Today's consumers demand for all things convenient, and manufacturers have developed solutions such as smaller sized or unique packaging that can help consumers eat or drink on-the-go, feeding a growing sector of packaging: flexible packaging. By Farah Nazurah

In a highly competitive consumer space, brand owners have to constantly find new ways to differentiate themselves. What used to be seen as an expensive option, holography can now be the deciding factor in making the next killer flexible packaging. By Albert Chicote, Comexi’s laminating business unit director

Consumers are demanding for smaller sized packs, safer foods, longer shelf lives… how is this affecting packaging technology? Toshiki Kanai, general manager of sales & marketing, Asia, Ishida, shares more.

Andrew Manly, communications director, Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, AIPIA, shares his insight on the current and upcoming trends for packaging in the food and beverage industry.

Kyle Thomas, strategic business unit (SBU) manager at Eagle Product Inspection, looks at the rising popularity of metalised film as a packaging format and the increased need for x-ray inspection as a result.

Flexible packaging is a growing dynamic sector for the technology suppliers, packaging converters and brand owners of the food and beverage industry, but which trends should we keep our eye on most? By Smithers Pira

Ecolean strengthens its presence in Asia by entering the Japanese markets.

With megatrends like urbanisation, greater health awareness, a growing middle class, and an ageing population continuing to drive developments in the food industry, which sectors have thrived in the consumers’ quest for better health, convenience and functionality? By Sherlyne Yong

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.


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