What To Look For In Your Plastic Packaging

What To Look For In Your Plastic Packaging

Key Factors To Look For When Purchasing Plastic Packaging

The applications for plastic packaging are vast. In warehouses it is used to contain goods ready for storage or transportation. Retailers use it in their waste operations while food, drink and even pharmaceutical companies secure bulk orders with it before distribution.

Whether you are wrapping perishable goods, valuables, raw materials or any other kinds of goods, however, there are certain characteristics that you should always look for. These properties are the traits of high-quality packaging that will stand up to the strain of commercial or industrial use.

But what are these traits, and where can you find them?

Properties

In a packaging capacity, there are a number of qualities that plastic must have in order to make it effective in carrying out its role.

Strength

You need to be certain that your plastic packaging won’t break, snap or stretch when subjected to extremes of weight or stress. Plastic packaging that fails in any one of these areas is failing in its basic role as a tool for containing or securing your goods.

This should be a basic fulfillment for plastic packaging, but inexpensive packaging often sacrifices strength for cost. So read reviews, consider awards and think about whether you are squandering quality for cost before you make your order.

Lightweight

The weight of the plastic packaging should be as low as possible. Remember that you might be wrapping your goods multiple times in order to properly secure them.

On its own this weight difference might seem negligible until you consider that weight often equals cost when it comes to transporting goods. One unit might not weigh much, but one hundred units, or one thousand units, will weigh much more.

Thinness

Thin plastic that retains the strength and toughness of thicker packaging is a mark of quality plastic packaging production. It also denotes value for money, as thin packaging equates to more units of packaging produced in relation to the raw plastic material used.

Thin packaging that has retained its strength properties is therefore the hallmark of first-rate technology and a quality packaging company.

If you can find packaging that combines these traits, then you know you’re in safe hands.

Support

Another aspect to consider when searching for packaging is the company in question. What is their ethos? Are they committed to their products, or simply in business for the money? Most importantly, what is their aftercare like?

Look for companies with clear contact avenues and customer service representatives, who will be able to help you if you have any queries or run into any problems with your packaging. Find a company who cares about you as much as they care about their plastic packaging.

Cost-Effectiveness

An obvious point to consider is product cost. A company’s budget will be particular to the needs of their business, but using common sense when researching potential packaging can make all the difference.

We often associate high prices with high quality but this is not always the case. A company that cares about supplying quality products to valued customers will price its products as competitively as possible. High quality packaging at affordable prices is also a sign of efficient manufacturing processes, where the bulk production of low-thickness packaging means that it can be sold at a lower price per unit.

When it comes down to it, only you know what you expect from your plastic packaging. The versatility of plastic packaging makes its applications numerous. But if you are looking for a quality material, one that will stand up to the rigors of industrial or commercial application, then we hope you now know what to look for, and who to approach.

Call us on 0845 643 1601 or contact us here to talk to us today about how we can help you find the perfect packaging – and save money in the process.