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By food packaging machine producing packaging in a wide variety of styles and sizes we are enabling food manufacturers and retailers to be flexible in their offering, catering to a wide range of markets. In recent years a greater variety of multihead weigher packaging sizes has fuelled the increasingly popular 'food-to-go' market, for today's work hard, time poor consumer.

 

The modern packaging industry helps to drive change, meet new environmental standards, and create products that are both eye-catching and lighter in weight. Retailers and manufacturers are always on the look-out for efficient packaging solutions which will stand out, provide convenience, as well as a longer shelf life in a bid to reduce food waste.

 

 

 

The 80s signaled the dawn of the convenience meal and, coupled with the introduction of the microwave, packaging evolved further to allow consumers to reheat their purchases. This also heralded an increase in the popularity of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in food packaging, both of which could withstand the changes in temperature without breaking apart.

 

With the onset of increased environmental awareness in the 80s and 90s, demand quickly grew for an alternative packaging material. Back in the 80s we had recycling, and in the 90s our 'here today, gone tomorrow' campaign for biodegradable packaging was ahead of the times! Today, however, the standards are high, and you can find a myriad of eco-friendly packaging materials on the market. From biodegradable, recycled, to fully compostable paperboard, even the rPET plastic lids used within our combination packaging are constructed from 50 per cent recycled material and window film is compostable. Every manufacturer of food packaging needs to ensure that their sustainable credibility is transparent.

 

Years ago packaging was just 'packaging'. It was simply functional and practical - a means to an end; a container that allowed people to transport their food and drink from one place to another.