Considerations In Moving From Rigid To Flexible Packaging

In many different industries, there is a packaging shift taking place. From food and drinks to laundry detergent, household items, soap, shampoo, pet food and even medicine, more and more companies are moving from rigid packages and containers to flexible packagings such as pouches and bags. Many good flexible packaging companies have come up with a vast range of packaging solutions to not only help businesses with their packaging needs but also save the environment from the hazardous use of plastic. 

This type of change affects not only the company doing the packaging but the entire packaging industry itself, as such a shift means new methods of packaging products, new machinery and new processes. The shift to such packaging stems from several different advantages offered by pouches, bags and other flexible containers.

For customized packages, items such as pouches make unique shapes and size much easier to fabricate and repeat with consistency. In addition, where rigid containers normally have a small area or a labelled area for logos, photos, information or decoration, pouches and other flexible packages allow the freedom to use the entire container for the same purpose, generally giving packagers more creative freedom.

Such packaging can also be more resistant than a rigid container, surviving drops and other impacts more frequently without damage that leads to a lost container, refund or returned products. As for the bottom line, moving to flexible packaging can mean lower energy and shipping costs as well. Using less material in and of itself means using less energy, and compact flexible packaging takes up less space when shipping than the rigid counterparts.