Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

1st Edition

Markets, Materials and Technologies

Editors: Neil Farmer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857095039
eBook ISBN: 9780857098979
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th February 2013
Page Count: 344
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Chapter 1: Present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Light-weighting, material reductions, recycling and waste initiatives

1.3 The flexible packaging market

1.4 Active and intelligent packaging

1.5 Bioplastics packaging market

1.6 Recycled polyethelene terephthalate (PET) market developments

1.7 High performance barrier additives, materials and coatings

1.8 Current status of the market for glass containers, plastics containers and metal packaging

1.9 Innovations in paper and paperboard packaging

1.10 Holographic images

1.11 Nanotechnology

1.12 Consumer technologies, on-line retailing and social networking

Chapter 2: Modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Development of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)

2.3 Principles and applications of modified atmosphere packaging

2.4 Choosing the packaging materials and formats

2.5 Packaging operations and quality aspects

2.6 Future trends

Chapter 3: Augmenting and securing the consumer brand experience through smart and intelligent packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Integrating ‘intelligence’ into labels and packaging

3.3 Intelligent packaging: integration with cell phones, camera phones and smart phones

3.4 Smart labels and their uses in authentication and in reporting on product safety

3.5 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Developments in plastic materials and recycling systems for


Description

Packaging plays an essential role in protecting and extending the shelf life of a wide range of foods, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods. There have been many key developments in packaging materials and technologies in recent years, and Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) provides a concise review of these developments and international market trends.

Beginning with a concise introduction to the present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods, the book goes on to consider modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems, including smart and intelligent packaging, and the role these play in augmenting and securing the consumer brand experience. Developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems are then discussed, followed by innovations and trends in metal, paper and paperboard packaging. Further chapters review international environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative frameworks, before the use of nanotechnology, smart and interactive packaging developments for enhanced communication at the packaging/user interface are explored. Finally, the book concludes by considering potential future trends in materials and technologies across the international packaging market.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is an important reference tool, providing a practical overview of emerging packaging technologies and market trends for research and design professionals in the food and packaging industry, and academics working in this area.

Key Features

  • Introduces the present status, current trends and new innovations in the field whilst considering future trends in materials and technologies
  • Considers modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems including smart and intelligent packaging
  • Discusses developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems

Readership

R&D professionals in the food and packaging industry; Undergraduates and postgraduates looking for a one-volume overview of packing technologies and market trends


Details

No. of pages:
344
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857098979
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857095039

Reviews

Packaging plays an essential role in protecting and extending the shelf life of a wide range of foods, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods. There have been many key developments in packaging materials and technologies in recent years, and Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) provides a concise review of these developments and international market trends.

Beginning with a concise introduction to the present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods, the book goes on to consider modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems, including smart and intelligent packaging, and the role these play in augmenting and securing the consumer brand experience. Developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems are then discussed, followed by innovations and trends in metal, paper and paperboard packaging. Further chapters review international environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative frameworks, before the use of nanotechnology, smart and interactive packaging developments for enhanced communication at the packaging/user interface are explored. Finally, the book concludes by considering potential future trends in materials and technologies across the international packaging market.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is an important reference tool, providing a practical overview of emerging packaging technologies and market trends for research and design professionals in the food and packaging industry, and academics working in this area.


About the Editors

Neil Farmer Editor

Neil Farmer is managing director of Neil Farmer Associates, a leading marketing, market research and business development consultancy established in 2001. His industry experience of over 30 years includes hands-on experience of managing the marketing, sales and business development functions in major international public companies. In addition, Neil is a Fellow of the Packaging Society, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, UK