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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A food industry authority answers questions about what can be done about reducing food waste in food packaging operations, regardless of company size.

 


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Carol Zweep of NSF Intl. shares crucial facts and insightful advice about the role of packaging and sustainable biomaterials that can help take a bite out of food waste.

 


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SaltWorks’ custom-engineered new packaging, which took 24 months’ R&D to perfect, is stunning in looks and impressive in function.

 


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At Sabert, we combine performance and sustainability to offer our customers  the perfect package for any food application.


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While the sit-down family dinner isn’t dead, it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Today, consumers are more likely to snack throughout the day, even when socializing over the weekend.


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High pressure processing (HPP) systems vendor Hiperbaric shares an inside view on a market experiencing robust growth according to industry forecasts.

 


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Snacks' amusing packaging design enhances an on-trend twist: Off-spec potatoes are given new life in a value-added way that reduces food waste and consumer costs.

 

Value of Convenience Chelsea Part II

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What's convenience and packaging got to do with food waste? More than you think, a point that hits home with consumers.

 

Sometimes, the best way to solve a problem is by avoiding it.


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About Astro Packaging:


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On Target Packaging is dedicated to automated food packaging equipment with an emphasis on multi-head weighers. We offer all levels of training for production and maintenance and 24/7 technical support.


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A new product-focused promotion from AMERIPEN presents some interesting facts about the efficiency of packaging to help reduce food waste. Can you guess what the product is?

 


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We take a look back at the food packages that did not crack our lists of the year’s top-performing packaging stories, yet impressed our editors. We think you’ll find these six overlooked gems to be of top-notch quality.


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While U.S. grocery shoppers continue to seek tasty, nutritious food, the impact of food labels appears to be waning.


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Superfoods pioneer Living Intentions releases new packaging nationwide and launches a line of Superfood Popcorn.  A manager explains the repackaging—what changed and why.

 


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Who best knows ways to reduce food waste by optimizing the packaging?


A food industry authority answers questions about what can be done about reducing food waste in food packaging operations, regardless of company size.

 

Waste not, want not. The wisdom and relevance of that proverbial saying from...


Carol Zweep of NSF Intl. shares crucial facts and insightful advice about the role of packaging and sustainable biomaterials that can help take a bite out of food waste.

 

According to the dictionary, the noun waste is defined...


SaltWorks’ custom-engineered new packaging, which took 24 months’ R&D to perfect, is stunning in looks and impressive in function.

 

SaltWorks’ CEO Mark Zoske set out to reinvent the Woodinville, WA, company’s product packaging for...


While the sit-down family dinner isn’t dead, it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Today, consumers are more likely to snack throughout the day, even when socializing over the weekend.

What does this mean for packaging...


High pressure processing (HPP) systems vendor Hiperbaric shares an inside view on a market experiencing robust growth according to industry forecasts.

 

High-pressure processing (HPP), a nonthermal product treatment applicable for a...


Snacks' amusing packaging design enhances an on-trend twist: Off-spec potatoes are given new life in a value-added way that reduces food waste and consumer costs.

 

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and so it is for...

Value of Convenience Chelsea Part II

What's convenience and packaging got to do with food waste? More than you think, a point that hits home with consumers.

 

Sometimes, the best way to solve a problem is by avoiding it.

Take food waste, for example. Consumers...


A new product-focused promotion from AMERIPEN presents some interesting facts about the efficiency of packaging to help reduce food waste. Can you guess what the product is?

 

This packaging quiz is courtesy of a new campaign from...


We take a look back at the food packages that did not crack our lists of the year’s top-performing packaging stories, yet impressed our editors. We think you’ll find these six overlooked gems to be of top-notch quality.

 

The ...


While U.S. grocery shoppers continue to seek tasty, nutritious food, the impact of food labels appears to be waning. What’s perhaps most telling is the differentiation that exists across generation groups in terms of the type of information...


Superfoods pioneer Living Intentions releases new packaging nationwide and launches a line of Superfood Popcorn.  A manager explains the repackaging—what changed and why.

 

Living Intentions, a Richmond, CA-based pioneer of nutrient-...


Who best knows ways to reduce food waste by optimizing the packaging? That would be the packaging professionals working at brand owner and packaging vendor companies, dozens of whom participated in Packaging Digest’s Food Waste and...


Packaging doesn’t often get credit for all the good it does.

In this 28-page report, flush with recent examples, Packaging Digest executive editor Lisa McTigue Pierce shows you a handful of ways packaging innovations for foods and...

How to use SmartLabel

As Americans take notice of increasingly strained global food resources, research reveals that 80% U.S. food shoppers agree that reducing food waste is as important as reducing packaging waste. To limit waste, half (52%) of consumers indicate they...


Hummustir’s innovative kit-style packaging offers a new wrinkle in the category for on-the-go anywhere convenience: Shelf stable, flexible pouches of hummus packed inside a large paper cup that are opened and mixed at the time of use.

 

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  • Transfer your product from the cooler or freezer.
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  • Stack product to specified counts.
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Our close dialogue with customers the world over is the source of product innovations and new application solutions, which stand for high efficiency, precision and reliability.

Founded in 1954 with only 3 employees by Arthur Handtmann,...


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...


At Highland Plastics we believe first impressions are lasting impressions.
Exceptional products belong in exceptional packages. Our expertise in plastic
consumer packaging will help you create that special package.


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...


For 50 years, Reiser has been a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment solutions for the sausage, meat, poultry, seafood, prepared food, bakery and cheese industries. During that time, the company has gained recognition for its...


Volumetric Technologies designs and manufactures the highest quality food packaging equipment in the industry to meet a wide variety of needs. Precision made and built to last, our equipment combines innovative features with the option of...


WeighPack Systems is a manufacturer and systems integrator of quality packaging solutions that include filling, bagging, conveying, case erecting and robotic palletizing.

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


Ankit Packaging Limited has established itself as a manufacturer and exporter of packing lamination supplies.

Manufacturer of all kinds of Packaging Material, Flexible and Corrugated, For Food , Snack Food, Pharmaceutical, Diary,...


At Arr-Tech our goal and commitment to our customers is to always deliver the highest quality equipment, provide the best professional customer service and guarantee product satisfaction to you. Since the introduction of our automation lines, we...


This is central to the difference we deliver. No matter the market or the country, we’re passionate about the possibilities created through good chemistry for the benefit of our customers, our communities and, ultimately, our planet.

This...


About Astro Packaging:
Astro Packaging is an international manufacturer and supplier of hot melt equipment, parts and adhesives in the hot melt equipment industry.  For over 40 years we have specialized in adhesives and...


IN TYING MACHINES - Bunn manufactures an array of models of envelope, package, carton, meat roll tyers, along with custom units all with exclusive, patented features.

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Blendco Inc. has been operating in the dry-food blending and contract packaging industry for over 25 years. Blendco is an example of private industry that has followed their vision, and...

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