Recent years have seen a significant growth in customer demand for perishable chilled foods that are seen to be fresh, healthful, and pleasant. A growing variety of chilled processed meals is being supplied to retail by large vendors to fulfil the growing demand of consumers. There is a vast range of chilled items available, and there is also a great variety of packing materials and shapes available for use in refrigerated display cases to boost the appeal of packed goods.
Packing materials such as paper and cardboard are commonly utilised in the packaging of chilled food products. The fact that they are simple to adorn also means that they may be used to augment all other packaging materials, such as labels, cardboard boxes, trays, or exterior packaging. They are also inexpensive. A variety of coatings (including wax, silicone and PVDC) as well as laminates with aluminium foil or flexible polymers are available for these products. A coating or lamination of this type enables for thermobonding and increases resistance to oxygen, moisture, and grease. Wax paper or multi-layer aluminized paper, for example, is historically used to wrap butter before distribution.
Market Growth of the chilled food packaging market:
The market is largely driven by an increase in demand for safe packaged foods from growing markets throughout the world. Fresh meat, chilled meals that are ready to eat, and bakery items make up the majority of the chilled food packaging material used in the industry. In addition, the ease of opening, intelligibility of the graphical design, and the overall pack size are all important concerns for chilled food packaging design.
Between 2020 and 2028, the Chilled Food Packaging Market is expected to grow at an annual growth rate ( cagr (CAGR) of 5.5 percent. In 2020, the market was valued at USD 40.87 million, and it is expected to reach USD 62.72 million by 2028.
Segmentation of the chilled food packaging market:
The chilled food packaging market has been categorised based on type/product into the following categories: Rigid packaging and Flexible packaging.
According to application/end user, chilled food packaging may be divided into the following categories: fruits and vegetables; bakery & confectionery; meat, seafood & poultry; dairy foods; and ready-to-eat foods.