The edible oil sector grew at 25% to cross the USD 20 billion mark in 2017 making it the largest packaged food segment with over 30% share of the USD 65 billion packaged foods market in India.
The paper covers the Fundamentals of edible oil, Spoilage factors & Deterioration of oil, Packaging Material Requirements which includes Metal, Glass, Plastics & Tetra Pak, Semi-rigid, rigid & flexible pouches. The importance of Polymers & their Market share in edible oil packaging, BIS standards & specifications, Labelling requirements, Supply chain, Edible oil consumption trends, Design innovations & brands, a comparative analysis of the Shelf life data in various packs. The paper finally concludes with a note on emerging sustainable packs.
The paper should be of interest to Rigid & Flexible packaging material suppliers, edible oil brand owners, Oil Technologists, students & anyone seeking to understand the role of packaging in brand creation & a healthy lifestyle household commodity.
Dr. R. Rangaprasad, is currently Business Head, Packaging 360, a Mumbai based knowledge service provider vertical under Catalyzing New Technology (CNT) Expositions & Services LLP. Packaging 360 is a comprehensive knowledge sharing ecosystem for the Indian packaging industry (www.packaging360.in).
Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a chemical technologist by training having earned his Ph.D. (Tech) degree from UDCT (now ICT) in 1992.