Published on : May 30, 2016
In the last few years, packaged foods are gaining immense popularity as people have very less time to cook at home. As a result, several food manufacturers are offering products to the consumers in either glass jars or metal cans. These jars and cans are being used widely in order to increase the shelf life of the product.
Glass jars and metal cans are used worldwide for food applications such as:
The metal can packaging is majorly used for various food and beverage products, including vegetables, fruits, coffee, meat, and soup. These cans offer several benefits, owing to which they are gaining popularity across the globe. Metal cans help in preserving the nutritional value of the product and further prevents it from any kind of microbial contamination.
On the other hand, glass jars are also used widely as a packaging material, which offers several advantages, including reusability, chemical stability, and sterility. Glass is majorly used to pack alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. In the last few years, several consumers are preferring glass jars, due to its attractive look and the addition benefits of using glass over metal cans.
The growing demand for canned foods is one of the major factors projected to fuel the growth of the global market for metal cans and glass jars in the next few years. In addition, the high recovery rate and recyclability of the cans and jars are further expected to augment the growth of the market in the near future.
Furthermore, the major players operating in the global market for metal cans and glass jars are making efforts to offer cans and jars in different shapes and sizes to attract more consumers and expand their product portfolio. In addition, these players are focusing on the attractive packaging along with the presentation to gain the competitive advantage in the market. Some of the leading players operating in the global market for metal cans and glass jars are Vetropack Holding AG, HSIL, Farr Co. Ltd., Heinz-Glas GmbH, Wiegand-Glas GmbH, Crown Holdings Inc., and Hindustan Tin Works Ltd.