Extended product shelf life, product protection, convenience and durability are all qualities of reliable food packaging. Now, new packaging materials are really working hard to accommodate today’s changing ‘grab-and-go’ world.
A new report from marketsandmarkets.com, the food packaging market, described in terms of various materials, types, applications and regions, is analyzed with projections of the market size of each of several segments, in terms of value.
The recently launched ‘Energy Bag,’ Plastics-to-Energy pilot program, co-sponsored by Dow, Republic Services (a recycling firm) and the Flexible Packaging Association, will demonstrate the viability of flexible packaging resource recovery as an end-of-packaging-life option.
Tray-packing equipment now offers even quicker changeover capabilities as well as enhanced automation and flexibility. Equipment designs are more compact so that machinery fits into tight floor spaces.