Earlier this month LPF Flexible Packaging exhibited at the Packaging Innovations 2018 (London). With two weeks already passed, we still look back fondly at the fair and the new contacts it has granted us. A fair is always a great place to exchange information and knowledge. One such example is the recent interview our M.D. Jacco Thijen had with the packaging news report “plastics in packaging”. In this interview they spoke about the rapidly growing market of stand-up-pouches (SUP’s) and the many benefits that this packaging form has compared to tins or other potted packaging:

“Its unique shape and ability to stand up provides a great appearance in store and contributes to overall brand image. Not only that, the cost of transport and storing for the end consumer is another reason”.- Jacco Thijen, Managing Director at LPF Flexible Packaging on the benefits of stand-up-pouches.


The future of plastic packaging

The big selling points of stand-up-pouches get re-iterated in this article. They discuss the different PET and PE concepts that are already currently available in SUP format. Also mentioning that the amount of available concepts is expected to keep growing in the coming years. Everything to serve the many diverse branches that use SUP solutions. Aside from specifics they discuss market trends and expectations concerning SUP solutions for the coming years.


Especially within the Netherlands there is a noticeable trend of confectionery companies placing children’s candy in large pouches. Aside from the growing market of pouches they talk about the demand for speed and sustainability from many different markets. These were big drivers behind the purchase of the recently installed 10-colour Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex AM10 printer, Jacco says. Read the full interview on their website to see the entire discussion and the editor’s overall thoughts on the Packaging Innovation London.


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