As the lockdown on the economy lifts, printing and packaging companies can expect to see an upturn as demand increases for products and services. But this recession is unlike others we have seen in the past, and non-economic factors will impact the bounce back.
In order to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, ETI Converting is contributing to face shield production alongside Tristan, a Montreal-based clothing company. ETI has been utilizing its high-speed diecutting capabilities to assist in the face shield production.
In print, the best practices have been evolving for years across a diverse group of segments and there are plenty of lessons to be learned. Benchmarking against industry leaders and average companies provides invaluable insight and can set a struggling company on a new strategic path or even take an average firm to the next level of profitability.
With consumers trending toward packaged produce amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Emerald Packaging is balancing increased demand with the safety precautions needed during these circumstances. CEO Kevin Kelly shares how his company has contended with the last two months.
Tom Dupont, chief development officer for acpo, joined Packaging Impressions to discuss the steps that acpo has taken to ensure its customers are supplied with key materials they need while ensuring employee safety.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck North America, countries across Europe began to see spikes in cases and grappled with the economic and business impacts of the virus. Printers and converters across multiple segments and countries shared their experiences and expectations for the future.
David Parsio, vice president of sales and marketing for Multi-Plastics, joined Packaging Impressions to discuss the company's role as a supplier of essential materials to the packaging industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a new research program from NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance, key business indicators are being tracked in an effort to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on package printers and converters and the expectations for economic recovery.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is an increasing need for pharmaceuticals to help combat the virus. As a result, Luminer, a labeling solutions provider, has seen an uptick in demand for extended content labels for clinical trials and some over-the-counter medications.
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating unprecedented challenges, members of the Independent Carton Group have been working hard to keep their plants operating safely. ICG members have also been on the front lines of contributing much needed protective equipment for medical professionals and first responders.
Steve Schulte, VP of sales and marketing for Mark Andy, joined Packaging Impressions to share the steps Mark Andy has taken to support its customers across the industry, and how printers and converters are helping to provide much needed protective equipment and medical labels and packaging.
Donna Covannon, director of marketing, North America, for Xeikon, joined Packaging Impressions to discuss the steps Xeikon has taken amidst the coronavirus pandemic to help its customers stay operational and continue to provide essential products.
With uncertain economic times resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, business owners and packaging companies are seeking strategies to prepare. In a Paperboard Packaging Council webinar hosted on Wednesday, April 29, Dr. Jeff Rosensweig of Emory University offered his outlook and insights on the economic impact of COVID-19.
In the view of government affairs expert for the printing industry Lisbeth Lyons, the work that Congress must do to stimulate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is off to a solid start – but is nowhere near close to completion.
Mark Milbourn, EVP of sales and service for Komori America Corp., talks with Packaging Impressions about the steps Komori has taken amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to keep printers and converters up and running.
SGIA has launched its "COVID-19: Ask the Experts" Webinar Series, which began yesterday with a presentation on Government Response Updates. Read on to view this webinar on demand and for information on the upcoming webinars in this series.
Congressional leaders have reached an interim pandemic relief bill that extends the SBA loan program. This news comes only a few days after it was announced that an updated Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce would specifically deem printers and packagers as “essential” businesses.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing unexpected hurdles to the end of the school year, the Clemson Packaging and Graphics programs have adjusted to help students adapt and prepare to enter the industry.
We are at an inflection point like we’ve never seen before. Lessons learned from previous national crises — such as September 11 and the Great Recession — will be well-served as companies emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. But will that be enough to successfully rebound to pre-pandemic business levels?