Over the past few years, the global packaging industry has improved with the significant rise in sales of food packaging containers and technologies. TechNavio’s analyst predicted the global food packaging market will grow at around 8% between 2015 and 2020. The growth is attributed to consumer demand for convenience food. Product packaging has thus become an important aspect for food manufacturers, as consumers tend to select the safest food products nowadays with increasing living standards. Furthermore, the manufacturers are more focused on the environmental containers which also drive the demands of recyclable products.
Consumer demand continues to prompt the food packaging industry for breakthrough so the industry players are looking for equipment that can fulfil the quest for efficiency, functionality and intelligence. The “Food Packaging Zone” at The 24th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2017) will introduce the latest sealing machines, wrapping machines, vacuum packaging machines, aseptic packaging machines, forming, filling & sealing machines, etc. Concurrently held with Sino-Pack 2017 is the China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2017) where packaging products and materials for food industry will be exhibited to solve the global needs of food packaging.
Emerging Trends in Food Packaging
The rapid growth of urbanization and continuous innovation of technology have promoted the development of food packaging industry. Three major trends can be summed up for today's packaging market.
i) Personalization: Giving consumers the chance to customize products. Technological advancements have given rise to the surge of personalization. For instance in the last couple of years, Nutella offered personalized jars, and Coca Cola launched her personalized campaign with people’s names and birthday on the cans. All these successful examples have brought the trend to the fore of global mainstream.
ii) Zero-waste initiatives: Companies and consumers alike are becoming more aware of innovative recycling methods and the benefits of implementing these. Brand giants such as Coca-Cola & Carlsberg are leading the way with eco-friendly packaging, and this will definitely The 24 th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2017) China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2017) March 1-3, 2017 Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China 2 encourage many other food and beverage brands to follow in its footsteps and go green with their packaging.
iii) Convenience: Convenience is a major selling point for food and beverage packaging. Features such as ease of opening, resealability, portability, lighter weight, etc. are packaging benefits that influence consumers’ purchasing decisions positively.
Sino-Pack/PACKINNO is expected to feature more than 600 top-notch exhibitors across an exhibiting area of 44,000 sqm. Below are some highlighted top-notch exhibitors of food packaging :
Guangzhou Dayuan Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd will exhibit the automatic & multi- function production line, the machines fulfill the current trend of personalized packaging, the products can also be customized with a variety of unique labels according to customers’ needs. The inaccurate labeling is also eliminated with the adoption of three rollers automated positioning system.
Guangzhou Hong Wang Packaging Limited will showcase cylindrical composite packaging container, all products are accredited with the ISO9001-2008 international quality management system. Paper cans produced by Hong Wang are made of paper, which can reduce environmental damages caused by coking and electrolytic aluminum. It can also be easily opened and torn, as well as being the alternatives for other packaging materials, such as metal, glass, plastics with lower production cost.
Dongguan Meiko Tins Co., Ltd will exhibit various high-quality tinplate metal packages which received certifications of ISO9000, ISO14000, SA800, Sedex, Reach, GSV, etc. They also use dust-free plant to ensure all products are accredited with FDA standard.
Dongguan Uni-Pak Packing Co., Ltd specializes in laminated plastic bag (composite bag, aluminum foil bag, nylon bag, cooking bag, anti-static bag, standing bag, zipper bag, etc.) to facilitate customers’ convenience. The machine can be widely used in food and beverages packaging industries.
Substantial Support from Enterprises Across the Globe
As a specialized show focusing on packaging, Sino-Pack/PACKINNO provides a one-stop trade platform running through packaging machinery and materials industry. Sino- Pack/PACKINNO 2016 was widely supported by a list of renowned brands and enterprises. Exhibitors specializing in automated machinery (Robots and robotic arms) include ABB, KUKA, Fanuc, The 24 th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2017) China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2017) March 1-3, 2017 Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China 3 Staubli, Efort, Sinsun, GSK, Go-Well, Tech-Long, Yangsen, CSI PAC Foshan, Adept Technology, Universal Robots, Shanghai Triowin and Guangzhou Vanta. Mettler-Toledo, Ishida, Anritsu and Sesotec are the experts of inspection and testing sectors. Other top-notch suppliers of packaging products and materials include Youngsun, Gurki, Schmalz, Hualian, Colamark, Mingyu, SITI, Sino-Lion, Omori, and Huituo. Zhiteng, Jingli , Hongrunfa, UNI-PAK, WEIDE , Foshan BSY , YALAN, Changyuan , Encolors , Acmepak and CGP,etc.
The 24th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2017) and China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2017) will be held during 1-3 March 2017 at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China. Visitors are recommended to pre-register at www.chinasinopack.com or www.packinno.com to enjoy additional buyers’ privileges.