The packaging of products is vital for each and every type of industry. Whether you are in the food industry, clothes fabrication industry, or in the technology industry, a good packaging system is a must as it keeps your products safe and protects from any potential damage. Different industries require a different form of packages according to their products. Some most commonly used packaging materials are:
Paper and Board
Packages created using paper and board include cartons, labels, tubes, leaflets, corrugates cases, rigid boxes, and pulp packs. Paper is, and its board is widely used because it is the most affordable material, keeps its shape, and is easily decorated. Commercially-available paper is manufactured from cellulose fiber from pulped wood, but it could also be created from all recyclable sources like cotton, straw, sisal, hemp, etc. The lamination of the paper increases its strength and improves barrier properties.
Glass is a very important and useful material because of the so many benefits it provides with its packaging. It is inert, sustainable, and highly recyclable. It also works as a barrier against moisture and gas. Its transparent material makes the items kept in it visible. It could be constructed into a variety of different shapes, given different colors, sparkle, and can be made heat and shock-resistant.
The most commonly used metal packaging material is aluminum, which is used to make food and drink cans, aerosols cans, tubes, drums, closures, trays, tubs, etc. A metal is a solid and rigid material that also is pressure-resistant and acts as a barrier to gas and moisture. It is also sterilizable and could easily be labeled.
Plastic is the most widely used packing material in the world because of its light nature and affordable manufacturing. It is impact-resistant and could be molded into unlimited shapes. From plastics, rigid containers or flexible films can be created as well. There is a wide variety of plastics used for packaging, including Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyethylene terephthalate, Polyvinylchloride, Polystyrene, Polyvinylidene chloride, and many others as well, each plastic packaging is suitable for different products.
Foam is also commonly used for the packaging of different items like household products, TV’s glasses, and then they are kept in cardboard boxes and plastics. It saves your product from any sharp edges and getting destroyed.