Reducing food waste using flexible packaging is possible. Researchers estimate about a third of all food produced is wasted. Consumers leave food when eating out and waste continues in the homes of people. Food is mainly left because portions are too big. But another reason we throw away so much food is expiration dates. Flexible packaging can be the solution to these problems.
Flexible Packaging Advantages
Paper, metal, aluminum, plastic and cellophane are the major packaging options but flexible packaging industry is continuously updated and it’s committed to creating innovative packaging that takes into consideration financial, social and environmental aspects. Indeed, this type of packaging has a lot of advantages:
- It extends the shelf life of food and reduces food waste
- It is lightweight and more easily transported when compared to their rigid counterparts
- It’s easy customizable
- It’s environmentally friendly
- It’s easy to store and use
- It prevents contamination
Aluminium is widely used in different applications of the flexible packaging sector including liquid packaging, confectionery and pharmaceutical packaging. In particular this material is used in the food market. Why? Because aluminium creates a barrier function against the migration of moisture, oxygen and other gases. In addition, it provides a barrier to light.
IPS Industrial Packaging Solution supplies aluminium foil to manufacturers of food industry. It provides lacquered, coloured and printed aluminium foil for processing cheese packaging and for lids of yogurt containers. If you’re interested in our products, please contact us!