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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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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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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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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.

 


Hazardous chemicals that persist indefinitely in the ecosystem have no place in a circular economy. Brand owners using packaging materials that contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS), for example, should look for better replacements to ensure the...


Candy and snacks are big business in this country. The industry boasts approximately $35 billion in annual sales, accounts for 465,000 jobs and brings about $10 billion in tax dollars into the U.S. Treasury’s coffers, according to the...


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...


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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...


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...


For over 25 years, the goal at E. Hofmann Plastics Inc. has been to do better. We do this by doing things differently. We never settle. We’re always exploring new technologies and seeking out innovative solutions to better serve our clients....


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

Our business was started by the Carroll family—a family with a passion for innovation and leadership...


FPSA is a trade association that was created in 2005 through the merger of the Food Processing Machinery Association and the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers. The goal was to provide each member company the ability to...


Gamer Packaging, Inc. works to exceed both supplier and customer expectations by offering custom and stock packaging solutions created to meet the unique challenges of businesses. Founded in 1987, the company serves a wide variety of industries,...


GlerupRevere Packaging is a division of The RevereGroup, a third-generation family business established in 1938 serving the confectionery and gourmet foods industries. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, fast shipping of...


Hammett Packaging, Inc. was formed in 1975 to provide a powerful array of packaging and transport services to its customers in the institutional and commercial food service industry, frozen and fresh food processors, bakery and other non-food...


As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies, HayssenSandiacre strives to be the kind of company that enables its associates to return home each day with a true sense of fulfillment—the kind of company that people enjoy working for,...


Hearthside is the food industry's largest contract manufacturer, and largest private bakery. 20 facilities produce high quality consumer baked foods, snacks and packaging services. We provide customers with a combination of quality, scale,...


Highland's commitment to product quality, customer service, and technical support is unsurpassed.

At Highland Plastics we believe first impressions are lasting impressions. Exceptional products belong in exceptional packages. Our expertise...


IMA Dairy & Food USA is one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions for packaging machines.

As a global company with ten locations in four countries and several sales and service companies worldwide, IMA Dairy & Food...


The path of technological innovation will underpin business competitiveness of Quebec in their efforts towards excellence.

Researchers at ITEGA optimize packaging concepts and create new packaging. They develop innovative and eco-friendly...


Jerrell Packaging, LLC is a Contract Packaging Company offering complete primary and secondary packaging services from Package Design to Warehousing and Distribution. We are FDA Inspected and Kosher Certified. Our Audited Quality, GMP, HAACP,...


We are the Engineered Packaging Solutions division of Orora North America, a leading global packaging company.

Orora worldwide is focused on a wide range of packaging market segments including flexible packaging, specialty cartons,...