Things To Consider While Moving From Rigid To Flexible Packaging

In many different industries, there is a  packaging shift taking place. From food and drinks to laundry detergent, household items, soap, shampoo, pet food and even medicine, more and more companies are moving from rigid packages and containers to flexible packagings such as pouches and bags. Continue reading to get a detailed picture of flexible packaging.

This type of change affects not only the company doing the packaging but the rest of the packaging industry itself, as such a shift means new methods of packaging products, new machinery, and new processes. This shift to packaging is coming from some of the advantages offered by pouches, bags and other flexible boxes.

To customize a package, items such as bags made of unique shapes and sizes are much easier to fabricate and repeat with consistency. In addition, where a rigid box usually has a small area or the area labeled for logos, photos, information or decoration, bags, and other flexible packages allow the freedom to use the entire container for the same purpose, generally gives packagers greater creative freedom.

This packaging can also be more resistant than a rigid box, surviving drops, and other impacts more frequently without damage that leads to a product loss, refund or product return. As for the bottom line, moving to flexible packaging can mean lower energy and shipping costs as well.

Using less material means using less energy and compact flexible packaging takes up less space when shipping from rigid counterparts. Both examples also contribute to the fact that flexible packaging is simply a more environmentally friendly, or green, alternative. Less energy and less material equal to less waste. For each individual, all of these motives can encourage businesses to move from rigid to flexible packaging containers.