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Americas: “Speed matters” in the packaging industry, says association head

Consumer demands are shifting toward on-the-go and clean-label products as brand owners tackle the challenges associated with a growing variety of preferences, according to a report shared by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015.

Continuous collaboration between consumer goods manufacturers (CPGs) and technology suppliers is necessary to speed the implementation of new processing and packaging solutions, states the association.

The 2015 State of the Industry: U.S. Packaging Machinery Report noted that :”Improved information on nutrition and growing consumer health consciousness, coupled with increased travel and busy lifestyles, have driven demand for different products.”

“This has led to the growth of indulgent yet healthy foods, convenience foods, different portion sizes (e.g. single-serve packaging), different packaging designs and completely new foods.”

“Speed matters,” says president and CEO Charles D. Yuska.

“As the pressure mounts for CPGs to adapt their operations, immediate access to solutions providers is critical to their success.”

“That’s why it is our number one priority to connect the makers of goods around the world with the suppliers they rely on,” the association organises the Pack Expo Portfolio of Trade Shows, owns PMMI Media Group and PMMI Business Drivers, which encompass PMMI’s collection of market research reports, training opportunities and educational and networking programs.