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Machine Engineering to Address the Needs of Emerging Flexible Films

Machine Engineering to Address the Needs of Emerging Flexible Films

As you walk down a grocery store aisle, it seems that everywhere you look – from pet food to snacks to cleaning products – flexible packaging is on display. In fact, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) found that flexible packaging is the second largest packaging...
Food and Beverage Manufacturers Pass Higher Costs on to Consumers

Food and Beverage Manufacturers Pass Higher Costs on to Consumers

We all feel this is coming and we thought we would share this blog article from Christopher Doering with fooddrive.com As inflation rages, food and beverage manufacturers pass higher costs on to consumers. Coca-Cola, Nestlé and General Mills are just a few of the CPGs...
Global flex-pack market at $119+ billion in 2020

Global flex-pack market at $119+ billion in 2020

The global flexible-packaging converting market reached a value of $119.3 Billion in 2020, says a new Research & Markets report. Catalyzed by advancements in packaging technology, global demand for flexible-packaging materials is exhibiting strong growth....
Remote Work Ethics

Remote Work Ethics

A lot of us are still working remotely and we thought we would share this article from the Knowledge Groups Newsletter.   The workforce never imagined a collective experiment in remote work, not until during the COVID-19 crisis. While many companies danced around the...
Brand loyalty is changing due to the pandemic

Brand loyalty is changing due to the pandemic

We found this article on fortune.com by Chris Morris and found it interesting so we thought we would share: COVID-19 has already tested our patience, our focus, and our compassion. Now it could be testing our allegiance as well. Two recent studies show that U.S....
The US cutting-tools market: What changes lie ahead?

The US cutting-tools market: What changes lie ahead?

We found this article interesting.  You can find it on https://www.mckinsey.com/. A new approach to segment strategy, distribution, and pricing can help companies win in the evolving cutting-tools market.   Cutting tools—end mills, drill bits, and other implements...
2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts

2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts

Looking forward to 2021!!!  Here is an article from globalnewswire.com that we wanted to share:  WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to...
Making the Cut: Pick the Right Cutting Technology

Making the Cut: Pick the Right Cutting Technology

We came across in interesting article in Plastic Technology that we thought we would share: Tubing, pipe, or profiles are extruded, sized, cooled, and processed in a continuously moving process, so it’s important to choose a cutting technology that keeps pace and is...