Disruptive Technologies to Impact Consumer Packaging
LEATHERHEAD, UK—Capable of eventually displacing an existing technology and transforming the industrial landscape, disruptive technologies are now revolutionizing the consumer packaging industry, according to a major new study by Pira International.
Based on primary research and expert analysis, “Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Consumer Packaging to 2019” seeks to identify and assess the various disruptive technologies that are being commercialized in the consumer packaging sector. Classifying technologies on the basis of components (e.g., RFID labels, bioplastics) and end-use packaging products (e.g., beverage containers, blister packs), the study examines the possible integration of these innovative technologies into corporate business strategies and plans. Significantly, it also seeks to provide roadmaps for each sector through patent and text analysis, explaining where they stand in 2009, and also forecasting short- and long-term scenarios in each case. In addition, the study discusses the new trends that are influencing the consumer packaging sector.