The packaging and labeling industry is consistently growing, and with the perpetual growth comes advancement. As technology evolves, so do many of the processes and standards that are used within the industry. The factors that drive the packaging and labeling services market are strict government regulations for the security and ease in the transportation of products. Other factors, such as the rise in pharmaceutical, healthcare, and personal care business, easy traceability, and flexibility, also drive the packaging and labeling services market. It is also evident that the packaging and labeling market is being driven by the broader IT trends of digitization and modernization. These trends are fueling the growth of the market and will accelerate over time. Trends like stringent regulation and serialization will continue to impact the sector, but it is the modernization, and digital transformation of the whole sector, including the move to the cloud, that is having the most profound influence of all on the packaging and labeling market today.
With cloud labeling, augmented reality (AR), track-and-trace tech, anti-counterfeiting packs, smart packaging and labeling will trend in 2020 as consumers would hold businesses to a higher standard of environmental awareness. While maintaining user engagement and brand impact, AR-enabled packaging and labeling with unrestricted scalability can enlighten customers on environmental impact and allow businesses to encourage an eco-friendly approach. When it comes to conveying information about a brand’s purpose, sustainability, and origin, AR and connected packaging plus labeling are being used. Many brands will also invest in updating their primary packaging and labeling, such as caps and enclosures, glass and plastic bottles with decorative techniques such as hot stamping, etching, screen printing, metallization, and anodizing to interpret brand identity directly onto the product. Simplistic designs, and clean packaging and labeling will be a preference in the coming years.
Keeping these transformations in mind, ES Outlook has compiled a list of top 10 packaging and labeling services companies. With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up their sleeves, each of these packaging and labeling services companies are continually proving their mettle across diverse industries. We hope this issue of ES Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster a technologically-driven environment.
We present to you ES Outlook’s “Top 10 Packaging and Labeling Services Companies - 2020.”
Avery Dennison is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries
ePac Flexible Packaging leverages the latest in digital print technology, providing its customers with a quick and easy way to purchase custom printed flexible packaging. The company is based on the premise that emerging digital technology will significantly disrupt the service and manufacturing models that have served the flex pack industry for decades, and hence offers true high-definition custom printing with variable imaging and the elimination of plate fees while enabling customers to print to demand and avoid inventory and obsolescence costs. Subsequently, they provide locally based consumer packaged goods companies the ability to compete with large brands
Graphic Packaging International produces the paper cup that holds coffee every morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer and the microwave tray that heats gourmet meals. Being one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products, the company has over 70 facilities worldwide that provide innovative packaging solutions to help customers stand out and achieve brand loyalty in a competitive and dynamic marketplace
Prime Packaging Solutions is a full-service, solutions-oriented packaging company. Since 2009, the Michigan based company has been exclusively focused on developing creative, solutions-oriented deliverables at reasonable prices to meet the A to Z of customer’s packaging needs, specifically in the automotive, healthcare, food, and retail industries. The company’s exhaustive array of packaging products includes cartons, dunnage, tubes, partitions, and pads (corrugated and chipboard), poly bags, foam pouches, bubble and shrink wrap, and pallets (both wood and corrugated), in addition to returnable packaging options
The company specializes in a wide array of printing, packaging, Interactive direct mailand labeling services.Organizations and OEMs partner with Printing Arts companies to make these experiences memorable, thereby highlighting the value of a product through creative packaging and labeling techniques.Be it a collectible item or personalized coupon interactive direct mail piece for a fortune 500 company or product launch materials or packaging any item within the enterprise marketplace, Printing Arts ensures to uphold the client’s brand image in collaboration, adding merit to how a product looks and feels when delivered to the end customer
The Colbert Packaging company is an independent, family-owned business, with history that roots trace back to Chicago, where the late Charles Colbert purchased the property and assets of Kroeck Paper Box, which was founded in 1892. Since 1959, the company has grown organically and through acquisition. Under the leadership of CEO Nancy Colbert MacDougall, the company now owns and operates two manufacturing facilities that is committed to producing safe, smart and sustainable packaging for its customers who include some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer goods markets
Since 1984 Elsons International has been a full service manufacturer and distributor of corrugated packaging, returnable packaging, and flexible packaging to the food and beverage, consumer products and the U.S. government. The company provides protective packaging solutions for products that range from automotive interior components to aircraft engine parts. Elsons International also manufactures a complete line of Electro Static Discharge (ESD) packaging, corrugated pallets, heavy duty corrugated boxes, pads, internal liners, edge protectors, wood pallets and flexible packaging products such as poly bags and film. Elsons International serves a wide range of industries that include the US military, food and beverage, consumer products, automotive, major industrial and overseas markets
Renowned leader in the deluxe packaging industry, Knoll Packaging has delivered innovative and creative packaging solutions to luxury global brands since 1984. Knoll provides premium packaging to the world's most prestigious brands, ensuring high quality, creativity, and precise reliability. With sales offices worldwide including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and Hong Kong, and manufacturing operations in China, Knoll can globally source specific materials, and can globally supply and satisfy all manufacturing and delivery demands. The company is committed to sustainability and a better world as it considers its design innovation to be the most relevant lever to promote environmentally friendly practices
Pioneers in the supply chain and logistics sectors, Romark Logistics provides customers with best-in-class, third party logistics to support all facets of the supply chain. Romark Logistics and its affiliated companies have been a pioneer in the supply chain and logistics sectors. Servicing some of the leading food, beverage, pharmaceutical and retail customers in the world, Romark has established itself as a premier third party logistics company that is people driven and results focused. For more than 60 years, Romark has grown organically and through strategic acquisitions of leading warehousing, packaging, and transportation companies in the United States
The Visual Pak Companies providing turnkey solutions in the contract packaging industry. Over the last three decades the Visual Pak Companies have built a reputation as the trusted source for contract packaging within the –Home Care, Personal Care, Non-Durable Consumer Goods, Automotive, Household Products and Secondary Food Packaging consumer goods categories. Their mission is to build on Quality, Efficiency, Flexibility & Accountability, Saving Time & Cost Through Visual Pak’s Single Source Solution. Whether it’s 10 prototypes to a million product press run the Visual Pak Companies provide product design, formula development, blending and filling, testing, manufacturing, packaging, retail displays and deliver it wherever and whenever