There is a large re-use sector that purchases either redundant machines or equipment from liquidations but remanufacture is only a small portion of the market. Both manufacture and remanufacture are labour intensive therefore the cost differential between new and remanufactured equipment is not attractive to the food processors. Standards need to be developed to encourage confidence in the industry. The remanufacture of packaging machines has been attempted and although largely unsuccessful it appears that this sector holds some potential.

This 2007 report has been reformatted for 2009.