The hottest mainstream of future packaging design

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The mainstream of future packaging design process development

first, the mainstream of future packaging design

packaging design has entered the computer age. The traditional packaging design method can not adapt to the competitive commodity economy because of its slow design speed and poor accuracy

nowadays, the cycle of a new product from development to market entry is getting shorter and shorter, and further utilization research is needed in different fields, and the structure and form of packaging are becoming more and more diversified. Sometimes, in order to adapt to different regions and different consumer groups, a product needs to have various forms of packaging, from creativity, color, specifications, materials to production methods, all of which have different requirements. Therefore, in order to grasp the market opportunity in time, we must rely on advanced means to quickly design the packaging products needed by the market. At the same time, the packaging designer must also know the relevant packaging manufacturing process, how to select materials, and how to use modern packaging manufacturing equipment, such as prepress process equipment, post press processing equipment, etc

in a word, the future packaging design is more about using the existing packaging and product packaging patterns, making trade-offs and reasonable combinations, rather than thinking from scratch like the traditional packaging design. Reference and combination are the mainstream of packaging design in the future. The appreciation ability of designers is the key to the success of packaging design

Second, the packaging process tends to be simplified

the application of modern technology in the packaging field has simplified many packaging processes and made them more scientific and reasonable

packaging technology mainly refers to the manufacturing process in the packaging manufacturing process. The development of packaging technology is achieved by helping the development of relevant science. For example, the molding process of packaging, the bonding process of packaging, the printing process of packaging, and the finishing process of packaging have all experienced a process of improvement and perfection. The molding process of packaging includes the molding of metal packaging, plastic packaging, paper packaging and other composite packaging. Among them: in the past, extrusion, hot pressing, stamping and other molding of plastic packaging have gradually been used in the molding of paper packaging; In the past, it was difficult to press convex (concave) molding of paperboard packaging, but now it has been basically solved; Plastic foaming and molding technology has been widely used in the foaming and molding of paper mold packaging products, so that products that could not be packaged with paper in the past also used paper packaging

the post press processing technology of packaging is more scientific and applicable, and the packaging performance and effect have changed significantly. For example, the wax coating and film coating process in the past packaging surface treatment has been gradually replaced by surface gelatinization (glue spraying treatment), which is due to the poor gloss of the waxed surface; The single-sided lamination in the lamination is easy to cause warpage and deformation of packaging products, and the use of double-sided lamination brings certain difficulties to the cutting of the subsequent process

the packaging drying process has also changed from ordinary thermal drying to UV curing, making drying and molding more energy-saving, fast and reliable

packaging and printing processes are more diversified. In particular, silk printing and four printing have been adopted in the packaging and printing of high-end goods. There are also anti-counterfeiting packaging production processes, which have shifted from local printing or production to integrated large-area printing and production anti-counterfeiting

III. intelligent packaging machinery

the market competition of packaging machinery is fierce. It is a category with rapid development speed in China's packaging industry. Together with food machinery, it has developed into one of the top ten categories of China's machinery industry

general development trend of packaging machinery: at present, the characteristics of packaging machinery tend to be "three highs" - high speed, high efficiency and high quality. The development focus tends to be low energy consumption, light weight, compact structure, small floor space, high efficiency, appearance and shape to adapt to the environment and the psychological needs of operators, environmental protection needs, etc

the development trend of foreign packaging machinery is: it reflects the high and new technology of modern and advanced packaging machinery, especially the packaging machinery and equipment produced in Europe, America, Japan and other countries with developed science and technology and economy. Its technology has been in the international leading position with the development of science and technology and commodity economy. In recent years, in order to meet the diversified needs of modern commodity packaging, developed countries have developed multi variety and small batch general packaging technology and equipment, while keeping up with the pace of high-tech development, constantly applying advanced technology, developing and developing modern special-purpose packaging machinery that applies high-tech. The new technologies applied include: aerospace industry technology (heat pipe), microelectronics technology, magnetic technology, information processing technology, sensing technology (photoelectric and chemical), laser technology, biotechnology and new processing technology, new mechanical component structure (such as conical synchronous toothed belt drive), new optical fiber materials, etc., which make a variety of packaging machinery tend to be intelligent

the development trend of domestic packaging institutions is: on the basis of introduction, digestion and absorption, there are certain innovations, and the scientific and technological content of products is also constantly improving. These packaging machinery products are developing in the direction of electromechanical combination, combination of main and auxiliary machines, and complete set connection. There are some problems in the development of packaging machinery products in China, mainly how to face the competition of foreign enterprises and foreign-funded enterprises, how to improve the level of "three modernizations" of products according to China's national conditions, how to achieve high-speed work, diversification of packaging product specifications, improve reliability, and how to make food and drug packaging machinery sterile. On the premise of improving the performance and reliability of packaging machinery products, we should move towards electromechanical integration and microcomputer control. Using advanced design methods such as reliability design, optimization design and computer-aided design, we develop advanced machinery and components (parts) such as combined and modular, improve the process level and "three modernizations" level of products, and vigorously develop various automatic detection technologies and equipment supporting packaging machinery in combination with the international quality system. At present, compared with advanced developed countries, China still lags behind in some processing technologies and components, and some key materials cannot meet the requirements. Therefore, this aspect will be a key breakthrough and solution in the field of packaging machinery in the future

III. substitution and renewal of packaging materials

the quality of packaging depends largely on the performance of packaging materials. Without good packaging materials, there can be no good packaging products. New packaging materials and new packaging technology are the primary pursuit of packaging enterprises or research institutes. Now many new products and processes must be matched with new packaging materials to achieve good packaging effects

based on environmental protection requirements, packaging materials that pollute the environment and are not conducive to environmental protection need to be updated. New packaging materials are being developed, and some have achieved initial results, mainly in the following categories:

1. Plastic packaging represented by EPS fast food boxes will be replaced by new paper packaging

due to the harm of plastic packaging waste in many places, plastic packaging, such as EPS fast food boxes, which are used in large quantities and difficult to recycle and treat, has been limited, and the state has issued documents to list it as the key packaging products to be replaced. The new packaging made of pulp and plant fiber came into being and was listed as one of the key promotion projects by the state. EPS packaging products replaced also include EPPL packaging liners

2. Plastic bag packaging materials are developing towards soluble and pollution-free materials

many cities have banned the use of ultra-thin plastic bags (packaging), so plastic packaging materials that do not pollute the environment need to be studied and developed. Such as composite plastic film in composite materials, various surface coatings, etc. Progress has been made in the research of some new materials that can replace the existing plastic packaging materials, such as water-soluble plastic films and other degradable materials Adopting standard database to manage experimental data, all kinds of plastic films have been applied, especially some foreign enterprises are aiming at China's huge market. For example, some Japanese enterprises began to seek partners in China to establish joint ventures to produce soluble plastic films

3. wood packaging is looking for alternative packaging materials

as the United States and other western countries restrict the export of China's products on the pretext of finding "longicorn" in the wood packaging of China's export products, all products packaged in wood must be subject to complex special treatment or replaced with other materials. Due to the cost price and other problems, even using heavy-duty corrugated boxes is not competent. Therefore, at present, China has been tackling key problems, and honeycomb cardboard boxes are recommended to replace them, but the problem that the packaging boxes can withstand gravity and handling strength must be solved

4. Other new auxiliary packaging materials also need to be studied. Such as adhesives, surface treatment agents, inks, etc. Many cartons in our country have large paper consumption, high cost and low strength, because the quality and performance of these auxiliary packaging materials can not meet the requirements. In terms of packaging and printing inks, environmental friendly inks (or green inks for short) have become popular internationally, and China is also vigorously developing them. For example, Zhuzhou Institute of technology has developed several multi-functional water-based inks in cooperation with Xianke group, which have been mass produced, and users have a good response after use

IV. integration of packaging and processing

many new packaging technologies are based on new packaging thinking. The new thinking of packaging is to go beyond the existing packaging technology and products and apply the combination of other related technologies to packaging to form a new packaging technology. There are several categories of technologies in this regard:

1. Packaging curing technology - the renewal of curing and drying energy, from heat to light

2. Packaging cutting and forming technology - new cutting and forming instruments

3. Packaging and processing combined technology - packaging and processing combined

4. Packaging function borrows technology - packaging function exceeds packaging and has value-added effect

5. Packaging function protection technology - add functional ingredients such as fresh-keeping, sterilization, moisture-proof, anti-static, anti odor and so on into the packaging materials

in addition to the above five aspects, there should be other technologies, such as the packaging technology of fresh goods (packaging of living packaging). In addition, with the emergence of new packaging materials, some technologies in the packaging process have also changed. For example, the emergence of self drying stretch wrapping film makes the wrapping, shrinking, binding and other processes integrated, and the operation can be simplified and fast

the most promising technology mentioned above is the combination of packaging and processing. It solves many treatment processes, directly borrows the packaging mechanism, and realizes the integration of packaging and processing that the hand wheel of the oil return valve must be tightened, making the packaging more potential and effective

v. the packaging industry must rely on the industry

the development of packaging industrialization is achieved by combining technology and products to increase market share in the market. The future packaging industry should have both characteristics and scale. Tetra Pak, for example, dominates the world by its characteristics and technology. With the emphasis on environmental protection, the recycling of packaging will become a new industry of packaging, which will have faster development

the packaging industry must be supported by the industry, backed by equipment and technology, and take the road of collectivization. Many packaging enterprises founded or jointly founded by cigarette factories, cosmetics factories, pharmaceutical factories, distilleries and others have good product quality and economic benefits, because they are supported by industries and have a stable market

specialization and technological innovation are the magic weapon for the packaging industry to remain invincible in the competition in 2012. The technology-based packaging industry with technology as the guide, such as

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