The term ‘Halal’ refers to permitted under Muslim law. Many of us assume that the term ‘Halal’ refers to food only; however, Halal certification can apply to a number of categories, including food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, cosmetic products, and also packaging. Increasing population of the Muslim community across the world, coupled with increasing awareness about Halal certification, is anticipated to drive demand for Halal products and services across the world in the coming years.
Major market players in Halal packaging market include MM Karton, Varsity Packaging, and Al Halal Packaging. Currently, the market is fragmented with a very few market players. However, the packaging giants are enthusiastic about getting Halal certification, as the market potential of Halal packaging is projected to be very high. If the players in the packaging business want to become Halal certified, they may have to change some of their suppliers or modify their production process.
Major growth drivers for the Halal packaging market include: growing Muslim population across the world, increased marketability of products due to Halal certification, and improved awareness about Halal certified products and services. However, the increased cost of products in case of carrying out customized Halal packaging can pose a threat to the market growth.
Generally, polymers are produced from petroleum based raw materials. However, additives are added to the polymers to improve their properties. For Halal consumers, the primary concern is the usage of additives derived from indefinite sources for the manufacture of polymer resins. The usage of additives which are derived from non-halal animals (animals which are not permitted for slaughtering according to Islamic law, such as swine) or from permitted animals which were not slaughtered in accordance with Islamic slaughtering / Halal rules, is prohibited for Muslim consumers.
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With regards to Halal packaging, the polymer resins utilized to produce the packaging material contain additives derived from Halal sources and a certificate for guaranteeing that the Halal reliability of the polymer resins is maintained throughout the entire supply chain.
As per the Halal packaging practices, during the manufacturing process, a qualitative investigation for screening and identifying any trace of animal-based element used in additives is conducted, and if any such element is found, it is subsequently substituted with equivalent additives from Halal sources. The method for ensuring if the polymer resins used for packaging are Halal certified involves:
- Use of obstructions in the manufacturing facility to enclose the processing or manufacturing units for avoiding external contamination
- Choosing ingredients, which are Halal, in particular those which are expected to be used as additives
- Analysing the polymer resins by detecting the presence of animal-based elements, such as animal fats and pig derivatives, to ensure that the polymer resins are completely free from animal based ingredients
The above mentioned methods may further include adopting a system for maintaining Halal ingredients database and procedures