Active Packaging

MicrobeGuard FoodTouch® products are an active packaging solution. The global market for advanced packaging solutions that includes active, controlled, intelligent packaging, and advanced packaging components was at $31.4 billion in 2011, according to a report from BCC Research entitled Active, Controlled, and Intelligent Packaging for Foods and Beverages Focus on Active Packaging.

Consumer packaging is a vital component of contemporary living today, with food and beverage packaging making up the largest segment. Key megatrends, such as upgraded standard of living and demand for safety, convenience, health, wellbeing, and sustainability are creating long-term shifts affecting consumers’ lives, eating habits, and purchasing behaviors across many different markets, regions and demographics.

The increasing consumer demand for fresh and unaltered food has driven the integration of active packaging in the food and beverages industry. MicrobeGuard FoodTouch® products are the ONLY active packaging paper products available in the market today.

  • Visiongain projects that in 2013 the size of the global food packaging market will increase to $251.8 billion. Hanover projects that the size of the North American food packaging market will be approximately $54. 4 billion.
  • Global flexible food packaging consumption is projected to increase by $16.7 million tons in 2016. The end markets that will see the most significant increases in consumption are meat, fish, and poultry; chilled food; and fruits and vegetables.
  • Hanover estimates the size of the United States food contact paper market to be approximately $7.95 billion, or approximately 3.3 million tons.
  • The size of the food contact paper market is approximately one million tons and approximately $2 billion.