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Common Types of Food Packaging

For several reasons food packaging is very important. Firstly, the package is designed to provide a reliable barrier between the product and potential contaminants in the external environment. That’s why at we know the container must ensure hygiene and reduce the risk of product contamination as far as possible. The specific types of packaging can prolong the life of certain foods while allowing safe and efficient transportation. In addition, food packaging needs to have great graphic design from pencilworks and to provide customers with useful product information, instructions, expiration date, recycling instructions, etc. All food packaging must meet certain legal requirements.

There are many different types of food packaging materials that can designed for better marketing, but the most common are paper, plastic, glass, glass fiber, steel and aluminum, each with its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

Paper is one of the most widely used packaging materials, in particular corrugated cardboard packaging choice for transportation. It is easy to recycle, biodegradable and environmentally friendly. At a rate of about 50% for recycling the paper has many uses and benefits.

Glass is probably the most common form of packaging waste. However, often glass containers are replaced with plastic because, unlike the glass, plastic is resistant to shock; it is lighter and more comfortable. But the glass continues to be used as a packaging material that can be easily recycled or reused.

Another material commonly used for packaging is aluminum, especially for cans, laminates and foils. Aluminum is a valuable piece of metal, and also can be easily recycled. Consider it this way: with the same energy it would take to produce aluminum, 20 recycling cans could be made. This is the kind of economy.

Steel is used for packaging food and beverages, paints or sprays. It is a durable and reliable material and is recyclable. In fact, energy savings and resource savings can be achieved by recycling steel.

Plastic is the material that seems to step across all industries. Due to its many advantages, the plastic often provides a better alternative to other packaging materials, as well as is used for applications seemingly endless. There are various types of plastics, making the products robust and reliable, with high resistance to vibration. It is also very versatile, light and very profitable. It can be recycled, but the level of plastic material depending on the recyclability.

Is your packaging maximizing your sales? If not, then your competition is stealing your business! At Pencilworks we will design great and effective packaging that make SALE for you by dynamically presenting the content and benefits of what it contained.

We have created a system at Pencilworks where we analyze your brand and helps you stand-out from the competition and attract more business. So now all your marketing efforts have a unique and strategic story that not only is different, but declares your position in a stand-out, market dominating way.