Packaging containers are used in multiple industries including food and beverage, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and retail. Containers can attract consumers, protect product, enable display on retailer shelves and minimize packaging waste.
Packaging components such as caps, closures, handles, clips and collars are equally important as they complement the packaging and enhance its usefulness.
Food packaging container suppliers and component suppliers
Packaging Gateway has listed the leading suppliers of packaging containers and components based on its in-depth knowledge of the packaging industry. The list includes suppliers of rigid plastic packaging, renewable packaging solutions, self-supporting bags, cardboard packaging, flexible barrier packaging, container systems, bag-in-box solutions, caps, closures, tinplate packaging and hot-fill packaging.
The information in the downloadable document is designed for food packaging specialists, packaging designers, packaging supervisors and executives, packaging engineers, packaging inspectors and technicians of the packaging.
The document contains detailed information about the vendors and their product lines, as well as contact information to help you with your purchasing decision.
Choosing Food Packaging Containers
Food packaging containers must be food safe and compliant with regulations. The look and feel of the packaging can help promote the products and their usability. Food packaging containers may also include features such as the ability to allow users to safely heat food in the microwave. They may also have functional elements such as various compartments for packing various items.
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Packaging material, design, durability, durability, and size are some of the factors to consider when choosing food packaging containers. Eco-friendly and compostable containers are gaining more and more importance, although plastic containers continue to be the most used containers for food.
Materials used for plastic packaging containers
Plastic packaging containers are widely used in various industries due to their durability and versatility. They come in different shapes such as Boston rounds, squares, flasks and cylinders and are made from different types of materials including:
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is the most widely used plastic container material, mainly for disposable food packaging containers and bottles
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE), used for FMCG products such as toiletries and detergents
- Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), used for squeezable food bottles and flexible lids
- Polypropylene (PP), which is used for microwaveable containers, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs