For reasons we are all too familiar with, sustainability is a hot topic and the packaging world is not immune to pressures to make changes in the face of climate change.
After a relatively buoyant few years, demand for corrugated and folding cartons has fallen off a cliff. So far this year, UK demand for corrugated is down by -10 percent and folding cartons by -3 percent; Europe isn’t far behind. Neil Osment, Managing Director of paper packaging industry analysts NOA, takes a look at why.
Neil presents an update on the corrugated market at the 105th SPA Conference.
Is flexibility while serving multiple retail channels the key to the success of corrugated, and how will this play out in the future within retailing?
Recent years have seen increased merger and acquisition activity within the corrugated market, especially in the UK, which makes it stand out from the rest of Europe.
Demand for paper-based packaging – both corrugated and folding cartons – has been on the up across Europe for at least the last two years.