Modern types of flexible packaging
The modern packaging market is characterized by dynamic development, with wide variety of packaging materials, innovative trends in the development of packaging equipment, as well as high demands on the quality of the resulting packaging.
Packaging film - ideal for creating a variety of types of packaging. Packaging film belongs to the generation of flexible packaging, which, due to its reliability and attractiveness, is widely used in all areas of human life and is an excellent alternative to paper, glass or wooden packing containers.
Flexible packaging materials are films that, with the help of their physical properties, repeat the shape of the product, retain all its properties and protect the product against external factors.
Advantages of packaging films
Flexible packaging develops rapidly, improves its physical and chemical properties, which makes flexible packaging materials indispensable for ease of transportation, long-term storage, preservation of the original species and the quality of various products.
Packaging films have many advantages, among which is the following:
− versatility (the possibility of packaging food and non-food products);
− Elasticity (the possibility of packing several units of goods simultaneously, packing items of irregular shape and different sizes);
− tightness (the packaging film does not allow moisture, smells, ultraviolet, does not absorb fats, oils, which helps protect the product from getting wet, dust, dirt and microbes);
− high strength (the packing film, depending on the thickness, can withstand a different weight, which makes it possible to fix both small boxes and large loads, pallets, machine tools);
− ease (films are characterized by their light weight, which greatly facilitates the transportation and storage of products);
− transparency (preserves the presentation of products and ensures the availability of visual inspection of goods);
− resistance to temperature changes;
− the possibility of thermal, mechanical, chemical treatment;
− wide marketing opportunities (possibility to place on the film some promotional materials about the product and the manufacturer);
− affordable price;
Application of packaging films
Packaging films are convenient and practical material for packing a variety of contents: food, household items, industrial and building materials.
The main fields of application of packaging films:
− food industry (as a packaging, for the manufacture of various kinds of bags, containers);
− cosmetics and household chemicals;
− printed matter;
− construction and decoration of interiors;
− medical industry;
− furniture production;
− trade industry;
− transport services.
The use of packaging films is constantly expanding due to the possibility of varying the thickness and density of the film. Flexible films can be used as a finished product, or in combination with paper, foil in order to create more complex types of packaging (blisters, Tetra Pak boxes).
Types of flexible packaging materials
Depending on the field of use, the packaging films can be:
− technical (for transportation and storage of goods on pallets);
− food (for packaging food);
− Shrink (completely repeat the contours and shape of the product).
Depending on the material used for the production of the film, the following are distinguished:
− polyethylene film (PE)
Polyethylene film - a multi-profile packaging material made of polyethylene and its compositions can contain dyes, stabilizers, modifying additives. Its water resistance, resistance to mechanical stress and tension, characterizes this type of film.
− polypropylene film (PP)
Polypropylene film is a material, which is used, both for packaging products and for printing and laminating purposes. Polypropylene film is an easy to use and cheap packaging material; it has its flexibility, strength, durability and resistance to shocks and wear.
− shrink film PVC
Eco-friendly type of film, which is produced based on polyvinyl chloride and actively used for packaging food and non-food products. The main feature of this film is the ability to diminish temperature influence, which allows tight fitting of the product, completely repeating the outlines of the product.
− shrink film
A film based on polyolefin, which is characterized by high tensile strength, impact resistance, high coefficient of stretching and higher shrinkage upon heating. Used for packaging food and non-food products, allows packaged goods to look attractive and better preserve their quality.
The company "Evroeskort" provides a choice of different types of packaging films. Based on the individual requirements of the customer and the purpose of the ordered products, our managers will help you to choose the right type of film and will provide the necessary consultation.