In Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, thyssenkrupp produces approximately 1.5 million tons of packaging steel each year. In this largest location of its type worldwide, thyssenkrupp rolls steel to an extremely thin 0.100 mm thickness and finishes the surface with tin or chrome.
Product packaging plays several roles in enabling commerce and trade. The functions of modern day packaging go beyond containing, protecting and preserving products.
The main categories of packaged food are bakery products, canned/dried processed food, frozen processed food, ready-to-eat meals, dairy products, diet snacks, processed meat, health products and drinks.
Antimicrobial food packaging is a form of packaging that can kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms in the packaged product and, thus, serves to extend the shelf life of perishable food products as well as enhance food safety standards.
One of the most dominant drivers of this need is e-grocery, with online food and beverage purchasing expected to reach $100 Billion by 2025 and an estimated 50% of consumers globally buying groceries online in 2018, according to Nielsen and FMI 2016 research.
At the Anuga FoodTec in Cologne (hall 7.1, booth E049) HERMA will introduce the first “evolving” labelling machine. The HERMA 652B system specializes in the top and/or base labelling of box-shaped products.
Today, the public is curious about the ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of the products they consume. The packaging of a product is key; it contributes greatly to the first impression cast in the minds of consumers with regard to any product.
Ecolean, the global producer of lightweight packaging solutions for liquid food, for both chilled and ambient distribution, has as part of its continuous growth strategy announced its expansion plans with a new factory in Pakistan.
Antioxidant/antimicrobial agents such as essential oils from edible and medicinal plants, herbs and spices are used in vaccumpackages. They possess antioxidant and antimicrobial functions and could serve as a source for active agents against food spoilage and deterioration
The food industry today has become highly diversified, with manufacturing ranging from small, traditional, family run activities that are highly labour intensive, to large, capital-intensive and highly mechanized industrial processes.