Consumers around the world have become more aware of the environmental impact of packaging. Industries have raised their standards for packaging in response to this development. The fruit and vegetable industries mainly focus on high-quality, environment-friendly packaging for fresh fruit. This trend is more visible in overseas markets where small quantities of fruit in green packaging are increasingly popular. At the same time, simplicity and practicality have become important standards for packing facilities.
Cherry gift box designed by Ant Intelligent Packaging Technology
Tianjin Ant Intelligent Packaging Technology Co., Ltd. is a global leader in high-end packaging solutions. The company supplies packaging products to more than 500 clients across the globe that represent hundreds of high-end brands, including food, fruit, and vegetable brands. The company offers competitive packaging products, solutions, and services and helps clients raise the added value of their products.
Apple gift box designed by Ant Intelligent Packaging Technology
Ant Intelligent Packaging Technology provides products and services that include colored boxes, gift boxes, manuals, label stickers, cardboard boxes, paper pulp molds, as well as intelligent packaging, environment-friendly packaging, and functional packaging services. At the same time, the company also offers creative designs, innovative research and development, intelligent manufacturing, automated production, multi-regional operations, and quick turnovers.
Mr. Lu Wuqiang of Ant Intelligent Technology recently talked about market conditions and shared his view on development trends.
Mr. Lu Wuqiang and a stack of environment-friendly boxes
According to Mr. Lu, "we primarily supply packaging products and services to fruit and vegetable traders and exporters. The fruit export industry accounts for about 40% of our export volume. We export packaging products to fruit production areas in Southeast Asia, South America, and the European Union, as well as South Africa.
"There are two main differences in our export products compared to our domestic products. First, we treat our cardboard boxes with a patented adhesive that helps to inhibit the growth of mold or oxidization during transport, which slows down the ripening process in fruit. Our packaging for tomatoes, for example, helps to extend the shelf life of tomatoes by half a month.
"Second, we use a pre-printing process that makes the boxes sturdier after they have been assembled. They do not easily change shape. Moreover, we use water-based ink, which is better for the environment than traditional oil-based ink. That is an important requirement in the international market."
Mr. Lu in the printing workshop
The cost of wood pulp paper in the EU drastically increased in the last few years, and the quantity of trees cut down for pulp paper grew. At the same time, Chinese packaging facilities took advantage of low labor costs, low production costs, and swift technological improvements to strengthen their competitive position in the international market.
"Due to these developments, our share of the international market has significantly grown in the last few years. One important change in the international market in the last two years is that Russian printers have switched from newspaper printing to packaging paper. The export of Russian paper to China expanded, which reduced Chinese reliance on US craft paper. Not only did Russian paper export to China increase, the cost price of distribution is lower too, which gives Russian exporters an advantage," said Mr. Lu.
Tianjin Ant Intelligent Packaging Technology Co., Ltd. manufactures cardboard boxes on the basis of client requirements. The customized manufacturing process applies to more than cardboard alone. The company also supplies padding material that helps to keep fruit fresh during transport. The company provides comprehensive packaging solutions to fresh fruit and vegetable traders.
For more information:
Mr. Wuqiang Lu (CMO)
Tianjin Ant Intelligent Packaging Technology Co., Ltd.
Address: China, Tianjin, Xiqing District, Zhangjiawo Town, Tian'an Creative Industrial Park 2505, postcode 300380