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

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

Markets, Materials and Technologies

1st Edition - February 26, 2013

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  • Editor: Neil Farmer
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857095039
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857098979

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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

Table of Contents

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    Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

    About the editor

    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 packaging food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Major types of petrochemical-based plastic materials used for packaging food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

    4.3 Barrier polymers and technology

    4.4 Scavenger systems

    4.5 Nucleating and clarifying agents

    4.6 Antimicrobials additives and coatings

    4.7 Active and intelligent packaging

    4.8 Rigid packaging

    4.9 Flexible packaging

    4.10 Sustainable packaging

    4.11 Recycling of plastic packaging119,120

    Chapter 5: Developments in bioplastic materials for packaging food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Definition and rationale for bioplastics

    5.3 Classification of bioplastics

    5.4 Biodegradability, compostability and anaerobic digestibility

    5.5 Major types of biodegradable and compostable plastics used in packaging4,7,9,30–35

    5.6 Biodegradable plastics processing52,126,127

    5.7 Major packaging uses for biodegradable and compostable plastics

    5.8 Biobased plastics

    5.9 Biobased polymers for packaging

    5.10 Examples of adoption of biobased materials in packaging markets

    5.11 Major concerns with biobased plastics

    Chapter 6: Innovations and trends in metal packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Manufacturing technology developments

    6.3 Developments in protection and decoration

    6.4 New product developments

    6.5 Future trends

    6.6 Conclusions

    Chapter 7: Paper and paperboard innovations and developments for the packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Package design optimisation

    7.3 Brand communication through packaging

    7.4 Consumer well-being, package integrity, brand authenticity and ecological packaging

    7.5 Other innovations in paper and paperboard packaging

    Chapter 8: International environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative frameworks for the packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 The environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative framework in Europe

    8.3 The environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative framework in North America

    8.4 The environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative framework in the Asia-Pacific region

    8.5 Future trends and conclusions

    Chapter 9: Nanotechnology and the packaging of food and other fast-moving consumer goods

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Regulatory status of nanotechnology

    9.3 Issues and concerns around nanotechnology

    9.4 Nano-enabled products of the future

    9.5 Future trends

    9.6 Conclusions

    Chapter 10: Smart and interactive packaging developments for enhanced communication at the packaging/user interface

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Smart packaging – enhanced communication directly via packaging

    10.3 Interactive packaging – enhanced communication via internet connectivity

    10.4 Future technology and societal trends affecting brand differentiation and consumer communication

    10.5 Conclusions

    Chapter 11: The future: global trends and analysis for the international packaging market in relation to the speed of impact of packaging innovation and likely material changes

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 The consumer packaging market and the challenge of glass containers versus plastic containers

    11.3 The flexible packaging market

    11.4 Active and intelligent packaging developments

    11.5 An overview of the bioplastics market

    11.6 Biodegradable and compostable materials

    11.7 Recycled PET materials – the market over the next ten years

    11.8 International PET developments

    11.9 The growth of recycling and utilisation of waste resources

    11.10 Metal packaging

    11.11 Paper and paperboard market

    11.12 Globalisation of business opportunities, innovations and world markets

    11.13 Conclusions: market trends and usage of major packaging materials to 2020

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2013
  • Published: February 26, 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857095039
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857098979

About the Editor

Neil Farmer

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.

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Consultant, UK

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