As biscuits are fragile and highly hygroscopic, they need protection from damage and from getting spoilt.
Biscuit Packing History
Historically, biscuits have always been packed in square tins that had a capacity to hold 8 lb biscuits. The rectangular shape provided the convenience of storing different shape of biscuits. It also facilitated packing, storage and transport but by the time it reached the shopkeepers it was damaged because the lid was open for serving and display. The cost of the tin lowered as compared to per pound of the biscuit after re-using it and undergoing through several journeys. Therefore today biscuit packing machines are used which retains its quality, taste and freshness.
However, with the coming up of sophisticated packing machines there is a change in consumer's shopping methods as the biscuit tin is no longer used. But even today the tins are widely used for some special biscuits which are given as gifts during Christmas, New Year and other Indian festivals.
Packing Machines in Food Industries
With the passage of time tins have fulfilled the requirement but with the coming up of retail stores, the tins have become obsolete. The marketing of biscuits and food items have entered new phase. Today most women have taken up jobs and are pressed for time. Biscuits that come in packs have become a savior for women because by the time they cook dinner their family can snack on biscuits.
The biscuits in general are fragile due to low moisture content, susceptibility to tainting and with high fat level. This is where the need for biscuit packing machine comes into picture because the packaging must attract the main buyer of the family who is the lady in most families. The biscuit packing should persuade her to buy because the wrapper does attract the buyer.