The various benefits of flexible packaging have made it a popular choice among food manufacturers. There are several different shapes, sizes and types of packaging that fall under the general description of flexible packaging. They can comprise several layers of plastic and are designed to protect food from degrading, these are called composite films. Among the benefits of this type of packaging, which is widely used for packaging a wide variety of goods, are its eco-friendliness, convenience, and capacity for customisation. Let’s take a closer look at its most essential advantages.

Flexible packaging is lightweight and cost-effective

One of the primary benefits of flexible packaging is that it is very lightweight. Light packaging reduces shipping costs and enables the shipment of more units than would be possible with heavier, bulkier packaging. Lighter packages are also less likely to get damaged in transit. Flexible packaging is also very cost-efficient because it is cheaper to manufacture than traditional packaging. Even if more layers need to be added, the company will still save money. The more layers there are, the more secure the packaging will be, meaning less damage and lower risk of tampering.

Flexible packaging is versatile and easy to use

Flexible packaging is useful for many different types of products. It can also be bent and moulded into a variety of shapes to make up a customisable solution. You can create unique designs with your flexible packaging, which will give you a competitive edge by making your products stand out. The versatility of the packaging means that designers have more control and thus, greater freedom to create an exceptional package design. These packages can also include extra features such as ziplocks, pouring spouts and resealable seals.

Paramount Packaging is Ireland’s leading supplier of multi-purpose packaging. Contact us for more information about the benefits of flexible packaging, and to find out how we can create unique, customised packages for your products.