Packaging machines are vital to several industries in many countries around the world. The capping machine is useful for the application of plastic and metal caps. It is also useful for metal threaded caps, corks and plugs. A capping machine is one of the several machines necessary in a packaging line. The bottles meant for capping are usually of many different shapes and sizes.
A liquid filling machine is one of the other machines vital for the purpose of packaging as is the sticker labeling machines as well. There are several types of self adhesive labelling machines or เครื่องติดฉลากกาวตนเอง in Thai, like the automatic sticker labelling machine, rotary sticker labelling machine, twin head rotary wrap round sticker labelling machine, vial sticker labelling machine, etc.
The bottle labels (ฉลากขวด in Thai language) can be of many different types. One can get quite creative with label design and colour since each product requires a different label. All packages require labelling, thus due to high demand of labeling machines it is often integrated into the packaging process along with other machines. A labelling machine requires special coding and setting so that it is printed appropriately.
An Outlook of the Packaging Industry in Thailand
There is a great demand for packaging machines in the Thailand market. This includes demand for tablet counting machine, viscous filling & capping machines, sticker labeling machine, liquid filling machine, sleeve applicator with steam & electrical tune, etc.
The packaging industry in Thailand has witnessed strong growth already and is only likely to get better. There is a great demand for packaging machines in several industries like the food and beverage sector, pharmaceutical industry, and cosmetic industry. Machine like Bottling line for food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, & FMCG, more commonly known as สายการบรรจุขวดสำหรับอาหาร, เครื่องสำอางค์, ยา, FMCG in Thailand, thus plays a major role in these industries.
In fact, it is expected that the pharmaceutical and food industry will drive the packaging industry in Thailand. The food security regulations have been tightened hence is necessary to follow the strict rules during food production as well as packaging.
The packaging industry has been witnessed a steady growth from the period between 2006 and 2011; the main reason for this has been the food and beverages industry. Several other packaged consumer good like at the pharmaceutical industry and personal care industry have also contributed to the growth of this industry.
Thailand does not top the list in terms of market size for the packaging industry. The USA is largest consumer for packaging machines and it is likely to remain that way for some time. Although demand for these machines is on the rise in Thailand, it is important to note where it ranks among other nations. This list ranks all countries as per the demand for such machines.
A Rise in demand for packaging machines in Thailand
There is a rising demand for these machines like labelling machine, viscous liquid filling machine (commonly known as เครื่องบรรจุของเหลวข้นหนืด in Thailand), Bottle filling machine & capping machine (เครื่องบรรจุขวดและเครื่อง Capping in Thai), etc. in Thailand.
Here are a few reasons why:
- One of the largest producers of food products like rice, canned tuna, sugar cane, frozen seafood, chicken and canned pineapple products in the world is Thailand.
- Thailand is the second largest exporter of sugar in the world and the ninth largest exporter of vegetables. It is also the 16th largest for seafood.
- Food consumption expenditure has increased by 3.8% in 2014.
- The domestic manufacturing industry has also witnessed a steady rise and is expected to do so in the near future.
Thailand has a strong business climate besides which, there are many benefits for the manufacturing industry. In fact, Thailand ranks 26th in the world and 5th in East Asia and the Pacific for best place of doing business.