Flexible packaging is taking the world by storm. It’s preferred by manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and end-users. Its popularity isn’t just a trend. For nearly all dispensable products, there’s a flexible packaging possibility.
What can it do for you? Check out these 6 advantages.
#1: Appropriate for Many Different Industries
You’ve probably seen flexible packaging for single-serve fruit drinks and household product refills, such as laundry detergent. But did you know that it safely keeps bulk quantities of health and beauty products, salad dressings, chemicals and paint fresh? Versatility is one dominant characteristic that separates flexible materials from rigid packaging.
#2: More Efficient Use of Storage Space
How much storage space do you need for daily operations? With flexible packaging, you’ll probably need less. Even with bag-in-box styles, containers are smaller when empty and smaller when full. That gives you more mileage from your storage space. The space-saving nature of flexible packaging also benefits transportation costs and carbon emissions. Smaller, lighter containers require fewer vehicles, fewer trips and create fewer carbon emissions in the process.
#3: Variety of Container Dimensions and Styles
From ounces to gallons, flexible packaging offers so many options, there’s probably at least one that suits your needs. Choose from several different films, such as the standard laminated polyethylene/nylon, high-barrier laminated polyethylene/EVOH/nylon or metalized polyethylene/metallized polyester.
#4: Durability in Lightweight Packaging
Don’t let flexible packaging fool you. It’s lightweight, but also tough. Bag-in-box containers use significantly less plastic than rigid or semi-rigid containers. CDF1 Smart Seal Technology™ monitors each seal in every liner bag for consistency and stores data for future reference. And a series of in-process tests, including a visual inspection, further ensures the integrity of every bag.
#5: Virtually Limitless Branding Options
Packaging Digest suggests that when it comes to branding possibilities, flexible packaging is just getting started. It’s malleable and lends itself to almost limitless graphic designs. For example, photochromatic ink responds to sunlight, making branding messages appear or disappear. And with clear designs and better inks, the brand message looks sharp and consistent.
#6: Quick Rollout of Packaging Modifications
Ordinarily, a product update, such as a new flavor or color or an ingredient change, requires an expensive shift in production. But with flexible packaging, rollout of a new product or alteration is fast and simple. Maybe you want a different tap style, a custom liner or new graphic design. Or maybe the change is temporary, such as for a seasonal product. Whatever the modification, flexible liquid packaging adapts fast to keep production on time.
Anchor Printing says, “Brand leaders have the responsibility to keep their products dependable, secure and easy to distribute without any shipping disasters.” That sums up the CDF philosophy in a nutshell.
In an era where less really is more, flexible packaging delivers. Download our Bag-In-Box brochure to learn more.