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7 Types of Product Packaging

You may be wondering what the different types of product packaging are. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of packaging, such as paperboard packaging boxes, corrugated boxes, and printed plastic boxes.

But how do you choose the best one for your business? Whether you are selling a single product or a whole line of products, you’ll need to consider the various types of product packaging, including the size, material, and cost.

Paperboard boxes

Import cartons are made of condensed paperboard. This material is typically four times thicker than standard folding cartons.

These boxes are dense and heavy, but have a rigid structure when knocked.

They are also highly customizable, with many options for printing and texture, and finish. Import cartons can be customized with foil printing, flocking, and varnishing.

They can also be embossed or hot-stamped with foil for a premium appearance.

Corrugated boxes

These corrugated cardboard boxes are made from corrugated board, which is made from paperboard material.

Corrugated boxes can be made with a single or double face. Each type has specific characteristics and benefits.

Printed plastic boxes

There are several different types of printed plastic boxes, and they each serve a different purpose.

If you are looking for a cheap way to get great-looking packaging for your products, you can try offset printing.

This method uses a metal or flat stone plate with impenetrable ink to create a design on the non-image portion of the box. After that, an expert applies ink to the image only.

Plastic boxes are also stronger and more durable than cardboard. They are also flexible and can be coated to improve the visual appeal of the products inside.

Rigid boxes

Rigid boxes are a type of packaging used for many different products. These boxes are usually made of corrugated material, and they can be made from a variety of different materials.

For instance, chipboard is a cheap, high-quality material that can be used for rigid boxes. Polystyrene has numerous uses, including as an insect barrier and for supporting oddly shaped products. Foam core is another inexpensive material that can be easily cut to fit any product.

Litho-laminate is a superior material, which is a paper-based coating over a corrugated substrate.

Rigid boxes are typically used for high-end luxury products. While they cost more than standard shipping containers, they can offer several benefits.

Chipboard packaging boxes

Although chipboard is not the most popular product packaging material, it is often used by moving companies to protect delicate goods.

This lightweight, card-like material is versatile and can range in wall thickness from 10 to 100 pts. It is the weakest type of product packaging material. It is often used as an outer box for consumer products.

One disadvantage of chipboard is its lightweight, which means it is more prone to damage than other types of product packaging.

Unlike chipboard, rigid boxes have no flexibility. They are not collapsible and are best suited for retail display purposes. For shipments, however, they need secondary packaging.

Chipboard boxes are one of seven types of product packaging. Some boxes are more flexible than others, while others are made from rigid paperboard.

Rigid boxes are ideal for products with heavy weight and are often used for electronic products.

Foil-sealed bags

Barrier foil pouches are ideal for protecting sensitive products such as food, medicine, and manufactured parts from moisture, corrosion, and odor.

Their barrier properties prevent products from absorbing moisture, odor, and water vapor.

Foil-made pillow bags feature a large printable area and tear notches to facilitate opening and closing. These types of packaging are perfect for industrial packaging and long-term storage projects.

Aluminum foil bags are popular for packaging coffee and tea products. They feature a degassing vent to allow excess gas to escape, preventing bag bursting.

For additional safety, aluminum foil bags are fire-resistant and are ideal for storing medical supplies and farm inputs.

Jakari Misael
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