You have to know these development trends of food packaging

Posted by sere on November 12th, 2020

With the continuous improvement of people's living standards, the trend of food packaging becomes more and more obvious. According to people's requirements, packaging is constantly changing, which also puts forward new technical requirements for the food packaging technology and material industry.

1. Small packaging has become the development trend of food packaging.

1. Small-package edible oil becomes a new star

Since the first bottle of "Arowana" small-packaged edible oil appeared in the Chinese market, this safe, hygienic, and convenient barreled oil has gradually been favored by consumers, and bulk oil has gradually withdrawn from large and medium domestic cities. Experts predict that in the future, small-package edible oil will grow rapidly, the market development prospect is good, it has a strong competitive advantage, and the future development potential cannot be underestimated.

2. Small package mustard tuber has become the industry development trend

According to relevant data analysis, mustard tuber has entered a relatively mature stage of development in my country, and it is expected that the industry sales will stabilize at a single-digit growth level of 2%-6% in the future. Among them, the growth rate of small-package mustard tuber will exceed the industry.

With the slowdown of industry growth and accelerated reshuffling, as consumers pay more attention to food safety gradually, there is a trend in the industry to replace bulk with small packaging, forcing irregular small businesses to withdraw, and the proportion of small packaging continues to increase. Industry insiders believe that the replacement of bulk by small packages will become a major industry trend in the future, and it is expected that the growth rate of sales of mustard in small packages will exceed the industry, maintaining a level of about 8%.

3. The packaging of dairy products tends to be compact and convenient

Many brands have realized the need to reduce their packaging specifications to reduce packaging costs, and packaging plays an important role in increasing brand market share. Packaging can differentiate product levels and optimize the value chain. In other words, packaging can increase sales while reducing costs.

It is understood that dairy products and milk beverages tend to be packaged in a smaller and more convenient form. On the market, you will find yogurt packaged in strips, cheese packaged in individual forms, and even packaged with dairy products. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture has developed a film made of milk protein.

4. Beverage bosses focus on small packaged beverages

The rapidly changing needs of American consumers have caused soda giants such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi to face severe challenges. The sales of soda in the United States have been declining year after year, and consumers prefer to buy innovative beverages such as bottled water, flavored water, tea and plant-based beverages.

For this reason, in the pursuit of growth, Coca-Cola’s specific plan is to change the formula, that is, to reduce the sugar content in Coca-Cola drinks. In addition, Coca-Cola will also focus on selling beverages in small packages. In fact, this move has achieved certain results in the market.

2. Upgrade food packaging and extend food shelf life

People are demanding higher and higher living standards, and there are more and more consumables in life. Food waste has become a serious problem of concern to all parties in the society. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit previously passed a resolution that plans to reduce the total amount of food waste by half by 2030. Food manufacturers are actively taking measures to respond, and the technological innovation of food packaging containers is the most eye-catching. Once the "shelf life" is exceeded, no matter what the food is, people often throw it away, which is also one of the important reasons for food waste.

As of September 2020, various food manufacturers have achieved the following results: Huihua packaging company "developed high-security food packaging that can absorb trace oxygen from the outside; increased deoxygenation during the production process, which originally only had a 7-month shelf life. The "Kewpie Mayonnaise" has now been extended to 12 months.

Sato Food Industry also improved the anti-oxidation packaging process, extending the shelf life of cut cakes from 15 months to 24 months. Another cake-cutting company, "Echigo Confectionery", is also striving for excellence in packaging technology, increasing the product shelf life from 12 months to 24 months.

In addition, such as product subdivision, individual packaging, full use of tube food, etc.... In order to reduce waste, food manufacturers have worked hard on container packaging. A person in charge of a company said: "Faced with the macroscopic problem of food waste, although our method may be trivial, we hope to stick to it step by step."

Third, standardize food packaging labels

1. Standardization and standardization

The packaging labels must be marked: "For food contact" or "For food packaging" signs. In addition, "name, material, manufacturer, address, contact information, production date, implementation standards, instructions for use" and so on should be marked. At the same time, the label cannot be separated from its smallest sales package. Products with special use requirements should indicate the use method, use precautions, purpose, use environment, use temperature, etc.

2. Digitization and intelligence

With the continuous development of information technology, food labels are becoming more and more digital and intelligent. For this reason, traditional printing can no longer meet the needs of personalized printing and variable data printing, so the market demand for digital printing has become increasingly obvious. Some printing companies have started the production of fully intelligent packaging labels, introduced high-end production equipment such as flexographic printing products and anti-counterfeiting products, and continuously developed various anti-counterfeiting technologies to add anti-counterfeiting functions to delicate food packaging to achieve the perfection of beauty and practicality, fashion and high technology Combined, gradually realize the strategic goal of exporting premium packaging products overseas.

3. Green and environmental protection

With the continuous promotion of the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection, various fields are also actively responding, and the field of food labeling is no exception. It is understood that the greening and environmental protection of labels is mainly reflected in the materials of the labels. It is reported that Singapore has launched a series of green environmental labels. Compared with other materials, this new type of label is more economical and more suitable for sustainable development. With the continuous advancement of science and technology, and under the influence of dual factors such as the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection, food labeling will develop in the direction of green and environmental protection.

Regarding food packaging technology and development issues, major companies in the industry are paying close attention to them in real time, keeping up with the times, and many of them will gather at the 2018 China Catering held at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center on May 14-16, 2018 Industrial fair. This exhibition not only has a rich exhibition area such as standard catering new ingredients, central kitchen integrated system, food packaging technology and materials, refrigeration and cold chain logistics technology, catering new retail franchise, etc., it will also hold international import and export food policies and laws and regulations exchanges. Meetings, "One Belt One Belt" Technical Trade Measures Summit Forum, China Catering Industry Standardization and Central Kitchen Innovation Summit Forum and other activities.

Huihua Packaging is a modern flexible packaging manufacturer integrating packaging design, manufacturing and service. It was founded in 1993 and established its first production base in Jieyang in the same year.

In 2005, the second production base was established in Guangzhou. In order to serve customers more conveniently and quickly, the company has set up offices in Changsha, Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan and Shandong. Huihua Packaging has a number of modern flexible packaging production lines, as well as domestic first-class testing equipment, which can provide high quality packaging materials for customers in food, daily washing, stationery, toys, chemical products, agricultural and sideline products.

The company has passed ISO9001:2018, ISO22000:2018 international quality management system certification, and obtained the national industrial product production license.

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