Sam Moses co-authored an article with Marbach America CEO Fernando Pires on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the packaging industry.
"The coronavirus pandemic resulted in a mad rush for packaging," they wrote. "As people remained at home, there was a boom in demand tied to food and pharmaceuticals in particular, ranging from packaging for frozen vegetables to insulin. Now that restrictions have been easing, it’s clear that new purchasing habits are emerging, including with cosmetics. Companies have been putting pressure on suppliers to get products to market faster, but they are still being cautious with orders, often buying smaller volumes of more diverse products."
"All of those trends have created new packaging needs, required new tooling, and accelerated the pace of virtually everything the packaging industry does," they continued. "Some of the changes are likely here to stay, including the faster flow of information and the increased use of technology and automation. And while global supply chain challenges will hopefully improve in the years ahead, those challenges have resulted in valuable lessons learned that the packaging industry can adopt moving forward."
You can read the full article here: How the Pandemic Changed Packaging Forever and What We Can Expect to See More of in the Future.
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