Smithers Pira forecasts global packaging market to $269 billion by 2024, identifies 7 key drivers and trends for flexible packaging

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – June 2019 – Over the last 10 years, flexible packaging has taken off, doubling in size to $228 billion in 2019. In Smithers Pira’s latest market report The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2024 [JN1] forecasts that it will continue growing by an annual rate of 3.3%, reaching $269 billion in 2024. Global … [Read more...]

New Online Supply Chain Digital Consciousness Index Assessment Tool Helps Firms Benchmark Their Progress Towards Digital Supply Chains

The tool is based on the findings of the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Reports. MHI just released the Supply Chain Digital Consciousness Index (DCI) online assessment tool. This tool is based on the findings of the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Report, titled “Elevating Supply Chain Digital Consciousness,” and is designed to help companies measure and … [Read more...]

Bastian Solutions Partners with Quuppa to Deliver Advanced Location Capabilities for Increased Supply Chain Visibility

ESPOO, Finland & INDIANAPOLIS - Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company and leading material handling systems integrator, and Quuppa, the world leader in advanced location systems, have announced that one of the first implementations through their partnership is with Brother International Corp., a premier provider of home, … [Read more...]

IoT Tracking Solutions Provider hoopo Raises $3.5 Million in Seed Funding

As part of a trend in IoT investments across industries, the Israeli startup has raised $5M total, backed by GiTV, Chartered Group, and TAU Ventures to enable IoT based asset tracking. LOS ANGELES – hoopo, a company offering geolocation services through high-accuracy low-power capabilities via the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a $3.5 … [Read more...]

World anti-counterfeiting packaging market to top $4.0 billion in 2024 according to Smithers Pira

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA –24 May 2019–The global market for brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and security packaging components is forecast to grow during the period 2019–24 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% to $4.0 billion. This reflects a situation where anti-counterfeiting remains an industry priority, but … [Read more...]

Mercadona to automate fresh food distribution at four DC’s with Cimcorp

The supermarket chain is investing €120m in automation to enhance freshness and lengthen shelf life.    Ulvila, Finland – Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp, has received its largest ever order in the intralogistics market from Mercadona, one of Spain’s leading grocery retailers. Under the … [Read more...]

Nearly 65% of Stretch Hood Films Use PE as a Raw Material, LLDPE Innovations Trend in Market 

Prominently driven by sustained applicability in the construction industry, stretch hood films consumption is accounted for the revenues of around US$ 680 Mn in 2018. At an estimated 5% yearly growth in the 2019 revenues, the global market for stretch hood films will see a promising growth outlook over the next few years. The analysis indicates … [Read more...]

CHEP Australia Signs Partnership with Landcare Australia to address Sustainability Challenges to Land and Water Assets

CHEP Australia has signed a partnership with Landcare Australia to make a significant contribution to the sustainability and productivity of Australia’s valuable land and water assets. The new partnership will deliver a number of strategic projects that create value for CHEP’s supply chain partners, the environment and regional communities. … [Read more...]

50,000 manufacturing and supply chain executives set new record for ProMat 2019

2019 Expo is largest in ProMat’s 34-year history Manufacturing and supply chain professionals gathered in record numbers in Chicago for ProMat 2019, the largest material handling and supply chain trade expo in North and South America. ProMat 2019 was the largest in the 34-year history of the event, with registrations of 49,718 —an 11 … [Read more...]

Marken Launches New Bluetooth Technology Option for Shipments

Roambee Will Increase Visibility of Assets and Shipments in Real Time Research Triangle Park, NC – Marken has announced the addition of Roambee monitoring technology to their packaging portfolio in order to provide increased end to end visibility throughout the supply chain for valuable clinical product shipments. Roambee devices will be … [Read more...]