What would a Circular Economy look like? Have we already embraced a Circular Economy or is it a theoretical pie-in-the-sky approach that is unattainable?
Before you even consider zeroing in on your brand, you need to think about trademarking it. And even before that, you need to search what has already been trademarked. Nothing is more deflating than finishing your branding process only to find that your name already exists or some form of your logo has already been created.
Thermoforming is a process to form plastic material by the use of a mold and can be done as an inline or offline process. Thermoforming is known for making what we call “blister” packages. Thermoforming can be intermittent or continuous motion. Some of the most common packages that use this method are yogurt cups and the blister packs that contain medication.
How will the printing industry evolve in the foreseeable future? The printing industry is forecasted to reach a market value of $600 billion in 2020. Based on this number, there is a clear future for all areas of the printing process. Let’s take a look at where all the major printing methods are headed!
For the last 50 years or so, plastic has been steadily overtaking glass as the most common substrate for food packaging, and it’s estimated that plastic will surpass glass in beverage packaging by 2020. It’s not hard to see why… plastic containers are generally lighter, reducing transportation costs for the manufacturer– and reducing consumer trips to the car to retrieve the groceries. However, there remains a devoted market for glass with products like pickles and olives, beer, wine and spirits, not to mention artisan and boutique products of all kinds.
As more consumers skip the trip to the convenience store and opt instead to purchase products online, the focus of packaging is less on selling the good (though that is still a major aspect), and more on safely delivering it to its end destination. The e-commerce trend is hardly that anymore, but rather a fast growing method of purchasing and obtaining goods.