Report predicts growth for flexible packaging

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Flexible packaging in the United States grew last year and is expected to continue to grow this year, according to a new report by the Flexible Packaging Association.

The industry grew by 2.8 percent in 2013 to become a $27.2 billion industry, and 2014 forecasted growth is expect to be 3.8 percent, the Linthicum, Md.-based trade group said. That would bring revenue to $28.2 billion for 2014. 

These details are in the newly released State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report from the association.

The report, available as a benefit of FPA membership and for $3,500 for non-members, includes information about the growth, sales/volume expectations, profitability and capital spending of the U.S. industry.

The report also covers: materials and processes; end uses; industry structure and consolidation; imports and exports; and industry issues, challenges and vision, FPA said.

More information is available at or by contacting Bob Zaborowski, director of business and economic research for the FPA at or (410) 694-0800.