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What is flexible packaging?

Flexible packaging is a method of presenting goods in a more affordable and adaptable way by using materials that aren't stiff. It is a relatively new technique in the packaging industry, but it has gained popularity because of its great effectiveness and low cost. This form of packaging makes pouches, bags, and other pliable product containers out of a range of flexible materials, including foil, plastic, and paper. Flexible packaging is especially valuable for sectors like the food and beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries that need adaptable packaging.

Benefits of Flexible Packaging

Improved Production Efficiency

Because flexible materials are so easily formed, flexible packaging utilises less base material than conventional rigid packaging, which speeds up production and uses less energy.


Environmentally Friendly

Rigid packaging uses more energy than flexible packaging. Additionally, recyclable and reusable materials are widely used in flexible packaging.


Customization and innovative packaging design

Packaging shapes can be more inventive and noticeable thanks to flexible packaging materials. This, along with our top-notch printing and design services, guarantees noticeable and eye-catching packaging for the best marketing value.


Extension of Product Life

Products are shielded from moisture, UV rays, mould, dust, and other environmental contaminants with flexible packaging, which preserves the product's quality and lengthens the shelf life.


Easy-to-use packaging

Flexible packaging makes it simpler for customers to purchase, transport, and store goods because it is less clumsy and lighter than conventional solutions.


Simplified Shipping and Handling

Since this approach is more portable and takes up less space than rigid packing, shipping and handling expenses are greatly decreased.

Different Types of Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging is often made in either formed or unformed configurations and comes in many materials, sizes, and forms. Unformed items normally arrive on a roll and are delivered to co-packers for forming and filling, whereas formed products are pre-shaped with the option of filling and sealing yourself in-house. Flexible packaging is made of materials that are simple to manipulate and combine in new and unique ways to create styles like:

  • Sample Pouches: Sample pouches are small packets composed of film and/or foil that get heat-sealed. They are typically pre-formed for easy in-house filling and sealing

  • Printed Pouches: Printed pouches are sample pouches on which the product and brand information is printed for marketing purposes

  • Sachets: Sachets are flat packets made of layered packaging material. They are frequently used for single-use pharmaceutical and personal care products. These are great for trade shows where you want to distribute samples

  • Printed Roll Stock: Printed roll stock consists of unformed pouch material with product information pre-printed on it. These rolls get sent to a co-packer to get formed, filled, and sealed

  • Stock Bags: Stock bags are simple, blank-formed bags or pouches. These can be used as blank bags/pouches or you can adhere a label to these in order to promote your brand

What Industries Benefit From Flexible Packaging?

Due to its adaptability, flexible packaging is a great choice for a variety of goods and industries, including:

  • Food & Beverage: Food pouches and sachets; stock and custom printed bags

  • Cosmetics: Sample pouches for concealer, foundation, cleansers, and lotions; resealable packages for cotton pads and make-up remover wipes

  • Personal Care: Single-use medicines; sample pouches for personal products

  • Household Cleaning Products: Single-use detergent packets; storage for cleaning powders and detergents

Recyclable Materials Classification Codes

  • There are many different categories of plastic materials:

  • If PET, PETE Polyethylene Because it can be recycled the most easily, terephthalate is frequently used in soda bottles and food packaging.

  • Low-Density Polyethylene Typically, polyethene is recycled into plastic bottles, bags, and heavier bottles for items like motor oil, bleach, and hair products.

  • LDP: Low-Density Plastic freezer bags, shopping bags, and other items are made of thinner polyethene. It can be recycled and used to make plastic bags again.

  • PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride is a material used for furniture, pipes, and other things. Recycling can be challenging and sometimes destructive to the environment.

  • Polypropylene is a fibrous plastic that is used to make rope and clothing and may be recycled to create new fibrous materials.

  • PS: Foam cups, packing materials, and other lightweight goods are made of polystyrene. Due to its low density, recycling is challenging yet it can still be used.

  • Polycarbonate, acrylic, polylactic fibres, nylon, and fibreglass are examples of other polymers.

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