Atlanta — Electronic commerce presents challenges to the traditional way of distribution. But there also are plenty of opportunities for plastics packaging as more goods are bypassing brick-and-mortar stores.
Plastics have been taking market share from other packaging substrates for years, and that trend continues as e-commerce becomes more popular.
The challenge is the continued use of existing packaging that originally was designed to be displayed on store shelves.
For Thierry Fabozzi, president of PET container design company Plastic Technologies Inc. of Holland, Ohio, a potential solution is a whole new category of plastic containers especially designed for direct-to-consumer shipment.
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