Packaging Research

Three forms of business research are commonly used to develop, improve and monitor the effectiveness of consumer goods packaging. The first of these is market research, which provides information about specific product categories, like food, consumer electronics or cleaning products.

The second is industry research, which delves into the packaging industry itself. Research reports in this category track the growth of PET resin shipments, for example, or regional expansion of aseptic packaging.

Market and industry research reports may evaluate market size and growth rate over a period of years; discuss issues driving change in the market or industry; describe trends, opportunities and threats (including regulatory changes); and provide information on leading vendors.

The third type of packaging research focuses on consumer attitudes and behavior. A focus group—in which consumers talk about their reaction to products and packaging—is an example of consumer research.

Also in the category of consumer research are: one-on-one interviews with consumers, online surveys, ergonomic studies to see how consumers physically interact with packages and in-store studies to examine consumer purchasing behavior. The Association for Consumer Research takes a scholarly approach to the subject.

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Are salaries increasing for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals? What industry trends are affecting compensation? What are the biggest challenges in packaging?


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Nearly all packaging professionals use the internet to aid or facilitate some of their purchases, whether it be for finding appropriate suppliers or products, or for comparison shopping.


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Integrated Solutions for Packaging Testing consist of testing instruments, services and ULab Data Processing software, which can achieve tests for packaging materials and finished packages, testing data management, analysis an


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The company was founded in 2003, is owned enterprises. Construction area of ​​over 50,000 square meters, a total of more than 800 employees of the modern enterprise, the company introduced more than the most advanced multi-lay


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In coming years, we’ll be seeing more remote access and more “connected” packaging machines as the next generation of food and beverage packaging engineers tap the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and similar technologies


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The number of packaging professionals tweeting, blogging, posting, commenting, liking and following has grown significantly in recent years. Is all this “socializing” making a difference though?


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For every market need, we offer the right solution to pack your bulk products into lined containers. To accomplish this, we continuously innovate our equipment and services.


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The more-popular term for raw plastic packaging material emerged as the leader in our poll from the very start and has stayed there, albeit by a slimmer margin as more packaging professionals responded.


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When doing internet research for a purchasing project, a gap exists between finding pertinent information on packaging vendors’ websites and being able to share it with others in your buying team.

 


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Salaries are healthy and job satisfaction is high for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals, but respondents to our annual survey report increased workload and hiring constraints.


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The rise of the internet the past 20 years has been a blessing and a scourge at the same time for both packaging buyers and suppliers.


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As the pharmaceutical industry evolves away from a blockbuster-based market, will it be ready for a more-personalized, almost-consumerized approach uniting traditional pharma with biotechnology and user-centered drug delivery?


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You’ll find in this list of the Top 5 most popular packaging articles for January at PackagingDigest.com a major new commitment to futuristic aseptic beverages, a popular bunch of “sharks” poised to attack an innovative contai


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Ever wonder why consumers buy what they do at the store? Or how big of a role packaging plays in the purchasing decision process?


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Inventions by PepsiCo, P&G and Abbott captured your attention, as well as new flexible packaging and an ingenious why-didn’t-we-think-of-that-before metering device.

 


Are salaries increasing for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals? What industry trends are affecting compensation? What are the biggest challenges in packaging?

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Nearly all packaging professionals use the internet to aid or facilitate some of their purchases, whether it be for finding appropriate suppliers or products, or for comparison shopping. Are they satisfied with their online experience?

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In coming years, we’ll be seeing more remote access and more “connected” packaging machines as the next generation of food and beverage packaging engineers tap the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and similar technologies to optimize...


The number of packaging professionals tweeting, blogging, posting, commenting, liking and following has grown significantly in recent years. Is all this “socializing” making a difference though? How helpful is this type of communication in your...


The more-popular term for raw plastic packaging material emerged as the leader in our poll from the very start and has stayed there, albeit by a slimmer margin as more packaging professionals responded. But the reasons why people prefer one term...


When doing internet research for a purchasing project, a gap exists between finding pertinent information on packaging vendors’ websites and being able to share it with others in your buying team.

 

Our initial international study...


Salaries are healthy and job satisfaction is high for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals, but respondents to our annual survey report increased workload and hiring constraints.

In 2015 the U.S. economy has...


The rise of the internet the past 20 years has been a blessing and a scourge at the same time for both packaging buyers and suppliers. A key challenge for both parties is the sheer amount of channels and content available to facilitate purchases....


As the pharmaceutical industry evolves away from a blockbuster-based market, will it be ready for a more-personalized, almost-consumerized approach uniting traditional pharma with biotechnology and user-centered drug delivery?

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You’ll find in this list of the Top 5 most popular packaging articles for January at PackagingDigest.com a major new commitment to futuristic aseptic beverages, a popular bunch of “sharks” poised to attack an innovative container, some onerous-to-...


Ever wonder why consumers buy what they do at the store? Or how big of a role packaging plays in the purchasing decision process? Clemson University’s CUShop is a very exciting exhibit where show-goers can experience walking through a simulated...


Inventions by PepsiCo, P&G and Abbott captured your attention, as well as new flexible packaging and an ingenious why-didn’t-we-think-of-that-before metering device.

 

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Packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries are feeling the effects of constrained budgets, smaller staffs, and more responsibilities, yet job satisfaction runs high. Are these professionals challenged by...
Hard to Open Packaging

Soccer matches, baseball practice, car trips and other activities dominate the occasions when food snacks and single-serve beverages sold in multipacks are consumed.

In our exclusive video series in partnership with...

Resealable packaging - the good and the bad

In our exclusive video series in partnership with Watch Me Think USA, American consumers critiqued sliders, zippers, tape reseals, spouts and lids.

Consumer reactions...


Our UV germicidal products can be used in the air, in liquids and on surfaces to increase efficiency. With health insurance no longer covering healthcare associated infections (hospital acquired infections), hospitals can avoid significant...


Integrated Solutions for Packaging Testing consist of testing instruments, services and ULab Data Processing software, which can achieve tests for packaging materials and finished packages, testing data management, analysis and diagnosis. In this...


It was the race to the moon. The Apollo Program. And Francis X. Hursey was pioneering PSA (pressure swing adsorption) oxygen technology as a member of the spacecraft’s breathing air team. After Project Apollo, Frank helped develop one of the first...


For every market need, we offer the right solution to pack your bulk products into lined containers. To accomplish this, we continuously innovate our equipment and services.
Our approach to innovation, which we quote as “Pattynnovation”,...


The company was founded in 2003, is owned enterprises. Construction area of ​​over 50,000 square meters, a total of more than 800 employees of the modern enterprise, the company introduced more than the most advanced multi-layer high compounding...


Molding a packaging culture

Plastic containers come with a range of excellent characteristics and Aoki is pursuing even greater possibilities for them. By continually improving molding technologies that utilize the functionality of plastic...


The Bilcare Solutions Division is a leading, global producer of a vast array of rigid films. We are part of the Bilcare Group, a global pharma packaging company with strong focus on research and innovations.

Our objective is to serve our...


Dental Technologies, Inc. is a company specializing in the research, formulation, compounding and packaging of dental, orthodontic and oral pharmaceutical products. Some products include dental restoratives, core build-ups, bonding agents,...


Kureha takes pride in its history of developing original, innovative technology.

Kureha is a leading diversified chemical products manufacturer that has applied its technological development expertise to create numerous original products in...


Our thorough understanding of packaging processes and requirements enables us to develop solutions for unique applications through creative design, selection of packaging line elements, and effective integration.

Having been in the automated...


Marlen International is recognized as a leading provider of innovative food processing equipment for a variety of products including meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit, bakery, confectioneries, snacks and dairy goods. Marlen International...


McClellan Automation Systems was founded in 1989 as a specialized reseller of medical equipment and integration services. Motivated by the needs of our customers, we quickly shifted our resources and focus to providing custom automation systems....


Ovalstrapping was founded and incorporated in 1952 and has since earned a reputation for quality packaging equipment and superior service worldwide.

The primary business of Oval International is to design, manufacture, and market packaging...


Packaging Concepts Assoc., LLC. was founded by Philip Meshberg who also started Emson Research (now Emsar). Its prime objective is to develop unique packages for dispensing a wide range of products that have consumer appeal and acceptance.

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PakTecha is a full-service contract manufacturing and packaging solutions provider, offering turn-key services that support the entire product process: product development, packaging engineering, packaging design, material sourcing, filling...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017

At Pharmapack Europe 2017, find hundreds of packaging solutions and drug delivery technology suppliers that serve the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and veterinary markets.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At WestPack 2017, find new technologies to help accelerate your packaging projects. WestPack is one of five co-located events comprising North America's largest annual manufacturing event.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At MD&M West 2017, connect to the inspiration, partnerships and technologies that drive innovation in medical device packaging. Join us at the world’s largest medtech manufacturing event.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 to Wednesday, February 15, 2017

eCommerce Expo 2017 Tokyo showcases the latest products and technologies for ecommerce, including packaging, fulfillment and delivery.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to Friday, April 21, 2017

CPhI Japan 2017 gathers more than 19,000 pharma professionals together for a host of events that cover all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain, including packaging. Co-located with InnoPack.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017

BIOMEDevice is New England’s source for every aspect of medical device design and development, including packaging solutions. Find the materials, technologies, ideas, equipment and suppliers you need.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

At PackEx Toronto, benefit from hands-on access to the newest packaging and processing technologies, equipment and materials.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

At ATX Canada 2017, be inspired by the latest technologies and insights applicable to packaging operation, including robotics, motion control, vision, rapid prototyping, software and more.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

Toronto Powder & Bulk Solids 2017 puts you face-to-face with North America’s leading suppliers displaying hundreds of solutions, including packaging, to help accelerate product-to-market.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

EastPack 2017 packages up new technologies and solutions from hundreds of suppliers. Plus, gain insights from the free presentations at Center Stage, Tech Theater and during the Innovation Tours.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

For more than 30 years, MD&M East has been the trusted resource for every aspect of medical device development, including packaging, to take your product from concept to commercialization.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

At ATX East 2017, meet with top automation experts and see solutions geared toward maximizing your packaging productivity and profitability.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Quality drives productivity and productivity drives revenues. For critical packaging functions, Quality Expo 2017 brings focus to technology, equipment, materials and services that support quality.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017

At MinnPack 2017, experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment first-hand, meet suppliers one-on-one and compare solutions side-by-side.