Global food processing and packaging machinery presents a trend of sustainable development
With the improvement of economy and dominance of spiritual needs, the food industry has also developed rapidly. Affected by this, the development of the processing and packaging machinery industry has also shown a new momentum. In the continuous market evolution, the domestic food packaging machinery enterprises must accelerate the development and R & D of key equipment and key technologies so as to break the existing passive pattern in the industry with independent innovation and development.
Over the years, the global beverage and food processing and packaging machinery market has enjoyed steady growth over the years, with only a brief dip in 2009 in the wake of the world financial crisis. Currently, the global beverage and food processing and packaging machinery industry will show the overall trend of sustainability, safety and flexibility.
Sustainability and resource efficiency
For a long time, sustainability has long been more than just a buzzword. The responsible use of resources is also being considered by more and more enterprises as a competitive advantage. At the same time, equipment and technology suppliers are also committed to providing solutions. In recent years, all areas of beverage technology have claimed significant progress in resource consumption: reducing water consumption in beverage production, using process heat and water recycling to ensure a positive energy balance; and significantly improving the use of energy-efficient components for mechanical equipment Energy consumption, reducing energy consumption of bottling equipment up to 30%.
The huge success of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) continues. As many as 40% of all types of beverages were bottled in PET containers in 2011, and the proportion will continue to rise. The reason why PET containers are popular is that their low weight not only improves the profitability of beverage manufacturers, but also requires less oil to transport PET beverage bottles and is environmentally friendly.
Safety and quality
Safety and health production are vital to the health of consumers and are central to the beverage and food industries. The hygiene design of machinery and equipment is one of the top priorities for product safety. Therefore, every part of the equipment must meet the criteria of not containing product residues, soil or microorganisms and being easy to clean, which is the only way to eliminate microbial hazards. At the same time, taking control and inspection measures in the whole production and packaging process is also an important safety guarantee. When necessary, the traceability of the product must be ensured. To facilitate process tracking, control and factory data should be saved. All of these initiatives will enhance product safety.
Diversification and flexibility
Interpersonal differences are common and consumer habits and preferences for beverages and foods vary from person to person. Consumer preferences are extremely diverse, and the life cycle of a product is also very short. For beverage manufacturers, responding to the changing consumer trends of innovation and rapid response capabilities is essential to remain competitive. This is reflected not only in the formulation of the product, but also in the packaging style and size.
These challenges require that production technology must be sufficiently adaptable and responsive. If the product needs to add new ingredients, the production process must be adjusted accordingly and may require different temperature and dosage processes. To adapt to the production of new products, technology and equipment must have fast switching capability. Automated recipe management is the guarantee of automated processing and efficient production control. Especially in the packaging sector, in order to meet the market demand for diversified packaging dimensions, we must maintain sufficient flexibility.
Foodjx Xiaobian believes that because of individual differences, consumers' habits and preferences for beverages and foods vary from person to person. The diversity of consumer preferences is extremely broad, and the life of a product is therefore also very short-lived. Especially in the packaging sector, in order to meet the market demand for diversified packaging dimensions, we must maintain sufficient flexibility. In order to adapt to the production of new products, the relevant technology and equipment in the food processing machinery industry must have fast switching capability.