Plastics in the packaging industry from Printed Tape
Plastics make ideal packaging materials for all sorts of commercial and industrial users. Designed and engineered for very specific needs by exploiting their almost limitless adaptability, plastics packaging is essential for processing, storing, transporting, protecting and preserving products. Packaging is the largest consumer of plastics; over 50% of all Europe’s goods are packaged in plastics yet, by weight, these plastics account only for 17% of all packaging! Significant efficiencies in plastics packaging have been achieved, so that today the average weight of packaging for a given product has reduced by 28% over the past 10 years.
The following are just some of the benefits offered by plastics packaging:
- Food conservation and preservation
Plastics packaging protects and preserves perishable food for longer, which reduces waste and the use of preservatives while maintaining the taste and nutritional value of food.
- Convenient and innovative
People want packaging with clear identification and labelling and which is easy to open and use. Every year plastics packaging evolves to meet the changing demands of modern society.
- Safe and hygienic
Plastics packaging protects against contamination in foods and medicine and helps prevent the spread of germs during manufacture, distribution and display. Tamper-proof closures provide added protection and security. Transparent packaging allows people to look at food without having to touch it, cutting down on bruising and other damage.