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Does your company rely on current packaging news to sustain growth? Most retail businesses do. Read the latest here to keep your company profitable.

Retail goods must be contained in something before it can be sold. Complying with public demand and packaging rules and laws keeps you in business. For these reasons and more, today’s blog post represents some snippets of the latest packaging news. Stay tuned here to Grimes Packaging website for news that keeps your retail sales company profitable.

Current Packaging News Items


  • HAPPI, the packaging industry’s leading magazine, reports about a new study from The Freedonia Group. Demand for plastic caps and closures is slated to grow 4.1% each year through 2021.With the well-known and well-publicized and promoted global safe drinking water situation, the bottled water industry will drive this growth through 2021.As the largest application for plastic closures, the bottled water industry continues to be a great business growth opportunity.

  • PAI Partners is in negotiations with Sun European Partners LLP to buy Albéa, a packaging company currently owned by Sun European Partners, LLP. Albéacompany’s product portfolio includes a vast array of packaging solutions for the makeup, fragrance, skin care, personal care and oral care markets, cosmetic accessories, bags and promotional items. Globally headquartered in Paris, packaging giant Albéa has 38 manufacturing sites in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

  • Entries to Dow Chemical will be accepted from Feb. 5 through April 12, 2018, for the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation. Established in 1986, the program is packaging industry’s longest running independently judged awards program.The awards recognize companies promoting technological advancement. Additionally, these awards also recognize companies focused on enhancing customer product experiences and demonstrate responsible packaging practices. There is no entry fee. Though sponsored by Dow and Dupont chemical companies, no applicant is required to use Dow or DuPont company materials in products they enter into the awards program. More contest criteria details for the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation can be found atDow Packaging Awards dot com.

That’s all the packaging news for now folks. See you next time with further updates about packaging industry activity that may affect your company.

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