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Vacuum Packaging Equipment Innovation Adds Chips to Self-Heating Food

Jun. 20, 2020

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This year is about half of the past, and the food industry has also shown some new outlets for the industry. Self-heating food is one of the most popular foods this year. As a kind of convenience food, its industrial scale is continuously expanding. It is understood that food packs in self-heating foods are usually packed with vacuum packaging equipment. The continuous development of vacuum packaging equipment technology and performance will improve the quality of self-heating food.

Self-heating food, that is, a type of convenience food that only needs to add cold water to the heating package without using a fire source or electricity, and the heating package generates steam to cook the ingredients to an edible state. Nowadays, there are various self-heating foods on the market, including self-heating hot pot, self-heating clay pot rice, and so on. Under the influence of e-commerce platforms and KOL brought goods, consumers who buy self-heating food continue to grow, and their market scale continues to rise.

At the same time, many capitals are interested in the market space of self-heating food and have entered the market one after another. According to public data, as of the end of 2019, more than 300 self-heating food brands have appeared on the market. In 2019 alone, there were 31 self-heating food companies. A securities company predicts that the magnitude of the industry in the next 5-7 years should be RMB 5-15 billion. With such an increase in the market, vacuum packaging machine will also benefit in the future.

Vacuum Packaging Machine

Vacuum Packaging Machine

In order to protect the quality of food and extend the shelf life of ingredients, most of the food packages in self-heating foods are vacuum packed. Today, vacuum packaging technology is widely used in the food industry, and the market size of equipment is very large. The vacuum packaging machine can automatically extract the air in the packaging bag, and complete the sealing process after reaching a predetermined vacuum degree. With the upgrading of technology, the types of domestic packaging equipment are increasing, which can meet the production needs of different enterprises.

It is reported that the vacuum packaging equipment currently on the market includes single/dual-chamber vacuum packaging machines, stretch film vacuum packaging machines, continuous vacuum packaging machines, external vacuum packaging machines, automatic vacuum packaging machines for bags, etc. But it is worth mentioning that the domestic market for levitation packaging equipment is gradually saturated, the speed of mechanical technology update is slow, and the promotion of new technologies, new materials, and new processes is narrow, so there is a certain gap compared with foreign advanced equipment.

For relevant manufacturers, it is necessary to accelerate the development and application of new technologies and new materials, manufacture high-precision and large-scale vacuum packaging equipment, improve packaging quality, and speed up packaging. Secondly, it is also necessary to strengthen the level of safety, sanitation, and energy saving of equipment to achieve green and environmentally friendly production. In addition, equipment manufacturers should also strengthen the integration of intelligent technology and packaging technology to increase the degree of intelligence of vacuum packaging equipment.

In recent years, the housing economy, the lazy economy, and the lonely culture of one-person eating have provided market space for self-heating food. In the face of the explosion of the market, industry insiders said that under the pattern of multi-headed competition, self-heating food will surely usher in a wave-like development. The quality will become a strong competitiveness of production enterprises, which also means that future production enterprises will increase the requirements for vacuum packaging equipment. Packaging equipment manufacturers need to improve the technical content of equipment and promote the development of new products, so as to win more customer attention and occupy more market share.