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Analysis of the development of food and beverage packaging industry (Part I)

from high-pressure sterilization resistant packaging to nanotechnology, new technologies in the food and beverage packaging industry emerge in endlessly, and the development prospect is very optimistic. As the saying goes, "do not fight unprepared battles." Packaging personnel in the food and beverage industry must make sufficient preparations to master this rapidly changing industry. The following are some of the latest packaging trends in the food and beverage industry, which may not be comprehensive, but all the information is based on the summary of top experts in the industry, and I believe it will be helpful to you. Why not start with sustainable packaging? "Consumers' understanding of sustainable packaging is gradually deepening." Georgekellie, President of microflextechnologies, a British packaging consultancy, said, "People hope that packaging can reflect the characteristics of products, especially organic food. Just like food is good for the body, packaging must be environment-friendly. In addition, consumers gradually realize that oil is a limited resource, and on this basis, they need to find other suitable packaging materials. France recently passed a regulation that all non degradable plastic packaging will be banned in 2010. This indicates that sustainable packaging today After the development opportunity, but also reflects the public view. Although plastic packaging has made great contributions to society, most people still hold a negative attitude towards it. Suppliers and users will eventually abandon plastic packaging and follow the mainstream trend. " The dairybox chocolate launched by Nestle uses the degradable tray of plantic company. This corn starch tray shows a very obvious signal. Sustainable packaging is not only emerging in the UK, but also has the same potential in the North American market. Last October, the sustainable packaging seminar sponsored by packagingstrategies in Philadelphia, USA, attracted more than 200 participants. At the seminar, mattkistler, deputy director of Wal Mart's product development and brand department, encouraged suppliers to adopt sustainable packaging, even for special price products. He said that Wal Mart began to produce sustainable packaging last month. A total of 114million transparent plastic packages were replaced by corn packages provided by NatureWorks. "This is a change of positive significance to the environment and business expansion." Kistler pointed out in his speech. Markniemiec, a consulting firm, agrees with Kellies' view on sustainable packaging and that packaging can reflect product characteristics. "For products that combine content and packaging, there is great potential for sustainable packaging." Niemiec said, "for example, drinking water or milk, products are beneficial to health and packaging is beneficial to the environment. The two complement each other. How much will sustainable packaging affect food and beverage packaging? We will wait and see." Niemiec expressed his views on Kistler's speech when attending the seminar last October: "this is a signal of change. For the audience, this information is difficult to accept for a while." Niemiec wondered whether the public behavior involved in packaging would make the concept of triple bottom line more acceptable. The CEO of an enterprise has to ensure the triple achievements of his company in society, environment and finance. Niemiec said, "let's take a look at Danone. Their yogurt is usually packaged in plastic cups. But now they give up this packaging and explain the reason on the aluminum foil seal." Experts predict that sustainable packaging will develop rapidly, especially the rising oil price makes the cost of ordinary plastic packaging gradually close to the cost of sustainable packaging, which provides a huge opportunity for sustainable packaging. Hot filling vs sterile packaging some insiders believe that sterile plastic packaging will quickly replace hot filling PET bottles. Their reasons are: lighter bottle body, cheaper price, shorter heat treatment time will further improve the taste and nutritional value of the product. The hot filling line composed of many old equipment in the beverage industry needs to be updated. Gordonbockner, President of the business development association, is very familiar with the pet market and related technologies. He believes that a large number of low acid beverages in the North American market will be aseptic filled with PET bottles. "Tea drinks, milk and nutritional supplement products such as assure and boost are very suitable for this technology." Bockner said, "at present, PET bottles usually cannot be filled aseptically, because FDA prohibits the use of fungicides other than hydrogen peroxide, and hydrogen peroxide cannot be used in PET materials. Hydrogen peroxide will be absorbed by pet, which will have a negative impact on the taste of products. In Europe, many food businesses use oxonia to sterilize pet, but the U.S. FDA has not approved its use at present." Bockner said that pet is still widely favored by consumers and food and beverage manufacturers. HDPE multi-layer barrier containers are usually used for aseptic filling in the U.S. market. Compared with PET bottles, PET bottles are more transparent, which is the reason to attract food and beverage manufacturers. He also said, "what I hope to see is that Krones, Shibuya, stork, procomac, TetraPak, KHS and other well-known aseptic filling equipment suppliers continue to study sterilization technology and strive to get FDA approval. It is still unknown whether oxonia will be the final solution. Although pet has obtained a pass in the European market, it does not represent a stable operation." Raybourque, President of packaging consulting company ray Pak, also believes that the future trend of low acid products is aseptic filling of plastic bottles. "In particular, some new generation beverages are no longer suitable for hot filling in terms of quality or nutritional composition." Bourque said, "at the same time, the aseptic filling system has been continuously improved in recent 10 years. The area of the aseptic room is getting smaller and smaller, and the speed of the rotary type is further improved compared with the linear type. The cost of aseptic filling is reduced, the process is becoming simpler and simpler, and the threshold of aseptic filling is lowered." Nautix, launched by jumex in October last year, is another technological breakthrough in sterile packaging. This series of drinking water, especially for children's consumers, is the first commercial product of TetraPak Tetra Pak Tetra wedgeasepticclear technology. Nautix beverage adopts Tetra Pak tva-19 packaging system, which is very similar to tetra wedge aluminum foil packaging. Nautix is unique in that transparent silicon dioxide is used in the packaging instead of the usual aluminum foil as the barrier material. The bottle has a capacity of 200ml and a shelf life of 1 year. It is suitable for aseptic filling. Because of its unique transparency, it stands out among similar products in the market. At this time, it must be repaired in time

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