Packaging News caught up with Alastair Bearman, Sales and Marketing Director at Chadwicks, along with four other flexible packaging specialists, to get their views on the state of the flexibles market, and the challenges and issues companies are facing in 2022.

Alastair says: “Trading was buoyant in 2021. We exceeded our 2021 forecasts and grew the business by over 5 percent.  In some areas such as food service trading was down, but this was more than made up for by increased volumes from our customers supplying the retail sector. 

“It’s a very exciting time to be involved in flexible packaging.  The focus on sustainability is driving some excellent developments.  Lightweighting, single component laminates, paper based flexible packaging alternatives and new barrier coatings, along with many other developments are being developed at an impressive pace. 

Read the full article here on pages 47-49  of the July/August edition. 

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