Welcome to FOODPOLIS

19
6월

Environment-friendly good packing is becoming popular in food industry.

A great global good packing project beating out chronic chemophobia!

Sources : halo top (https://www.halotop.com/) homepage

 

We are living in an era of chronic chemophobia. The new word chemophobia was made by combing the words of chemical and phobia to refer to the people who avoid chemical consumer products.

A package made with environment-friendly materials catching consumers’ eye and leading good consumption can enhance the value of the product and induce purchase. 

The Los Angeles branch of Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) says that the importance of packaging is becoming more important in the U.S. food industry, too. According to a survey of LEK, a consulting agency, 80% of the managers of 200 food brands answered that packaging is an important factor for the success of a product. 

More than half of them said they will spend more for packaging next year and 22% of them said expenditure on packaging will be increased by more than 10% than now. Forty percent of the managers of 200 food brands answered that they changed the packing of their products for the past two years into sustainable packaging.  

Pepsi and Coca Cola have developed environment-friendly beverage cups with seaweed and mushroom materials, and global mineral water companies are making effort to manufacture the products using 100% bio-based PET containers.  

Hallo Top Ice Cream, which is famous for low-calorie ice cream, simplified its label and design and had 224,216 times of hashtag in Instagram related to its product package as of May 18. 

 

Environment-friendly packaging that catches the two hares of environment and health 

Foods with good packaging is becoming popular by the increasing interest in environmental protection. Recently, the development of the materials that can substitute plastic is also receiving attention due to the fear of microplastic.

Plastic is used the most as a packing material but it has the fatal disadvantage of not rotting away. Recently researches found out that microplastic of a very small size (100 micron) that is invisible to the eye is scattered in the environment including the sea and soil being accumulated in the body of human, the apex predator, through fish, insects and even plants.

As a result, the food industry is recently paying attention to paper packing as a substitute for plastic. As paper can be decomposed, it affects environment little and is being used for packing of various foods by technological development.

Delivering the trend of Chinese food market, the Export Support Information of Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation expected that ‘paper packing will be a major trend in food industry by the global trend of environment-friendly packaging’ and ‘the change in food packaging will improve industrial structure and management method by leading corporate innovation’.

 

 

​Movement of practicing environment-friendly packaging in Korean industry
Dongwon Systems, which is the largest comprehensive packaging material company in Korea, is constructing an aseptic filling beverage factory in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do, by investing KRW70 billion with a goal to open it in June next year.

Aseptic filling is a method of filling the PET with sterilized beverage in a bacteria-free facility which cannot be invaded by outside bacteria. The environment-friendly PET is about 20% lighter than that of ordinary beverage. The percentage of packing by aseptic filling is increasing more in advanced countries.

In 2013, CJ Cheil Jedang succeeded in developing environment-friendly plastic bag using the material of wheat crust. The environment-friendly plastic bag reduces the amount of usage of harmful petrochemical materials by mixing 25% of finely ground wheat crust unlike the existing vinyl bags made of polyethylene content.

Orion has been implementing good packing project since 2014: reducing empty space inside the packing and increasing weight of product in the 1st stage; environment-friendly packing in the 2nd stage; Green (human body-friendly) Packing in the 3rd stage; enhancing price-performance in the 4th stage; and now it is in the 5th stage of win-win growth and environment-friendly packing.

About foodpolis

Leave a Reply

이메일은 공개되지 않습니다. 필수 입력창은 * 로 표시되어 있습니다