Marketing, sales and consumer behaviour - March 2019

28 March 2019

Printing market
Mark Andy has published an ebook entitled The future of flexo – Defining emerging industry trends. You can download the ebook after filling in your details. According to research by Smithers Pira in The Future of Print Equipment Markets to 2023, packaging and label printing are two of the few growth sectors in print demand. You can read more in a recently published article. In another article, Smithers Pira looks at new opportunities rising for the security print industry over the next ten years.

Flexible packaging market and market for bio-based polymers
A research report by PMMI gives a market assessment of flexible packaging. The report finds flexible packaging is growing fast worldwide for use as primary packaging, owning the highest share (39%) compared to other packaging types in the market. Plastic pouches will witness the largest growth (20%) among other flexible packaging types through 2022. Global demand for consumer flexible packaging will continue its upward growth trend especially as developing economies continue to expand. You can find more information in the executive summary (13.21 MB) of the report.
A new nova Institute report shows that 2018 was a very good year for bio-based polymers. Packaging (flexible and rigid) makes up 15% of actually produced bio-based polymers in 2018. You can download the short version of the report (1.63 MB).

Markets for tubes and for aerosol containers
The European tube manufacturers association (etma) has announced that European tube manufacturers produced 15.5 billion tubes in 2018. 38% were made of laminate, aluminium tubes rank just behind with a share of 35% and the remaining 27% are made of plastic. AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, has announced that some 8.14 billion aluminium aerosol cans were manufactured around the globe in 2018. Aluminium has a market share of about 50%, which means every second aerosol can manufactured in the world is made from aluminium.

EU standard on accessibility
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has recently published standard EN 17161 on accessibility. The standard follows a Design for All approach and specifies requirements that can enable an organisation to design, develop and provide products, goods and services that can be accessed, understood and used by the widest range of users including persons with disabilities. More information about the standard and how to buy it can be found here.

Top 100 most successful FMCG brands
Euromonitor has published a white paper ranking the top 100 most successful fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands by retail sales value worldwide. You can download the white paper after filling in your details.

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