Synthetic polymers developed for innumerable purposes get couched up and struck in the ecosystem without getting degraded, which also adds toxic chemicals to the surroundings; invariably affecting the entire lives of this era. Packaging films being used in the food sector contributes accountably higher for this built up, which affects the food chain and causes an imbalance in the living system.
Global demand for returnable transport packaging (RTP) valuated at around US$ 22 billion in 2018, which is likely to witness a moderate surge of 4.3 percent in 2019. East Asia’s returnable transport packaging market will remain the top revenue shareholder, with an estimated share of more than 1/4th of the global value, according to the report.
In order to be able to use the heat-sealing film even more flexibly when packaging in flowpacks, Schubert has developed a new heat-sealing robot for its Flowmodul. For the first time ever, the flow-wrapper’s new crosssealing unit allows constant sealing times with variable chain speed and a wide control range of the film.
Nanotechnology has carved a niche for itself in the fields of food and agriculture. This is made possible by the ability of nanotechnology to tailor the structure of materials at extremely small scale to target specific end applications. Further, nanotechnology tools can be applied in all phases of the food cycle ‘from farm to fork’ such as: cultivation; production; processing; and packaging.
With two innovative new products, Zanders focused strongly on sustainability at this year’s FachPack: Zangrass, an uncoated grass paper with almost unlimited areas of application, and Zanbarrier NGR, a fluorocarbon-free barrier paper for flexible food packaging, were the highlights of the fair presentation and were enormously popular with the visitors.
Rovema manufacturer of packaging machines will be exhibiting at Fachpack 2018 with a sophisticated solution for packing sweets. A typical application for packaging into attractive point of sale display boxes will be shown, each containing 12 scaled lying 25g bags. Rovema as Touchpoint for the confectionary industry.
These days, more and more skin packs are conquering the retail shelves around the world. The advantages of the skin packaging system are obvious: securely sealed under deep vacuum, food products have a significantly longer shelf life and can be presented in a much more attractive way. By launching FlatSkin®, SEALPAC now offers a revolutionary solution that combines the sought-after skin packaging process with a plastic reduction of up to 75%. Danish seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S is one of the early adopters of the FlatSkin® packaging system for its hot-smoked salmon products.