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Online Sources for Packaging Industry News & Analysis
The packaging industry is constantly changing due to new technologies, updated regulations, and more efficient processes being established. Keeping up with all of these changes can seem daunting to those of us that need to stay current with these changes. Luckily there are many websites that write about all of these changes within the industry, this post covers 6 of our favorites that cover industry news, trends, and analysis.
The most efficient way to monitor these websites for packaging news and analysis is by subscribing to their RSS feeds. I personally prefer feedly, but there are many excellent RSS readers that will work just as good. Browsing through your feeds every morning will help you stay current with everything that is going on within the industry.
PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies) is one of the oldest and most reputable packaging trade associations in the world. They started out in 1933 and they consist of over 700 packaging and processing companies throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
The purpose of PMMI is to provide news and analysis on the packaging and processing industries, and their main goal is to be the #1 resource for the industry. PMMI is now responsible for handling many industry tradeshows throughout the US and Mexico, and the events that they sponsor are some of the largest in the world.
Packaging World is another one of the more well-known sites that is dedicated to the packaging industry. Just recently Packaging World has merged with PMMI to create the all new PMMI media group. The Packaging World website still stand by itself and offers a large selection of industry whitepapers and other resources.
Label and Narrow web is another one of the best resource sites for the packaging, labeling, and converting industries. On the Label and Narrow Web site you can find all kinds of great news, analysis, trends, and many other resources, including a company directory that lists packaging and converting companies all over the world.
Food & Beverage Packaging covers industry news regarding the food and beverage packaging industry, which is one of the largest sectors of the industry. With the food and beverage processing and packaging market being so big, there is a lot of important industry news that comes out of it, and they do a great job of keeping everyone informed on the site.
Another one of the sites that should be a must read for anyone that works in the packaging and labeling industry is Labels & Labeling. They are focused on the labeling side of the packaging and printing industry, which is another very large sector that continues to grow. In addition to news and analysis on the industry, the Labels & Labeling site also has many other great resources including a training program called “Label Academy”, Label Industry awards, and they also organize the Labelexpo trade show.
Packaging Digest is another one of the leading industry publications and they have been around for over 50 years now. The site is full of excellent resources, articles, and analysis all about the packaging and labeling industry. They also have a nice company directory where you can find companies that that can supply materials and products to fill all of your needs in terms of packaging and labeling.