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PACKAGING

sealed and

DELIVERED
Form-fill-seal machine manufacturers gear up as pet food
processors innovate to meet growing demand.
By Lynn Petrak | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com

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While market growth is never in the bag, it's safe to say
the pet food category will expand, and with it the use
of form-fill-seal (FFS) machines. The market research
group Packaged Facts reports continued mid-single-digit
growth for pet food packaging based on sales of pet products and the growing premium nature of such items.
While there is still demand for canned pet food products, bags and pouches remain dominant for pet food
and treats. Pet food processors are keeping pace with
demand by ramping up their packaging systems that include FFS machines.
Packaging material and equipment companies agree
that this is a category with a lot of potential. "The whole
pet food area is growing. People are busy, they love their
pets and are taking care of what they are feeding them.
Packaging plays a huge part of that visually. When consumers are making their purchase, they look at not only
the ingredients, but how it's packaged," says Christine
Duncan, marketing manager for Covington, Kentuckybased ProMach's flexibles line, comprised of the Matrix
Packaging Machinery and Ossid, LLC systems.
Heidi Oelrich, senior marketing communications
leader, packaging, for BW Packaging Systems in
Minneapolis, agrees, and says that pet food system suppliers change with the times and with
customers. "Practically speaking, more people
have flexible income and are choosing to spend
it on their pets," she says. "Our marketing and
R&D teams depend on customer input to make
sure we understand their business - what's
working well and what could be better. We're
taking that feedback and investing in new product development to make sure they have what
they need to continue growing and thriving."
Santi Alberich, marketing manager for Mespack,
a Downers Grove, Illinois-based manufacturer of flex-

ible packaging machinery and a subsidiary of Duravant
LLC, notes that packaging for pet food gets more scrutiny,
whether online or in a store. "Nowadays, pet food packaging is getting closer to human packaging in the sense of
design and format types. This industry is also migrating
from canned products to flexible packaging," he says.
The increased attention to pets' diets results in pet
owners taking a closer look at packaging. "The reasons behind the growth are the high esteem pets have
in many households as well as a steady increase in the

Doy-style bags are a
type of packaging with
reclosable seals. High
speed doy zip packaging systems produce
a wide range of bag
formats, sizes, and
shapes, with or without
recloseable features.
BW Packaging Systems

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PET Food Processing - December 2018
CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - Center of attention
TRENDS - REWARDING INDULGENCE
PLANT PROFILE - World Record INNOVATION
PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT - BEGGIN' FOR MORE
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - BARKING UP A NEW TREE
FOOD SAFETY - MANAGING THE COLD
INGREDIENTS - VETTING vegetarian pet food
PACKAGING TRENDS - all about AESTHETICS
FORMULATION - CLEAN BY ANY NAME
EQUIPMENT - MIXING MATTERS
OPERATIONS - Integrated INTELLIGENCE
PACKAGING - sealed and DELIVERED
BEST IN SHOW
EVENTS
SIT, STAY, READ
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - CONTENTS
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - OFF THE LEASH - Center of attention
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 10
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - TRENDS - REWARDING INDULGENCE
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 13
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 14
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PLANT PROFILE - World Record INNOVATION
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT - BEGGIN' FOR MORE
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 28
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 29
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - BARKING UP A NEW TREE
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 31
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 32
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - FOOD SAFETY - MANAGING THE COLD
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - INGREDIENTS - VETTING vegetarian pet food
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 44
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 46
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PACKAGING TRENDS - all about AESTHETICS
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 50
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - FORMULATION - CLEAN BY ANY NAME
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - EQUIPMENT - MIXING MATTERS
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 60
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - OPERATIONS - Integrated INTELLIGENCE
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PACKAGING - sealed and DELIVERED
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - BEST IN SHOW
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - SIT, STAY, READ
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