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Significant Trends in the Packaging Industry
THERE are four significant trends which, I believe, will become very influential during the year ahead and beyond: these are the increasing use of multipacks, the need for packaging lines to change very rapidly from one product to another, the use of self-diagnostics as a means of reducing downtime when problems occur, and management's growing emphasis on developing a |quality culture.'
THE MERCHANDISING policies of major supermarkets are behind a strong trend towards spackaging cans and bottles ion multipacks of 6, 12 and 24. This trend stems from the USA and has developed strongly in this …