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$1 Trillion Valuation
SURREY, U.K .—In its flagship report The
Future of Global Packaging to 2020, Smith-
ers Pira charts how a market value forecast
at $839 billion (€768 billion) in 2015, will
undergo healthy year on year growth at 3.5
percent, reaching $998 million in 2020.
Rigid plastic will experience the highest
annual growth across the study period—4 .4
percent year on year. This can primarily be
attributed to the popularity of plastics, like
polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as substi-
tutes for heavier metal cans and glass bottle
formats. As a lightweight option, these
meet the dual goal of reduced material
consumption and cost, and a reduced CO2
footprint during transit.
Flexible format packaging—paper, plastics
and foil laminates—expanded significant-
ly over the past decade as technological
changes have transformed the packaging
type from a low cost, industrial use option
into consumer grade containers with a vast
variety of applications.
Board packaging (corrugated formats, fold-
ing cartons and liquid cartons) is the materi-
al type with the highest value in 2015—$261
billion—a position it will retain in 2020. In
2015, China overtook the U.S. as the largest
national market for paperboard packaging
and will account for nearly a quarter of
global consumption in 2020.
Metal packaging will mirror the average
annual growth in packaging for 2015-
2020, according to Smithers Pira’s data.
Aerosol cans have seen an overall increase
in demand as personal care, cosmetics,
household and automotive care industries
The slowest growing packaging type for
2015-2020 is glass. This reflects the longer
term transition from an essential commod-
ity in packaging of beverages to a luxury
material, preferred to create a premium feel
and sophisticated impression.
To learn more about Smithers Pira’s The Future of
Global Packaging to 2020 and to purchase a copy,
visit www.smitherspira.com .
Xeikon Hits the Road for “Securing a
Successful Future” Seminar Series
ITASCA, IL—Xeikon is hitting the road to educate label printers about key
developments in the North American label market. As part of the “Securing a
Successful Future” seminars, Xeikon has teamed up with Flint Group Narrow
Web, Label Traxx, Mark Andy and ThermoFlexX.
As part of the showcase, Xeikon is joined by a number of industry pioneer-
ing customers who will share their journeys, talk about how digital printing
helped future proof their businesses and secure growth.
The schedule of remaining dates includes:
DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas
Orange County, CA
Anaheim Marriott Suites
To reserve your seat at one of the “Securing a Successful Future” seminars, visit www.catchupwithlabels.com .
FTA Europe Announces Diamond Awards
Winners, Best in Show Unveiled at drupa
BRUSSELS, Belgium—The winners for FTA Europe’s first
ever FTA Diamond Awards ceremony have been selected.
Judges met at the head office of FTA Europe in Brussels.
They spent two days analyzing the gold winners of each par-
ticipating country and selected 29 winners out of 43 entries
over 10 categories. The winners of each category were then
judged against one another to select the Best in Show.
FTA Europe is pleased to announce the list of winning companies: Amcor Cumbria, Barbier,
Bastin-Pack, Cartotecnica Postumia, Chespa, Clondalkin Harlingen, Coveris, DS Smith,
DS Smith Deutschland, Emin Leydier Emballages, Felco bv, France Flexo, Interflex Group,
Interket Ltd., Kivo Plastic Verpakkingen, Maca, Max Aarts bv, Minova Labels, Palamy, Rac
Etiquettes, Sleever International, Sac Emballages, SBE, Sofpo, Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford,
Toppazzini and Uniflex CSCS.
The awards ceremony will take place during the drupa exhibition at the Hyatt hotel in the
center of Düsseldorf on June 2. Those who would like to participate in this event can contact
their national flexo association or FTA Europe. For other further clarifications or informa-
tion, contact Luca Conti at firstname.lastname@example.org .
New FTA Member Spotlight: Varga-Flexo Ltd.
Since 1993, Varga-Flexo Ltd. has been manufacturing flexo printer, plate mounter/proof-
er, laminator/slitter and adhesive doser machines in Hungary for packaging companies
working with plastic and paper
substrates, as well as reel to reel.
The main features of its presses
are high quality prints, reliable
operation, fast reel change and
retooling, cost effective operation,
fast ROI, easy handling and ac-
cessibility, and machine operator
MEMBERS & MANEUVERS
76 FLEXO | MAY 2016
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