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Flexible Packaging Materials

By September 1, 2021No Comments

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right packaging for your products. Naturally, you’ll want to use packaging that compliments the type of product, but things like product shelf life, security during transport, climate, and budget all need to be considered as well. Will your products be delivered to areas with high humidity or cold temperatures? High altitude or sea level? Is secondary packaging required to preserve the contents? Defining which requirements your packaging needs to meet can help you determine which option will perform best and add value to every unit.

Identifying your budget is a great first step as it will set the course and help you save time when selecting options such as flexible packaging materials. It may seem like a small detail, but using professional packaging and custom labels can help you showcase your brand and differentiate from your competitors.

Stand-Up Pouches

As flexible packaging materials go, stand-up pouches are a popular favorite and offer multiple benefits in point-of-sale applications. With high shelf appeal, stand-up pouches are easy to open, store, and carry, and offer customers a high-quality resealable solution and convenient viewing window.

As demographics evolve and customer requirements become more demanding, numerous products that were once offered in more rigid packaging have made the switch to flexible packaging materials, and stand-up pouches are the frontrunners. This is especially true for the CPG segment. At LPS Industries, we manufacture stand-up pouches for those who produce everything from prepared foods, snacks, spices, and dry mixes to frozen food, seafood, beverages, and more.

Flexible Films

There are numerous flexible packaging materials to choose from, and flexible films offer a solution for an endless number of products. There are also multiple flexible film options, including:

  • Ethylene Acrylic Acid (EAA). Aluminum foil and other polymers with a tie layer in between.
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA). Moisture barrier, heat-sealable food contact layer, and an adhesive layer.
  • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH). Two PE/PP films with an oxygen barrier in between (zero moisture).
  • Polyamide (PA). Machinable, heat resistant, and offers a barrier for gas and aroma.
  • Polycarbonate (PC). Machinable, heat resistant, and moisture resistant.
  • Polyethylene (PE). Heat-sealable with a moisture barrier with the option for a gas/aroma barrier.
  • Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN). Machinable with heat resistance and a gas/aroma barrier.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). Provides a gas/aroma barrier, heat resistance, and a moisture barrier.
  • Glycol-Modified Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET-G). Heat-sealable food contact layer.
  • Cross-Linked Polyolefin (POF). Stretched film (manually and mechanically) used for food packaging and print products.
  • Polypropylene (PP). Typical moisture barrier.
  • Polystyrene (PS). Printable and gas permeable. Can be combined with heat-sealing coatings or aroma barriers.
  • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC). Heat sealable and provides an oxygen barrier, also protects the print and provides a gloss finish.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). Machinable with a gas/aroma barrier

Foil Packaging

In the food and pharmaceutical industries, flexible packaging materials are essential. Foil packaging offers the ability to keep foods fresh for longer and can act as a contaminant blocker which increases the overall shelf life. This type of packaging is also recyclable, which is desirable for eco-conscious manufacturers.

Why Choose LPS Industries for Flexible Packaging Materials?

If you’re searching for new flexible packaging materials, LPS Industries has you covered with custom pre-formed pouches and bags that meet the ISO 9001:2015 quality certification. With decades of experience working with film, foil, and paper laminates we have perfected our operation to offer reliable solutions for your products. Contact us today to discuss your requirements for premium flexible packaging materials.