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3rd International Conference on Food and Beverage Packaging, will be organized around the theme “Advancements In Food and Beverage Packaging”

Food Packaging 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Food Packaging 2017

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Food Packaging plays such an important role in the preservation and marketability of a product, many companies seek a contract packaging service to help them obtain the best quality packaging available. Benefits to a co-manufacturer include cost, speed, quality and innovation. The primary purpose of food packaging must continue to be maintaining the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of food. The impact of packaging waste on the environment can be minimized by prudently selecting materials and reviewing expectations of packaging in terms of environmental impact. Knowledgeable efforts by industry, government, and consumers will promote continued improvement, and an understanding of the functional characteristics of packaging will prevent much of the well-intentioned but ill-advised solutions that do not adequately account for both pre consumer and postconsumer packaging factors.

 

  • Track 1-1Types of packaging
  • Track 1-2Constraints on adequate packaging
  • Track 1-3Functions of packaging
  • Track 1-4Packaging materials
  • Track 1-5Properties of packaging materials
  • Track 1-6Antimicrobial food packaging
  • Track 1-7Lubricants used in packaging machines
  • Track 1-8Packaging Machines
  • Track 1-9Food Packaging Trends
  • Track 1-10Food Packaging Regulations
  • Track 1-11Autocoding

It is important  to maintain Food safety during processing, packaging, storage, logistics (including cold chain), sale, and use. Conformance to applicable regulations is mandatory. Some are country specific such as the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture; others are regional such as the European Food Safety Authority. Certification programs such as the Global Food Safety Initiative are sometimes used. Food packaging considerations may include: use of Hazard analysis and critical control points, Verification and validation protocols, Good manufacturing practices, use of an effective Quality management system, Track and trace systems, and requirements for label content. Special Food contact materials are used when the package is in direct contact with the food product. Depending on the packaging operation and the food, packaging machinery often needs specified daily wash-down and cleaning procedures.

  • Track 2-1Food safety management & quality assurance
  • Track 2-2Legal regulations
  • Track 2-3Voluntary standards on food packaging
  • Track 2-4Product labelling, barcoding & traceability
  • Track 2-5Food contact substance (fcs) requirements
  • Track 2-6Packaging specifications and standards

Food packaging testing involves the measurement of a characteristic or property involved with packaging. This includes packaging materials, packaging components, primary packages, shipping containers, and unit loads, as well as the associated processes.The quality and safety of food packaging and other food contact-related materials, is a primary concern for all consumers, businesses, and governments across the global supply chain. Food safety testing measures the effects and interactions of the levels of packaging, the package contents, external forces, and end-use. Testing is of qualitative or quantitative procedure. Package testing is often a physical test. Chemical tests are conducted to determine suitability of food contact materials. Food packaging analysis expertise includes food safety testing, quality assessment and control, problem solving and support in research and development. From testing the food safety and quality of the food packaging material till support in development and failure analyses.

 

  • Track 3-1Food safety testing
  • Track 3-2Analytical and Physical testing packaging materials for R&D
  • Track 3-3Chemical testing packaging materials for R&D
  • Track 3-4Design Hazard Analysis
  • Track 3-5Environmental compliance
  • Track 3-6Packaging performance testing
  • Track 3-7Quality assessment and control, trouble shooting
  • Track 3-8Toxic Analyses and Plasticizers

The food industry has seen great advances in the packaging sector since its inception in the 18th century with most active and intelligent innovations occurring during the past century. These advances have led to improved food quality and safety. While some innovations have stemmed from unexpected sources, most have been driven by changing consumer preferences. The new advances have mostly focused on delaying oxidation and controlling moisture migration, microbial growth, respiration rates, and volatile flavours and aromas. This focus parallels that of food packaging distribution, which has driven change in the key areas of sustainable packaging, use of the packaging value chain relationships for competitive advantage, and the evolving role of food service packaging. Nanotechnology has potential to influence the packaging sector greatly. Nano scale innovations in the forms of pathogen detection, active packaging, and barrier formation are poised to elevate food packaging to new heights.

  • Track 4-1Aseptic packages
  • Track 4-2Fresh food packaging
  • Track 4-3Chilled packages
  • Track 4-4Sustainable food packaging
  • Track 4-5Bisphenol A in food packaging
  • Track 4-6Packaging supplier relationships for competitive advantage
  • Track 4-7Evolution of food service packaging
  • Track 4-8RFID systems for packaged foods

Nanomaterials are increasingly being used in the food packaging industry due to the range of advanced functional properties they can bring to packaging materials. Nanotechnology-enabled food packaging can generally be divided into three main categories - improved packaging, active packaging, intelligent /smart packaging. A coating of metal or glass, which are totally impermeable to gases, would prevent this from happening - this is obviously impractical however, as it would reduce flexibility, and would be much more expensive than plastic packaging. This is where nanotechnology comes to the rescue - a coating of clay nanoparticles just a few nanometres thick is sufficient to create an impermeable layer, without compromising on flexibility or adding a great deal to the cost. The most active area of food nanoscience research and development is packaging: the global nano-enabled food and beverage packaging market was 4.13 billion US dollars in 2008 and has been projected to grow to 7.3 billion by 2014, representing an annual growth rate of 11.65%.

  • Track 5-1Using Clay Nanoparticles to Improve Plastic Packaging for Food Products
  • Track 5-2Creating a Molecular Barrier by Embedding Nano crystals in Plastic Can Improve Packaging
  • Track 5-3Using Nanotechnology Methods to Develop Antimicrobial Packaging and ‘Active Packaging’
  • Track 5-4Embedded Sensors in Food Packaging and ‘Electronic Tongue’ Technology
  • Track 5-5Using a Nanotech Bio-switch in ‘Release on Command’ Food Packaging
  • Track 5-6Using Food Packaging Sensors in Defence and Security Applications
  • Track 5-7Problems in Industrial Food Production that Sensors and ‘Smart Packaging’ Will Not Address

When introducing new product to consumers it need to display originality in the packaging design. Consumers look for packaging that is visually pleasing and representative of the actual product. The package should demonstrate the company’s ability to uniquely display the product through color, size, and logo. Effectively balancing innovation with cost-efficiency keeps the consumer’s needs at the forefront while still remaining effective in demonstrating the product and its benefits. Today’s packaging professionals must account for how a package must function, who is to use it, and what is the easiest and most suitable format for reuse, recycle, or refill. Innovation need to be managed with cost effective packaging.

  • Track 6-1To leverage trends and consumer insights to revitalize a packaging portfolio by introducing new and informed designs
  • Track 6-2Using market data to support a shift in packaging with minimized risk
  • Track 6-3Applying the hottest and most effective packaging identifiers to help drive trial and repeat purchase in new package creations
  • Track 6-4Effectively balancing innovation with cost-efficiency
  • Track 6-5Food Biodeterioration and Methods of Preservation
  • Track 6-6Packaging Strategies

Food Packaging has developed strongly during recent years, mainly due to increased demand on product safety, shelf-life extension, cost efficiency, enviromental issues and customer convinience. In order to improve the performance of packaging in meeting these varied demands, innovative modified and controlled-atmosphere packaging, and active and intelligent packaging systems are being developed. Other elements of increasing importance in food packaging include traceability, tamper indication, and sustainability. Consumers demand products with fewer synthetic additives but increased safety and shelf-life. These demands have increased the importance of natural antimicrobials which prevent the growth of pathogenic and spoilage micro-organisms. The emergence of ‘minimal’ processing techniques, which have limited impact on a food’s nutritional and sensory properties, has been a major new development in the food industry.

  • Track 7-1Types and roles of Active and Intelligent packaging
  • Track 7-2Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Track 7-3Non-migratory bioactive polymers (NMBP)
  • Track 7-4Oxygen, ethylene and other scavengers
  • Track 7-5Time-temperature indicators (TTIs)
  • Track 7-6The use of freshness indicators in packaging
  • Track 7-7Packaging-flavour interactions
  • Track 7-8Moisture regulation
  • Track 7-9Developments in Modified Atmospheric Packaging
  • Track 7-10Barcodes

Robots are primarily used by the food industry for packaging and pallestitaion, but new applications are emerging. The future of robotics in food industry is both exciting and interesting. As computers and control systems become are becoming more sophisticated, more intelligent and lower in cost, some of the more complex applications will become both possible and affordable. It will be interesting to see if the food industry will employ the same number of robots in the future as does the automotive industry at present. Technical and commercial difficulties blocking the use of robotic systems in food industry should be assessed. The most apparent reasons that are associated in installing of robotic systems in food industry are Saving of manpower, Improved quality and efficiency,Ability to work in any hostile environment and increased consistency and flexibility.

  • Track 8-1Packaging & Repackaging
  • Track 8-2Palletizizng
  • Track 8-3Picking
  • Track 8-4Production
  • Track 8-5Gripper technology
  • Track 8-6Portal robots
  • Track 8-7Articulated robots
  • Track 8-8SCARAs (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arms)
  • Track 8-9Delta robots
  • Track 8-10Application of industrial robots

Food and food packaging waste in the world is a subject of environmental, economic and social concern that has received widespread media coverage and been met with varying responses from government. Since 1915, food waste has been identified as a considerable problem and has been the subject of on-going media attention, intensifying with the launch of many campaigns. Food package waste has been discussed in newspaper articles, news reports and television programmes, which have increased awareness of it as a public issue. To tackle waste issues, encompassing food waste, packaging reduction techniques and disposal of food packaging materials involves better strategies to control the alarming global pollution.

  • Track 9-1Food waste reduction strategies
  • Track 9-2The recycling and reuse
  • Track 9-3Packaging reduction techniques
  • Track 9-4Disposal of food packaging materials
  • Track 9-5Conclusions and recommendations
  • Track 9-6Future of food preservation & packaging

Bio-based food packaging materials are derived from renewable sources and are potentially biodegradable that is composting (which is a technique for waste management). Bio based packaging materials include both edible coatings and edible films along with primary and secondary packaging materials. At the turn of the last century most non-fuel industrial products; dyes, inks, paint, medicines, chemicals, clothing, synthetic fibres and plastics were made from bio based resources. During the last years, the leading world research teams have been working on developing new biodegradable and edible packaging based on renewable biological sources, the so called “regulated life cycle materials”. By the 1970s petroleum derived materials had, to a large extent, replaced those materials derived from natural resources. Recent developments are raising the prospects that naturally derived resources again will be a major contributor to the production of industrial products. Bio based /green polymers in food packaging are the wave of the future. The Scientific challenge is to find such applications and thus to create the demand for large scale production of biopolymers/ biomaterials that would help in attaining the sustainable development of green materials in contrast to petroleum.

  • Track 10-1Current status on bio based packaging
  • Track 10-2Future and Scope of bio based packaging
  • Track 10-3Edible and Biofilm Packaging Materials Technology
  • Track 10-4Type of bio based materials suitable for bio based packaging
  • Track 10-5Bio based materials with suitable barrier properties for food packaging
  • Track 10-6Bio based labels, layers and adhesives
  • Track 10-7Environmental impacts of bio based materials: biodegradability and compostability
  • Track 10-8Sustainability, recycling and renewable materials

The food and beverage markets represent the largest consumption group for packaging materials and machinery. Sales for one top growing segment alone—pet food packaging—are expected to reach $2.5 billion in 2018 in the U.S., according to market research firm Freedonia Group. And growth in beverage packaging market is projected at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%, to hit $131.1 billion by 2019, according to analysis by Markets and Markets. Packaging machinery consists of equipment for uses such as canning; container cleaning, filling, and forming; bagging, packing, unpacking, bottling, sealing and lidding; inspection and check weighing; wrapping, shrink film and heat sealing; case forming, labeling, marking, and other product identification machines and encoding; palletizing and depalletizing, and related uses. Food & beverage industry comprises of ample varieties and those varieties require different types of packaging techniques as Beverages needs consistent seal integrity for greater protection against leaks and Dairy products requires to retain freshness and flavor in their packaging.

  • Track 11-1Auto-coding label and date verification
  • Track 11-2Blister-, skin- and vacuum-packaging machines
  • Track 11-3Capping, over-capping, lidding, closing, seaming and sealing machines
  • Track 11-4Cartoning machines
  • Track 11-5Case and tray forming, packing, unpacking, closing and sealing Machines
  • Track 11-6Cleaning, sterilizing, cooling and drying machines
  • Track 11-7Feeding, orienting, and placing machines
  • Track 11-8Form, fill and seal machines
  • Track 11-9Inspecting, detecting and check-weighing machines
  • Track 11-10Palletizing, depalletizing, and pallet unitizing machines
  • Track 11-11Labeling, marking, and other product identification machines

Manufacturers of food processing and packaging equipment are being driven to offer a broader selection of products at lower costs and supplement their offerings with smart technologies, design and other services. Packaging logistics is a multidisciplinary approach, integrating the packaging system and logistic system to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire supply chain. The design principles for sustainable packaging can be summarized as  effective, efficient, cyclic and safe. Research and development spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries and new technologies are leading the market in a new direction. The overall revenue for the market increased from 2011 to 2013 due to new advancements, new product launches and changing lifestyles, which will all influence market growth in the foreseeable future. 

  • Track 12-1Ethylene &Co2 Scavengers, Ethanol Emitters and Moisture absorbers
  • Track 12-2Regulatory issues, consumer acceptability and equipment considerations
  • Track 12-3Metal, Paper and Paperboard Packaging: Manufature and Design
  • Track 12-4Packaging Materials and Systems
  • Track 12-5Smart technologies
  • Track 12-6Intelligent labels
  • Track 12-7Sensor development
  • Track 12-8Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
  • Track 12-9Gases used in MAP

Gradually changing food habits and two working parents are increasing the demand for frozen and easy to prepare products. A gradual increase in female participation in the workforce is likely to raise demand for convenience and packaged food as well as eating out. The economy plays a central role in influencing the size and growth of the market. In the packaging market, a great deal of attention has been devoted to ensuring that the offer responds to the demands of particular demographic segments, and takes into account the ageing boomers of the world’s population that is now occurring. Lifestyle trends are positive, encouraging innovation and expandsion of chilled cabinet selections in supermarkets. Consumers are becoming increasingly demanding and short of time, seeking out convenience food solutions that represent an advance on more traditional processed foods. The expectations of food quality are rising and growing awareness of health and other issues present new challenges to retailers, packers and packaging suppliers alike.

  • Track 13-1Product personalisation to stay in contact with younger customers
  • Track 13-2Aging Boomers
  • Track 13-3The trend towards smaller households
  • Track 13-4Growing requirements for brand enhancement/ differentiation in an increasingly competitive environment
  • Track 13-5The move towards smaller pack sizes as the incidence of families eating together at the dinner table become less common

Food waste is prevented and resources are preserved with effective food packaging designs. This is why flexible food packaging like tetra pack is growing in popularity among consumers. Its light weight, increased shelf life and creative graphics are all advantages that greatly benefit the buyers. Consumers are looking for food in packages that are easier to open. Sustainability is a driving force among many food and beverage producers, providing food that suits the consumer's evolving values around sustainability. Consumers expect F & B products to be natural, healthy and tasty at the same time. Consumers also expect packaging to reflect their changing lifestyles.  Smaller, individual on-the-go formats are better suited to the lifestyles of today’s more mobile generation, while larger multi-pack formats are ideal for the separate habits of today’s bigger families.

  • Track 14-1Innovative application of microencapsulation in food packaging
  • Track 14-2Vacuum, gas, aseptic and sterile packaging
  • Track 14-3Tetra pack
  • Track 14-4High barrier materials
  • Track 14-5Digital print for packaging
  • Track 14-6Migration from packaging to foods
  • Track 14-7Logistical Packaging for Food Marketing Systems
  • Track 14-8Food packaging and insect pests