FDBusiness.com

Packaging industry to focus on compostable packs over the next year, poll suggests

 Breaking News
  • Orkla Acquires Leading Czech Frozen Vegetable Producer Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Hamé, Nordic food group Orkla has purchased Agrimex, a leading frozen vegetable producer in the Czech Republic. Hamé is a leading branded food company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and holds strong positions in the liver paté, ready meals, ketchup, jam, baby food and tinned vegetable categories. Through the acquisition [...]...
  • Change of Leadership at Alpro Bernard Deryckere, current CEO of Alpro who has been leading the company for the last 16 years, is stepping down and handing over management responsibility to Sven Lamote. Sven Lamote will be tasked to prepare the Alpro plant-based business for its next stage of growth as the company’s new General Manager, building on Bernard Deryckere’s [...]...
  • Ornua Expands into South Korea With Launch of Kerrygold Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced a major product expansion into the South Korean market with the launch of Kerrygold butter. Kerrygold will be sold through major Korean retailers. Kerrygold dairy products, made from the milk of grass-fed cows, will bring a unique new offering to South Korean consumers. Korean consumers place a high [...]...
  • East Meets West – Taura Inspires Global Flavour Combinations at FIE Real fruit and vegetable pieces are the perfect way to combine eastern and western flavours, Taura Natural Ingredients will demonstrate at Food Ingredients Europe. With consumers seeking new taste sensations, and eastern flavours particularly sought after, Taura – part of Frutarom – offers a range of ways to help manufacturers satisfy adventurous palates. The company’s unique [...]...
  • Pots Showcase Dairy Delights Regional French dairy producer Duo Lozère has selected RPC Bebo Bouxwiller to supply the packaging for the company’s high quality organic yoghurts and fromage blanc. The stylish 125cc thermoformed polypropylene pots are lightweight and easy to handle, combining consumer convenience and ease of use with effective product protection and presentation. Newly-designed graphics, offset printed in a [...]...

Packaging industry to focus on compostable packs over the next year, poll suggests

Packaging industry to focus on compostable packs over the next year, poll suggests
October 24
10:34 2012

A poll conducted by Packaging News and organisers of the PPMA Show has found that compostable packaging will have a big impact on the sector in the next 12 months

The poll asked respondents which new technology would have the most impact on the packaging and processing machinery sector over the next 12 months.

It gave respondents a choice out of ethylene-absorbent packaging, compostable packaging, illuminated packaging, self-heating packaging and edible packaging.

A total of 53% of readers said that compostable packaging would have the most impact on the packaging sector over the next year.

The poll also revealed that respondents felt the need for cheaper packaging and that this will be the biggest motivating factor behind packaging innovation in the near future (39%). Only 6% said ageing consumers featured as a concern.

A total of 51 people responded to the poll.

‘Quality and consistency’

PPMA chief executive Chris Buxton said:  “The research provides a key insight into the trends that are set to influence the industry in the coming months. For example, manufacturers are acknowledging that consumers are cutting back on what they spend with the same expectation for quality and consistency.

“This means that suppliers are in turn seeking to reduce their costs as the market will not tolerate increased price to the customer. Suppliers must now turn to innovation to achieve this, a fact that ultimately presents an opportunity for forward thinking companies.

“Given the increased awareness of all things environmental, it’s also not surprising to see that many people feel compostable packaging will be one of the innovations that stands to make a significant impact in the coming year.

“It will be especially interesting to see how far customer’s ‘green principles’ stretch in this regard, as historically times of economic uncertainty have seen a decline in more expensive green products.

“The findings, which reveal a desire for less expensive yet more environmentally friendly packaging, would appear to be in opposition. However, such contradictions often combine to catalyse innovative ways of satisfying demand through a unique combination of innovation and compromise. The PPMA Group and our members look forward to discovering what those innovations will be.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • November 28, 2017Fi Europe
  • December 4, 2017Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017
  • January 8, 2018RAI Exhibition
  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements