Types of packaging 101: Food Packaging

Date Posted:21 March 2017 



Food Packaging comes in all shapes and sizes and can be made from a huge range of materials. But whatever it is made from, food packaging has a very important purpose… It helps keep the product fresh and protected from the elements. It can also enhance the look and appeal of your product and provide space for you to sell your product to the world.

It is important to keep in mind many factors when selecting packaging for your food products

Protection  

Some products that are more fragile and require air in the package, known as slack fill, to help protect the contents inside from damage.

Temperature Control

Products that require refrigeration may need plastic or coated packaging to endure the moist environment of refrigeration systems.

Transportation

It is important to consider how your product will be transported… Will it need additional protection or packaging to protect it during transportation?

Security  

Some food packaging may require a seal that is tamper evident.

There is a huge range of food packaging options that are available out there. Below are just a few of the materials that can be used for food packaging:

Cans

Made from steel or aluminium, cans are a fantastic packaging choice for beverages or products that have a long shelf life.

Glass

Glass jars or bottles are great for beverages, preserves, and sauces. They are strong and can protect their contents from spoilage.

Paper

Paper and paperboard packaging is great for dry goods like cereal, coffee or biscuits. Some packaging, like our Retail Bags, is plastic lined on the inside to help avoid greasy spots on outside of the package.

Plastic

Great for so many products, plastic is non-poruos and plastic bags can be heat sealed for freshness.

Cardboard

There are so many types of boxes for food packaging and cardboard is perfect for hot foods such as burgers and pizzas. The cardboard can help to insulate the product and keep it warm.

Whatever types of food packaging that you choose, remember that it is your chance to get your name and brand out there. Make the most of your packaging by adding stickers or labels to entice customers to buy. PACKQUEEN have a range of labels and tags that you can use to enhance your product.
 
PACKQUEEN are always happy to help you find the right packaging solution for your product…
Email us at info@packqueen.com with the dimensions of your product/s and purpose of your packaging and we will get back to you with suggestions to help!

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