Why do we need this replacement?
According to Smitherspira, "Global demand for transparent barrier films is projected to reach 1.5 million tonnes in 2015, and is forecasted to grow at an annual average rate of 3.9%, reaching 1.9 million tonnes in 2021."
Although the aluminum foil market is a growing industry now, it is a converting one. Manufacturers are shaken due to preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 96 percent to 162 percent, on top of primary countervailing taxes in the range of 16% to 81%, and converters are looking for new products to maintain or improve their performance in laminated structures. Moreover, recent developments in the US Department of Commerce investigation on Chinese aluminum foil imports have also contributed towards molding the industrial decision of Packaging Films and Foils.
Smitherspira gave their statement based on a comprehensive view of the current and future trends of the transparent barrier film and barrier foil markets, key market drivers and trends for the transparent barrier film and barrier foil markets from 2015-2021 and also after analyzing how manufacturing and retailing trends impact transparent barrier film and barrier foil demand.
What Are The Alternatives?
The process of finding different alternatives is a continuous one and efforts are being targeted towards this scenario daily. In this piece, there are the top four alternatives outlined, along with their uses.
(1) Celplast Metallized Products offers several metalized film grades suitable to replace aluminum foil, providing outstanding barrier properties, give a better impact and are puncture-resistance as well as have the potential waste reduction for demanding applications. (2) DURAMET is the latest development in ultra-high barrier metalized films. A protective top-coating for scratch-resistance and improved Gelbo-flex performance helps to maintain barrier in laminated structures as the package flows through the supply chain. This new alternative is critical in the growing e-commerce space and consumers' expectations on product appearance and performance. DURAMET expands Ceplast's foil replacement portfolio to the extent that today it includes films such as (3) FOILMET, and (4) FOILMETPLUS too. These films offer excellent WVTR and OTR barrier values and success in many foil replacement applications.
Overall, DURAMET, FOILMET, FOILMET PLUS films also allow converters to eliminate layers and reduce material usage in existing products, contributing to CPGs sustainability goals.…
Along with other industries, packaging industry is also embracing sophisticated technologies and raising their standards across all functions. In this context, (IIoT) has break through the clutter in many industries along with packaging industry.
In upcoming years, the (IIoT) will become mandatory for every company who wants to ensure its productivity. In the packaging industry, companies are adopting this technology to extend their efficiency and effectiveness to the level of excellence.
It is helpful in cutting the cost, turnover, absenteeism, and grievances that causes tangible and intangible damage in the packaging industry. On another side, it is also the smart tool for achieving productivity in packaging trade.
What is Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
It's a network of vehicles, office appliances, physical devices, and other stuff which can easily embed with network connectivity, software, electronics and sensors that allow these objects to exchange and connect data across various departments within an organization.
Every item is distinctively identifiable via embedded computing mechanisms. Thus it is capable to inter-operate inside the current internet infrastructure.
Role of IIOT in Packaging Industry
This IIoT are the new technology that is slowly and gradually embracing the packaging industry. Due to IIoT, the production lines in packaging industry can quickly sense and control objects (people, machines, and material) via the remote network infrastructure.
In this way, it creates direct incorporation of physical stuff into the computer world. Thus it results in improved economic benefit, accuracy and efficiency and decreases the human intervention.
In other words, Packaging Machines & Goods Manufacturer can take advantage of this technology by linking internet, social media and smart phones altogether. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) facilitates in data gathering from production lines to other essential departments interlinked with manufacturing process like warehouse, purchase department and accounting department etc.
Along with data, it also gives manufacturer an analytics to improve decision making. In this way, it gives measurement scales to production department thus saves time, effort and money.
The use of IIOT in the packaging industry is growing time by time. Here are some statistics for your reference shown below:-
You can see the above image apart from packaging industry; there are other industries too which are also using the IIOT technology efficiently.
Here, one can see in the above picture that the (IIoT) technology is the problem-solving mechanism. Many manufacturing executives admit to the fact in context of above research survey.
The above statists show that some manufacturers think that embedding the technology of (IIoT) will increase the revenue:
Benefits for Adopting (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things
The IIoT’s remote monitoring mechanism enables to transfer tons of data across important organization functions plus it also contains reporting feature that have transformed the packaging lines.
Packaging Machines & Goods Manufacturer is getting more innovative to make the best use of technology (IIoT) in production lines.
Even Turnkey project companies also tend to use (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things while establishing the machine lines for packaging factories.
According to the research study of MPI, there are around 350 manufacturers who intend to adopt the (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things. They think (IIoT) is helpful in achieving the following objectives:
- It helps in improving the product quality.
- Enhance the pace of operations.
- Reduce the cost of manufacturing.
- Improve maintenance of equipment.
- Improve the information and reporting process in the form of business analytics
Moreover, packaging manufacturers said that bolstering the product quality is the primary objective of adopting smart devices besides their machine lines.
In this context, MPI estimates that within two years a significant number of packaging industrialists will enhance their usage of smart devices including software, network, sensors and other electronic connectivity stuff.
It brings smartness and efficiency in manufacturing devices to exchange and collect data through IIOT. Because in next five years, IIOT expertise will influence 71% manufacturers to employ this technology efficiently in their organizations.
Packaging entrepreneurs and industry gurus see this technology as mandatory in assuring the consistency in the effectiveness and gaining competitive advantage in the global market.
Bringing Stakeholders Together
The IIOT is not limited to remote monitoring function to stay in touch with their equipment. Hence, it also gives an opportunity for end users, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders to share valuable information with each other effectively and quickly.
Due to IIOT, Packaging Manufacturers are enabling to highlight discrepancies besides packaging machine lines in actual time then using this information and further distribute the data through monitoring devices to concerned departments.
In this way, most of the packaging industrialists believe that IIOT will improve the rate of customer satisfaction.
Packaging Industrials are adopting new CRMs and ERPs to increase productivity and reducing manufacturing and other turnover costs. Before selecting any technology, they just need to jot down cost and benefits of every technique and technology. Also, they must even look into the payback period for embracing new technologies and standards.…