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Demand for Flexible Packaging Expected to Grow
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Manufacturer and Consumer Benefits Continue to Drive Growing Preference for Flexible Packaging

What: The US food industry is the leader for flexible packaging with the market continuing to grow with an expected 3.9% CAGR and valuation of $392 billion by 2023. Flexible packaging currently accounts for 19% of the packaging market – second only to corrugated paper. Advancements in slider closures, fitments, and improved barrier properties are driving preferences amongst both manufacturers and consumers.

Why: The flexible packaging market has taken off due to a shift towards sustainability and consumer-friendly packaging. The adoption of flexible packaging is growing amongst manufacturers due to the ability to form flexible packaging on the spot from raw materials – saving time, cost, materials waste, and space. With advances in the recyclability and space savings when discarded compared to rigid packaging, consumers are developing a growing preference for flexible packaging options while the entire supply chain from manufacturer to retailer to consumer is realizing the extended shelf life benefits of innovative resealable closures.

Who: CPG and pharmaceutical manufacturers are responding to consumer demands by innovating with flexible packaging options for their products.

Industries of Interest: Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Personal Care

Resources:
• Convenient packaging, excellent barrier properties, and sustainable materials are all factors contributing to the continued growth of flexible packaging in the coming years, ProFood World (https://www.profoodworld.com/bi-library-article/us-flexible-packaging-reach-392-billion-2023?oly_enc_id=8131B4747801B1S)
• Growth of flexible packaging brings demand for innovation, Packaging World (https://www.packworld.com/growth-flexible-packaging-brings-demand-innovation)
• Seafood to drive growth in the converted flexible packaging sector through 2023, Seafood Source (https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/processing-equipment/seafood-to-drive-growth-in-the-converted-flexible-packaging-sector-through-2023)

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Standardizing Food Date Labels in the United States
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Federal Agencies Align to Encourage Standardization

What: U.S. regulatory agencies recently announced a new preference to standardize on the use of the quality-based date label of "Best If Used By" on packaged foods. This recommendation is voluntary and based on research-based industry best practices. 

Why: Confusion caused by the use of various date label formats leads to unnecessary food waste. Consumers equate date label information with a warning about the timeline for the safe consumption of the food product rather than a statement of a recommended timeline for optimal food quality. This format recommendation is a part of the "Winning on Reducing Food Waste FY 2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy" launched by the federal government in April 2019. 

Who: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are endorsing the "Best If Used By" industry standard set forth by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in 2017. 

Industries of Interest: Food, Beverage 

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Sneak Peek at Diagraph's PACK EXPO Las Vegas Show Specials

Packaging and processing professionals from across the country will be in Las Vegas in September for PACK EXPO 2017 – and we hope that you’ll be one of them! Diagraph’s team will be at the show in Booth C-4010 showcasing our line-up of coding and labeling systems from continuous inkjet to all-electric labeling to thermal transfer overprinters and more. Stop by and we’ll show you why you can rely on the superior uptime performance of our printers so you can focus on what matters most to you – your product.

As an added value, those who visit Diagraph's PACK EXPO Booth C-4010 and have their badges scanned will be eligible to take advantage of our exclusive show specials that will run through the duration of 2017. 

CIJ Linx 8900

 

CIJ Linx 8900 | Best In Uptime Reliability 

BUY ONE, GET ONE HALF OFF: Buy any Linx 8900 Series printer and get the second for half off!

  • The hermetically sealed stainless steel printhead runs clean for up to 100 starts and stops
  • Perfect for building a spare printer inventory with the longest extended shutdown interval in the industry

 

 

 High-Resolution Large Character Inkjet   

High-Resolution Large Character Inkjet | Industry's Longest-Lasting Printhead

DOUBLE YOUR PRINT AREA: Get an IJ768E 4" printhead for the price of the IJ384E 2" printhead.

  • Rugged design, stainless steel orifice plate protects electronics and printheads from shock, vibration and chemical contaminants
  • Repairable printheads last up to 10 years in the field    
  • Double the available print area to accommodate larger, more complex messages

 

All-Electric Labeling  

All-Electric Labeling | Most Intelligent Labelers

"ALL-IN" LABELING DEAL: Buy any standard full printer/applicator or standard tamp label/applicator system and get all recommended accessories and training for free.

  • Auto-retract sensors recognize any variations in product height
  • Gentle tamp labeling onto each product limits the wear and tear of the actuator arm
  • Label present sensors tell the actuator arm to tamp gently onto each product only when label is fed from the roll, meaning no rework from missing labels    
  • Comes with 3 recommended sensors, warning tower, adjustable T-base stand, discrete I/O

 

Thermal Transfer Overprinters

Thermal Transfer Overprinters | Simplest Multi-Lane Integration

TTO COMBO DEAL: Buy one thermal transfer system (excluding the MLi) and get a spare printhead and ribbon starter pack for FREE.

  • Spare printhead for peace of mind
  • Complimentary ribbon to substrate matching service to build the starter ribbon pack for each system (6 rolls, must be formula we stock so a compatible match to all substrates is not guaranteed)

These offers are exclusive to visitors to the Diagraph booth C-4010 in PACK EXPO Las Vegas that have their badges scanned! You don’t want to miss out on these deals to upgrade your coding and labeling operations to more reliable, durable systems. Or, if you’re just starting out, this is a great opportunity to begin automating your coding operations.

We’ll see you in Vegas September 25-27!