Consumers are ready to pay more for eco-friendly packaging and more shoppers are indicated that they opt for eco-friendly packaging. Many restaurants are looking to use eco-friendly packaging as a part of green revolution. Most of the consumers are interested in making their dining decisions based on the ecological factors at the restaurant. Consumers prefer eco-friendly packaging. The food and beverage industry has offered solutions that have changed the look of product lines. The latest technology reflects the innovation of manufacturers with their eco-efforts.
Some of the award-winning packaging technologies that may soon become benchmark in the food and beverage industry are:
Compostable Metalized Papers are an alternative to metalized films, foils laminated papers and foil that is bit hard to recycle. The manufacturer of metalized papers recently launched compostable metalized papers. The inventive papers are come in different weights and may be used for wraps, pouches and sandwich bags. The papers are tested and certified to be eco-friendly meeting the standard.
Thermal Boxes are vital for few food item shipments. The manufacturers are demonstrating different ways packaging that can be more eco-friendly. Thermo Pod provides patented, eco-friendly and recyclable packaging solutions. Thermo Pod’s green insulation packaging is not only limited to the food and beverage industry, the shipping containers are green solutions to similar but less eco-friendly options. The temperature-control packaging features ultra- patented purified recycled textile fibers. The packaging also features an absorbent fiber and antimicrobial additive to stop cross-contamination.
Plant-Based Plastic Containers appeared few years ago in the food packaging industry. Some companies are big supporters of this trend. Coca-Cola launched its recyclable PET plastic bottle and has plans to offer its beverages in the sustainable packaging. The so called Plant Bottle functions like greener alternative packaging materials that are up to 30 percent plant-based.
In Cycle Insulating Containers are examples of the packaging light weight trend. With this particular packaging, a solid state microcellular plastic is used to achieve the insulation required to keep containers hot or cold. These containers use recycled non reacting carbon-dioxide gas to thermoform recycled PET plastic rolls into natural and insulated trays and cups.
Electro-Conductive Packaging uses the Ultra-Fresh Freezing System technology to ensure food quality. This system makes use of alternating and direct electric potential. At the same time reduces the volume of ice crystals by rapidly cooling the product without oxidization that is formed in food cells. The combination of innovative electro-conductive with rapid freezing system holds the food taste and texture cutting down on the amount of food thrown away.