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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Fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables release liquids that need to be captured and separated from the product to extend shelf life, ensure safe consumption and present a more appealing product to consumers.


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Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

 


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The patented Crispy on Delivery solution brings hot, crispy french fries to a consumer’s door, thanks to an optimized packaging design and structure.

 


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AirSep Corporation – A Chart Industries Company, offers innovative, economical, non-cryogenic nitrogen supply solutions as an alternative to cylinder or liquid supplies.


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Insights from major brand owners—and innovations from vendors such as buttressed bottles, airless molding and more—were all part of The Packaging Conference lineup.  

 


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At least 90% of today’s food cans have replaced linings that previously contained the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to the Can Manufacturers Institute.


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Food packaging developments, sustainability and packaging design trends lead as top issues so far this year, as we review the five most popular articles based on page views for January 2018.


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The 2018 follow-up to 2016’s successful Delici dessert mousse packaging is a soufflé uniquely packaged in Ferrari-red ceramic ramekins that are reusable.

 


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Organic breakfast and snack food maker’s redesigned packaging with a bright new look makes it easier for consumers to find its healthy products .

 


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Our ‘bestselling’ articles of the year identify three CPG brands, Frito-Lay, Green Giant and Mondelez, one retailer, Costco, two trend features and an atypical BIB package that readers found to be the most compelling food and


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Can sustainable packaging and savings really go hand-in-hand? What upcoming trends do packagers need to know about ecommerce for 2018? How can packaging professionals help consumers reduce food waste?


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Icelandic Provisions' Skyr is reintroduced in more easily recycled, new-to-North America paper-wrapped PP cups packaging with new graphics that better celebrate the brand’s heritage.

 


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Gluten Free Bar Power Breakfast in an ingenious paper pouch-bowl adds a major boost of convenience for on-the-go hot breakfasting at work and elsewhere.

 


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Serenity Kids packages popular diet in pouches for a new market: food for babies, toddlers and kids aged 6 months to 5 years.

 


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Managed by prominent industry leaders, startup Solve for Food’s strategy relies on microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) to revolutionize the packaged food market.

 


Fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables release liquids that need to be captured and separated from the product to extend shelf life, ensure safe consumption and present a more appealing product to consumers. But typical absorption pads—...


Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

 

Do you prefer your frozen dessert on a stick or in a cup? Conestoga, PA-based Turkey Hill...


The patented Crispy on Delivery solution brings hot, crispy french fries to a consumer’s door, thanks to an optimized packaging design and structure.

 

When you order french fries, you really want them to be fresh fries as in...


Insights from major brand owners—and innovations from vendors such as buttressed bottles, airless molding and more—were all part of The Packaging Conference lineup.  

 

Three days of The Packaging Conference the first week of February...


At least 90% of today’s food cans have replaced linings that previously contained the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to the Can Manufacturers Institute. This is in reaction to market demands for more options in food safety....


Food packaging developments, sustainability and packaging design trends lead as top issues so far this year, as we review the five most popular articles based on page views for January 2018.

Our #1 article of the month has almost as many...


The 2018 follow-up to 2016’s successful Delici dessert mousse packaging is a soufflé uniquely packaged in Ferrari-red ceramic ramekins that are reusable.

 

Ed. Note: One of the best-read features posted at Packaging Digest ...


Organic breakfast and snack food maker’s redesigned packaging with a bright new look makes it easier for consumers to find its healthy products .

 

Richmond, BC, Canada-based Nature’s Path, North America’s largest independent organic...


Our ‘bestselling’ articles of the year identify three CPG brands, Frito-Lay, Green Giant and Mondelez, one retailer, Costco, two trend features and an atypical BIB package that readers found to be the most compelling food and beverage content...


Can sustainable packaging and savings really go hand-in-hand? What upcoming trends do packagers need to know about ecommerce for 2018? How can packaging professionals help consumers reduce food waste? The best-read stories for November 2017 on...


Icelandic Provisions' Skyr is reintroduced in more easily recycled, new-to-North America paper-wrapped PP cups packaging with new graphics that better celebrate the brand’s heritage.

 

Based in New York City, Icelandic Provisions has...


Gluten Free Bar Power Breakfast in an ingenious paper pouch-bowl adds a major boost of convenience for on-the-go hot breakfasting at work and elsewhere.

 

Gluten Free Bar (GFB), Grand Rapids, MI, has extended its on-the-go healthy...


Serenity Kids packages popular diet in pouches for a new market: food for babies, toddlers and kids aged 6 months to 5 years.

 

Solomon wrote that there’s nothing new under the sun. Baby food certainly isn’t new, nor are stand-up...


Managed by prominent industry leaders, startup Solve for Food’s strategy relies on microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) to revolutionize the packaged food market.

 

Developments continue to heat up in the fast-changing...


Two diverse biodegradable film options for foods, one for primary packaging and the other for restaurants, that can help reduce food waste sent to landfills were found at Process Expo.

 

The biodegradable packaging market is anything...


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Exceptional products belong in exceptional packages. Our expertise in plastic
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For over twenty years WeighPack Systems has delivered thousands of...


AirSep Corporation – A Chart Industries Company, offers innovative, economical, non-cryogenic nitrogen supply solutions as an alternative to cylinder or liquid supplies. Producing an unlimited supply of nitrogen on-location, an AirSep Nitrogen...


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...


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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.

IN STRETCH MACHINES - Bunn manufacturers an array of models to meet the...


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