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Packaging Material Choices

Regardless of whether you’re a customer or a producer, you have a lot of different options when it comes to finding the right packaging to suit your needs, particularly when it comes to food produce. Those who produce and package goods, regardless of whether these goods are food or otherwise, need to find something that is suitable to the product, suitable to the customer and suitable for the business’ needs, particularly with regards to manufacture, storage and cost. As a customer all you really need to do is decide on how you like your products to be packaged – what you look for from your packaging and how you want to interact with your packaging.

First of all there is plastic packaging.

There are a number of different plastics available, some of which are biodegradable which makes them and effective solution for industries where the environment is an important factor, or for appealing to customers who consider the environmental impacts to be an important factor when purchasing products.

Plastic is one of the most widely used options for a variety of packaging solutions, particularly to-go foods as the plastic offers insulation that keeps hot foods hot and cold foods cold, it is also a watertight and airtight container which makes it secure and popular for meets and other such foods that spoil faster when exposed to air and moisture. The flexible, low cost nature of plastics make them an easy to work with and easily attainable solution that a wide variety of companies are making use of for a wide variety of products.

Then there is glass.

This is actually one of the most food safe materials you can use, so it’s no surprise that we like our foods in a glass jar, particularly when it comes to fluid based foods with high acidity, as this can start to wear away at plastic containers over time. For example’ pickled products – these are always supplied in a glass jar because of the vinegar that produce are kept in. This is not only a very safe option, but a durable, high quality and reliable selection that is easy to reuse and clean, helping to make it a more environmentally friendly option. Of course as far as production is concerned glass can be a slightly more costly option, but in many cases customers are willing to pay higher for produce supplied in a glass container.

Paper is a good option

Paper is a particularly low cost solution, biodegradable in most cases, lightweight, reasonably durable and flexible. This is one of the more popular and easy to work with selections and is commonly seen with foods that are intended to be lightweight, easy to transport and compact. For this reason paper, card and similar materials are often used for takeaway containers and freezer foods. Paper and card are also great for absorbing additional moisture in the air, which means that they will keep dry foods dry – hence often used for pastas, cereals and so on.

 


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Packaging Material Choices

Regardless of whether you’re a customer or a producer, you have a lot of different options when it comes to finding the right packaging to suit your needs, particularly when it comes to food produce. Those who produce and package goods, regardless of whether these goods are food or otherwise, need to find something that is suitable to the product, suitable to the customer and suitable for the business’ needs, particularly with regards to manufacture, storage and cost. As a customer all you really need to do is decide on how you like your products to be packaged – what you look for from your packaging and how you want to interact with your packaging.

First of all there is plastic packaging.

There are a number of different plastics available, some of which are biodegradable which makes them and effective solution for industries where the environment is an important factor, or for appealing to customers who consider the environmental impacts to be an important factor when purchasing products.

Plastic is one of the most widely used options for a variety of packaging solutions, particularly to-go foods as the plastic offers insulation that keeps hot foods hot and cold foods cold, it is also a watertight and airtight container which makes it secure and popular for meets and other such foods that spoil faster when exposed to air and moisture. The flexible, low cost nature of plastics make them an easy to work with and easily attainable solution that a wide variety of companies are making use of for a wide variety of products.

Then there is glass.

This is actually one of the most food safe materials you can use, so it’s no surprise that we like our foods in a glass jar, particularly when it comes to fluid based foods with high acidity, as this can start to wear away at plastic containers over time. For example’ pickled products – these are always supplied in a glass jar because of the vinegar that produce are kept in. This is not only a very safe option, but a durable, high quality and reliable selection that is easy to reuse and clean, helping to make it a more environmentally friendly option. Of course as far as production is concerned glass can be a slightly more costly option, but in many cases customers are willing to pay higher for produce supplied in a glass container.

Paper is a good option

Paper is a particularly low cost solution, biodegradable in most cases, lightweight, reasonably durable and flexible. This is one of the more popular and easy to work with selections and is commonly seen with foods that are intended to be lightweight, easy to transport and compact. For this reason paper, card and similar materials are often used for takeaway containers and freezer foods. Paper and card are also great for absorbing additional moisture in the air, which means that they will keep dry foods dry – hence often used for pastas, cereals and so on.

 


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