pouches: as pouch use increases, more narrow web converters are turning to this market as a way to grow their businesses.

by:Yucai     2019-12-19
A few years ago, in a grocery store in Missouri, a manager
Bags and boxes next to each other.
The two packs contain the same number of Teddy Grahams, but the packaged products are 10 percentage points more than the boxed ones.
When the sales are calculated, the result shows this. [
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Gary Gates, CEO of Garron Group Inc. , said: \"The volume of bags sold exceeds the box, about 6 to 1 . \"in Monroe, NC.
\"It\'s convenient to be able to re-seal it, it\'s a brand new look.
This is something different.
\"For other companies, the products converted into the pou mouth are not only for the sake of beauty and convenience for consumers.
This is also a problem with product freshness.
This is the case with StarKist Tuna, whose Tuna is popular in delicious fresh bags --to-
In the previous research by consumers
When combined with an active advertising campaign promoting the benefits of the new packaging, the market share of this pouch rose from zero percentage before its launch in June 2000 to 2.
5% by mid-
November of that year
Today, poches accounts for about 10% of the tuna market, with StarKist\'s share between 80 and 82%.
Add another advantage: cost.
\"Bags are cheaper than rigid containers,\" said Sonay Karamanci, plastic sales manager for forPolinas, USA, in Fort Lee, New Jersey . \".
\"Beyond that, flexible packaging creates an incredible cost advantage in warehousing and shipping.
\"With all the benefits of using the pouch, the use of the pouch is now increasing.
According to a study released by Freedonia Group, US demand for mail bags is expected to increase by 6 in 2006.
9% per year by 2006.
More specifically, yes.
Upward bag is expected to rise by 16.
6% pass 2006 per year.
\"For a number of reasons, we believe the pouch market will grow at an annual rate.
Some of the reasons will be to shelve the appeal and the reduction in graphics, convenient packaging and packaging materials, \"said Fred ZPR & Publicity GiDue public relations representative in Oxon, UK.
For a long time, pouch printing has been the dominant printing machine for the World Wide Web.
These presses are economical for long-term printing work and are able to be printed on a wider substrate.
But like any industry, the bag market is changing.
Demand for sprints has increased.
High-end graphics are popular.
Narrowweb is increasingly gaining a place in the growing pouch market.
With the pressure-sensitive industry remaining neutral over the past few years, many narrow network converters are starting to look for new markets.
\"The phenomenon of narrow network market ---
Always sensitive to stress. -
It has reached the point where profits are so tight.
\"While stress-sensitive markets are still growing and will continue to grow, people are looking for things that contribute more to profits,\" Gates said . \".
The search for a more profitable market has led to converters in various directions, one of which is the pouch market.
At present, the number of narrow-net printers printing small bag materials is very small, but the number is growing.
\"I believe that this growth is almost exponential,\" said Cathy kmpton, technical support for the MACtac at Stow.
\"Narrow network printers see flexible packaging as a way to expand their business and provide more value to their customers.
\"For multiple reasons, narrow and wide-web printers tend to approach the pouch market in different ways.
First of all, most narrow net converters involved in the pouch market purchase pouch Materials and Surface printing that have been laminated together.
This is different from the World Wide Web converter, which is mainly reverse printing.
\"MACtac specifically provides flexible packaging designed by curwoo for surface printing.
After printing the film, printercan can apply varnish or a very thin laminate layer on it when needed, \"klipton said.
Additional layers can add additional costs, but this can be overcome from the perspective of short run, lower setup costs and sometimes lead time.
For the few narrow-net converters that venture into the world of stacked and reverse printing, there are differences in ink and adhesives used by wide-and narrow-net converters.
A wide range of network converters typically use solvent-based inks and adhesives.
Water-based converters are often used for narrow networks.
This can be a challenge for narrow net converters. [
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\"Once you laminate, you actually seal everything between the two structures that don\'t actually have any air.
When you stack everything up-
When you try to do everything online, it\'s one of the obstacles to narrow nets ---
Before these two structures are laminated together, everything has to be cured or installed, \"said Frank Vacca, president of EagleFlexible Packaging in western Chicago, IL.
How to dry ink and adhesive quickly is the key to the success of reverse printing.
\"There is a lot of research and development.
You have to work closely with your ink and adhesive staff.
The other thing is the dryer system.
\"You have to have a system to adjust the incoming air so that no object in the air enters the surface of the material.
\"While Narrow Web faces challenges that some world wide web does not have, narrow web has advantages in some areas.
Perhaps the most powerful is the ability of the narrow web service to request short-term.
Demand for short-term jobs is growing for multiple reasons.
\"As with other packaged apps, for the short term and/or just-in-
Time items such as regional promotional specials, test market launches, etc.
Here, the versatility of narrow web media meets the requirements.
John Price, president of Apre-Karlville development, said: \"There is a lot of demand for short-term work now.
In Miami, FL is a distributor of bag equipment.
\"If you have a Wrigley press, your plate costs and installation costs are much lower than those of people who own a world wide web machine, and you can be more effective in terms of price, in terms of response, a lot of times.
\"There are also advantages in printing quality.
Bruce Riddle, vice president of Spectrum label technology development at Hayward, California, explained that the quality of the network width of all print and print presses can be achieved \"aesthetically equal \". \" [
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However, \"compared to any web flexo central printing press, the quality of any narrow web flexo inlinelabel press is greatly improved.
Today\'s narrow-net flexo label printing machine can print close to or equal to the quality of both flat and concave printing machines, while traditional wide-net Center printing machines cannot.
Having said that, the quality of the world wide web printing machine has improved significantly since 1980;
Just four-
\"The color is not equal to a concave or flat print,\" he said . \"
Given the advantages and limitations of narrow web applications compared to the World Wide web, narrow web has a certain market potential, while others do not.
Narrow-net printers are primarily geared towards markets that require short-term operation and/or high quality graphics.
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* Beauty and personal care: \"narrow web printers usually serve more professional markets such as cosmetics, health and beauty products, gary brocade, vice president of marketing and sales at Glenroy, said it is based in WI Menomonee Falls.
* Samples: \"Especially in the field of sampling, there is an increase in demand for poches.
\"The main reason is the requirement for higher quality printing and graphics, fast turnaround, and excellent accommodation in flexible packaging structures,\" Bobko said . \".
Especially in the personal care market, samples are becoming a more and more popular marketing tool.
* Dry, powdered goods: \"Traditionally, the narrow net business we do on the substrate of the paper surface is stronger and easier to print.
They usually have more dry powder and dry content, \"said saysChris Mitchell, product manager at WI Neenah Avery Dennison.
Examples of dry powder include a mixture of gravy and soup, spices and some nutritious foods.
* New product launches and promotions: This covers a wide range of industries, which is often a temporary business for narrow network printers.
\"Some jobs are done by people, and they will eventually fail.
It\'s going to go to the wide web because it\'s going to get longer, \"said Danny McKee, sales manager at Comco, mark Andy division, Milford.
While narrow nets have made progress in many areas, the rest of the pouch market has not played the role of this industry.
\"A project with a very large running order of 300,000 or more is likely to be more suitable for World Wide Web printers,\" said Riddell . \".
\"On the contrary, having a very large run of 300,000 or more for 10 projects or more is likely to fit a narrow web printer.
We are competitive on smaller runs because the cost of setting up these wideweb presses is much higher.
\"The width limit also prevents narrow network converters from coming into contact with larger bags.
\"Some narrow network printers, such as those under 18, will encounter difficulties in printing a network of some flexible bags, mainly because of the corner brace,\" Vacca said . \".
In other words, if the bag is 9 \"high, it\'s right there, you have 18\", plus, usually you have two 3 feet corner support plates at the bottom [stand-up]pouch.
So now, for the a9 \"high pack\" they actually need a 21 \"width to hold the corner brace.
\"The last area that a narrow web printer usually does not display is a custom order.
This can be traced back to common practices in surface printing.
\"If it\'s new, it\'s never been pou\'s mouth, or it\'s a product that\'s hard to keep, it needs to be developed most of the time,\" Mitchell said . \".
\"Narrow websites usually buy pre-
Constructed bag material that has been put together.
They don\'t have that much mixing and matching power according to the product. \" Labels vs.
The packaging converter that switches from the top of the printed pressure sensitive label cannot expect a seamless transition.
There are many differences between the two disciplines.
\"Narrow mesh converters are very knowledgeable about adhesives, Surface inventory, cutting, and everything related to making alabaster,\" said Riddell . \".
\"But they are not as familiar with the packaging requirements as their world wide web counterparts.
\"In some ways, the world of pouches requires a completely different set of expertise.
The converter has encountered new problems such as sealing strength, compatibility and contamination between the product and the package.
\"The key to narrowing people\'s entry into flexible packaging is to understand the substrate, the ink, the adhesive and its relationship with the final packaging,\" said Dan Doherty, vice president of operations for Prairie State group at Il Franklin Park.
\"Unless they take the time to learn the material structure, learn the app, and understand what they can do with their devices, it\'s not easy to get into the market,\" said McGee . \".
\"Before they hang a sign that says they make bags, they need to know and understand the market.
\"One difference between PS label printing and pouch printing is the thickness of the substrate.
In the film, the thickness of most PS structures is about 7 miles.
However, most of the stacks of these films are between two and a half to four, \"said Mitchell of Avery Denison.
\"When the product is PSsubstrate, you don\'t necessarily pull it like you do because you only have half the thickness.
It stretches if you pull too tight, so you have to have some tension control.
\"Due to the thin material used, the converter must also be vigilant about the heat and registration challenges of the stretch film.
In addition to the substrate, there are also differences in the performance features of inks and adhesives used in the printing market.
For example, Jarek Sliwinski, narrow net and energy curing technology manager at SICPA North America, MN Brooklyn Park, said that ink for bags containing food should follow the following guidelines: * Low migration and low odor materials should be used in the formula;
* Pigments should be applied to pasteurization and food packaging;
* The ink should have excellent adhesion and pasteurization with the substrate;
* Hot sealing ink with heat resistant pigment should be used when heat sealing.
The adhesive must also comply with strict performance guidelines.
For example, \"many narrow mesh converters use UV stacks or uv Adhesives.
You have to forget this when you are dealing with food packaging.
\"They have to look for different ways to see what adhesives are acceptable to the food environment,\" said Doherty . \".
In addition, the pouch usually requires a hot seal adhesive, which is present in the laminate when a narrow network converter is purchased.
Still, the product \"requires a lot of testing.
\"Narrow Network converters bought the product, but then they will have to test its personal application,\" said Dave Elliott, Craig adhesive label production manager in Newark, New Jersey . \".
Problems that may arise when using the wrong adhesive for a particular application include weak sealing and surface contamination.
Finally, the small bag printing adds additional responsibility on the narrow net converter.
Testing becomes critical because the converter is responsible not only for the label, but now for the entire package.
\"The difference between packaging and labeling is packaging, and you have the responsibility.
\"It\'s in your package,\" McGee said . \".
\"On the label, you are responsible for the label, but you may not ruin the product.
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