The flexible packaging market is booming with a recent report by Smithers Pira predicting growth at an annual rate of 3 percent estimating the overall industry to be worth an impressive $248 billion by 2020. While the food industry dominates the market in terms of usage, the beverage sector is increasingly turning to flexibles for a large variety of products.
The new bottle for the Encona ‘Taste Explorers’ range from Grace Foods UK – which includes favourites such as West Indian Original Hot Pepper Sauce and Thai Mild Sweet Chilli Sauce – is part of a refreshment of the packaging to help the brand stay competitive. Slightly taller and narrower than its predecessor, it holds the same volume as before but is more visible on shelf thanks to a greater label surface.
Two key principles guide brand owners in pursuit of ‘premium’ appeal. The first is that packaging change is inevitable, constant and must be anticipated to ensure success. The second is the promise of premium packaging: that a product presentation that exceeds consumer expectations with an element of luxury goes a long way in solidifying brand loyalty.
The packaging of yoghurt is not made any easier by complementary ingredients such as Crunchy Clusters which the end consumer adds according to personal taste. The ultra-nimble Stäubli FAST picker can do what other robots cannot, thereby offering a well-known food brand a competitive edge in secondary packaging at its factory in Turkey.
The strengths of cold storage and cold-chain transportation to control post-harvest losses or save temperature-sensitive perishable food articles are nowadays much discussed in India. But in western countries, its limitations are reviewed and the focus is on dense forestation and good agricultural practices with proper land utility to face and
Josef Manner & Comp. AG is one of Austria’s leading confctionary manufacturers. The extent of their product range presents huge challenges regarding flexibility of production or packaging processes, particularly with seasonal business or during retail campaigns. Reliable detection, controlling, counting and sorting are the most important tasks for sensors on Manner systems.