Pet food is a growing industry. Customers are looking for higher-quality, grain-free foods and pet food companies are adapting to changing tastes and packaging preferences to ensure that they capture this market and improve profitability.
In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of the top trends in pet food packaging, and how TGW International can help packaging manufacturers with high-quality blades that enable the adoption of these trends.
Flat Bottomed, Resealable Bags
Many leading pet food manufacturers have adopted these bags. With a design that incorporates a flat bottom, a tapering side, and a resealable top, these bags are extremely convenient, allowing customers to easily store and scoop pet food. Another benefit of these bags is that they offer a huge amount of real estate for branding. Customers can get a 360-degree view of the package, which allows for more unique and eye-catching designs.
Conveying Product Value with Unique Design and Branding
Today’s pet food customers are looking for high-quality products, so incorporating information about nutritional facts, ingredients, and the materials, such as the type of meat, used to make pet food is critical. Today’s pet owner is looking for a food that contains only the highest-quality ingredients, and packaging manufacturers need to adapt to this trend in order to maintain sales and continue to grow in a highly-competitive market.
Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Design
Just like in the world of human food, there has been a drive toward more sustainable packaging in the pet food industry. Paper bags are becoming very popular, and more companies are beginning to incorporate recycled materials into plastic bags to help reduce their environmental footprint. Using natural ingredients is also a growing trend, as it helps appeal to the same sustainable, eco-friendly attitude.
TGW International Offers the Highest-Quality Blades for Pet Food Packaging
TGW International has a full line of industrial machine knives for every packaging application. From bagger knives to cross cut knives, EZ open knives, slitters, cutoff knives and more, TGW has all of the products you need to revolutionize your packaging methods.
Learn more here, or contact TGW International to learn more about our products – and how using high-quality knives can help you get a competitive advantage when it comes to pet food packaging.