Does Cost-Effective Dairy Coding Have An Effect On Production?
The dairy industry has been subject to a number of different trends affecting production, processing, and packaging in recent years. The dairy packaging industry is under increasing pressure from consumers and others in the market to conform to many of these trends, something that could have an effect on other parts of the sector.
Trends in the dairy industry
Mintel, the global market research body, outlined the top global trends affecting the sector recently – namely, portion control and the nutritional needs of older consumers. Therefore when investing in product development, they see companies giving a great deal of attention to addressing the size and format of packaging; making it both more accessible and healthy for consumers.
This will almost certainly have an effect on those in the packaging sector, who have to deliver the necessary codes on smaller and lighter packaging materials. Therefore growth of HDPE to the detriment of glass and the introduction of flexible packaging could catch packers unaware if they do not have the coding technology to deliver the necessary marks on products made from these substrates.