Date: 16 Mar 2015
Cat: Coffee & Tea

Coffee & Tea

Packaging Systems for the Coffee & Tea Industry

Industry background: 

  • The global market for coffee and tea in terms of volume is projected to exceed 19 million tons by 2024 (Global Industry Analysts Inc.);
  • After water, tea and coffee are the two most widely consumed beverages;
  • Raw coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities.

Supporting the market’s fast evolving needs

Market demands:

In addition to a myriad of product variants and flavours, packaging and delivery methods change on an almost daily basis. Indeed, there are almost as many ways of packaging tea and coffee as there are flavours. Pods, pouches, powders, loose, bags, granulated, beans, ground… the list goes on!

Beyond the physical packaging, branding is essential. Millions are spent every year on product promotion and branding, so when a product hits the shelf, it must showcase the brand effectively and clearly. So even though tea and coffee are considered commodity products, gentle handling and bright, undamaged shelf-ready packaging is just as applicable as they would be to more premium products.

Sustainable packaging is also creating issues with regards to materials and processing, so machine flexibility plays a vital role here, too.

Packaging requirements:

  • Producers must ensure freshness, with many novel solutions developed to reseal, vent, barrier and enclose products, resulting in multiple packaging formats, all of which need to be catered for by secondary packaging machines – often within the same factory
  • Even though tea and coffee are considered commodity products, gentle handling and bright, undamaged shelf-ready packaging is just as applicable as they would be to more premium products.

Cama solutions

Tea and coffee producers rely on Cama to deliver solutions that help ensure freshness, with a number of novel solutions developed to reseal, vent, barrier and enclose products, resulting in multiple packaging formats, all of which need to be catered for by secondary packaging machines – often within the same factory. This demand results in the need for highly flexible and highly capable packaging solutions.

In addition to addressing regulatory compliance, including washdown, contamination, voids & trap points, Cama’s advanced technology also delivers connectivity to enterprise systems for batch data capture, ERP and remote maintenance.

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