Flexible packaging materials as the name suggest are used in packaging and are made from different materials and in different shapes and sizes. They are especially popular in the food industry as they go a long way in maintaining food hygiene and make their transportation from one place to another a breeze.
Flexible packaging materials as has been mentioned earlier come in different varieties. This includes packaging films, sealed pouch, flexible laminates rolls, stretch films, plastic pouches, and shrink films laminated pouches. Apart from these, nowadays most of the suppliers and manufacturers also have custom made varieties to fulfill the needs of special areas in the food industry.
Today, there are flexible packaging materials that can be used even in storing and transportation of oil and liquids. They are strong enough even to withstand heavy duty transportation and harsh climatic conditions. Even in the beverages industry they are used for their flexibility, durability and reliability.
The benefits of using these flexible packaging materials are many. They keep your foodstuff fresh and free from contaminants like insects and rodents etc. Zipper pouches are becoming very popular by the day; they are used extensively in homes to store vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator. They also make ideal package material for packing Tiffin for children and adults to schools and offices respectively. Plastic films too come under this variety of packaging materials. They are used to cover dish bowls of food in homes, eateries and restaurants.
Among the various edibles where these flexible packaging materials find their application are readymade food items like biscuits, candies, cakes, noodles, sandwiches and many more. Then you would find their use in the spice and edible oil industry as well in packaging grains like rice, pulses and wheat etc. Then there are plastic molded packaging materials like plastic bottles and tubes for cosmetics, and cold drinks etc. You would find these in many departmental stores.
From the above it can be concluded that all flexible packaging materials are versatile and competent enough to be used in almost all industry areas. And the need of the hour is makes varieties that are recyclable which is underway to save the environment