Pork Spending on the Rise
Increased consumer demand for easy to cook meat products, such as pre-cut, marinated, or pre-cooked, is causing meat processors to expand product lines, thus driving the market for meat processing equipment through 2026.
Implementation of new laws and strict regulations driven by Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)combined with consumer changes is expected to increase the demand for Food Processing Equipment. North America will experience >5% CAGR through 2026 for both pork and beef products. Over 85% of meat processing equipment is tied to pork and beef.
Key drivers for meat processing equipment
- Consumer Demand
- Waste Reduction
- Operational Efficiency
Processes such as grinding (22%), cutting (18%), slicing (15%), and blending (11%) account for66% of North America’s meat processing equipment demand. Meat Equipment OEMs are focusing on improving automation technology using innovations to deliver a quality product more efficiently.
A key focus area is how performance plastics will play a critical role in reducing pathogens, minimizing foreign contamination, and increasing line speeds.
Food OEMs & Processors desire consumable components that are identified visually, by X-ray, or using inline metal detection systems. Port Plastics understands that the risk of component failure increases with time. We offer a complete portfolio of detectable performance plastics.
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