What are the advantages of plastic flexible packaging
Blister packaging manufacturers say that plastic flexible packaging has the advantages of light weight, softness, less waste, small footprint, low cost and high cost effectiveness (volume and weight of unit weight packaging), so it is more competitive than rigid packaging. The development direction of plastic materials is to improve performance, reduce costs and be environmentally friendly.
With the development of new varieties and grades of plastics, the improvement of processing technology and machinery, the performance of materials and packaging products has been improved, which can reduce material consumption and costs, and meet people's environmental requirements.
According to a research report by the European Plastic Manufacturers Association (apme), the average weight of plastic used for packaging has dropped by 28% in the last ten years, and the annual consumption has been reduced by more than 1.8 million tons, saving resources. Among them, plastic packaging films are the most effective and account for The annual consumption of packaging materials in Europe is 66.4 million tons, of which 11.6 million tons is plastic, accounting for 17%, and 50% of the packaged goods.
With the emergence of various plastic-related food safety accidents, we have entered the era of plastic discoloration. But despite this, we cannot obliterate the lightness brought by plastic packaging. For many years, certain materials seemed suitable for specific applications: soups in metal cans, red wine in glass bottles, and coffee in paper cups. But innovations in plastic packaging have brought plastic into areas that were once dominated by other materials.
Campbell's GoSoups is the company's first concentrated soup packaged in a flexible standing bag in the United States. Compared with traditional thick soup packaging, this packaging has a larger surface area. In addition, the bottom of this custom pouch is equipped with gussets to help the entire package stand on a shelf or in a microwave oven. At the same time, consumers can see the unique materials inside through such packaging.
Therefore, it can be said that plastic, especially plastic flexible packaging, is the most effective way to reduce the weight of the package. The reduced weight is even greater than the re-used amount (1.5 million tons per year), which has the greatest effect on the rational use of resources.
When talking about the importance of plastic flexible packaging in food packaging, the German "Plastics" magazine pointed out that it has become part of the culture. In addition to the role of packaging, it can also prevent damage to the packaging, reduce the requirements for storage, and give consumers Provide information to serve customers more effectively, make goods easier for family management, and easier to store and transport. This can be expressed by the following figures: 30% -50% of food in developing countries is damaged during storage and transportation, while developed countries in Western Europe are currently only 1% -2%. The plastic flexible packaging market has become one of the fastest growing varieties in packaging due to its good comprehensive performance and cost performance ratio.
It can be seen from this that the average annual growth rate of plastic flexible packaging consumption has been higher than other packaging methods in the past and in the past, not only increasing faster than paper packaging, but also higher than plastic rigid packaging. The data provided by the famous American business communication company (bcc) in the special report of "Plastic Flexible Packaging Industry in the Public" is: The total consumption of the world's plastic flexible packaging market reached only 6.31 million tons in 2001. At present, the largest usage is food packaging. 1.68 million tons