FoodProductionDaily.com has drawn together a selection of some trends analyses published in recent months.
Major trends in bioplastic packaging to 2020
The emergence of new materials and major suppliers are set to shake up the global market for bioplastic packaging over the next decade, said Pira International in a report earlier this year.
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Nestle highlights packaging mega-trends
In this exclusive interview with FoodProductionDaily.com, Nestle global head of packaging and design Anne Roulin explained how the changing needs of consumers such as those from ageing populations are influencing the design of its products.
The emergence of more affluent customers in developing nations is also having a profound effect on pack sizes – with Nestle thinking both big and small as part of its strategy to meet demands there.
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Food packaging trends driving Russian development
Convenience needs and a switch to staying in are two major factors influencing food packaging trends in Russia over the past few years, according to Euromonitor.
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Trends in meat, poultry and seafood packaging
An ongoing shift to case ready packaging and the growth of value-added features in packs are two factors forecast to boost US demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging to US$9.2bn by 2015, predicted industry analysts The Freedonia Group.
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Trends in flexible packaging
The global market for flexible packaging is projected to be worth more than US$71bn with worldwide consumption set for annual growth of more than 4 per cent to reach almost 22.5m tonnes by 2016, said Pira International.
The industry analysts said growth in the sector is being driven by its use in replacing traditional packaging materials such as metal cans, glass, cartons and plastic bottles across a wide range of end uses.
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Consumers and brand owner demands driving trends in product inspection
Mettler Toledo revealed that the demands for greater variety and heightened quality were driving developments in the sector.
Tougher regulatory demands and innovations such as a wider array of packaging designs meant that product inspection technology is having to become more versatile, while coping with higher line speeds.
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