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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You’ve started a new packaging project and need to source products or services. Are you satisfied or frustrated when you search the internet for solutions and packaging suppliers? We’d like to hear from you.


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New products drive your packaging innovation machine. Here are more than two dozen solutions exhibitors at the upcoming WestPack 2017 show (Feb.


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An industry first, this exclusive list points you to packaging-related social media stars in North America and the United Kingdom across six platforms. These leaders sway opinions and encourage action.


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What packaging technologies will pharmaceutical and medical packaging professionals be sourcing in 2017?


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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.


You’ve started a new packaging project and need to source products or services. Are you satisfied or frustrated when you search the internet for solutions and packaging suppliers? We’d like to hear from you.

Packaging Digest, in...


New products drive your packaging innovation machine. Here are more than two dozen solutions exhibitors at the upcoming WestPack 2017 show (Feb. 7-9; Anaheim, CA) submitted for the Packaging Digest Innovation Award competition. You decide...


An industry first, this exclusive list points you to packaging-related social media stars in North America and the United Kingdom across six platforms. These leaders sway opinions and encourage action. Are you keeping up with these movers and...


What packaging technologies will pharmaceutical and medical packaging professionals be sourcing in 2017? We recently surveyed professionals involved in the pharmaceutical and medical packaging community about their technology needs over the next...


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?

Peter Schmitt...


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...


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

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