What Are the Different Types of Food Packaging Materials?
Packaging is in direct relation to a consumer’s final choice in buying a product. Effective packaging involves appeal, information, accessibility and labeling. Additionally, packaging requires product protection, tampering resistance and nutritional facts.
Meeting specific standards along with designing attention-grabbing packaging can be a challenge. However, knowing about the different types of packing materials available will help you make the right choice. Although there are a wide variety of materials, you will be amazed at the various features available such as barrier valves, closures and designs that can be tailored to fit your needs.
Laminated Film Rewinds: Designed to seal correctly on automated packing machines. They help packaging run smoother and easier. High quality film rewinds have aggressive bonding features, can adhere to porous or semi-gloss paper media, has light to heavy ink coverage without yellowing or peeling. Moreover, laminated film rewinds generally come in a wide range of colors to help make your product stand out.
Quad-seal Flat Based Pouch: These pouches increase shelf life and product protection. They also expand consumer convenience and benefits by improved pouring and handling. The lightweight pouches have a flat bottom bag and expand at the sides. They are ideal for dry pet food and other bulky merchandises.
Stand-up Doy Pouches: One of the most flexible packaging materials on the market. They come in a large variety of materials with innovative multi-layer laminated films to warrant optimal performance. This pouch is eye-catching and generally re-sealable, pourable, re-usable, and easy to open. They also have a resistance to burst pressures and high temperatures. As well, their streamline appearance reduces transport and storage costs.
Bottle Shrink Sleeves: A fairly new type of label that allows more creativity with graphics, color and dramatic effect. The shrink sleeve is durable, waterproof and abrasion resistant. In addition, labels can be removed from containers and bottles so that the container or bottle can be reused. Cost is a bit higher than other types of labels but they usually improve shelf appeal and increase sales.
Metalised & Foil Pouches: Offer a glossy metallic appearance like aluminium foil but has a lower cost and weight. Metalised and foil pouches are easily designed and can include special applications like electronics and insulation (heat sealed). They have a more visible print, are puncture resistant and are ideal for light sensitive products.
Coffee Bags: Largely, coffee bags are designed to protect against moisture and light to retain as much freshness as possible. High quality bags have a valve to regulate and release built up pressure. There are a wide variety of package designs or you can select custom prints to your liking.
Spouted Stand-up Pouch: The stand-up pouch is a laminated film bag that is ideal for both liquid and dry good packaging. They make a great presentation and can be printed in any color, design or logo. Stand-up pouches with pouches are perfect for liquid packaging and make it convenient for consumers.
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- Charlie Hong