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EQUIPMENT
STANDING UP TO INCREASED
DEMAND
A
Pouch and can packaging capabilities
continue to evolve and improve.
By Lynn Rogers | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
A vessel for wet pet food or treat products can be flexible
or rigid in nature, but recent growth in the overall category
shows that there is room for both cans and pouches.
A variety of factors, from the rise in households with
pets to the humanization of pets, have spurred greater
demand for pet foods and treats and the accompanying
diversification in products and packaging that is leading
to more and different can and pouch uses.
" General demand in pet food is rising at quite a high
rate but this is quite generally known. What is more interesting
to us is the increased diversity, " declared Milou
Jansen, marketing and communication manager, Lan
Handling Technologies, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Maxwell Davis, general manager, Waldner North
America, Hawthorne, N.Y., agreed that diversification is
evident in the marketplace.
" We've seen tremendous shelf space changeover during
the last year, " Davis said. " The increase in market
share for wet, fresh and specialty foods has been a real
driver in aisle expansion in most big box stores. Brands
are hungry for differentiators, be that in ingredient profile,
wellbeing claims, or most commonly packaging
style and presentation. "
Jeff Arthur, technical sales director for Promach's
Covington, Ky.-based Allpax group, also cited that trend.
" Pet food processors are trying to broaden their bandwidth,
taking advantage of the situation and not just doing
one thing, like only dry food in this zip bag or only wet
food in this-sized can, " Arthur said. " They are expanding
their container sizes and ranges and maybe into different
types of containers they offer and different formats. "
The disruption factor
Recent disruptions in the supply chain and labor shortages
in markets around the world have only amplified the need
for adaptive packaging solutions for popular formats like
cans and pouches. In some parts of the world, cans were in
short order during 2021 and in most parts of the world, a
steady, stable roster of workers is hard to come by.
" One of the challenges now, given the situation with
the supply chain and the explosive growth in the pet food
industry, is that the lead time for everything is extended
out, " Arthur reported. " Nothing can happen fast enough. "
Tom Rychlewski, food and beverage core team leader
for the design-build firm CRB Group that helps engineer
production and packaging lines, affirmed that packaging
providers are working closely with processors to help
them solve some of the recent market-driven challenges.
" Certainly, there has been a huge increase in demand, "
Rychlewski said. " At least
three companies I've been
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Retort systems have
stringent regulations
around process control
and verification
that each batch is
produced safely.
Lan Handling Technologies
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