The start of a new Millennium is a good time for the plastics packaging industry to contemplate the current situation and the future. How will the packaging business look in the new Millennium? What changes can we expect?
In describing the market, developments in flexible and rigid packaging can be considered together, since the main trends apply to both. Because of the size of the industry and its large, extremely diversified market, it is possible here to give only an overview, outlining only the main developments.
- The plastics packaging industry is, and will remain, a major economic factor in the future. Click here for more information.
- The increasing globalisation of customers demands ever-greater co-operation and even company consolidation, particularly from small and medium-sized plastics processors. Click here for more information.
- Opportunities in the future will be open to those companies developing and manufacturing innovations, that offer their customers greater added value. Click here for more information.
- The plastics packaging sector is increasingly developing into a service industry with international service, just-in-time delivery and e-commerce. Outsourcing and full-service packages are gaining in significance as far as customers are concerned. Click here for more information