Each year the editors at PMMI Media Group roam the aisles of PACK EXPO looking for the next big thing in the packaging sector. Of course, with a show this size it’s never one big thing we find but rather a multitude of things big, medium, and small, all of them innovative and meaningful in one way or another to packaging professionals of today. This report sums up what we found in six main categories. We present them here for your review knowing full well that, inevitably, we missed a few. Probably more than a few. That’s where you come in. Let us know what we missed and we’ll look into it. Or at the very least, we’ll know to be on the lookout for it at the next PACK EXPO. SUSTAINABILITYAsia Pulp and Paper joined with its North American strategic partner Charta Global at PACK EXPO to showcase new food-grade, recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable foodservice packaging (1). The need for such materials was explained in recent research conducted by the firm, says Christopher Wong, VP, Export Sales, Industrial White BU – APP Indonesia. The research, 2018 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report, found that 65% of consumers agree that sustainable food packaging is m...