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The benefits of innovative plastic packaging solutions

Posted on 8th May 2014

Over the years plastic has found its way into the packaging of many of the everyday products we take for granted; from bottled drinks and toiletries, to ready meals and plastic films. The reason it is so commonly used is due to a combination of design flexibility, strength, ease of sterilisation and lightness.

Weight: Over 50% of all the goods sold in Europe are packaged in some form of plastic, though the plastic only accounts for 17% of all packaging weight – a figure that has been dramatically reduced by 28% over the last 10 years. This helps to reduce transportation costs which in turn decrease emissions.

Preservation: Plastic packaging helps to protect and preserve many of the perishable food items found in our supermarkets, reducing the amount of food wastage and the need for preservatives.

Hygienic: The use of plastic for packaging products helps to protect items against contamination and the spread of germs, both during manufacture as well as further down the line. Transparent packaging has greatly improved hygiene, especially with food produce, as it allows customers to see products without the need to touch them.

We are continually working with clients to develop ever more innovative packaging solutions for their products. For more details about how we can assist you do not hesitate to get in touch; call us on +44(0) 1692 501020 or email sales@coda-plastics.co.uk.

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