Salt: What comes to your mind hearing this word? Taste, food, flavour, and delicacies? Maybe these are the words that strike first when you hear this flavourful word. Now, it has almost become a universal truth that Indian foods are next to impossible without this precious ingredient. One can say that food without salt is unimaginable. Also, the properties of salt make it unique. It has its own specific taste but also has the potential to enhance the flavour of other ingredients. Apart from food, salt has numerous other uses as well. Its chemical name is sodium chloride.
History of Salt
It will not be an exaggeration that salt is one of the oldest things found on earth. The history goes back to billions of years. With time we got to know about its qualities and its applications. If we go to the documentation part, then the Chinese have a rich history of salt. According to Chinese historians, people harvested salt whenever the water evaporated during summers in the lakes. The date goes back to near about 6000BC.
On the other hand, few records indicate that people used containers made from clay to boil the water from the ocean until they obtain salt from it. This technique was widespread in Europe during the Roman rule. Moreover, a few pieces of evidence indicate that Egyptians also used salt thousands of years before. Today salt has many applications that are beyond taste and flavour.
The Worldwide Scenario
According to a report, the worldwide salt production stood at more than 300 million metric tons in the year 2018. Here also, China topped the chart with the massive salt production reaching 68 million tons. Few reports suggest that by the year 2025, the market will touch US$5.2 Billion. It has been observed that rock salt will provide a good momentum in growth globally. If we see the market share, then we get to know that around 25 million tons of edible salt is used worldwide, which is a considerable amount.
The Indian Market
India comes at third position in terms of salt production just next to the US and China. The average annual production of salt stood near 20.31 million tons. If we see state wise, then Gujarat ranks first with 71% salt production in the country. The second-largest salt producer is Rajasthan, which produces around 17% of the salt. Tamil Nadu spots at third position with 11% of salt production whereas, the rest of the country produces a mere 1% of salt.
Uses of salt
We all know that salt is used for cooking food, but it has some other important uses other than flavouring our food. Salt plays an important part in various industries. In terms of consumption, the chemical industry is the largest consumer.
On the other hand, the textile and leather industry also depends on salt for various processes. Wool and cotton finishing, bleaching and dying, etc. are few among them. In addition to this, salt plays a significant role in waste and water treatment. The pharmaceutical industry also depends on it due to specific uses. Since animals also need salt to remain healthy, salt owns a special place in the animal feed industry.
Proposed Packaging from Knack
Salt is one of the most commonly used flavourings in the world, but its packaging can be tainted due to the varying climatic condition. At Knack Packaging, we understand the real need of our clients, thus provide them with solutions that are par excellence. We use high-quality materials in the production of salt packaging material that gives it strength and protection. We produce a wide range of bags for Salt; It includes the BOPP laminated PP woven bags in the 5kg to 50kg categories & two variants of handle bags; Top opened bottom stitched and the Top open bottom gusseted bag in the 5kg to 10kg pack sizes. We
offer standard Circular Woven construction mainly for this product & we have developed
various customized bag types also for this industry as we are specialized in the same.
- Our salt packaging is designed in a way that provides sturdiness and flexibility to the packaging. We see to it that the designs which are finalized are economical yet elegant for the favorability of customers.
- We make sure to use steadfast materials for packaging of salt to keep it free from dust and moisture.