Studies to Examine Flexo, Packaging Trends

RESTON, VA | The Print Industries Market Information & Research Organization (PRIMIR) will benchmark 2007 and provide drivers for change in flexographic printing through 2012 by region. The report will also identify global packaging trends that impact the North American converter and supplier markets.

The flexo study will investigate trends in flexographic printing, covering packaging, tags & labels, envelopes, folding cartons, corrugated, flexible film and foil, and newspapers. Data will include the number of presses in use by width and market segment, run lengths by application, makeready, number of colors/coatings, and benchmark related consumables in flexo printing. The study, which is scheduled for release in late fall 2009 by LPC Consultants, will evaluate trends from the packaging marketplace and provide a forecast of this market segment through 2012.

The global packaging trends study, presently underway with State Street Consultants and slated for release in late summer 2009, will identify drivers and barriers and demographic, environmental, or regulatory issues influencing the printing process, package preference, and the point of origin. The study will cover labels, folding cartons, corrugated, flexible and retort pouch packaging, and specific substrate and coating requirements. The study will evaluate food versus other packaged goods and identify the package specifiers' future needs. Visit

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