Anti-microbial seafood packs part of 6% growth trend: report

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It might not be the ultimate bellwether for growth, but the global frozen seafood packaging market is to grow at a combined annual growth rate of six percent between 2018 and 2022, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com.

Industry experts have apparently compiled the report Global Frozen Seafood Packaging Market 2018-2022 which maintains that “flexible packaging is expected to witness the largest growth” among packing types. Among these is Mondi Group’s Steampack, a package that gives the customer a polyethylene terephthalate or cast polypropylene pouch in which to microwave seafood.

“With the rising demand for flexible packaging for frozen seafood, there will be an increased demand for these materials,” a statement claims.

Another trend the report cites is in antimicrobial packaging for seafood which can “undergo rapid microbial growth and contamination” if mismanaged. Antimicrobial packaging is said to be new form of active packaging for fish.

“Nearly 4 to 5 million tons of fish are lost annually due to improper storage onsite,” a communique said.

Other trends cited in a report said to survey vendors Amcor, Bemis, Crown Holdings, Genpak and Sealed air are “green packaging alternatives for frozen seafood packaging” and innovations in processing techniques.

The report is also said to cover a variety of topics that include other market trends; market segmentation; the customer landscape; decision frameworks and the vendor landscape.