For consumers, time is becoming more limited and fragmented every day. In contemporary India, with its changing lifestyle, growing urbanization and increase in nuclear families, cooking has become a much-dreaded task.
Ready-to-Eat and Ready-to-Cook offer an easy solution. They offer convenience and variety. They save time and energy. What’s more, they taste as good as home cooking and have long shelf life. Better still, they can even be ordered online so customers don’t have to waste time in supermarket queues.
A case in point is the instant breakfast segment. As fancy as the various breakfast cereals available in the market might be, Indians crave the satisfaction that only a traditional dish can give. So companies like MTR, Patanjali and even Quaker India have launched dishes like upma, poha, halwa in ready-to-eat, no-fuss versions. Just pour hot water, wait 3–5 minutes and eat. These single-serve packs are affordably priced, can be prepared by anyone and can also be carried when travelling.
RTE and RTC is clearly a trend that’s here to stay. The market is packed with players and products — and the list keeps growing. Dominated by Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR), GITS Food Products, Indian Tobacco Company (ITC), Kohinoor Foods and Priya Foods, the shelves offer Palak Paneer, Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Gravies, Matar Paneer, Punjabi Chhole, Punjabi Kadhi, Rajma Masala… the options abound.
Supporting food manufacturers in this growing market is Nichrome, the pioneer of packaging machines in India. Nichrome’s Horizontal Form Fill Seal machines preserve the natural essence of the food and deliver packs that travel with ease from factory to the consumer.
Nichrome’s HFFS Totpack Pick-Fill-Seal (PFS) machines are convenientketchup packaging machines and instant food packaging machines that pack in innovative pouch formats while maintaining freshness of the contents. Nichrome’s highly advanced pick fill seal machines (PFS) arehorizontal form filling seal machines with specially designed RTE andRTC packaging fillers that can be used conveniently and quickly to pack a wide variety of instant food packaging products. Multiple filler options make this a truly versatile food packaging machine.
The RTE Filler facilitates the packaging of products such as Palak Paneer, Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Gravies, Matar Paneer, Rajma Masala, etc. The Linear/Gate Weigher can be used for vegetable seed packaging while the Servo Auger Filler is suitable for powders like ORS, Spice Powder, Milk Powder, Coffee, Instant Mixes, etc. Multi-Head Weighers can be used for snack & namkeen packaging; Piston Fillers for viscous pastes, pickles, sauces, ghee and ketchup packaging.
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.).
Advanced rotary filling and sealing technology enables 2 or 3 different fillers to dispense multiple types of ingredients in the same pouch, allowing for easy mixing of ingredients, through gentle handling and without damaging the ingredients.
The high-precision PFS machine for instant food packaging is controlled through a PLC with touch-screen interface, and supports a variety of pack/pouch formats.
So if you’re looking for a reliable, advanced food packaging machine that delivers the combined benefits of versatility and productivity, Nichrome is the preferred packaging partner for your food industry.