Challenges in the packaging market

Eero Hurme

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Global packaging development trends address sustainability, ease of use, convenience, differentiation - and cost-efficiency. Advanced fiber-based materials and packaging solutions offer new attempts at possibilities for future markets, for both consumer-packed goods and for secondary/retail packages. Challenges in this area include how to implement high-value functionalities into fiber-based materials and processes for consumer-packed goods. Ever more business-oriented collaboration and development are required within and across the industry value chain - existing and emerging - to realize major new business opportunities. VTT has taken an active role in developing advanced biomass-based material solutions for packaging applications - replacing the non-renewable counterparts in terms of performance, product life cycle and recyclability, without competing with food production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar
Subtitle of host publicationVTT and USDA Joint Activity
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7590-9
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7589-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sept 200923 Sept 2009

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


SeminarWood and Fiber Product Seminar


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