Exploring the: Packaging Zone



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Slower Growth Ahead for Packaging
Consumer-goods spending seems poised to grow more slowly, and therefore plastics packaging will see its peak rate of growth sometime in the second half of 2014.
Columns Published: 6/19/2014
Industry Expands Again
January was the third month in a row and the fifth time in six months that index was higher than it was one year ago.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
Packaging to Grow Modestly in Early ’14, Faster in Second Half
The use of plastics packaging is closely tied to the production of consumer goods.
Columns Published: 12/30/2013
The Shale Gas Game Changer
Processors and resin suppliers alike believe the availability of low-cost feedstock will present huge opportunities in the North American plastics market.
Columns Published: 12/30/2013
Packaging Shows Gradual Improvement
Our forecast for plastics packaging calls for steady-to-better market demand in the U.S. in the coming months and quarters.
Columns Published: 6/24/2013
It Ain't Easy Being Green
But efforts by packaging processors to become more sustainable will be worth it.
Columns Published: 2/26/2013
Fundamentals Are Favorable For Packaging—If…
Assuming policymakers are able to avoid an economic catastrophe, overall demand for plastics packaging will increase in 2013.
Columns Published: 12/28/2012
Packaging Outpaces Overall Economy
Global market demand for processors of plastics packaging will grow at a rate of 4% to 5% in 2013 and beyond. Emerging markets and developing countries will experience the fastest growth, but gains in the developed countries will also be solid.
Columns Published: 10/26/2012
Pressure Building in Packaging
There are many packaging related issues that are best solved, or can only be solved, by plastics products. This is where processors should concentrate their efforts.
Columns Published: 4/26/2012
Packaging Outlook: Moderate Growth in 2012
Our forecast for the U.S. market for plastics packaging in 2012 is positive, but the overall growth rate will be moderate by historical standards.
Columns Published: 10/25/2011

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