Recent technological improvement has given rise to a lazy generation of millennials who demands everything delivered to their doorstep. And the food services industry is no different from this trend, and with the increase in popularity of food delivery services and increasing demand for fresh, healthier, and well-packaged food products, the food packaging businesses have been forced to innovate to meet those demands.

Here, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder, and Director of Delhi based packaging firm Packman Packaging Pvt Ltd talks about food packaging trends to be seen in the coming future.

Go Green Culture

Environmental safety has become a huge concern today; due to which, there is an increasing pressure on the food packaging industry to make environmental sustainability an important cog of their packaging decisions and include the same as a part of their business culture. However, the big challenge here for food packing industry is the price involved. This has forced them to research and explore lightweight and mineral-filled products that are both economical and environment-friendly.

Polypropylene’s Importance

In present times, polypropylene has displaced plastic packaging options because of the wide range of benefits it has to provide, like high resistance to heat, economical, sustainability attributes, and lightweight. Those advantages have made polypropylene an attractive choice for food packaging companies.

Transparent Packaging

Clear packaging is being linked with a good visual appeal in the current genre. Several food packaging companies are adapting to this trend because of the popularity it has gained among buyers. The common customer perception is that clarity in food packaging symbolizes ingredient wholesomeness, this, in turn, gives them the satisfaction of buying top quality products.

Eat On The Move

On the move or ready-to-eat packaging is now highly popular, particularly among the millennials. These buyers prefer to grab food on the move and seek resealable and re-heat able packaging, that would allow them to use the needed amount and save the rest for later without losing the freshness of the food. Food packaging establishments are looking at packaging alternatives that can significantly meet the demands of this segment.

Class Apart

The increasing competition has given rise to the requirement for creating a unique brand identity. Food packaging businesses are helping brands to achieve this through customization that separates them from their competitors on the store shelf. Customer brand loyalty and unique brand visibility are the end-results of customization.