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EQUIPMENT
Packaging Materials

PURSUING NEW

PLASTICS
Awareness of environmental impacts is driving change to more sustainable film and bag options.
by Nico Roesler

T

The movement to fully recyclable and biodegradable
packaging materials has been gradual as consumers
become more educated about the danger plastics pose
to natural habitats like oceans. It's a slow tide rising,
but many experts predict that sustainable packaging
is about to wash over most consumer packaged goods
(CPGs) within the decade. The question for baked
goods and snack producers is how to convert to these
materials without raising their prices beyond consumer expectations.
Many laminate films today are not fully recyclable.
Metals, certain resins and other materials in films and
bags prohibit them from being reused. And the reality is
that 100% recyclable films and bags can cost up to 20%
more and sometimes come with process performance
tradeoffs. Bakers need to weigh the importance of these
materials against their bottom line. Will consumers pay
10% more for a bag of chips if the packaging is fully recyclable? The answer is not always clear.
According to the 2018 PMMI report "Snack Foods
- Packaging and Processing Market Assessment and
Trends," a lack of sustainable packaging is not yet an obstacle to a purchase decision for consumers. Just because

something is or isn't recyclable doesn't weigh heavily on
purchasing decisions yet.
Innova Market Research recently conducted a survey
that showed about 25% of consumers in the US, UK and
Germany said biodegradable or compostable packaging
is an important consideration when they purchase food.
PMMI predicts that recyclable and biodegradable packaging will grow slowly over the next two to three years
but will be more relevant, and occupy a much larger segment of the market, in five to 10 years.
For example, Kraft Heinz, Chicago, and Nestle, Vevey,
Switzerland, have converted their packaging processes,
both pledging to make 100% of their packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Transitioning to these types of films can affect process speeds, but technology over the past five years has
improved significantly. There are now many drop-in
replacement options for bakers and snack producers if
they are willing to make the investment.

Many recyclable and
bio-based films are now
machinable at rates
comparable to
traditional films.
phuchit.a@gmail.com

Capable of converting
When deciding to convert to recyclable or biodegradable materials, consider seal strength and barrier quality.

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Baking & Snack - March 2019
Contents
Contents
Editorial - Connecting the dots
Newsfront - McMullian to succeed Shiver at Flowers Foods
GFF expert named to advisory committee
ARYZTA adding cookie dough line in Minnesota
Mondelez capturing greater snack market share
News - Snacks skewing toward wellness, portability
Blue Diamond Growers to expand almond plant
IBIE adds education-only day
Correction
People/In Brief
CENSUS - SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
WYANDOT SNACKS - CHANGING THE GAME
C-STORES - INNOVATION PLAYGROUND
Feel-good snacks
EMULSIFIERS - COME TOGETHER
Searching for sustainable alternatives
FIBER - OPEN THE TOOLBOX
SNACK TECHNOLOGY - LIGHTEN UP
SHEETING, LAMINATING - STRETCHING THE IMAGINATION
Technology transforms to adapt to trends
BATTER DEPOSITING - WEIGHING THE OPTIONS
AUDITS - GATHERING THE EVIDENCE
Keeping track of inventory
PACKAGING MATERIALS - PURSUING NEW PLASTICS
Train the trainer on recycling tips
MEETING PREVIEW TIA - MILESTONE CELEBRATION
MEETING PREVIEW IFT - FORWARD-THINKING
MEETING PREVIEW IBIE - UNENDING UPGRADES
EVENTS
FEATURED INNOVATION CENTER
INGREDIENTS & FORMULATING
EQUIPMENT & PACKAGING
PATENTS
NEW ON THE SHELF
MARKETPLACE
AD INDEX
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Editorial - Connecting the dots
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Mondelez capturing greater snack market share
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Correction
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - People/In Brief
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - CENSUS - SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - C-STORES - INNOVATION PLAYGROUND
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Feel-good snacks
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - EMULSIFIERS - COME TOGETHER
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Searching for sustainable alternatives
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - FIBER - OPEN THE TOOLBOX
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - SNACK TECHNOLOGY - LIGHTEN UP
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - SHEETING, LAMINATING - STRETCHING THE IMAGINATION
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Technology transforms to adapt to trends
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - BATTER DEPOSITING - WEIGHING THE OPTIONS
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - AUDITS - GATHERING THE EVIDENCE
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Keeping track of inventory
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - PACKAGING MATERIALS - PURSUING NEW PLASTICS
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - Train the trainer on recycling tips
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - MEETING PREVIEW TIA - MILESTONE CELEBRATION
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - MEETING PREVIEW IFT - FORWARD-THINKING
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - MEETING PREVIEW IBIE - UNENDING UPGRADES
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - EVENTS
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - FEATURED INNOVATION CENTER
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - INGREDIENTS & FORMULATING
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - EQUIPMENT & PACKAGING
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - PATENTS
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - NEW ON THE SHELF
Baking & Snack - March 2019 - MARKETPLACE
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Baking & Snack - March 2019 - AD INDEX
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