Food Packaging

In short, if you or your pet can eat it, then it's a food product. The packaging that it comes in covers a lot of ground: Hanover Research projected that in 2013 the size of the global food packaging market will increase to $251.8 billion and the size of the North American food packaging market will be $54.4 billion. [Food packaging and U.S. food contact paper market]

The food packaging market runs the gamut of packaging materials from glass jars to metal cans to paperboard cartons to rigid polymer trays to flexible bags. Flexible bags are increasingly popular, thanks to their light weight and strength.

 Food packaging market drivers include cost savings per individual package, improvements in "shelf presence," branding and better barrier performance.

Consumers also study packaging for sustainability and safety. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a worry to some consumers. Food packaging also is responding to consumer concerns about portion-size and simpler preparation. Single-serve, multi-serve and multi-pack packages respond to changing needs.

Food packaging also includes labeling. A Nutrition Facts label is required on most packaged food in many countries. Labeling a food for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their absence is a growth area.

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It is critical for food processors to ensure shrink bags that package food provide optimum shelf life, boost visual appeal on retail store shelves and increase yields on the production line.


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ConAgra Foods Inc., owner of Hunt’s, Chef Boyardee, Libby’s, Van Camp’s and many other iconic canned-food brands, has completed the transition to cans that do not have bisphenol-A (BPA) liners.


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Bio-based, breathable and antimicrobial packaging materials can affect in-package atmospheres and, consequently, the quality and safety of food products.


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The food and beverage industry—heretofore a well-established and stable (even staid) sector—is currently experiencing a number of


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Many packaging departments grapple with how to innovate during a time when the pace of change keeps accelerating. With new technologies materializing all the time, how can you discern the best direction for the future?


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Mega-shifts in the food and beverage industries, driven by consumer and business forces, have the potential to disrupt a company’s DNA and its very purpose.


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Hydrolico is able to offer you quality service by repairing and reconditioning hydraulic cylinders, as well as pumps, motors, valves and many other hydraulic components.


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Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization improves on retorting by minimizing time-temperature requirements to produce healthier foods and cleaner labels.


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Food and beverage packaging executives and engineers attending the 2015 Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit (July 7-8; Chicago) will hear peer-to-peer insights on proven technologies, strategies and new tactics.


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The use of nanotechnology in food packaging is on the verge of expanding. A particularly active area within this field is the use of antimicrobials—such as nanosilver—on or in food-contact materials.


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Cook-in food packaging is making it easier than ever to prepare individual servings of fresh corn on the cob. Each ear of Fresh Life Harvest Whole Ear Gourmet Sweet Corn comes packed in a microwavable film pouch.


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A visit to the National Restaurant Show last week uncovered unconventional products and packaging from a no-handle Super Jug to fully-loaded brownie pouches (shown) to the first shelf-stable hummus multipack to Ghirardelli’s p


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Want to know what the clean label fuss is all about, why it’s on-trend and what it means for packaging and graphics design?


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The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo produced by the National Confectioners Association held this week gives a glimpse of the newest tempting treats to hit the market.


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A new retort pouch lets food processor FasoPro package a local protein source in the African nation of Burkina Faso so the food can be delivered throughout the year to help fight devastating malnutrition among its citizens.


It is critical for food processors to ensure shrink bags that package food provide optimum shelf life, boost visual appeal on retail store shelves and increase yields on the production line. If shrink bags don’t meet these requirements, it’s time...


ConAgra Foods Inc., owner of Hunt’s, Chef Boyardee, Libby’s, Van Camp’s and many other iconic canned-food brands, has completed the transition to cans that do not have bisphenol-A (BPA) liners.

The company completed this change to its food...


Bio-based, breathable and antimicrobial packaging materials can affect in-package atmospheres and, consequently, the quality and safety of food products. Eva Almenar from the School of Packaging presents the materials’ challenges.

 

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The food and beverage industry—heretofore a well-established and stable (even staid) sector—is currently experiencing a number of...


Many packaging departments grapple with how to innovate during a time when the pace of change keeps accelerating. With new technologies materializing all the time, how can you discern the best direction for the future? One way is to concentrate on...


Mega-shifts in the food and beverage industries, driven by consumer and business forces, have the potential to disrupt a company’s DNA and its very purpose. Being aware of these overarching trends can help packaging departments better serve their...


Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization improves on retorting by minimizing time-temperature requirements to produce healthier foods and cleaner labels. We interview a company principal about packaging options and requirements for MATS.

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Food and beverage packaging executives and engineers attending the 2015 Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit (July 7-8; Chicago) will hear peer-to-peer insights on proven technologies, strategies and new tactics.

For example, Joe...


The use of nanotechnology in food packaging is on the verge of expanding. A particularly active area within this field is the use of antimicrobials—such as nanosilver—on or in food-contact materials. Along with the expansion of the...


Cook-in food packaging is making it easier than ever to prepare individual servings of fresh corn on the cob. Each ear of Fresh Life Harvest Whole Ear Gourmet Sweet Corn comes packed in a microwavable film pouch. The packaging design also includes...


A visit to the National Restaurant Show last week uncovered unconventional products and packaging from a no-handle Super Jug to fully-loaded brownie pouches (shown) to the first shelf-stable hummus multipack to Ghirardelli’s pouch-driven...


Want to know what the clean label fuss is all about, why it’s on-trend and what it means for packaging and graphics design? You can in this short debriefing from a food scientist and principal with The Clean Label Conferences.

 

As a...


The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo produced by the National Confectioners Association held this week gives a glimpse of the newest tempting treats to hit the market. Thousands of retailers, distributors and other industry stakeholders converged...


A new retort pouch lets food processor FasoPro package a local protein source in the African nation of Burkina Faso so the food can be delivered throughout the year to help fight devastating malnutrition among its citizens.

With half its...


What’s more natural than “Dutch” and “chocolate”? Maybe it’s the packaging for Lovechock, a high-quality organic chocolate bar from Dutch entrepreneur Laura de Nooijer. Inspired by the uplifting qualities of cocoa, which contains phenylethylamine...


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Heat and Control is a single-source machinery supplier offering one of the widest ranges of equipment for packaging, inspection, and food processing. For machinery to weigh, convey, season, inspect, fill, and package food, pharmaceutical, and...


Hydrolico is able to offer you quality service by repairing and reconditioning hydraulic cylinders, as well as pumps, motors, valves and many other hydraulic components. Our vertical business integration, from the conception to...


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For over twenty years WeighPack Systems has delivered thousands of...


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Container Technology, Inc. supplies Drums, Bulk Liquid Containers from one gallon to 330 gallons and Dispensing Systems for Industrial and Commercial applications.

Container Technology, Inc. supplies Ultra Clean Liquid Containers from one...


Flavorseal brings together over 50 years of food processing experience and a strong reputation for finding new ways to help businesses grow.

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