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FLEXO Magazine : September 2011
Industry Indicators Packaging Machinery demand Approaches $36 Billion Global demand for packaging machinery is projected to rise 4.7 percent annually through 2014 to $35.9 billion, an im- provement over market growth during the recession-impact- ed 2004-2009 period. Sales growth will be driven by accelera- tion in manufacturing output, as well as by a favorable fixed investment environment worldwide. These trends are presented in World Packaging Machinery, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc. , a Cleveland- based industry market research firm. Its analysts are report- ing that, gains in developing nations will be the driving force behind advances in the global market for packaging equip- ment. China alone will account for 41 percent of all additional demand through 2014. Other nations in Asia, such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, will also record healthy market gains. In the United States, Western Europe and Japan, demand will rebound after a period of decline Demand for packaging machinery is led by the food market, which will account for 43 percent of all sales worldwide in 2014. However, Freedonia says, the beverage market will post the fastest gains, averaging 5.2 percent annually through 2014. Demand for labeling and coding equipment will be driven by an increasing need for shippers to accurately track items for safety and security reasons, particularly in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, as well as to help combat counterfeiting. Advances in sales of filling and form/ fill/seal machinery will be spurred by continuing technological advances aimed at improving efficiency and flexibility. WORLD PACKAGING MACHINERY DEMAND (million dollars) % Annual Growth Item 2004 2009 2014 2004- 2009 2009- 2014 Packaging Machinery Demand 24050 28600 35900 3.5 4.7 North America 5570 5560 6180 -- 2.1 Western Europe 6230 6000 6660 -0 .7 2.1 Asia/Pacific 8570 12600 17450 8.0 6.7 Central & South America 1180 1350 1630 2.7 3.8 Eastern Europe 1420 1670 2050 3.3 4.2 Africa/Mideast 1080 1420 1930 5.6 6.3 © 2011 by The Freedonia Group, inc. Editor’s Note: World Packaging Machinery is available for $6,100 from The Freedonia Group, Inc., 767 Beta Drive, Cleveland, OH 44143-2326. For further details: www.freedo- niagroup.com. CPP Expo Sold Out CPP EXPO, a trade event supporting the converting and package printing industries, has grown by more than 26 per- cent since 2009, according to Leo Nadolske of HA Bruno LLC, the show president. In mid-August, he announced that the show floor for this year’s event, set for Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 26- 28, 2011, was sold out. “In a still ailing economy, this is good news for our industry,” Nadolske added. “ We are extremely pleased with the strong exhibitor demand to participate in this edition of the CPP EXPO Las Vegas.” At the close of this year ’s CPP EXPO, the next edition of CPP will be an exclusive converting and package-printing event that moves to Cleveland, April 18–19, 2012, followed by Rose- mont, IL, April 23–25 , 2013. Conference sessions set for 2011 focus on Lean manufac- turing and sustainability initiatives, as well as UV/EB technolo- gies and offline finishing. Mike D’Angelo, Bobst Group North America and Don Duncan, Wikoff Color offer a look at their presentations in the pages of this, FLEXO’s September 2011 edition. Anderson & Vreeland Acquires Flexolution Anderson & Vreeland recevtly announced the acquisition of Flexolution, leading distributor of flexographic printing materials in Canada, serving Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The acquisition is part of the company ’s strategic growth initiative to provide expanded service and support to North American customers. Flexolution, founded in 1989 by Pierre Noël, has a Mon- treal sales/warehouse and a long and successful history in servicing the flexographic and packaging markets. “Pierre’s success with the Flexolution team allows us to better serve the Canadian market in one bold move,” said Thomas Gavin, chief executive officer of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. “Pierre’s intense drive and commitment to provide better service and performance is in perfect sync with Anderson & Vreeland’s core values.” Noël noted,“A&V’s state-of-the-art product line and well- recognized technical support are tremendous strengths that will better serve our customers. Combining the strengths of our two organizations will create a synergy to achieve long- term growth and truly benefit all of our customers. ” Noël will SOLDOUT 20 FLEXO september 2011 www.flexography.org PrESSIng ISSuES 30YEARSTag&Label Materials FoldingCarton/FlexiblePackagingPressComponents/AccessoriesF l exoPr i nt i ngGraphicDesign/PrepressProcessControl Raise your profile. Reinforce your brand. Strengthen your relationships. For the past 30 years suppliers from across the package printing and converting marketplace continually choose INFO*FLEX as their show of prime importance. Whether your market is prepress, tag and label, corrugated, folding carton, flexible packaging, digital printing, or inks and coatings, INFO*FLEX exposes your brand to thousands of package printing and converting professionals. Each 10’ x 10’ booth package starts at $2,900. From technical presentations to Monday’s lunch and Tuesday’s Social Networking Event, this all adds up to one thing... ...and that’s the best ROI in the industry. www.flexography.org 30YEARS