Plastic packaging is ubiquitous in our daily lives, especially in the food packaging industry. There is a myriad of plastic packaging benefits, particularly in regard to durability, functionality, and sustainability.
For example, did you know that plastic packaging is one of the lowest carbon emission solutions available? It also delivers the utmost protection for your products and is compliant with industry food safety requirements.
Still sceptical about how plastic packaging benefits your products? Continue reading to learn more about the 4 top plastic packaging benefits!
Plastic Packaging Benefits
Retains Product Freshness
Plastic packaging effectively extends product shelf life by protecting it from moisture, dust and cross-contamination. Thus, your products maintain their desired quality until the expected consumption date!
It also helps preserve the nutrients and flavour of your products and prevent food waste. What’s more, plastic has a lower WVTR (Water Vapour Transmission Rate) than other materials, further ensuring the products’ freshness.
Moreover, with Combi-Pack’s special technology, our plastic packaging has an oxygen barrier. They can extend the shelf life of your products two to five times longer (depending on the product).
Overall, good plastic packaging must protect your products from moisture, ultraviolet (UV) radiation and external gases. With these protective
Lightweight and Durable
Low in weight but high in strength, plastic is the best material for food packaging as it enables easier transportation, occupies less space, and is extremely easy to handle.
The lightweight material is also stackable (depending on the design). Additionally, it requires lesser manufacturing and shipping costs and has a lower energy consumption than other packaging alternatives.
Moreover, plastic packaging retains the shape of your products and secures them from getting crushed or flattened. This is critical during the transportation of products, as food packaging must be able to withstand extreme environments and temperatures.
Versatile and Adaptable
Another advantage of using plastic packaging is its versatility and adaptability. The flexible material enables manufacturers to provide bespoke packaging according to their client’s needs, wants, and requirements.
With plastic packaging, you can choose any shape, size, or style you want—the sky is the limit! Furthermore, plastic packaging allows business owners or operators to get creative, offering robust plastic packaging that showcases their creativity and encapsulates brand personality.
Ultimately, plastic packaging delivers endless possibilities and incredible design freedom thanks to sophisticated technologies such as in-mould labelling.
Our common mould product range offers versatile plastic packaging solutions. Their colours and printing designs are customisable, enabling brands to craft unique packaging at an affordable price.
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Reusable and Recyclable
Today, the drive toward sustainable packaging is gaining more traction due to increasing consumer awareness. While some may say that plastic is environmentally negative, that is simply not true.
To avoid misunderstanding, this false notion needs to be addressed. For instance, all plastic packaging products by Combi-Pack are 100% recyclable.
In addition, most food packaging is not single-use plastics (SUPs) and can be reused multiple times.
Furthermore, plastic packaging is one of the lowest contributors to carbon emissions, according to several life cycle analysis (LCA) assessments conducted. This is because it can be reground and reused.
At Combi-Pack, we urge the public to practice good recycling. As such, we need better consumer education about food packaging to reduce the amount of environmental waste we produce.*
Backed by years of experience as well as state-of-the-art technology, we understand and strive to tackle the concerns of the food packaging industry. Discover our comprehensive food container solutions that come with the plastic packaging benefits stated above.