Key Insights- Dairy Products Packaging Market
Increasing Application of Intelligent Packaging Systems in Dairy Products Packaging to Create Growth Opportunities
Rising concern about food safety and quality is resulting in the higher demand for safe, healthy, and safe products in the dairy products packaging market. Also, the shelf-life of dairy products on physical interaction between food and package. Hence, companies in the dairy products packaging market are taking innovative approaches in technologies to preserve food for a long time. The intelligent packaging system is capable of winding up intelligent functions including sensing, tracing, detecting, recording, and communicating.
This system in dairy products packaging can help to improve quality, enhance safety. With intense competition and complex supply chain globally in the dairy products packaging market, companies are deploying innovative solutions to provide better protection and safety.
Time-temperature indicator, color indicator, leak indicator, freshness indicator are some of the indicators being used in intelligent packaging systems for dairy products packaging. The companies operating in the dairy products packaging market are also using radio frequency identification tags (RFID) to incorporate a large range of information.
Manufacturers in the dairy products packaging market are also focusing on combining the RFID system with responsive material to provider information on the quality of food within the package.
Rise in On-The-Go Packaging Trend to Drive Demand for Smaller Pack Size in Dairy Products Packaging Market
In recent years, dairy products packaging manufacturers have started providing on-the-go packaging for consumption offering convenience. Increasing number of households especially in the developed countries consists of only two or three members in the family, hence, consumers are looking for smaller and single-use dairy products packaging. Manufacturers in the dairy products packaging market are launching portable single-serve bottles, squeezable and stand-up pouches in response to the increasing demand for on-the-go packages.
Dairy products packaging manufacturers have started offering resealable and reclosable packaging. As per the Tetra Pak study, portion packages under 250ml are likely to witness worldwide demand in 2019, which is expected to go up by 10% as compared to the current volumes in dairy products packaging.
Manufacturers Optimising Dairy Products Packaging to Reduce Food Wastage
Effective dairy products packaging can help to reduce food wastage by increasing shelf-life of food products, thereby, making it safe for consumption for a long period of time. Manufacturers are launching new dairy products packaging with a re-closable format that make it easy for the user to pack the product and keep it safe to be consumed for a prolonged time. Meanwhile, multi-layered barrier packaging in the dairy products packaging market keeps the oxygen and moisture away delaying the dairy product degradation, this is resulting in increasing use of multi-layer barrier packaging in the dairy products packaging.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, around 12-25% of dairy products are wasted in various regions worldwide. Milk and other dairy products manufacturers are also using aseptic dairy products packaging, providing a sterile environment and increasing shelf-life of products.
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Green Packaging Solutions Gaining Traction in Dairy Products Packaging Market
Focusing on providing eco-friendly options, companies in the dairy products packaging market are using recyclable materials that result in reduced carbon footprints. Dairy products packaging manufacturers are also using green packaging solutions to show it as a symbol of eco-friendliness, thereby, attracting more customers. In an effort to go greener, by providing green packaging solutions, manufacturers in dairy products packaging market are providing light-weighing dairy products packaging by making the wall of packages very thin without compromising on product quality and safety. Meanwhile, dairy product manufacturers, especially in case of milk, are using glass containers.
Glass being the most recyclable material can be used for a number of times in dairy products packaging, it also results in less energy and raw material usage. Meanwhile, green milk packaging made using cardboard pulp accounts for less carbon footprint as compared to bottles made using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), this is resulting in increasing use of cardboard pulp in dairy products packaging market to produce packaging for milk.
New Packaging Technologies to Offer Better Solutions in Dairy Products Packaging Market
New packaging technologies in dairy products packaging market are reaching new heights by transforming the way food and dairy products are served and consumed. Innovative packaging technologies including edible packaging, lightweight packaging, anti-microbial packaging, and multi-sensory packaging are gaining popularity across the food and beverages industry. As a part of edible packaging in dairy products packaging market, researchers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) have introduced eco-friendly film made using milk protein casein for dairy products packaging.
The film helps to keep oxygen away from food and it is completely edible and biodegradable. Meanwhile, researchers are also planning to add vitamins and probiotics to the mix for dairy products packaging to enclose the product in nutrients.
Competitive Landscape- Dairy Products Packaging Market
With the introduction of new technologies and materials in dairy products packaging, key players in the dairy products packaging market are focusing on providing innovative packages. Companies operating in the dairy products packaging market are also entering into partnerships and mergers and acquisitions to establish themselves across various regions. For instance, dairy products packaging companies such as Amcor and Huhtamaki are planning to acquire Essel Propack Ltd. Moreover, Essel Propack in 2015 sold its wholly-owned subsidiary Packaging India to Amcor Flexibles India.
Meanwhile, Sonoco, another company in the dairy products packaging market has completed the acquisition by acquiring 70% in Conitex Sonoco joint venture. Sonoco is focusing to set strong manufacturing presence in emerging markets in Asia and doubling its annual sales in the region. Sonoco is also planning to increase prices of all rigid plastic packaging in the US and Canada by 6 to 10% in response to strong regional demand and rise in other materials and freight. The dairy products packaging market report also provides detailed profiles of all the other leading market players.
Weighted market segmentation is carried out to fully analyse the global market for dairy products packaging
By Product Type
- Liquid Cartons
- Bottles and Cans
- Cans and Jerry Cans
- Cups and Tubs
- Folding Cartons
- Films and Wraps
By Material Type
- Paper and Paperboard
- Ice Cream
- Other Dairy Products
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)