The Packaging Industry has been passing through major revolutions and innovation at the moment. We have seen a number of Packaging Box such as EPS Box, Ice Boxes and Vegetable Boxes and a few more. These Packaging Solutions have been widely used by the consumers to store and keep the food fresh for longer period of time. Moreover, the users also prefer theses kind of Packaging Solutions to keep the food away from getting waste/damaged/connecting to any external or internal germs/damaging factors.
The Food Packing Industry and the Consumers:
Over the last few years, the Packaging Industry is experiencing a booming wind of change in terms of the packing box they produce. Now is the time when consumers have become more aware of the quality and features of the packing solution which are being offered by the industry. This is the time when users prefer the quality of the packing box. They are becoming aware of their health, their money and their approach towards the product. So the packing industry needs to take new initiatives and need to implement the ideas and technologies that satisfy the ever increasing needs of the consumers. And the Sustainable Packaging Solution is just a kind of initiative being taken by the Food Packing Industry.
What’s the concept?
Sustainable Packaging Solution is the modern era, high tech version of the tradition Packaging Solution with enhanced features having more durability and sustainability that helps food stay fresh for more time and thus helps consumers in getting higher RoI.
This new concept of Sustainable Packaging has been widely accepted by the industry leaders. In fact there is a legal committee called Roger Zallner, Co-Chariman and Director of Global Packaging Project told that Sustainability is the Shared Responsibility and by establishing a uniform and common industry language will enable retailers and manufacturers work together and will help them in boosting up the business as well as increasing consumer’s interest and loyalty by offering them higher quality products.
The Packaging Box helps you store your food fresh for very long. There are many variants of Packaging Solutions like EPS Box, Vegetable Boxes and Ice Box. Another major use of these Packaging Solutions is to prevent food getting connected with external/environmental germs or bugs that could cause the quality of the food.
Intelligent Food Packaging: What that means?
Have you ever thought of Food Packaging Solutions that alerts you when your food is expired and unusable? If you ever dreamt of this, your dream is about to come true! Researchers at leading Food Packaging Companies’ R & D Centers around the world were constantly working for developing the type of a packaging box that sustains for longer time and that alerts consumers when food is expired or gets off! And the great thing is that their researches have been turned to be a great success! For example, scientists at the Strathclyde University in Glasgow have successfully developed Intelligent Plastic Indicator that helps consumers in identifying when food is getting expired. This ultra-modern, high tech solution is known as “Intelligent Packaging”
How the user knows if food is expired?
There is an indicator that changes its color when food is about to get expired or is about to lose its freshness due to any internal or external factor. So when this indicator changes its color, the consumer/user comes to know that the food being stored/kept in the package is no more usable and thus the user does not use this so as to stay away from having any side effect or damage to the health which may be caused by eating/using the damaged/waste/expired food.
Who will benefit from this innovation?
This revolutionary innovation in food packaging industry will help and benefit both the users and the Packaging Suppliers too. Firstly, at the user perspective, this new technology will help them (as said earlier) in eating fresh food and staying away from using waste/expired food. From the manufacturers’ point of view, this new innovation will help them in producing more quality solutions and thus they will be able to gain more and more respect of their customers and will help in establishing a respectful and leading perception in the industry. For example, if a company implements this technology and produces this intelligent food package, then customers will buy this solution as against buying other manufacturer’s traditional packaging solution. Moreover, consumers will also trust the company that manufacture this packaging box and will retain to the company for a long period of time which will obviously boost up the company’s profit as well as will give it a wider market share.
you can build your own vegetable growing foam box at home just few materials needed and some easy steps to be followed. For this any Foam box 30-45cm high capable of holding water and shall contain chemicals to stop any kind of bacteria.
The Styrofoam boxes are most preferable. Painting the box helps to protect it from sun and thus increasing its life. Material required for growing box:
- A water-holding box i.e. salmon, a broccoli or any other food box);
- A ‘leaky’ water-store that is pipe made from either
> 3 identical 1.25 litre soft-drink bottles with their tops and bottoms cut-off and pushed together and reinforced by placing PVC rings around them.
> 45 cm length piece of 90 mm PVC drain pipe having a slot cut into it.
- An another bottle with only the bottom cut off which is the upright so that water can be poured into;
- A yoghurt container with lid/similar container with lid but with the bottom cut off to be;
- The worm feeding place;
- A mixture of soil and compost, manure or worm cast;
- Organic mineral supplement if it is available;
- Roughage such as hay, straw to use as basis and mulch;
- Composting or garden worms.
Building the Easy growing box:
- Drill 2 drain-holes of 9 – 10 cm from the bottom.
- Make a ‘leaky pipe’ that will hold 3– 5 litres:>>Cut the tops and bottoms of 3 bottles, cut four 1- 2cm slits in the bottom of every bottle and then push these bottles together forming a pipe. Now cut four PVC rings and place these around the pipe, this may need a bit of patience;
>>Cut a slot in the 450 mm PVC drain pipe and cover 1 end
- Cut off the bottom only of the fourth bottle. This will be the upright to fill the pipe through. Cut a triangle at the bottom to connect it with the pipe.
- Cut off the bottom of the yoghurt container where the worms are fed.
- Place the upright in the box on the side opposite the drain holes.
- Place the ‘pipe’ with holes down between the upright and the drain holes.
- Place the roughage around the pipe and upright which will let the water spread sideways when the box is filled and it is food for worms.
- Spread two handfuls of the organic mineral supplement over the roughage.
- Fill the box with 2-3 buckets of good potting mix; make sure manure is well rotted.
- Also mix 2 handfuls of the organic mineral supplement with the top soil as well.
- Place the yoghurt container next to the ‘upright’. Now put free the worms into the container, add required worm food, and close the lid. Remember to feed the worms on a regular basis.
- Now you can plant the seedling and take care of it as the usual way.
- The worms may eat the grass clippings, hay, and mulch over the top so it’s needed to be replaced occasionally.
- Now you can fill the box through the upright until the water comes out of the drain holes.
Once the seedlings are established, watering must be done through the upright but only if you don’t see free water at the bottom. The water may last for several weeks in winter and while plants are small. So what are you waiting for, have your hard work owned fresh vegetable in your meal and dinner with the growing the plant in foam boxes which are easily transportable from one place to another. Omega provides best type of foam boxes which can be used to grow the plants.
Ice boxes are storage boxes having heat insulation, which means that heat cannot transfer through walls. In olden times when there were no refrigerators, some rigid types of ice boxes were used to keep the food items cool. The walls of these ice boxes were hollow, lined up with tin or zinc and packed up with heat resistant materials like sawdust, seaweed etc. Close to the top, in a compartment or tray of the ice box a big block was held. Due to such a construction these ice boxes had a very large.
Modern ice box also called EPS boxes are made up of Expanded Polystyrene which is durable, light weighted, highly heat and shock resistant. Ice boxes can be used to keep the entities cool, protected from light and bacteria’s. Many a times we need to transport entities like meat whose quality may be harmed because of heat. Refrigerator has a disadvantage that is runs on electricity, thus it can’t be used in small cases of transportation. In such cases ice box are used as cooling storage. The work of ice box or any other EPS box is to protect the content from heat by inhibiting heat transfer. Ice box is advantageous as it is light-weighted, portable, heat and shock resistant.
Among all the packaging suppliers of Melbourne, Omega Packaging has a distinct place. We provide fine quality of vegetable boxes, ice boxes, foam boxes etc packaging boxes. We also customize the volume and dimension of these boxes as per the need of the customer. We provide one of the best ice boxes for packaging the items and aim to include all the customer’s desired characteristics in each of the box. Contact us today and get the desired dimension and volume ice boxes to satisfy your business and household storage purposes.
What is EPS?
EPS is a rigid closed cell/cellular plastic resin made from petrochemicals derived from crude oil. The resin is incorporated via a blowing agent, pentane gas (C5H12). Steam softens the plastic
resin causing the pentane to expand the plastic into beads at least 40 times their original size. Amazingly, EPS is about 98% air and 2% polystyrene.
EPS was invented in Germany in 1949 by BASF scientist Dr.Fritz Stastny. It has been used for packaging since 1958.
It protects your products: EPS has outstanding shock absorbency and compression, which provides excellent protection properties.
It’s Durable: The exceptional durability of EPS makes it an effective and reliable protective packaging for all sorts of fresh food and other goods. There is no loss of strength in damp conditions, making EPS ideal for coolstore products. The material is moisture resistant, and the highest hygiene requirements are met.
It’s Lightweight: EPS is made up of 98% air, which makes for a very lightweight material which does not significantly add to the weight of the total product. This means that fuel costs are reduced and fuel emissions are lower than with alternative, heavier packaging materials. The reduction in emissions means less impact on global warming.
It Insulates your products: The thermal insulation properties of EPS help keep food fresh through the distribution chain. Worldwide, it is widely used to package fresh vegetables and fruits - and for seed trays where it assists in the growth of the plants. It is also used by the pharmaceutical industry to package items that are temperature sensitive and that need to be transported around the world.
It’s Versatile: EPS can be moulded into any shape or form to meet your product’s protection and insulation needs. A small amount of EPS provides a whole lot of protection for your valuable stock.