Flexible packaging makes up a huge proportion of packaging globally. It is a multibillion dollar industry that maximizes the beneficial qualities of plastic film while minimizing the amount of material required. In this article we will break down what flexible packaging is made out of and why it may be a good packaging solution for you or your business.
What is Flexible Packaging?
Flexible packaging comes many different forms, such as a liner, bag, pouch, poly sheeting, centrefold or wrap. It is defined as any package or any part of a package whose shape can be easily changed. It can be a combined product of plastics, film, paper and aluminium foil. The word plastic is also an adjective that describes flexibility.
Flexible packaging can be made out of low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) depending upon the application.
Advantages of Flexible Packaging
Flexible packaging is at the forefront of trends in consumer applications because it is shoulders above rigid packaging for so many reasons. There are so many different applications that flexible packaging can be incorporated into so it is worth talking to your quality local supplier about what flexible packaging products they offer.
Flexible packaging is more lightweight and usually thinner in guage which means it requires fewer resources to produce. Not only does it save on emissions and waste in production it also reduces emissions related to the transportation of the enclosed product. At the end of life this reduced packaging size also reduces the waste going to landfill.
Appealing to Customers
Because flexible packaging takes up less space it is more attractive to customers, whether they are packing a trolley at the supermarket or ordering products online. As the name suggests, flexible packaging can be used to pack, ship and wrap various products and materials, meaning it can be used by a variety of industries for countless applications.
Maintains Freshness in Food Packaging
Flexible packaging extends the shelf life of many products by reducing the amount of enclosed air and therefore the rate of decay of the packaged goods. In meat packaging, shrink and vacuuming packaging is appealing to customers, and is seen to be indicative of a well-preserved and fresh product.
Can be Resealable and Reusable
Single use packaging can be a terrible eye sore to some consumers so it is always reassuring to know that it is possible to design flexible packaging to be resealable and reusable.
Contact Dolphin Plastics to get Flexible Packaging for Your Business
Dolphin Plastics produce a wide range of flexible and inflexible packaging options to house your products. We are capable of printing logos, introducing colours and designing to highly customised specifications. Call us today on 07 5493 4133 or contact us online to see how our excellent range of packaging options can help your business stand out. We are based in Queensland but can deliver nationwide.