Food Packaging

oil to the food industry wheels

Technologies in delivering food and beverages safely in the 21st century

New trends in the food packaging industry

The Internet of Packaging

What if you could track your food package every moment of the journey? New packaging companies tend to plant a microchip in the food package so that the customers can keep track of the time the package has to spend every step of the way. Another internet-related trend that’s making a difference in the packaging industry is using QR codes. The information in the QR code includes the date and place of the production of the food. Or the number of days it has spent on the shelves of the storage or the supermarket.

Biodegradable Packaging

Sustainability has become one of the major concerns of the food packaging industry. During the last few years, companies have tried to use alternative materials to control plastic waste. One of these alternatives is using plant-based packaging. Sugar cane, starch, seaweed, and coconut are some of the main choices in this endeavor. What’s more, another trend for biodegradable packaging is using a single type of plastic. One of the main challenges in the recycling industry is separating the different plastic kinds used in the making of the package. Usually, food packages are comprised of several layers of plastic, which are generally inseparable. Therefore, using a single type of plastic can make the package entirely recyclable.

3D printing

3D printing is another new trend in packaging food. This trend has two significant benefits. Firstly, it offers personalized packaging to the customers. Second, 3D printing allows companies to use more customer-friendly packaging without contributing to the plastic waste problem.

Companies in the food packaging industry

Amcor (AMCR)

Amcor is one of the leading companies in the packaging industry. This company offers packs for food, drinks, pharmaceuticals, home and personal care. It’s interesting to know that Amcor has 230 sites and more than 47,000 employees in 40 countries from all over the world.

Sealed Air (SEE)

Sealed Air was founded in 1960 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This company specializes in making integrated and automated food packaging. These packages are not only cost-effective but also keeps vegetables and meat fresh. Some of the leading technologies this company uses include Vacuum Skin Packaging, Barrier Bags, Easy-Open Shrink Bags, and Overwrap Films.

Ball Corporation (BLL)

Ball was founded in 1880 in Westminster, Colorado. Today, this company has an office in Brazil and sends its products to countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Ball specializes in manufacturing aluminum packaging for drinks and personal care products.

Crown Holdings (OI)

Crown Holdings specializes in making glass bottles for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and pharmaceutical products. This company currently holds more than 1,800 active patents and technologies in the glassmaking industry. Crown Holdings was founded in 1903, and it is headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio.

The market size for food packaging

The global market for food packaging is growing by the year. This growth is driven by the need for online food shopping and overnight delivery. What’s more, food and food products need to be transported over long distances across the globe.

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