Innovations in Food And Medicine Packaging Patents Report
by：Nanxin Print & Packaging2020-07-22
Summary of Report:
This report takes a look into the patenting activity around food and medicine packaging uncovering the companies, inventors, intellectual property trends and other key indicators. It can be described as a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics, sale, and end use. It refers to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.
Demand for quality food has driven innovations in packaging and which have helped to create new food categories and added convenience. One of the largest concerns surrounds the sustainability of packaging materials. Considerable research is underway by companies and organizations to understand and address sustainability.
This report focuses on how Patent data can help uncover the trends, gaps and opportunities that exist around this area. You will find the information on the research activity, packaging types, the companies most active in this research area, the filings spread, key comparisons etc. The contextual similarity between different technologies across complete patent portfolio is represented by contour maps. Here, distance between clusters is proportional to the difference between patent themes. This report was prepared by mining patent data using Patent iNSIGHT Pro, a comprehensive patent analysis platform that helps one accelerate time-to-decision from patent analysis activities.
In the current market scenario, packaging provides the most important first point of contact by which a company presents its products to consumers. Innovation in packaging designs and colors is taking places brands jostle for shelf appeal and space. Important types of packaging include Active, Intelligent or smart and green etc.
Active, intelligent and green are terms used to describe innovative packaging technologies developed to prolong the shelf life, enhance the quality and safety of food and protect the environment. Conventional passive packaging systems protect the food product only from external environmental hazards. These new technologies are used to modify and monitor the internal and external food environment and provide multiple barriers or hurdles to protect food.
Active packaging materials change the condition of the packaged food product and are designed to extend shelf life, improve safety and/or enhance sensory properties in foods and beverages, while maintaining the quality of the packaged food.