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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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New research will analyze challenges and comparisons of companies in the Netherlands versus California, two hotbeds of environmental interest and responsibility.

 


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According to a new survey of 250 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies by L.E.K.


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Groupe AFFI Logistique se spécialise dans les activités de logistique à valeur ajoutée B2B et B2C : préparation de commandes, assemblage, emballage, inspection, entreposage, distribution.


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The past four years, Fontys University of Applied Sciences has studied the online buying behavior of qualified packaging buyers around the world.


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It’s still too hard to get prices of packaging products online, say respondents to the 2017 Packaging Buyers Online Behavior Study. And social media is not much help for facilitating a purchase.


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It’s been a busy year for packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.


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Looking for new testing or conveying solutions? Case sealing or thermoforming innovations? Join us November 8 in Minneapolis for our Packaging Innovation Tour.


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Regulations. Testing. Budget. Budget. Budget. Pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals share their biggest challenges during PMP News’s 2016-2017 Salary and Industry Outlook Survey.


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PMP News’s 2016-2017 Salary Survey and Industry Outlook reveals a pretty stable, satisfied workforce, but employees and managers do have some concerns. How does your experience compare?


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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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The systainer® was developed as a result of the need to be able to securely pack work materials and tools, to organise them comprehensively and, above all, to transport them in a timely way.


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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?


New research will analyze challenges and comparisons of companies in the Netherlands versus California, two hotbeds of environmental interest and responsibility.

 

People working in jobs related to producing, packaging, distributing...


According to a new survey of 250 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies by L.E.K. Consulting, 75% of brand owners say they're going to spend significantly more on packaging—and one-third of them will increase spending by more...


The past four years, Fontys University of Applied Sciences has studied the online buying behavior of qualified packaging buyers around the world. During this time, we conducted three surveys in partnership with Packaging Digest. The...


It’s still too hard to get prices of packaging products online, say respondents to the 2017 Packaging Buyers Online Behavior Study. And social media is not much help for facilitating a purchase. So what do most packaging buyers rely on the most...


It’s been a busy year for packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We’ve seen a number of exciting packaging advances emerge with the potential to transform patient care, and we’ve seen a lot of regulatory...


Looking for new testing or conveying solutions? Case sealing or thermoforming innovations? Join us November 8 in Minneapolis for our Packaging Innovation Tour.

At ...


Regulations. Testing. Budget. Budget. Budget. Pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals share their biggest challenges during PMP News’s 2016-2017 Salary and Industry Outlook Survey. We asked these professionals to share their...


PMP News’s 2016-2017 Salary Survey and Industry Outlook reveals a pretty stable, satisfied workforce, but employees and managers do have some concerns. How does your experience compare?

In the below article available for...


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?

Help us answer these questions and more by taking PMP...


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...


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...


Groupe AFFI Logistique se spécialise dans les activités de logistique à valeur ajoutée B2B et B2C : préparation de commandes, assemblage, emballage, inspection, entreposage, distribution.


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...


New England Machinery, Inc. was founded over 43 years ago by a group of packaging engineers. Today we have thousands of machines worldwide on every continent.


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 systainer® was developed as a result of the need to be able to securely pack work materials and tools, to organise them comprehensively and, above all, to transport them in a timely way. This resulted in a unique, patented case system, in...


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....

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