Smithers Pria - 8/9/2012
Smithers Pira Offers Discounts on all Market Reports for August 2012
Popular new titles, such as The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2017 and The Future of PET Packaging and The Future of Specialty Paper in North
and South America join last year's favorites The Future of Global Packaging and The Future of Banknote Printing in the Smithers Pira August
2012 Market Report Sale . The sale, which runs through Friday, August 31 offers 10% off all market reports in Smithers Pira's extensive catalogue,
including more than 30 titles in Print, Paper, Packaging and Security from the last 18 months. Smithers Pira members receive an additional 10%
Smithers Pira Market Reports include deep analysis by geographic regions as well as market forecasts: high quality, valuable information to help
plan strategic futures. The methodologies are an in-depth combination of primary and secondary data gathered by experts using extensive
The Smithers Pira eStore has a comprehensive listing of the market reports available at a discount, with links to each description including tables
and figures and tables of contents. The 2012 Smithers Pira Market Report Catalogue is also available for immediate download .
Other recently published titles include: The Future of Security Paper to 2016: Technology and Market Forecasts, The Future of Specialty Papers
in North and South America, The Future of Global Markets for Corrugated Board Packaging to 2017, The Future of Screen and Digital Wide
Format Printing to 2017, Disruptive Technologies in Personal Identification, The Future of Food Contact Paper and Board to 2017, Post-drupa
Technology Forecasts for Printing and Publishing and The Future of Transparent Barrier Films to 2017.
Smithers Pria - 4/2/2012
Pira and Smithers Fully Integrated - Introducing Smithers Pira
Smithers unveiled today Smithers Pira, a global testing, consulting and information services business. Previously known as Pira International and
now fully integrated with The Smithers Group, Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains.
Jim Dowey, President of Smithers Pira commented, “Our goal was to make it easy for clients to understand the connection to Smithers and at the
same time retain the industry wide recognition of Pira. Having the Smithers Group, a global independent technology based services organization,
behind us is big plus for our clients. Smithers Pira in being part of the Smithers family is able to align with other Smithers companies to leverage
resources when projects extend across multiple expertise areas.”
Pira International has been part of the Smithers organization for over a year, with the acquisition occurring in late 2010. After first focusing on the
goal of retaining all clients during the transition, Smithers Pira is now positioned to grow and build upon a diverse testing, consulting and
information service offering.
Established in 1930, Smithers Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights,
identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance.
Combining industry experience with state of the art laboratory testing and simulation facilities, Smithers Pira Testing delivers tangible solutions for
clients in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Expertise encompasses chemical migration, materials selection, packaging
conversion and performance in distribution and use.
Smithers Pira Not Alone In Announcing Changes
Smithers Pira is one of the technology-based companies that comprise The Smithers Group. Growth and expansion are driving changes within
other parts of Smithers. Today Smithers announced a new brand. Smithers Apex, previously IntertechPira, is a global business that provides
events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of high growth industries including the home and
personal care and photonics industries. Also today, Smithers Rapra announced an expanded scope, with testing and contract research services
now supported by a broad information offering, all built around a core expertise in polymers and polymer related materials.