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December 23, 2021updated 13 Jan 2022 3:37pm

Packaging Containers and Components

By Elodie Rousset

Packaging containers are used in multiple industries, including food and beverage, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, cosmetics and retail. Containers can attract consumers, safeguard the product, enable display on retail shelves and minimise packaging waste.

Packaging components such as caps, closures, handles, clips and collars are equally important as they complete the packaging and enhance its utility.

Food packaging containers suppliers and components providers

Packaging Gateway has listed leading providers of packaging containers and components based on its extensive knowledge of the packaging sector. The list includes suppliers of rigid plastic packaging, renewable packaging solutions, self-standing bags, cardboard packaging, flexible barrier packaging, container systems, bag-in-box solutions, caps, closures, tinplate packaging and hot-fill packaging.

The information contained in the download document is designed for food packaging specialists, packaging designers, packaging supervisors and executives, packaging engineers, packaging inspectors and packaging technicians.

The document contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

Choosing food packaging containers

Food packaging containers need to be food-safe and compliant with regulations. The look and feel of the packaging can help in promoting products and their usability. Food packaging containers may also include features such as the ability to enable users to safely heat food in a microwave. They may also feature functional elements such as various compartments to pack various items.

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The packaging material, design, sustainability, durability and size are some of the factors that need to be considered when choosing food packaging containers. Environment-friendly and compostable containers are increasingly gaining prominence, although plastic containers continue to be the most used containers for food.

Materials used for plastic packaging containers

Plastic packaging containers are widely used across various industries due to their durability and versatility. They come in different shapes such as Boston rounds, square, vials and cylinders and are made from different types of materials, including:

  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is the most used plastic container material majorly for disposable food packaging containers and bottles
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is used for FMCG products such as toiletries and detergents
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is used for squeezable food bottles and flexible lids
  • Polypropylene (PP), which is used for microwavable containers, yoghurt containers and margarine tubs

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