China’s packaging industry has a large social demand and increasing technological content, and has become one of the important industries in my country’s national economy. It is predicted that from 2011 to 2020, the total output value of the packaging industry can reach 1,000 billion yuan, an average annual growth rate of 6%. By 2020, paper packaging products will reach 76 million tons, plastic packaging products 15.46 million tons, metal packaging products 8.91 million tons, glass packaging products 19.50 million tons, and packaging machinery 2.5 million sets. By 2025, China's packaging industry will meet the needs of building a well-off society in an all-round way and build a new type of China's packaging industry with high technological content, good economic benefits, low resource consumption, less environmental pollution, and full use of human resources. The packaging industry has become a "sunrise" industry with huge development potential.
The food and beverage industry is a major user of the packaging industry. At present, the industrial chain of my country's packaging industry is continuously extending, and its extension is developing in the direction of upstream raw materials in the industry, and also in the downstream consumer goods market.
With the discovery and application of more and more packaging materials, the types of packaging materials in my country are more abundant. Due to the rapid development of the material industry, many new packaging materials have emerged, such as special packaging for microwave ovens, retort packaging, (polyester) bottles and other new composite materials, as well as high pressure resistance, barrier properties, heat sealability, and barrier properties. Gas and other high-performance packaging materials.
At present, my country’s packaging industry still has a lot of irrationality, that is, from the perspective of product structure, there are many simple and original products, and few deep and refined products; ordinary plastic packaging products account for a large proportion, and functional packaging products are developing. Not enough; heavy plastic packaging products light plastic packaging materials, equipment light technology, production light research and development; slow product upgrades, resulting in unreasonable structure of plastic packaging products, unable to fully adapt to changes in market demand. Second, from the perspective of corporate structure, the overall scale of plastic packaging companies is small and the industry concentration is low. Third, from the perspective of regional structure, the packaging industry in the western region is relatively backward, while the plastic packaging industry in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Guangdong, and Fujian is very developed in the east.
The development of the packaging industry in the future is not limited to the R&D and application of packaging materials itself, but also work on intensive processing. my country's packaging industry is still in the downstream of the entire packaging industry chain. There are many low-level packaging technologies. The future packaging industry will continue to develop It is also necessary to fundamentally adjust the industrial structure.
In the downstream of the packaging industry, the function of packaging has long been not limited to protecting food and facilitating transportation. It has become one of the value growth points of commodities and an important link in increasing the added value of commodities. Therefore, in the terminal market, packaging companies pay more and more attention to the humanization and functionality of packaging.
In addition, the packaging industry has begun to focus on its environmental impact. Since the use of packaging materials occupies a large amount of material, or the packaging materials pollute the natural environment or harm human health, the green packaging has become an eye-catching and important content in green marketing. Lightweight and degradable have become an important concept for many companies' product marketing. In addition, new concepts such as smart packaging, anti-theft packaging, active packaging, aseptic packaging and ventilating packaging have also begun to appear around us and are used by many food and beverage companies.
At present, the packaging industry is still in a stage of rapid development, but some experts predict that in the future, my country's packaging industry will become overly dependent on energy resource consumption, and structural and quality defects such as disproportionate industrial scale and economic benefits will become prominent. Extending the packaging industry chain, deepening and expanding the packaging industry, optimizing the industrial structure, and enhancing independent innovation capabilities will be the development trend of the packaging industry in the future.