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Nichrome Packs Delicious Prospects For Ready-to-Eat Industry
India’s Food Processing industry is one of the largest in the country. It is ranked fifth
in terms of production, consumption, exports and projected growth.
According to a recently published report by TechSci Research “India Ready-to-Eat
Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”, the country’s ready-to-eat (RTE)
food market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 22% during 2014-19. The
market size of ready-to-eat snacks and namkeens is estimated at more than
Rs.50,000 crore; having grown at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of
around 13% since 1998 till 2014 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 22% during 20142019.
The main USPs that RTE food offers is convenience and variety. It saves time and
energy – elements of
great value in
with its changing
increase in nuclear
families and rise in
Other factors which
have contributed to
the growth of this
product innovations, strong marketing initiatives and low cost pricing strategies
making products more affordable for consumers (starting from Rs.5 per packet). The
sale of snack food category (ready-to-eat packed foods like chips, extracted food,
etc.) alone have grown more than six-fold from Rs.8,000 crore in 2004 to more than
Rs.50,000 crore in 2014.
The Indian RTE food market is dominated by Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR), GITS Food
Products Pvt Ltd, Indian Tobacco Company (ITC), Kohinoor Foods and Priya Foods.
Product innovation, branding and attractive packaging have also provided impetus to
the RTE industry. The players in the packaged food industry tweak their product
offerings to suit the taste of Indian consumers and launch new variants of the
products to cater to region-specific demand which have widened their consumer
base. The industry players also consider factors like freshness, crispiness and flavor of
the product, which the consumers consider important, before launching new
products. Newer preservation techniques have led to enhanced shelf life.
Nichrome’s HFFS Totpack Pick-Fill-Seal (PFS) machines offer the combined benefits of
variety, productivity and specialty packaging for ready-to-eat foods. Advanced
packaging technology enables 2 or 3 different fillers to dispense multiple types of
ingredients in the same pouch. The machines conveniently pack a wide variety of
ready-to-eat foods in eye-catching innovative shapes while maintaining freshness of
The PFS machine is a sturdy, cost-effective solution with multiple filler options. The
RTE Filler facilitates the packaging of products such as Palak Paneer, Dal Makhani,
Butter Chicken, Biryani, Gravies, Matar Paneer, Punjabi Chhole, Punjabi Kadhi, Rajma
The Linear/Gate Weigher can be used for vegetable seed packaging while the Servo
Auger Filler is suitable for powders like ORS, Pharmaceutical Powder, Spice Powder,
Milk Powder, Coffee, Health Drinks, Instant Mixes, Premixes, etc. Multi-Head
Weighers are used for snack & namkeen packaging; Piston Fillers for viscous
products like pastes, pickles, ketchup, soup, sauces, ghee, etc.
Other filler options include Cup Filler (for sugar, rice, pulses, etc.) and Gravity
Filler/Flow Meter (for liquids like milk, lassi, oil, juices, wines, etc.).
The high-precision Totpack PFS machine is controlled through a PLC with touchscreen interface, and supports a variety of pack/pouch formats. Packing material for
preformed pouches include heat sealable laminates like PET/PE, Paper/Alu-foil/PE,
Alu/PF, PET/Alu-foil/PE or Co ex films.
No wonder, Nichrome is the preferred Ready to Eat food packaging machine
manufacturer for players in the processed food industry. It has all the ingredients for