5 Packaging Types to Consider
It is so clear now that the outer packaging types plays a big role in marketing your brand better. In the past few years, this industry has not changed a lot. Nowadays, there are so many options out there to create custom boxes and whatnot. It has now become difficult to pick one. Let’s check out a few options you can use to improve your brand:
- Corrugated Boxes
Simply said, corrugated boxes are Cardboard boxes. These boxes are widely used as they can be easily shipped and stored. Depending on the strength and durability there are so many different types of corrugated boxes. Corrugated material is actually made up of 3 layers, with the middle layer being called a flute, and it is responsible for its strength and durability.
It is mainly made from recycled paper so is the most sustainable option out there. For example, it is widely used to make medicine box, or even used in pizza packaging. They can be easily reused and recycled as much as you want.
- Plastic boxes
Plastic is widely used in packing because it can show the product it contains inside without having to open it up. It is also lighter and flexible. It is used in a lot of wide range of materials. A traditional item like glass, ceramic or wood is now replaced with plastic. Generally, they are more durable materials. They can also be made airtight to help preserve your food and prevent contamination. It can also be easily recycled and new item can be easily produced.
- Rigid boxes
These are the type of boxes which are commonly used to pack jewellery, phones or watches. These are sturdy and stable enough. Because of its durability, they do not lose their appearance easily. They also look a lot better in appearance. It is essentially a cardboard box, but it is made up of paperboard which is a lot thicker than the usual. The best example if the box used in the packing of iPhones.
They definitely look a lot more polished in appearance. They do not collapse that easily and can also be easily made as custom printed boxes. One big downside is that they may be heavier, which means they need more shipping charges
Commonly known as a plastic bag, a ply bag is made of thin and flexible plastic film. It is commonly used and can help to pack a lot of items like food, flowers, magazines and etc. They are lighter in weight, can be reused and also flexible in use. They are simpler to produce as compared to other therefore cost-effective option.
- Foil sealed bags
Typically if you use tea or coffee you will be familiar with this type of packing. It keeps the item inside fresh and dense. The flavour is also maintained and no contamination can occur, therefore improving the shelf life. You can also use it to pack clothing items. It works by removing oxygen gas, which is the main factor causing fungi and bacteria.