in India has undergone a systemic change since the advent of Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown in March last year. A look back at its state one year ago and how it has evolved over this period is worth discussing. The industry has witnessed many fundamentals being redefined. Be it the move towards sustainable packaging or expanding the scope of packaging to newer materials, the industry has transformed in an irreversible way and it is only going to move forward in the direction. It can be attributed primarily to the change in usage pattern of products.
With the changing lifestyle, the demand for packaged foods is going to swell even further in the times to come. As per the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the major factors contributing to the increase in customer expenditure on packaged goods are the rising disposable income, urbanization, and the increase in the number of working women. As the demand increases, the packaging industry is resorting to different methods to ensure freshness of the product, printability of the packaging as well as barrier protection of packed products.