Innovations in cheese packaging - Volmar Packaging

Food packaging, especially for cheese, is experiencing a period of change and innovation. In recent years, companies in the sector have focused on various aspects of packaging in an aim to combine sustainability, product freshness and captivating design.

In this article, let’s explore the main trends that are redefining cheese packaging.

Sustainability and freshness: the new frontiers of dairy packaging

Sustainability is one of the main trends in the food packaging sector, including cheese packaging. Consumers are paying more and more attention to the environmental impact of the products they buy so manufacturers need to find packaging solutions that are both sustainable and recyclable.

In this context, bioplastics are a promising option. They are made with natural materials, such as corn, sugar cane or cellulose, and they are biodegradable and compostable. This makes them a valid alternative to traditional plastics, which have a bigger environmental impact.

Another important trend is companies seeking packaging solutions that can preserve the freshness of cheeses. Cheeses are delicate foods that can expire quickly if they are not stored appropriately. This is why packaging companies are developing new types of packaging that can extend the shelf life of products.

An example of this trend is the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) solutions. This technique involves modifying the composition of the air inside the packaging in order to create an atmosphere that aids the preservation of the food. The MAP can be used to extend the shelf life of cheese by as much as several months.

Classic packaging and packaging of the future: the cheese packaging revolution

With the evolution of cheese packaging, there has also been a change in perspective when it comes to design. On one hand, we can see classic packaging being redesigned, while on the other hand, we can see companies adopting futuristic designs, with bold shapes, innovative materials and captivating graphics.
Advanced printing technologies allow packaging to be customized in order to create unique packaging for each variety of cheese. This customization not only makes products more attractive on the shelf but it also makes them more visible and recognizable to the consumer.

Functional design and innovative materials: the new face of cheese packaging

Functional design has also become a key element of cheese packaging. Adopting innovative materials like flexible films helps to preserve the freshness of cheese and ensures the consumer gets a high-quality product.
Transparent packaging is another rising trend, as it allows consumers to see the product before buying it. As mentioned, dairy product manufacturers are using innovative materials that can improve packaging functionality. For example, materials have been developed that can reduce the weight of packaging without compromising its resistance.
For over 20 years, Volmar Packaging has been offering professional food packaging solutions to protect and preserve all types of foods and maintain their quality from production to consumption.

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