Packaging Strategies has reported extensively on the move toward eco-friendly packaging in multiple markets — from snacks to fresh produce to foodservice. A similar shift is underway in the packaging of meat, poultry and seafood.
We’ve seen many innovations related to the service, production, packaging and distribution of food over the years. These changes all aim to protect public health and create a more efficient and sustainable food industry. The following are ways that one innovation, artificial intelligence (AI), is helping the food industry to achieve its goals.
Regulatory legislation such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been the driving force behind food manufacturers and packagers taking a closer look at their conveyor systems to ensure compliance and hygienic standards are making the grade.
Based on the new State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report infographic by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, domestic shipments of packaging machinery is forecast to grow at a nearly 4% CAGR through 2024.
Food packaging plants face a host of challenges in terms of eliminating food waste, improving safety and increasing uptime. These challenges are heightened by a confluence of external factors including pressure on margins, responding to real-time demand, requirements to use sustainable materials and others.
Four OEMs share their experiences implementing PackML in machine design and build.
May 15, 2019
Many packaging machinery manufacturers find that implementing PackML across a machine product line isn’t as difficult as first thought and that the rewards exceed expectations. By implementing PackML, OEMs experience:
VSP accommodates differently shaped products and sharp edges, and it can skin pack with paperboard, offering more options.
April 11, 2019
While vacuum skin packaging has been available for the past several years, the technology seems to be gaining momentum as a preferred package of choice for more premium food options. This shift toward greater acceptance is due in large part to newer films that can accommodate products of different shapes, high protrusions and sharp edges.