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Asian food packaging-Types and Development

by UatVisibee

.  November 19, 2020

Introduction to Asian food packaging

With the growth of globalization and e-commerce, Asian food packaging is becoming more prominent. In fact, with the growth of demand, Asian food packaging has developed into various types.

These different types are based on different countries and different types of food.

There are 6 major types of Asian Food packaging:

  1. Chinese food packaging
  2. Japanese food packaging
  3. Korean packaging
  4. South Asia food packaging
  5. Indian food packaging
  6. Singapore packaging.

Each type, they have their own features, benefits, and problems, and you need to be careful if you decide to choose Asian food packaging. Before we begin to talk about each package separately, we should understand what type of packaging material is used.

The design of Asian food packaging is definitely new and striking. The appearance of a product is a key factor in a consumer’s decision to buy one product over another.
In the case of fast food, it is very important that the packaging draws people away from thinking about the unhealthy consequences of eating the food. One sure way to attract customers into a store is to attract children, and mini stops are a good example of this. When Dragon Ball Z: War of the Gods arrives at the theater, the French fries are served in containers with Goku printed on them and are integrated with the chips in Asian food packaging.

Similarly, the company has added recognizable Chinese takeout containers to its packaging. For example, the Hot Dang Healthy Burger comes with a cute, compact takeout box.


Asian food packaging

The packaging material used for Asian food packaging

For the buyers, they may not feel choosy, and there are a lot of differences in food packaging materials.

But, for the different food and different purpose, even the effects of the end of life, they are completely different.

For Asian food packaging, there are:

  1. Plastic
  2. Paper
  3. Nano
  4. Metal
  5. Glass
  6. environmentally friendly food packaging in China.

Plastic Asian food packaging is cheaper than other types and it’s easy to carry.

Hence, plastic Asian food packaging is the most widely used.

Furthermore, due to the growth of the environment protection concept, the application of paper food packaging and environmentally friendly packaging is increasing.

As a variety of Asian foods, it is not enough for you to pick out a suitable Asian food packaging by knowing this because you need to integrate them with your product.

Asian food packaging classification by usages

Now, let’s take a look at different kinds of food packaging according to different food in Asian food packaging.

Food inner packaging

The chemical properties of PE are stable.

Moreover, it is insoluble in organic solvents at room temperature and is non-toxic and harmless so that you can use it to make food inner packaging.

Microwave lunch box

Polypropylene (PP) has good heat resistance and users can use it continuously at a certain high temperature.

Meanwhile, users can stream it in boiling water.

In addition, due to its stable chemical properties, it is also resistant to organic solvents such as acids and alkalis.

Consequently, you can use PP to make microwave lunch boxes.

Moreover, it can withstand a high temperature of 130 ℃ which is the only plastic box that can be heated by microwave.

Tea, fruit drink bottle

Polyester (PET) is colorless and transparent. In addition, it can keep moisture and fragrance well.

Therefore, you can use it to make bottles for tea drinks and juice drinks.

However, it is expensive and difficult to heat. So, manufacturers rarely use it alone in Asian food packaging.

In order to improve this situation, they make a composite film together with resin with better heat sealability.


tea and juice drink bottle

Sealed package

Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has good heat shrink-ability.

Equally important, it has better flexibility and airtightness which means it is very suitable for airtight packaging.

In other words, it not only can delay the oxidative deterioration of food and extend the shelf life of the product but also can prevent the fragrance of the contents from escaping. This prevents the intrusion of external bad smells.

Consequently, it is suitable for the long-term preservation of food.

But its burning waste will produce hydrogen chloride which leads to environmental pollution in in Asian food packaging.

Then the makers are trying to replace it with other materials and EU countries even have banned it.

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Disposable foam lunch box

Polystyrene (PS) is colorless and transparent.

Moreover, it has the ability to withstand temperatures higher than 100 ℃.

Meanwhile, it has good heat insulation, insulation, and transparency.

That’s why you can use it to make disposable foam lunch boxes.

As it is brittle and easy to crack at low temperature, microorganisms cannot easily decompose it and pollute the environment.


Frozen packaging and retort packaging of food

Polyamide (PA) is commonly known as nylon.

Meanwhile, it is resistant to cold, heat and it is non-toxic.

Moreover, it has a good barrier to odor and oil. In addition, it meets the requirements of food hygiene and safety in Asian food packaging,

Henceforth, you can use it to make frozen food packaging and retort packaging. But its heat sealability and water resistance are poor.

So, in order to enhance its water resistance, makers add fibers to modify PA.

In this way, it can work under high temperatures and high humidity.


frozen food packaging

Asian food packaging for such as fresh milk, canned fruits, cooking wine, soy sauce, etc.

The glass is non-toxic, tasteless, bright, and transparent. Moreover, its chemical properties are stable.

Therefore, it has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, heat resistance, pressure resistance, and cleaning resistance.

In this way, you can sterilize it and store it at a low temperature.

Compared with packaging materials such as plastic, paper, and metal, glass has the most stable chemical properties.

Moreover, it has almost no pollution on the food in the package. Therefore, it is currently the safest packaging material.

As a result, it has become the first choice for food packaging such as fresh milk, canned fruits, cooking wine, soy sauce, and so on.

However, glass products have few resources, high energy consumption, high brittleness, easy breakage, and high cost.

So, with the rapid development of metal, plastic, and paper products, the application of glass containers in food is declining.

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Canned meat and milk powder packaging

Metal packaging materials have good barrier properties.

In this way, it can protect the food from air corrosion and will not cause deliquescence, deterioration, decay, fading, and flavor changes of packaged foods.

Formerly, its shading performance is good. In particular, it can avoid the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

In this way, you can use it to make canned meat and milk powder packaging.

However, metal packaging has a high cost, poor corrosion resistance, and takes up a lot of space.

Moreover, internal anaerobic microorganisms are easy to multiply.

So you can’t use it to pack acidic foods.

Otherwise, it is easy to precipitate metal ions harmful to human health in Asian food packaging.


canned food

Paper food packaging materials

The main material of paper food packaging is pulp or cardboard.

Sometimes these materials are also renewable plants such as wood and bamboo.

Or, makers use reed, bagasse, cotton stalk, wheat straw, etc. as raw materials.

Moreover, these are reusable resources.

Compared with other materials such as plastics, it has more advantages in terms of resources.

Moreover, paper-based food packaging materials are inexpensive, economical, have good air permeability, do not pollute the contents, and are easy to recycle in Asian food packaging.

Therefore, it is widely used in the food packaging industry.

Moreover, its green environmental protection characteristics are very much in line with the development direction advocated worldwide.

When brands use recyclable paper packaging, consumers’ favorability towards the brand is undoubtedly increased.

Edible packaging materials

Makers use amino acids, polysaccharides, proteins, fibers, lipids, gels, etc. as raw materials to make edible packaging materials.

Then, they use special equipment and advanced technology to produce them.

This kind of packaging is light and transparent, non-toxic, and tasteless.

It is suitable for packaging starch, sugar, or protein and fatty foods in Asian food packaging. It is special that one can digest and absorb edible packaging as its name. Otherwise, the natural environment can corrode or weather it.

In this way, there is no waste in this process.


edible packaging

Importance of the classification of Asian food packaging

According to Australia’s food packaging safety regulations, you can only use packaging materials suitable for their intended use.

So it is important to make sure that the packaging material is a material that can be safely used in food from the manufacturer or supplier of the material.

And in this way, the product can meet the Australian market.

For example, some packaging materials may have marking symbols.

So you can know from these marks that they are safe for the above food types: frozen foods, beverages, acid-alkaline foods, or heatable foods in Asian food packaging.

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The overall perspective of Chinese food packaging

Chinese food packaging is a widely used and low-cost type.

And there are various types depends on the types of food, special design.

Special packaging for Chinese food

Now, let’s look at some specific examples to figure it out.

Chinese dim sum packaging

Chinese dim sum is a traditional Chinese food, which is usually small pastries made of flour and sugar.

Therefore, their outer packaging is usually a box while their inner packaging is cardboard or plastic board with separate spaces.

It is similar to the packaging of bunheads and dumplings.

However, steamed buns and dumplings are relatively soft. Therefore, their inner packaging will use recessed spaces instead of small spaces separated by cardboard or plastic.

And this can prevent them from deforming or breaking during transportation or carrying.

After the market testing, these packages can preserve the snacks well and customers’ feedback on these packages is very positive.

The outer packaging of ancient Chinese pastries is kraft paper or paper box.

And then, the Chinese will paste a big red Chinese classic pattern on its surface. For example, “Fu” or some paper-cut paintings.

In this way, they can also print product information and their own brand on the big red sticker. However, with the development of modernization, they have also been creative for these packaging. For example, innovate in the way the box opens. Or, they designed it with a completely different, interesting, and lightweight appearance. And makes it more in line with the characteristics of the product and more attractive. So, if you are looking for packaging to hold Chinese dim sum, it is a good choice.

Moreover, according to the particularity and positioning of the product, both ancient and modern packaging is suitable for Chinese dim sum.


Chinese dim sum packaging

Hot pot packaging

Hot pot is food with Chinese characteristics.

However, friends can only enjoy it when they gather in hot pot restaurants which is very inconvenient.

For a better experience, they invented hot pot packaging.

In this way, when they want to eat hot pot, they can enjoy it at any time and even allows one person to enjoy hot pot. With the essence of hot pot –heat, there is self-heating packaging to play the role. For the self-heating packaging, it does not require fire or electricity.

All you need to do is add cold water to the heating pack. Then, the steam generated by the heating pack can cook the food to an edible state.

Usually, self-heating hot pot packaging is composed of ingredients, heating packs, pots, and lids in Asian food packaging.

Besides, the basic principle is a layered structure: the lower layer uses a chemical reaction that releases heat to boil water to produce water vapor.

And then, the water vapor heats the upper layer of fully cooked or semi-cooked ingredients until they are cooked. In addition to Chinese special food packaging, the design style of Chinese food packaging is also a feature of Chinese food packaging.


hot pot packaging

Design of Chinese food packaging

Regarding the design style of Chinese packaging, in the past, most of them were rough and bright packaging.

However, with the development of China’s economy, much of Chinese food packaging has Chinese-style printed content, which makes it very obvious in many packaging. Moreover, combined with the Chinese style design, you can convey the characteristics of the product and the concept of the brand in a beautiful and meaningful way.

If you also want to package products in this way, the following examples are good references.

Culture in Chinese Food Packaging

With the development of China, the packaging with Chinese culture is popular among the young Chinese.

So as the Chinese food packaging industry.

So, this has become a trend in Chinese food packaging.

But, how do they do that?How does it make influence?

We will explain that with an example here.

Tea is a product of Chinese culture.

Moreover, it is also a representative of local characteristics.

For example, Longjing tea from West Lake, yellow tea from Anhui, and Oolong tea from Fujian.

Therefore, in addition to Chinese elements, its packaging design also has a local cultural heritage.

For example, you use geometric ink paintings to express several different flavors.

For better effects, they match the calligrapher’s character and look antique.

In addition, they use oriental colored paper as the substrate of the packaging box.

Then, they matched a fluffy wool paper on it.  This imitates the texture of ancient Chinese books.

Above all, the textured cultural atmosphere is delivered by the packaging matching well with the tea product.

Through packaging that incorporates Chinese culture, consumers can quickly feel the information and content of the product.

In addition, this kind of packaging is also very conspicuous on the display shelf.

However, when you choose Asian food packaging, you need to think about who are the customers first.

As Asian food packaging with Chinese culture is mostly elegant old-style, so if your customers are mostly young persons, then don’t forget the fun and fashion.


Chinese culture in packaging

Print of Chinese food packaging

Moreover, printing on Chinese food packaging is different from another packaging.

Specifically, the Chinese printing process is usually based on gravure printing. The printing process in European and American countries is usually based on flexographic printing.

As for gravure printing, it has a deep color and high brightness. Moreover, this makes the packaging patterns and text more clear and obvious.

But flexo printing ink is small and thin, and the coloring is not very high.

And in terms of brightness, it is not as bright as intaglio printing. But this is environmentally friendly.

In China, flexographic printing is not popular.

Therefore, printing on Chinese food packaging is based on gravure printing.

Food packaging security in China

Chinese food packaging industry is relatively fragmented leading to a large number of market participants are small and medium private enterprises. Moreover, their production capacity is small, technical equipment is backward, independent research and development capabilities are not strong, and quality is unstable. Therefore, they mainly carry out price adjustments in the low-end market while there are also a few companies that continue to improve and innovate. And they have realized the competitive advantage of standardized scale production. In general, China lacks control over the quality of food packaging and food packaging safety cannot be effectively guaranteed.

Especially in terms of additives used in food packaging materials.

Therefore, when you choose Chinese food packaging, you should pay attention to the following aspects.

Paper packaging materials of Asian food packaging

In the paper-making process, in order to improve the paper quality index, the makers added some additives.

For example, in order to improve the whiteness of paper, they will pass the paper through a fluorescent brightener even though the fluorescent whitening agent is a very carcinogenic substance.

This is currently the main material affecting food safety and makes quality and hygiene safety unstable.

And according to the mandatory requirements for food packaging in Australia, you can only use materials that are unlikely to cause food contamination. Moreover, you cannot compromise on packaging materials that contaminate food.

Therefore, this is very important when choosing Chinese paper food packaging.

Recycled and recycled materials safety

Recyclable and renewable materials include various natural plants, and recycled waste paper and cardboard.

Such as books, newspapers, impurities, cartons, cartons, etc.

And these recycled materials have serious pollution.

Especially the packaging of some pesticides, they generally contain a lot of heavy metals and other chemical substances.

In the paper-making process, these harmful substances may be transferred to the new paper.

However, Australia’s food packaging safety regulations stipulate if you use renewable materials on the premise. They must be are suitable for use in contact with food and will not contaminate food.

Therefore, you should consider the potential risks that recycled or reused materials pose to food safety and applicability.

For example, some recycled materials may contain ink or other chemicals that affect food safety. So the reuse of them may cause food contamination.

It’s best for you to make sure that there are no problems with these aspects before deciding which packaging to use.


recycle and reuse,biodegradable take away packaging

Advantages of Chinese Food Packaging

If you are deciding on an Asian food packaging style Chinese Food packaging has the following advantages:

  1. Food packaging in China generally does not have rigid or sealed openings. So it is easy to open them.
  2. Meanwhile, Chinese packaging boxes are cheap. And this is very cost-effective for food brands.
  3. Besides, many packaging companies provide customized, wholesale packaging boxes. And in this way, business peoplecan save costs and increase profits.

So, now the use of Chinese food boxes is on a large scale. (Check our products here PrimePac

However, Chinese food packaging also has its shortcomings.

Shortcomings of Chinese food packaging

And there are also things you need to be careful of if you deciding on choosing Asian food packaging Chinese food packaging.

  1. The durability of Chinese food boxes is poor and the use of time is very short. Therefore, customers cannot keep food in these boxes for a long time.
  2. Moreover, these boxes have a short lifespan, so they are not suitable for storing food for a long time.
  3. Because theymake packaging boxes from thin or not-so-good materials, the boxes are less resistant to heat and water. Moreover, this may cause food damage.

However, high-quality Chinese food packaging can be heat and water-resistant.

The above is information on Chinese food packaging.

Next, let’s understand what the food packaging box of East Asia-Japan is like.

Japanese food packaging

Japanese packaging is based upon humanistic characteristics.

And this is also an important factor for them to win sales in the international market.

Now, let’s see what they exactly are.


Janpanese food packaging

Convenience Japanese food packaging

When they sealed the food, they also thought about how to make it easier for consumers to open it.

Therefore, regardless of the size of Japanese food packaging, they are very convenient to open for Asian food packaging.

Examples of convenience Japanese food packaging

Through the examples below, you can clearly know how convenient the Japanese food packaging is.

In this way, you can take it as a reference.

Flammulina packaging

Flammulina is a kind of mushroom with a tiny body and little head and lots of them always stick together.

As for its packaging, the upper part and lower part of the plastic bag packaging of Flammulina velutipes are in two colors. And the top is transparent, and the bottom is blue. And the transparent part is edible but the blue package is not edible so that you can open the boundary between the two colors when you are eating.

Stir-fried chestnuts packaging

For example, the upper part and lower part of the plastic bag packaging of Flammulina velutipes are in two colors.

And the top is transparent while the bottom is blue.

Moreover, the transparent part is edible while the blue package is not edible so that, they can open the boundary between the two colors when eating.


chestnut packaging
Moisture-prone foods and foods that need to be opened multiple times

The same thinking is also reflected in foods that are susceptible to moisture and foods that require multiple openings.

For example, for foods that are susceptible to moisture such as peppers, peanuts, and salt, there will be double-layer seals on the packaging.

When using you only need to tear off the first layer.

When the package needs to be opened repeatedly, you can use the second layer of sealing.

Bagged drinks

Because bagged beverages are more likely to overflow than bottled beverages, there are special designs at the opening of the vertical bag packaging.

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Recycle and re-use Japanese food packaging

The Japanese like to make small inventions.

So from elementary school students to housewives, they have many patients. Among them, many practical and convenient inventions have been applied to food packaging. For example, in order to facilitate recycling and processing, and reuse, 90% of milk in Japan is sold in paper packaging.

And these paper packagings have crease lines that are easy to squash packaging that comes from a child’s patent. Meanwhile, it is not only convenient to open, but also can reduce the occupied space. And you can reduce costs in this way.

health drink in Japan is a cup-shaped container and you can tear it from the bottom.

In this way, you can easily squash it, and it is very convenient for recycling.

What is means to have humanistic food packaging in Japan

Because Japanese who eat sandwiches tend to be Westernized. So they have English “open”  printed on the opening of the sandwich package.

However, the openings of ordinary products are generally marked in Japanese.

And Children generally cannot finish one beverage bottle at a time.

Therefore, when Japan produces children’s drinks it has a small sticker film on the top.

When using it, you can tear it apart. And this reveals a hole into which straw can be inserted.

When you can’t finish drinking, you can seal the hole of the straw with a sticker.

And this can not only keep fresh but also avoid throwing. Moreover, it is convenient to drink next time.

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Packaging and human emotional resonance

Japanese businesses have adopted a completely different approach to their marketing strategy they inject emotion into its packaging.

And this can create empathy with consumers.

Down below we will show you what we mean.

Melty Kiss Chocolate packaging

The biggest feature of chocolate is that it melts in the mouth, and the melting temperature of ordinary chocolate is 28 degrees.

And Meiji adopted unique technology. So, their chocolate will melt at 23 degrees.

And this makes them taste like feeling a lover’s kiss, warm and sweet.

On some packages, we can see two chocolates placed together.

And on the package are cocoa powder and matcha powder that represent the flavor.

This design expresses that two chocolates are like a pair of lovers cuddling each other on the snow in Asian food packaging.

Moreover, the white background on the packaging is like a piece of snow.

So they used the analogy of lovers and snow to echo the name of the brand.

Thus creating a romantic atmosphere.

Meltykiss chocolate

Japanese aesthetics in the packaging

Usually, we can feel a Japanese style when observing Japanese food and beverage packaging design which has an inexplicable beauty.

In fact, this is Japanese aesthetics.

Beauty can hit the heart. In this regard, Japanese packaging has virtually narrowed the distance between consumers and products.

Below, we look at a specific example.

If you want these effects, here are some examples to show different ways how the Japanese show their aesthetic.

Taketsuru Whiskey packaging

When drinking, we usually put the bottle aside after pouring the wine into the glass.

At this time, we can see the product label and that’s why designers must not only consider the first impression. And it can also provide a better experience through design. Thus, this deepens our impression and goodwill of the brand. For example,there is a whiskey having green bamboo and a white crane as the theme image. But this theme can easily feel too old and the makers created a brand-new image that fits the contemporary era through design.

As a result, it makes him more quality and unique.

Moreover, the words on the label are powerful.

And the beige background lets us feel the gentleness of whiskey.

If you look closely, you will find that green bamboo and white crane are patterns with Japanese characteristics, just like watermarks on Japanese paper.

Thus, this gives a deep and high-end feeling.

Miyagikyo Limited Edition Whiskey packaging

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miyagikyo, a single malt whisky brand in Japan, except for the Miyagikyo limited edition.

And this whiskey is a blend of five years old malt.

Therefore, there is black frosting on the bottle.

In this way, they convey a sense of the picture of the original wine sleeping in a deep warehouse.

Meanwhile, Japanese design also pays attention to terroir. Therefore, the label of this whiskey is printed with the image of the distillery.

Because, the winery is located on the seaside of Hokkaido, facing the sea, the background pattern of the label is like waves.

Furthermore, because the county where the winery is located has forests, the background of the label also has a pattern like a forest. Among them, the triangle pattern represents the mountain.

Generally speaking, they choose different materials for the bottle, label, and outer box.

They use different blacks, constantly superimposed. This can bring a feeling about the thickness of the space.

It can be seen from this that Japanese aesthetics emphasizes simplicity and a sense of space.

And they use design to reflect the texture of the product.


wiskey packaging

Summary of Japanese food packaging

The packaging industry believes that the packaging design with Japanese cultural characteristics is closely related to the level of social development.

Moreover, Japan’s commodity society is close to maturity.

Therefore, customers are increasingly demanding products.

If the packaging is not easy to open, then the sales of the goods are not good.

Therefore, businesses are willing to spend more time innovating their packaging in Asian food packaging.

In general, these packages are both green and environmentally friendly, as well as easy to open and use.

So consumers like them very much.

Korean food packaging

South Korea is a very commercial country which has also led to

Korea’s cultural development leading it to be one of the top influencers of Asian culture.

This is also reflected in his food packaging.

Food packaging has strong commercial communication

We are deeply impressed by Korean food packaging because of its strong commercial communication nature and these packaging designs have only one purpose-to let consumers know what product this is, and what brand this is.

Regarding the words on Korean food packaging, most of them directly and clearly convey the theme in bold. Meanwhile, Korean product packaging design also values product attributes. For example, in the design of seaweed packaging, the brand name is very conspicuous. Moreover, the placement of the theme is just right. And the logic of the whole food packaging is clear and it will let you know what product it is.

Then, its big red brand logo allows us to see the brand name at a glance.

Moreover, you can easily see the characteristics of this nori from the packer. In general, Korean packaging has a good grasp of content dissemination. Normally, it emphasizes valuable information through fonts or conspicuous elements. So customers will not see redundant information.

The unique design of Korean food packaging

South Korea is becoming a center of art and design.

This country is booming with new products every day. You just have to look at Seoul, to see good design everywhere.

Below, let’s look at a few unique examples.

The mineral water bottle design

The shape of the mineral water bottle is like the shape of the water surface.

It is inspired by the natural charm of Jeju.

The designer captured the beautiful freshwater scene of Jeju and is inspired by the natural charm of it.

And then they use it in a modern small bottle which shows creativity.

Even though it runs counter to the traditional packaging of bottles, this makes it unique with good responses from users.

Besides, it mimics the appearance of the real water surface makes it easier to take.

mineral water bottle

Tetra Pak Packaging Design Using Straw as Straws

Many beverages use Tetra Pak packaging. Moreover, it is very cheap, and its use is also convenient.

But when drinking, we need a straw. Usually, this straw is on the outside of the box and we will easily damage or lose it.

Plastic straw is likely to cause a waste of resources. Therefore, they thought of using straw as a straw. And then, they use the same piece of paper to make straws for packaging boxes. In this way, it’s not that easy to damage or lose it and does not require any other materials.

This can save resources and space while providing convenience.

The design of banana milk packaging box

There is banana milk, its design imitates the process of tearing the banana peel.

When drinking, they can tear the carton outside like banana peels and open it to drink.

This process connects our emotions and memories of bananas.

Thus, this gives us a feeling of eating fresh bananas.

Besides, this can also highlight the freshness and sweetness of banana milk.

Butter packaging design with wooden knife-shaped lid

When we are eating bread, such as at a picnic, in a cafe, or on a plane, we usually use disposable butter.

And the packaging of this butter replaces the original ordinary packaging with a wooden knife-shaped box.

Moreover, this can make customers pass on its uniqueness by word of mouth.

Thus, this helps the spread of the brand. Moreover, this butter has four flavors.

When choosing it, it’s like choosing their favorite ice cream.

Meanwhile, this container is not only convenient, it also adds fun to our daily life.


korean wood-knife butter packaging

Southeast Asian Food Packaging

The food packaging industry in Southeast Asia is still in the development stage.

The development of new products and technological progress are the two driving forces driving the sustainable development of the packaging market.

Meanwhile, all countries have to take care of both the export and domestic markets in Asian food packaging.

Plastic flexible packaging

Food packaging in Southeast Asia is mainly suitable for the packaging of biscuits, potato chips, desserts, candies, beverage powder, and coffee powder, milk powder, quick-frozen food, sauces, instant noodles, and microwave food.

And its key development areas for flexible packaging are stand-up bags, retort bags, and re-sealable bags.

Therefore, modified atmosphere preservation packaging technology is their key development technology.

With this technology, they can pack the meat directly after slaughtering and washing can sell them at any time.

Thus, this ensures the freshness of the food. Meanwhile, this can also extend the shelf life of food.

Halal food export

Malaysia also has its own characteristics and advantages.

Moreover, the nature of Islamic countries promotes the export of halal food.

As the scope of competitive food exports continues to expand, the acceleration of the Malaysian food plastic flexible packaging market may catch up with the average growth rate of Southeast Asia in the future.

And Indonesia has the largest population base and production potential in this region.

However, its relatively backward economic level has restricted the development of this country’s food packaging market to a certain extent.

For the Philippines and Singapore, their share is smaller.

And the future development of the Philippines is mainly focused on the local market.

In contrast, the Singapore market is relatively mature.

However, because of its small population base, its future growth rate is likely to be lower than the average level of Southeast Asia.

Moreover, the small population base has caused some degree of overcapacity.

Therefore, only through the export of products can they ensure long-term competitiveness.


hanal food packaging

Development of South Asian food packaging

With the development of new technologies, the fields involved in flexible packaging have been continuously increasing. Moreover, it can replace part of the printed packaging market. And plastic packaging manufacturers will occasionally report to resin manufacturers their needs for raw material characteristics. Meanwhile, raw material suppliers have also begun to pay more attention to the development of environmentally friendly products. As people pay more attention to the concept of green health, more and more biopolymers may appear as new raw materials for flexible packaging in the future.

Challenges of South Asian food packaging

The biggest challenge facing this industry is that its profit margins are constantly shrinking and most of the plastics in food packaging are general-purpose polymers. And it fluctuates strongly with oil prices. Due to fierce market competition, the bargaining power of plastic packaging manufacturers is not high. Therefore, they have no way to transfer the pressure of rising prices of raw materials to food processing companies and final consumers. And this prevents companies from digesting these pressures internally. But for some small businesses, this is fatal. Besides, packaging companies need to constantly update their own technology which improves product quality, printing effect, and film quality.

Therefore, for plastic packaging companies, improving production technology, improving high value-added products, and effective cost control are the choices based on the market and ensuring good returns.

Moreover, for Southeast Asia, the export market is a large share.

But Thailand is slowly becoming the world’s kitchen in Asian food packaging.

Therefore, their food processing industry is highly dependent on exports.

In this way, it can promote the development of the food packaging industry.

Therefore, some of the world’s leading packaging industries have established production bases in Thailand.

However, Thai food also includes halal food. And this poses a potential threat to Malaysia.

Indian food packaging

In India, their income levels have increased and their lifestyles have changed.

And this has led to an increase in Internet media penetration and the growth of the television economy.

Demand for food packaging in India is growing

The demand for packaging is growing. Meanwhile, it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in India.

And according to India’s famous credit rating company, more than 49% of the paper produced in India is in the packaging industry.

The huge investment in the food processing industry has also created space for expanding the security market.

In the past ten years, India’s packaging consumption has increased by 200%.

And the food industry is hopeful that it will occupy the largest share of the market.

Indian food packaging safety

Let’s take a look at the issue of food safety in India. In the study of some packaging by the Food Safety Standards Agency of India, it is found that black handbags with concentrations higher than 5%, aluminum-plated disposable containers, and dessert boxes are prone to contamination.

Therefore, the new regulations prohibit the use of packaging materials made of recycled plastics.

In addition, the authorities imposed restrictions on the migration of pollutants such as specific materials and plastic packaging materials.

Prior to this, compliance with these standards was voluntary and they found that inks and dyes are carcinogenic. So they prohibit the use of newspapers and other materials for packaging. The implementation of these new regulations may face difficulties. But they still believe that these are important. And through these regulations, they can bring Indian food safety standards to a new level.


Indian food safety

Singapore Food Packaging

Driven by consumption upgrades, consumers are increasingly concerned about the naturalness and quality of the food they eat.

Moreover, food with traditional crafts, high-quality ingredients, and great differentiation, which brings more choices to consumers.

And it also broadens the market. For example, a hand-made cashew cheese in Singapore is Singapore’s first hand-made cheese with plant-based cashew nuts. Moreover, because it uses plant-based food as raw materials, it uses only natural ingredients without preservatives in Asian food packaging.

Meanwhile, all and products are prepared at low temperatures to maintain nutrition.

Of course, these characteristics are also reflected in food packaging.

Features of Singapore Food Packaging

In recent years, the types of food packaging materials in Singapore have been diversified. Among them, including metal, glass, paper, plastic, composite materials, and so on.

Moreover, food packaging has also added many new functions. For example, they have functions such as moisture-proof, fresh-keeping, temperature-sensing, water-sensing, sterilization, anti-corrosion, acid, and oil resistance.

Personalize Singapore food packaging

Food packaging design needs to be personalized to attract more customers.

For example, a shop selling Xiaolongbao has launched a cartoon packaging of Xiaolongbao. And it is a simple, cute, big dumpling. Moreover, the hairs on its head resemble the folds of a bun. Besides, this doll also has a girlfriend. And she wears a small red flower on her head and a pink skirt.

Because they are very interesting and highlight the personalized design concept of outer packaging, they are very attractive to consumers in Asian food packaging.

Greening of Singapore food packaging

Singapore food packaging design needs to be green and this is not only conducive to environmental protection but also the inevitable trend of packaging design. To this end, they can use paper packaging, biodegradable plastics, edible packaging, natural material packaging, and new environmentally friendly material packaging. In this way, these materials are easy to recycle and are convenient to separate them. So the process from manufacturing to use is green.

In this process, they try their best to simplify packaging, moderate packaging, or even give up packaging.

Meet the needs of e-commerce shopping

Now, more and more people choose to shop online where we cannot see the real products when shopping.

But we can choose through packaging design and the owners of the online stores need to strengthen the function of food packaging design in Asian food packaging.

Moreover, in order to promote the success of the transaction, it is best to include these aspects in the design.

First, the communication function: This can help consumers more easily confirm products and make accurate decisions.

Second, provide information: It is best to provide customers with sufficient information on packaging.

Meanwhile, this can strengthen the brand concept for consumers.

Third, the interactive function: They should attract consumers’ attention and arouse consumers’ curiosity about the product. Fourth, stimulating function: we can stimulate consumers to buy through the design of food packaging.

The above is the specific content of Asian food packaging.

Next, let’s understand the development trend of Asian food packaging.



The development trend of Asian food packaging

With the development of globalization, food packaging has become an increasingly indispensable basic part of our daily lives.

Moreover, this simple way is also the choice of most busy urbanites.

And for food, good packaging can improve the cleanliness and freshness of food.

In addition, this is also a good display of the manufacturer’s brand in Asian food packaging.

Moreover, even though regional preferences make food packaging in different countries different, we can still gain insight into several trends in the development of the food packaging industry.

Next, let’s take a look at it in detail.

Freshness comes first

Transportation of food often needs long-distance from the place of production to the supermarket shelves.

Similarly, it may take a long time for food to go from shelf to consumption.

So it is important to ensure the freshness and hygiene of food.

For this reason, wear-resistant composite materials made of various materials are used for modified atmosphere packaging.

You can choose different protective gases according to different food types to replace the air around the food.

For example, one uses inert gases such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide to replace oxygen.

And this can slow down the growth of bacteria and doesn’t need to consume any additives.

Besides, in order to ensure the effectiveness of the solution, the packaging material must have good gas barrier properties. Otherwise, the protective gas will soon be lost.

Safety is critical

Some researchers have discovered that mineral oil residues in cardboard packaging can migrate to food.

Moreover, the root cause of this problem is that newspaper ink has entered Asian food packaging through recycled paper.

In addition, trace residues occasionally come from printing inks for food packaging.

And these mineral oil residues will evaporate at room temperature. Then they migrate to dry foods such as flour, rice, or corn flakes.

Moreover, according to the World Health Organization, certain mineral oils may cause cancer.

Therefore, people should avoid this general situation.

For example, people have developed a variety of intrinsic barrier materials suitable for different packaging.

And this can effectively filter large-size toxic mineral molecules.

However, this does not organize the passage of small water molecules.

Recently, BASF and Chinese manufacturers have developed a food cooking bag that can be produced with high efficiency in Asian food packaging.

And it can withstand the high temperature during disinfection.

Meanwhile, it has excellent barrier properties to steam oil. Besides, no solvent is used in the production process in Asian food packaging.

Therefore, this can achieve no solvent discharge and residue during use.

This is very much in line with Asian food packaging safety requirements.

Environmental protection

With the development of people’s environmental awareness, people not only pay attention to the safety of food but also pay attention to whether people can recycle and reuse them after use.

For this reason, people have investigated this issue.

And the survey found that people think recycled packaging is more environmentally friendly.

Therefore, it is one of the first choices of the public.

Similarly, the demand for biodegradable and renewable materials in the Asian food packaging market is also increasing.

Therefore, the proportion of biodegradable plastics used by people has increased.

And after use, people can process and compost the food residues of Asian food packaging boxes together in Asian food packaging.

Similarly, recyclable paper food packaging is becoming more and more popular. According to statistics, paper packaging currently accounts for 40% of China’s food packaging materials in Asian food packaging.

Moreover, this ratio may increase.


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Smart packaging

With the development of the Internet of Things, sensors, chips, and printed electronic labels can also be integrated with the traditional packaging industry.

Meanwhile, people are also introducing high-tech and new technologies into the food packaging industry.

Moreover, in the future, people can reduce food waste through smart or active packaging.

Moreover, experts are also working hard to find new ways to provide information on food perishability like Xiangfei.

And this can further prevent food spoilage in Asian food packaging.

For example, these new systems can provide the current state of the product.

Meanwhile, it can remind people to use deoxidizers or special acids to extend their shelf life.

For example, a company is developing a package that integrates microchips.

And it can collect product status information.

For example, humidity and temperature.

And, when it exceeds or falls below the preset temperature value, it will sound an alarm.

However, for business, people must also consider the cost while drinking smart technology in Asian food packaging.

Moreover, for high value-added foods, such as high-end health products and high-demand insurance foods, the introduction of smart packaging is an attempt to increase the added value of products in Asian food packaging.

Besides,  the demand of take away packaging is also growing fast. If you want to know more about this, you can visit Everything about takeaway packaging.


With the popularity of Asian food, people are paying more and more attention to the packaging of Asian food.

Regarding Chinese food packaging, because the types of Chinese food are different, the types of packaging are also different.

Moreover, the characteristic of Chinese food packaging is its unique Chinese style and the transmission of product culture.

Let’s look at Japanese food packaging. Japanese packaging is very human. Therefore, the humanized design of their products is very popular.

This is also an important factor for them to win sales in the international market.

Moreover, both in terms of design and materials, they all reflect the unique Japanese aesthetics.

South Korea is a very commercial country. Therefore, South Korea’s cultural development has always been among the top in Asia. And this is also reflected in his food packaging.

People are deeply impressed by Korean food packaging because of its strong commercial communication nature.

And these packaging designs have only one purpose-to let consumers know what product this is and what brand it is.

As for food packaging in Southeast Asia, this industry is still in the development stage.

Moreover, the development of new products and technological progress are the two driving forces driving the sustainable development of the packaging market.

Meanwhile, all countries have to take care of both the export and domestic markets.

Regarding the future development trend of Asian food packaging, people still pay more attention to the aspects of freshness, safety, environmental protection, and intelligence in Asian food packaging.

That’s all information today.

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