Reducing the amount of packaging can only improve gross margins to a certain extent, with most MNCs in India now turning their attention to achieving greater operational efficiency, according to a PepsiCo India packaging exec.
Food manufacturers in Japan have made good progress in reducing and recycling food waste, but further efforts are urgently needed across all other stages of the supply chain, especially at the consumer level.
‘Customers are looking for a full service partner to simplify line development, achieve optimum performance, reduce risks, simplify line control, and better manage costs throughout the design, build, and production lifecycle’, says Pro Mach.
European packaging major Greiner Packaging will expand in India after forming a joint-venture with local partner Century Ultrapack, one the leading providers of plastic packaging to the Indian dairy industry.
The antipodean food regulator has commissioned an advisory group to assess the safety of nano-technology following the release of two reports reviewing the effects of nano-particles in food additives and food packaging.