A booth at the Powder & Bulk Solids show yielded a pair of breakthrough flexible packaging innovations, the Termalock Powder Bag and Flexible Bucket, applicable for food ingredients and more. It’s not just people who bulk up, but packaging can too, as these two examples from a recent exhibition demonstrate while showing that bigger can be made better. An April day began favorably at a suburban Chicago exhibition managed by Packaging Digest’s sister publication, Powder & Bulk Solids, when the first stop of the day at one booth yielded two “plus sized” flexible packaging innovations for food products. The bait that drew my immediate attention was the “new” signage at the booth of Fres-co System USA. Inside and most prominent was a pallet-load display of the vendor’s new Termalock Powder Bag and, at a small kiosk a few feet away, the intriguingly named Flexible Bucket. Handling the company’s booth duties was Abby Possinger, market development manager, food and feed ingredients, who was enthused about the 2018 debut of a new bag and specialized design. Unlike multilayer kraft paper bags, the Termalock Powder Bag’s durable multilayer structure provides a...