Development trend I of the hottest large flexible

2022-08-13
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Development trend of large flexible packaging enterprises (I)

from the general trend, large flexible packaging manufacturers with strong strength are becoming exclusive regional suppliers by gradually purchasing medium-sized enterprises. I don't know who will be next

next, let's see how the development trend of environmental protection regulations, materials and packaging continues to affect the flexible packaging industry

I. regulations on waste packaging

in some countries, the adjustment tax or fine imposed on waste packaging is decreasing. Britain, for example, has fallen from 11% to 9%. Become flexible and efficient food manufacturers have invested most of their investment in packaging production lines to use thinner films to avoid over packaging. From the perspective of environmental protection, the general trend is from rigid packaging to flexible packaging. Compared with flexible packaging manufacturers, the investment of rigid packaging manufacturers tends to decrease. Nevertheless, some changes in the concept of market development can be seen occasionally in other aspects. For example, British vities biscuits and Jaffa cakes are packaged in a composite can

II. Change trend of materials

materials are tending to use thinner and stronger films. Many small foods use 15 micron adhesive composite films. The engineering technology of polymers has also been improved, including Metallization Technology. It can be expected that there will be further development in this regard. With the strong growth of investment in aluminum plating plants, the price of standard aluminum plating film will continue to fall. With the development of aluminizing technology, aluminized films with higher barrier properties are widely used, especially in the packaging of small food

low temperature heat sealing (l.t.s.) film can complete heat sealing at 65 ℃. Compared with cold sealing film, l.t.s. film has no restrictions on the service life, and there are no registration or pollution problems in the process of packaging and use. Although the heat sealing film provided by flexible packaging manufacturers has these advantages, manufacturers using assembly line packaging of food still tend to choose the cold sealing film as the first choice. Compared with l.t.s. film, cold sealing film has many advantages in packaging speed, ease of use and no damage to chocolate products; At the same time, flexible packaging manufacturers make the cold sealing film can be perfectly aligned during high-speed packaging, making it a very effective processing technology. When using latex cold sealing paint to package chocolate, the smell often affects the taste of chocolate. The above problems can be fundamentally solved by using synthetic cold sealing glue. Synthetic cold sealing adhesive has become mature, and Mars food company has decided to use synthetic cold sealing adhesive to package food in the future

III. packaging trend

on the whole, the flexible packaging market has maintained an annual growth momentum of more than 5%. In the past, for fresh-keeping products, such as the film produced by PP film blowing machine, which is applicable to all kinds of supermarket shopping bags, fungus bags and other bags with relatively high hardness and low requirements for stretch and brightness, the growth rate of the package is predicted to be 30%, but in the past two years, the growth rate of some parts of this product has reached 50%. With the continuous improvement of breathable membrane technology, this kind of packaging will become a growing market for packaging processors. The change of demographic data shows that more and more families are dominated by single parents, single or double employees. Therefore, we predict that the polyester film used for microwave food packaging will continue to grow, especially in replacing family meals

IV. unification of packaging specifications

the wish of a manufacturer to adopt globally standardized unified packaging specifications for similar products produced in different countries has not yet been realized. Fritolay is just a unique example of focusing on global standardized packaging. The consensus view on this phenomenon is that there are too many differences in various markets around the world, so it is difficult to determine whether the benefits can be obtained by adopting standardized packaging, or whether the conditions of the local sales market should be put in the first place. In any case, flexible packaging manufacturers must provide the highest product quality and best service at a moderate price. In the fierce competition, only flexible packaging manufacturers with world-class standards can succeed

v. meet the challenge

users' requirements for flexible packaging manufacturers are very clear:

① products should have the highest quality

② the management of "supply chain" is a major demand, and the relevant management work and costs are likely to be borne by the flexible packaging supplier

③ another trend is entrusted storage. Flexible packaging manufacturers store packaging products according to the requirements put forward by customers in advance, and charge according to the specific quantity until customers decide to use. Although this link, as part of the "supply chain" management, can not reduce costs, it links the "supply chain" with flexible packaging manufacturers to meet the market demand for short version products

④ most users also require that the packaging of goods have more colors and lower prices

⑤ due to users' requirements for low price, high quality and urgent delivery time of products, the burden of flexible packaging manufacturers has increased and profits have decreased. The profits of flexible packaging manufacturers are decreasing, and in some cases, the profit margin has been far lower than the reinvestment interest rate

for example, the material cost of a flexible packaging manufacturer with an annual sales of $50million is roughly 55% - 60% of the total sales. After deducting miscellaneous expenses (including the salary of about employees, the cost of energy, rent and waste products), the profit of the flexible packaging manufacturer is approximately $1.5 million, equivalent to 3% of the sales. A major problem faced by flexible packaging manufacturers is waste. Although up to 18% - 20% of waste has many reasons (such as scratch, color difference, shrinkage, ink flying, paper breaking, and this year's government work report repeatedly mentioned the pleating of private enterprises and private economy), the waste products generated in machine adjustment and registration adjustment are the main reasons for waste. Reduce waste to ≤± 0.5%; (4) The fact that the weights cannot be placed vertically not only means cost savings for the packaging industry, but also reduces non production time

flexible packaging manufacturers should control many main cost points in the actual production process to obtain the maximum cost efficiency. How should printing equipment manufacturers develop and innovate to ensure that the flexible packaging industry can meet the challenges of today, tomorrow and the future? Flexible packaging manufacturers should be able to improve internal cost control and adapt to market prices by using the equipment manufacturer's proven leading technology

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