Food Packaging News - Non-stick Mayo Packaging

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Food Packaging News - Non-stick Mayo Packaging

Anyone who is a mayonnaise fan knows how difficult it can be to get every last drop out of the container. Now, work has begun to develop a non-stick coating that will help consumers who are frustrated about not being able to get all of the product they pay for. According to a recent food packaging news article at BBC, Orkla, a Norwegian based company, has announced a deal with Liquiglide, a U.S. company to use Liquiglide's non-stick coating in product packaging. As a global supplier of industrial printing equipment and coding/marking solutions, Markem-Imaje knows that today, consumers are not timid about voicing their opinions via social media - and frustrations with packaging is just one of the things consumers share with their friends and followers. Should consumers be concerned about a non-stick product being used in packaging, they can rest assured the coating is "completely harmless" according to Liquiglide. The non-stick coating can be made entirely from food, and meets safety standards. The non-stick technology was developed at MIT, and customized for each individual product. The result is an inside surface of containers that stays wet, making it possible for the mayonnaise or other product to come out easily, leaving no residue. Orkla also worked with Elmer's Glue in March to use the non-stick technology in the U.S. glue brand's products. Liquiglide believes that the non-stick technology could result in increased sales for manufacturers, as consumers would use up the product faster due to easier dispensing. Reduced waste is important to consumers today, however some believe consumers would need some convincing that the technology is safe and a natural product. Vince Bamford, buying and supplying editor for The Grocer, said in the article that he had doubts regarding whether the non-stick technology would sway consumers from preferred or cheaper brands. Regardless of the type of packaging manufacturers use, Markem-Imaje provides exceptional coding and marking systems designed for impeccable printing even in the harshest environments. Contact us today for all of your industrial printing needs.

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