Pet Food Packaging Trends: What to Watch Out For

It’s 2021, and the world is changing faster than we know it. The packaging industry is no exception with its processing updates and newly incorporated materials.

In our busy environment, it can often be difficult to stay up to date on the latest and greatest packaging trends, especially those that may affect your life.

The pet food niche is one such area that can and often impacts the health and lifestyle of your beloved animals. Pets need food. Food needs to be created in mass quantity. That involves a complex international packaging process that society may know little about.

That is what Pearl is here to help you with. We want to explain the latest Pet Food packaging trends that you should be watching out for as a consumer and potential or current pet owner.

So, stick around. Listen up. Get ready to learn some facts!

  1. Growth of the Bag Segment

The global pet food packaging market is expected to be valued at USD 19.7 billion dollars by the end of 2028, a significant increase from 2020’s $10 billion value.

Of this diverse market, the bag segment of food packaging is expected to hold a substantial share of this market value. But, why? Why are bags so important in the packaging world? Well, it’s simple. Customers love how easy it is to deal with and handle bags versus other packaging types. From the production standpoint, bags are very low cost. This is the power combination that will make the bag segment soar in the next few years.

  1. Leading Plastic Segment

Unfortunately, despite all the calls for being more environmentally friendly, the plastic segment of the pet food packaging industry is likely to remain dominant for the foreseeable future.

  1. Growth of Cat Food Packaging

In terms of animal type, cat food is the segment expected to expand significantly when it comes to the pet food market. The reason for this is that more and more individuals are inclined to purchase or adopt cats all while gearing towards more expensive cat foods.

  1. North America Heads the Packaging Industry

Regionally, North America is anticipated to lead the pet food packaging market thanks to the robust demand by developed countries like the U.S. and Mexico. The population’s desire to own more pets and purchase higher-quality foods is the reason behind North America’s surge in pet food packing practices.

  1. Popularity of Form-Fill-Seal

The FFS packaging is one of the most popular because of its high speed, efficiency, and productivity compared to individual machines. The expected growth for this type is nearly 7% over the next 5-6 years.

Pearl Technologies: How Can We Help?

At Pearl Technologies, our goal is to revolutionize the pouch converting industry with high-quality, unique, and practical solutions.

We have a variety of products to offer you, including but not limited to:

  • Ball and Die
  • Cross Web Perf
  • Sealers
  • Slitters
  • Pivot Pouch
  • Zero Clearance
  • Flex Units
  • Spreader Bars

Do you want superior hole quality? Go for the Zero Clearance. Do you want versatility and variety? Go for the Flex Units that feature a unique “swap” design for ultimate flexibility. Do you want vent holes on your pouch? The Ball and Die unit will do the trick.

Pearl is dedicated to providing numerous products that will save you time, money, and the headache of having to deal with packaging failures.

Take the chance and join the Pearl Technologies community today!

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