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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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Hygienic designs, robotic automation and improved inspection are among the key attributes of packaging systems engineered for demanding food applications.


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A single-ingredient snack is so yesterday.


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I spy with my little eye a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers.


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Date code labeling, a new sustainable packaging material and continuing concern about chemicals in packaging were hot topics in the month of May 2019.


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Financially, the candy and snack industry is a healthy business. Increasingly, that term is becoming more literal as well.


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This infographic looks at a lucrative slice of the food market: snacks! Learn three bite-sized market facts before feasting on a handful of trends you need to know.


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Light—both natural and artificial—is the enemy of many products, particularly foods.


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Food has to look appetizing! Whether it’s on a plate, in a package or on a store shelf, the food industry is strongly driven by product appearance and branding.

The NanoPack project - Safer food, less waste

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Recent qualitative research from professors in Denmark indicates that consumers in four European countries and China misunderstand some benefits of active, nanotechnology-based food packaging but have no problem with nanotech


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Americans have become snack fanatics, munching more often than eating meals. Although sweet or salty snacks still satisfy, consumers are choosing healthy options a lot more these days.


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Label language will be in the crosshairs for food and beverage packagers in the new year, with new and updated regulations increasing litigation risk in some instances.


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A quintet of food packaging megahits this year messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

 


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Each of these eight innovations brings something new and different to the food packaging table, accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

 


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Trends in foodservice packaging often emigrate to the retail sector, and vice versa. So keeping an eye on what’s happening in the foodservice industry can benefit all consumer packaged goods manufacturers.


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Four gold nuggets of packaging uncovered this summer include wireless-heated containers, ecommerce packaging lessons and advice from brands, breakthrough aseptic packaging and a nutty plastic additive.

 


Hygienic designs, robotic automation and improved inspection are among the key attributes of packaging systems engineered for demanding food applications.

Of the more than 2,000 exhibitors at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019 (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas...


A single-ingredient snack is so yesterday. Many of today’s quick bites are just better when two products come together—especially when clever packaging options make it easy for food companies to create unique snack offerings by collaborating with...


I spy with my little eye a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a...


Date code labeling, a new sustainable packaging material and continuing concern about chemicals in packaging were hot topics in the month of May 2019. Based on total number of page views from our global packaging community, the three best-read...


Financially, the candy and snack industry is a healthy business. Increasingly, that term is becoming more literal as well. For example, according to the National Confectioners Association, by 2022 manufacturers pledge at least half of individually...


This infographic looks at a lucrative slice of the food market: snacks! Learn three bite-sized market facts before feasting on a handful of trends you need to know. Much more will be shared regarding the snack-craze and its packaging implications...


Light—both natural and artificial—is the enemy of many products, particularly foods. To help brand owners develop light-protective food packaging, Noluma International LLC uses proprietary light-protection technology for package measurement,...


Food has to look appetizing! Whether it’s on a plate, in a package or on a store shelf, the food industry is strongly driven by product appearance and branding. Combined with consumer demands for clean ingredient labels and simple packaging,...

The NanoPack project - Safer food, less waste

Recent qualitative research from professors in Denmark indicates that consumers in four European countries and China misunderstand some benefits of active, nanotechnology-based food packaging but have no problem with nanotech per se. The...


Americans have become snack fanatics, munching more often than eating meals. Although sweet or salty snacks still satisfy, consumers are choosing healthy options a lot more these days. In fact, mindful snacking, along with portable packaging that...


Label language will be in the crosshairs for food and beverage packagers in the new year, with new and updated regulations increasing litigation risk in some instances. On-pack claims like “healthy,” “natural” and “no genetically modified...


A quintet of food packaging megahits this year messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

 

Packaging Digest’s top food packaging hits...


Each of these eight innovations brings something new and different to the food packaging table, accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

 

One of the best ways to get a comprehensive, wide-angle snapshot view of all...


Trends in foodservice packaging often emigrate to the retail sector, and vice versa. So keeping an eye on what’s happening in the foodservice industry can benefit all consumer packaged goods manufacturers.

Packaging Digest recently...


Four gold nuggets of packaging uncovered this summer include wireless-heated containers, ecommerce packaging lessons and advice from brands, breakthrough aseptic packaging and a nutty plastic additive.

 

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

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