2014
what appears simple is often Qualitaly! M3 Digital Flexo Digital Automation for controlled quality, Chilled and frozen pet food, while a small category currently, will double in size over the next four years. Consumers’ increasing interest in raw pet foods and foods with prolonged shelf life are fueling the cate- gory. This will increase demand for all manner of package, such as: • Pouches • Bags • Tubs and cups • Chubs POUCHES Pouches, a darling of the narrow web world, will see 4.6 percent growth in demand every year through 2018, topping at $9.4 billion. By units, yearly demand will grow 2.7 percent to 92 billion pouches. Freedonia Group analyst Esther Palevsky states that “growth will be fueled by continued solid opportunities for stand up pouches.” Those opportunities arise from the advantages of pouches, which include: • Superior aesthetic appeal • Portability • Light weight • Reduced material use • Significantly lower shipping costs relative to rigid containers The bulk of pouch—80 percent—demand spawns from the food and beverage markets. On the other hand, the minority non food markets will see more rapid growth, according to Freedonia, because of “the further development of new applications in consumer goods resulting from sustainability advantages and strong opportunities for dissolv- able pouches for laundry detergents.” U.S . Pouch Demand (in millions of dollars) Item Pouch Demand % Annual Growth 2008 2013 2018 2008-2013 2013-2018 Flat 4,772 5,735 6,970 3.7 4.0 Pillow 2,788 3,290 3,900 3.4 3.5 Side Seal 1,984 2,445 3,070 4.3 4.7 Stand Up 1,182 1,755 2,400 8.2 6.5 SEPTEMBER 2014 | FLEXO 23