Monthly archive July, 2015

5 Trends for the Future of Food Packaging

Latest food packaging trends include options that are digitally savvy, lightweight, eco-friendly and personalised. For food manufacturers, packaging innovation is a constant concern. Today lifestyle is a major consideration and consumers of every age and gender want packaging to be self descriptive, easy to grip and hold. Packaging plays a key role in influencing buyer’s mind. The journey of a package from crowded retail shelf to consumer’s home can be tough if it is an ordinary one. Keeping up with latest demands and trends can be very challenging. Generation Y is tech savvy and people today are looking for packaging solutions that are eco-friendly and intelligent. Have a look at the latest food packaging trends: 1. Intelligent Packaging“Best Before” print will be soon replaced by the sensors that indicate when the product is no longer good to use. This accuracy will help in reducing the food waste. RIFD chips will be used to optimise store and chain logistics and this will prove helpful in avoiding overstocking. Smart apps will communicate with your fridge and you will get alerts about the food products you have stored in the fridge. 2. Single Serving Packages Lifestyle is more dynamic now and single serving […]

What is Packaging?

When someone asks you to think of the word “packaging”, you will likely think of the packaging on a product of sort. Perhaps the packaging from your sandwich or drink you bought at lunch time, or the packaging for the clothes you recently ordered online. You probably don’t think of boxes, tape and bubble wrap. Packaging is the technology of enclosing or protecting products for storage, distribution, sale and use. It can be described as a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics, sale and end use. Packaging officially contains, protects, preserves, transports, informs and sells. The earliest recorded use of paper for packaging dates back to 1035 when a Parisian traveller visiting markets in Cairo noticed that vegetables, spices and hardware were wrapped in paper for the customers when they were sold. Back in 1890, Scotsman Robert Gair invented the pre-cut cardboard or paperboard box which were flat pieces manufactured in bulk that folded into boxes. Flaked cereals actually increased the use of cardboard boxes with the Kellogg Company being the first to use cardboard boxes as cereal cartons. However, in the industry seldom use the term cardboard because it does not denote a specific material. Cardboard […]