Flexible Packaging Makes On-The-Go Simple

Flexible Packaging Industry

One of the rapidly growing aspects of the packaging industry is flexible packaging. It combines the best characteristics of film, plastic, aluminum foil, and paper to convey a broad range of protective properties while utilizing less material as possible. Ordinarily taking the form of a liner, pouch, bag, or overwrap, flexible packaging is characterized as any package or part of a package that can change quickly in shape.

Flexible packages are utilized for institutional and consumers items and in industrial applications, to market, protect, and distribute a vast array of items. As the leading packaging innovation, flexible packaging adds marketability and value to food and non-food items alike. From guaranteeing the safety of food and extending shelf life, to offering to protect from heating, boundary insurance, re-sealing, ease of use and printability, the industry keeps on progressing at a remarkable rate.

Flexible Packaging Life Cycle

The life cycle details of flexible pouches show a variety of sustainable benefits. Flexible pouches begin with less garbage, thus greatly reducing landfill disposals. Technology and innovation have empowered flexible packaging industries to utilize less natural resources in the production of their packaging, and changes production process have lessened energy and water consumption, volatile organic compounds and greenhouse gas emissions.  What’s more, lighter-weight flexible pouches brings about less transportation-related energy and consumption of fossil fuel and pollution of the environment

Flexible packaging is at the forefront of important packaging trends in packaging design and performance, production protection, consumer convenience, and sustainability which impact the consumers, environment, and businesses positively.

In the past of packaging world, Cellophane was of highest popularity. Since the 1960s, technology and innovation have prompted the development of printable substrates which contributed to the revolution of lighter weight packaging that incorporates continued enhancement in product protection, shelf appeal, strength, and the ability to be sealed.

With its custom qualities, versatility, sustainability, and efficiency in conserving resources, it’s smart to consider flexible pouches for your new product line or to upgrade existing package.

Benefits of Flexible Packaging

  • Flexible pouches are lightweight and simple to carry, store, open and reseal
  • It extends the life of many items, particularly food, and has a positive profile of sustainability
  • It requires less energy to produce and to transport and releases small amounts of greenhouse gases on its while transported to the market.
  • It results in less consumer waste being sent to sanitary landfills
  • Creative
  • Broadly extendible into different item categories
  • Gives options in resealing and dispensing
  • Indicates and  maintains freshness
  • Provide consumer conveniences
  • Is easy to transport and store
  • Creates shelf appeal
  • Uses less energy
  • Enables visibility of contents
  • Creates fewer emissions
  • Provides efficient product to package ratio

Learn more about Anchor Printing and their vast line of custom product label & packaging options including: Shrink Sleeve Labels, Flexible Packaging, Roll-Fed Labeling, Pressure Sensitive and Cut & Stack Labels at http://www.anchorprinting.com.  To contact one of our label specialists call toll free at 800.748.0209 or via email at info@anchorprinting.com.