[Vision] Six major trends of the international paper packaging industry The packaging industry may develop in the future
Among the four major packaging materials: paper, plastic, metal, and glass, paper packaging materials are the cheapest, and they can be recycled and reused, which is good for environmental protection and therefore has the fastest development.
We usually discuss the development status and trends of the domestic paper packaging industry the most. This article will analyze the development trends and trends of the international paper packaging industry for you. Based on comprehensive information, the author believes that the international paper packaging industry is mainly developing in the following directions.
Packaging process tends to be simplified
The application of modern technology in the field of packaging has simplified many packaging processes and made them more scientific and reasonable. For example, in the past, plastic packaging, such as extrusion, hot pressing, stamping, and other molding processes have gradually been applied to the molding of cardboard packaging, so that products that could not be packaged with paper in the past also used paper packaging.
Packaging post-printing process is more scientific and practical, and packaging performance and effects have also changed significantly. For example, in the past packaging surface treatment, the wax coating and lamination processes have gradually been replaced by surface laminating (spraying treatment), and the production process of anti-counterfeit packaging has shifted from partial printing or production to integrated large-area printing and production. .
Intelligent paper packaging machinery
At present, in order to meet the diversified needs of modern commodity packaging, developed countries have begun to continuously develop general packaging machinery and equipment that are suitable for multiple varieties and small batches. At the same time, it keeps pace with the development of modern high-tech and develops and develops modern special-purpose packaging machinery that uses high-tech.
Including film blowing machinery, composite machinery, coating machinery, slitting machinery, printing machinery, paper bag machinery, can filling and filling machines, etc. This type of machinery occupies a small space and has high efficiency. The appearance of the machine is adapted to environmental requirements and psychological requirements of operators. Wait. Packaging and printing equipment is developing towards digitalization and miniaturization, and the cost is also becoming cheaper.
Industrialization of nano new materials packaging
The latest nanotechnology has industrial application prospects in the packaging field: nanoplastic new materials, green and environmentally-friendly colored nanofilms, nanocomposite polymer fresh-keeping films, new nanocomposite color-change anti-counterfeiting films and heavy ion microporous anti-counterfeiting technologies, modified poly Lipid nano-PET container, polymer nano-composite.
In addition, nano-antibacterial coatings (nano-organic, inorganic anti-bacterial, aseptic packaging), the application of nano-materials in temperature-sensitive, gas-sensitive, and moisture-sensitive applications, nano-inks and nano-pigments (transparent nano-scale slow iron oxide), Nano-magnetic printing, nano-paper, and other packaging materials also have high industrial application prospects.
Micro corrugated cardboard becomes a trend
In recent years, with the in-depth research on the miniaturization of corrugated cardboard, in the international market, especially in Europe, a kind of miniature corrugated cardboard material used to replace thick cardboard is in the ascendant. Among them, F corrugated and G corrugated The trend of corrugated cardboard to replace thick cardboard is particularly fierce.
With the development and use of this kind of miniature corrugated cardboard, on the basis of ensuring the protection and storage function of commodities in the traditional sense of corrugated cardboard, its role in product sales display has also been further strengthened.
The machine for producing micro corrugation does not need to make new changes to the original corrugation equipment. At present, fine corrugated boxes and fine cartons have largely replaced the original packaging cartons and cartons used in tobacco, alcohol, food, household products, medicine, computers, clothing, cosmetics, detergents and other products.
Micro corrugated paper containers have the advantages of low price, strong flatness, and thin materials. They have begun to quickly occupy domestic and foreign markets, and the annual growth rate in China has exceeded 10%.
The price of fine corrugation is lower. Under the same demand, the cost is reduced by about 30%; the fine corrugation is strong, flat and beautiful, and the printing performance is good, saving about 30% of the original paper. The carton processing machine and the roll die cutting machine do not need to be replaced. It can be processed on the latest roll die cutting machine with vacuum conveying equipment, and even on the lithographic die cutting machine.
Green packaging materials
With the rising awareness of environmental protection, the global economy and industrial system are emerging with the concept of "zero packaging" and "green packaging" guided by the packaging revolution, and the implementation of payment and storage, green products and green packaging will become hot spots.
Green packaging is a kind of high-tech packaging. Starting from raw materials, packaging design, manufacturing, and product recycling, every link must be source-saving, efficient, and harmless. Ecological packaging materials have received widespread attention from the world, and their research must be considered from the entire process of development, design, production, use, and disposal.
In addition, paper product packaging focuses on the development of low-weight, high-strength, lightweight high-end paper packaging to achieve the goals of standardization, serialization, multiple varieties, multiple substrates, and multiple uses.
Implement circular economy
Circular economy is a kind of economic growth model that takes the efficient use of resources as the core, and features low consumption, low emissions, and high efficiency as the basic characteristics. It is in line with the concept of sustainable development. It is a tradition of "mass production, mass consumption, mass waste" Fundamental changes in the resource-based economic growth model.
After the new concept of circular economy was put forward by Americans in the 1960s, it was quickly taken seriously by developed countries. Germany and Japan formulated the Circular Economy Law at the end of the 20th century to promote the circular economy with the legal system. The international community has listed circular economy and knowledge economy as two major trends in world economic development.