When you need packaging for your product there are lots of options available. It might be tempting to skip over plastic in lieu of something that is more eco-friendly. There are benefits to going with plastic that you don’t necessarily get from other types of packaging. Not only is plastic strong, durable, and light-weight, it can also be more affordable. Here are four other benefits of plastic packaging.
From perishables and fragile items to keepsakes and expensive electronics, plastic is the packaging of choice. Plastic can be as durable as steel, which protect the product inside. When you elect to go with some type of plastic for your product packaging, your product will be protected during shipping. This method guarantees that your product will reach your final destination looking as good as it did when it shipped.
Plastic is a very lightweight material which makes it an ideal product for packaging. Studies have found that by replacing plastic with other materials – such as, paper, cardboard, glass, steel, aluminum, textiles, rubber or cork – the end result would weigh, on average, 4.5 times more. Additionally, more material is required to achieve the same result as when plastic is used.
Plastic is the ideal material for packaging due to its light weight and durability. These features not only protect your product, but also save on shipping and manufacturing cost.
Due to the ease of being able to mold plastic into nearly any shape, the possibilities are endless. There are few other materials available that are as versatile as plastic. Here are just a few of the things that it can do:
- Can be made into a custom mold to fit your product exactly
- Can be formed into a box, sphere, cylinder, and other shapes
- Create a tight seal, open frame, or hanger
- Can package large and small items easily
- Hold hot foods, cold liquids, acids, or bases
Plastic is a notoriously inexpensive product. This is due in part to how light of a material it is. Plus, it is also cheaper than alternatives in terms of shipping and transportation cost. Plastic packaging can save you money in many ways, including the reduced cost of getting products into consumers’ hands, and the cost to get used material to recycling facilities.
SouthPack is experienced in helping create custom plastic packaging for a wide variety of products and needs. Whether you are needing to revise your current packaging, or are looking for an entirely new design, contact SouthPack today 860-259-4276. SouthPack can help you with all of your plastic packaging needs!