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Meat, poultry and seafood packagers are looking for material advancements to prevent package failure

According to a new survey from PMMI Business Intelligence, processors are looking for better performance from primary package film and secondary packaging materials for distribution.

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“We waste 20% of film with leaking packages,” said one plant manager at a seafood operation.

Packagers are looking for better sealing and resealing closure, less wrinkles, better machining tolerances, improved oxygen scavenging, consistent bonding temperatures, and recyclability.

Sustainable packaging is beginning to be demanded by consumers, and other food industries are using more sustainable materials compared to this market, the report says.

Secondary packaging for distribution has to deliver better carton strength to protect product integrity cross country. Meat, poultry and seafood processors are also looking for moisture resistant materials like wax coatings to minimize losses if primary packages leak.

Source: PMMI Business Intelligence, 2017 Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood. Download the full report here.

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