Choosing ceramic is a way to stand out and build a sustainable differentiation strategy. If you still have doubts about whether ceramics can be a suitable option for your products, have a look at the history of packaging and the newest foodie trends.
The revival of ceramic food packaging
The need to save and store food became apparent as people shifted from a nomadic lifestyle to living in sheltered areas. The use of ceramics in the creation of the first food containers dates back to 7000 B.C. Since then, the importance of packaging food has not stopped increasing and today, packaging is an essential part of the product´s identity. Packaging not only protects the food for consumption, it’s also an essential marketing tool that creates an unforgettable customer experience. In this sense, the revival of ceramics for packaging food results from the need to find more sustainable and unique solutions.
New food products require unique and sustainable packaging solutions.
Made of clay, a natural and abundant material, Cermer ceramic containers are 100% inert. They do not contain any toxic substances that could harm the environment. For our customers, ceramic packaging represents, not only a strong commitment to protecting the environment, but also a powerful tool to communicate the authenticity and superior quality of their products.
Consumers are demanding more sophisticated products that move beyond established formulas to new ones such as ready meals, sauces, dips or refined desserts. New recipes, flavors and textures show that food means pleasure. Enhance this experience with a ceramic container supporting your brand and leveraging your product.
Ceramic containers are an eye-catching alternative for packaging ready meals, spreads and dips.
Ready meals are dominating the food industry trends for the following years. The global ready meals market is expected to increase at an annual rate of 5.5% from 2021 to 2027. The constant launches of new food products will support the growth of the market in the United States, Europe and Asia. Consumers are looking for products that are easy to prepare without losing nutritional value and healthiness. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in demand for frozen food due to their storage longevity and high hygiene standards in production processes.
All Cermer ceramic containers are freezer, microwave, and oven safe, being a good fit for ready meals and frozen foods. From meat main courses to seafood entrees or marinated fish recipes, our ceramic containers are packaging, kitchenware and tableware all at the same time. Thus, ready meals can be packed in ceramics and then placed directly in the oven or microwave at consumers’ homes.
All Cermer containers are suitable for heat sealing and comply with American and European strictest food packaging regulations. Our ceramic containers comply with FDA / IMS Packaging Certification, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
There is a need to move towards comfort and simplicity when it comes to preparing home-made food. With many people choosing a healthier diet, cooking with sauces and combining dips with simple ingredients will be a big trend. The possibilities of incorporating new flavors in all types of dips, spreads and condiments are endless. Ceramic jars and dishes are a great fridge-to-table solution for these tasty additions.
Ceramic food-packaging is sustainable, designed to stand out and last.
Quality also means long-lasting and durable. That is why at Cermer, we are convinced that packaging needs to be designed to have multiple functions. Our containers can be used as kitchen and tableware, therefore cutting down on landfill waste and offering boundless possibilities to be upcycled.
In a market saturated with food products, manufacturers have to adapt to new consumption habits and choose packaging that best communicates their essence. Ceramics is without doubt a smart choice.