How Vacuum Skin Packaging Helps in Controlling the Food Wastage, Enriching the Food’s Shelf Life
FMI predicts vacuum skin packaging will be critical in extending the shelf life of perishable foods
Nowadays, food wastage has turned out to be a major concern among individuals, which is increasing gradually. In order to have a hold on the situation, the sales of time temperature indicator labels have been increasing to extend the shelf life of the food products in the changing environmental conditions.
According to Sealed Air Corporation, each year, consumers throw out an estimated 12.7 billion pounds of meat, poultry, and fish valued at USD 39.7 billion. Thus, the growing need for diminishing the food waste and enriching the shelf life of the products is expected to augment the demand for vacuum skin packaging solutions in the near future.
A report from Future Market Insights suggests that Vacuum skin packaging has become a go to solution, which aids to increase the shelf life of food products, including fresh and processed meats, poultry and seafood, ready-to-eat meals, fresh produce and cheese. It minimizes the need for preservations and also offers clear packaging that emphasizes the product.
To create a Vacuum Skin package, specially formulated top seal film is used to encapsulate the product like a second skin, securing it in a tray or paper board, but free of tension and without affecting the product’s shape.
The study indicates that the vacuum skin packaging segment is quickly beginning to outpace other case-ready market segments, including overwrap and modified atmosphere packaging. Because vacuum skin packaging removes almost all of the residual oxygen from the package, it offers a lot of benefits to retailers and consumers alike.
- Substantial increase in shelf life leads to reduced product loss
- Attractive, clear packaging that showcases the product
- Minimizes need for preservatives
- Eliminates freezer burn
Seafood and meat packagers find the secondary sealing of vacuum skin packaging visually appealing. Good secondary seals and surface adhesion to meats and seafood form a second skin around the product, helping to minimize migration of liquids in the packaging for a clean, appetizing presentation.
There are many advantages of skin packaging for consumers, manufacturers and retailers:
- The product is held in place creating an attractive package, which can be displayed vertically, improving how the product is viewed and reducing shelf space required.
- Product can be shipped for home delivery and arrive secure and intact
- Shelf life of perishable foods can be significantly extended
- Extending shelf life reduces food waste and packaging materials.
- The use of preservatives can be eliminated altogether or greatly reduced, creating healthier options for consumers.
According to Future Market Insights, as consumers become more aware of sustainable options for how their food is delivered to them, and in an increasingly competitive environment, Vacuum Skin Packaging is emerging as a solution to meet these demands.
Vacuum Skin Packaging Market Overview
Packaging plays an important role for attracting the customers towards the product offered by the manufacturers. Apart from that packaging is also used for protection during transportation, identification as well as it aids to differentiate from the competitors’ products available in the market. Vacuum skin packaging is mainly used for the perishable products especially for the fish and meat.
Vacuum skin packaging aids to increase the shelf life of that particular products. Vacuum skin packaging minimizes the need for preservations and also offers clear packaging that emphasizes the product. Now a day’s food wastage is increasing gradually. For that the sales of time temperature indicator labels is increasing to increase the shelf life of the food products in the changing environmental conditions.
Vacuum skin packaging: Market Dynamics
Vacuum skin packaging market is driven by the increasing sales of fish, meat and other sea food products that in turn escalation the growth of Vacuum skin packaging market during the forecast period. Because vacuum skin packaging aids to extend the shelf life of the product which is expected to fuel the sales of Vacuum skin packaging in the near future. Apart from that the food retail industry is also growing fast which is also anticipated to stimulate the growth of Vacuum skin packaging market in the upcoming decade.
Also the changing life styles coupled with the rapid urbanization is also one reason for the increasing demand of meat packaging that in turn positively influence the demand of Vacuum skin packaging during the forecast period. Moreover, Vacuum skin packaging also aids to keep the color of the beef which can be considered one reason for the increasing demand of Vacuum skin packaging.
Furthermore, the clear and visible external packaging of the product can attract the consumer of meat. In addition, increasing health conscious people also a reason for increasing the sales of vacuum skin packaging because maximum people adopted meat to intake protein. Also the increasing awareness of environment is also expected to drive the Vacuum skin packaging market.
Plastic Vacuum skin packaging is getting traction in the maximum regions. But, rising price of certain meat products such as beef and pork is expected to increase the overall packaged costs of meat products that in turn hinder the growth of Vacuum skin packaging to a certain extent in the stipulated period of time.
Vacuum skin packaging Regional Outlook
In terms of geography, the global Vacuum skin packagingmarket has been divided in to five key regions including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. North America is expected to remain its dominance as compare to the other regions during the forecast period. Europe is also expected to register healthy growth in the stipulated period of time. Asia pacific is expected to be the fastest growing in the upcoming decade.
Vacuum skin packaging Market: Key players
Some of the key players in the global Vacuum skin packaging market are Bemis Company, Inc., Berry Plastics, Clondalkin Group Holdings,DuPont,LINPAC Packaging, G. Mondini, Sealed Air. But the Vacuum skin packaging market is very much fragmented due to the presence of unorganized players. The key players are emphasizing on the mergers and acquisitions with the local players and also introducing new product to increase the customer’s portfolio. Apart from that the companies are also spending money in research & development for introducing new products.
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Vacuum skin packaging: Market Segmentation
The global Vacuum skin packaging market is segmented on the basis of product type, material type, application
Based on the product type the global vacuum skin packaging market is segmented into:
- Vacuum bag
- Vacuum trays
Based on the material type the global vacuum skin packaging market is segmented into:
Based on the application the global vacuum skin packaging market is segmented into:
- Fresh Meat
- Smoked & processed meat