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How To Choose Suitable Fast Food Packaging In Your Business?

Fast Food Packaging

Introduction to fast food packaging

We have introduced the types of food packaging in the previous article. However, for fast food, what packaging do people generally use now? In general, fast food packaging has the following types:

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1.Dispposable foam plastic packaging

2.PP plastic packaging

3.Paper fastfood packaging

4.Biodegradable packaging


Down below we will go into of these fast food packaging types, their advantages/disadvantages and when to use them.

Disposable foam fast food packaging

Disposable foam fast food packaging is mainly used in these types of packaging:
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Disposable foam bowl

We have introduced the types of food packaging in the previous article. However, for fast food, what packaging do people generally use now?

The main component of disposable foamed fast food packaging has two main components: PP polypropylene and PS polystyrene.

Moreover, it is insulated, pressure resistant and cheap meaning its used widely.

This However comes with its own problems, also known as white pollution.

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About the white pollution

White pollution is the negative effects caused by palstic rubbish. Disposable foam packaging is one of pollution sources.The rest are plastic bags, plastic cup, and other plastic materials.

Australian policies on white pollution

In Australian, government is working with states, territories and industry to reduce the amount of plastic waste, increase recycling, and minimize the impact on the environment. The behaviour will be action like supporting the industry in designing more sustainable solutions and recycling materials before they enter the environment to reduce waste and garbage.

However, the government also joined forces with businesses to develop plans and guidelines to prevent plastic waste from entering the ocean. At the same time, it also encourage to support and encourage the reduction of plastic waste and garbage.

Hazards of disposable foam fast food packaging

One of its biggest hazards of this type of fast food packaging is that when the temperature of food exceeds 65 degrees, it will release toxic substances such as bisphenol A and it will seep into your food.

In addition, poor quality plastic disposable foam fast food packaging (polypropylene that is not fully polymerized) has residual dimers and trimers. They are harmful to our body.

How to reduce the risks

In order to avoid food packaging problems, when you need to package a hot food, chose a right type of packaging.

Another important thing is that be sure to check the printed date and quality and safety inspection signs on the outside of the packaging.

If the printed font is neat or clear, and there are quality and safety signs, then it is generally qualified.

PP plastic fast food packaging

PP plastic fast food packaging is made of polypropylene.
Compared to the other type of Polopropylene this type of fast food packaging greater advantage is its ability to withstand high temperatures

General Appearance of PP plastic fast food packaging

This type of fast food packaging appearance is transparent, strong, non-toxic and harmless.
The lock boxes are normally where we see this type of material (check the image below).

This type of fast food packaging appearance is transparent, strong, non-toxic and harmless.

The lock boxes are normally where we see this type of material (check the image below).


Paper of fast food packaging:

This type of paper packaging is normally seen in the these kind of packaging:

1.Paper box

2.Paper bowl

3.Paper bag

The raw material of paper packaging is more commonly known as kraft paper packaging, but that is not the only version. There a 5 types of paper packaging listed below:

Plant fiber:

Its raw materials are crop fibers such as rice straw, wheat straw, bagasse and chaff. Therefore, such products are competitive in price. Moreover, the discarded plant fiber fast food packaging can be degraded which can cultivate fertile soil. You can also collect them for livestock feed

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Natural Kraft packaging is very suitable for fast-food container, because they are 100% recyclable, and many are made from recycled Kraft paper. Food packaging is a large volume being consumed every day, so if we use plastic containers for food packaging, rather than recyclable paper containers, it would cause very serious pollution to our environment. Thus people tend to use eco-friendly Kraft paper food boxes packaging today.

Composite paper bag

There are usually two or more layers of material together. Common materials include DAO: BOPP (light), MOPP (dumb), yellow, white and Kraft paper.
Nylon, paper, PET,VMPET(aluminum plated PET), PVDC, NY,AL(pure aluminum), CPP,RCPP (cooking CPP), PE,VMCPP (aluminum plated CPP)

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Nylon, paper, PET,VMPET(aluminum plated PET), PVDC, NY,AL(pure aluminum), CPP,RCPP (cooking CPP), PE,VMCPP (aluminum plated CPP)Special paperboard for disposable packaging mainly made of straw pulp:

Use chemical additives to improve the quality of straw pulp to optimize application technology to ensure that its performance is close to the physical properties of wood pulp. At the same time, it can further reduce the production cost of tableware cardboard and recycled paper, and alleviate the increasingly tense problem of pulp raw materials.

Pulp molding products:

Pulp molding is a three-dimensional papermaking technology. Their certain shapes are molded by a special mold on a molding machine. In this process, the raw material is waste paper.

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However all these types of paper packaging have a similar manufacturing process generally following these steps:

1.First at first, use stamping and forming tools to perform compression.

2.Second, map the chemical additives on the surface. This chemical agent can prevent water seepage.

Advantages of Paper packaging for Fast food industries

There are a few advantages of using paper packaging in the fast food industry such as:

# non-toxic

Packaging is most often bleached and dyed using chemicals that are harmful for not only the environment, but for those handling the product as well.

Look for natural, nontoxic dyes like soy instead of traditional petroleum-based ink. It’s also much easier to recycle paper that’s been produce with straw or soy

# Convenient

You can overlap them. That means they are convenient to transportation

# Eco-friendly materials

You can recycle them and you can fully utilize the resources by that. This also shows good economic and social benefits

Biodegradable packaging

Biodegradable materials are polymer materials that can undergo chemical, biological or physical degradation or enzymatic hydrolysis under the action of microorganisms that exist in nature such as bacteria, fungi, and algae.

The most ideal biodegradable bio-material is obtained from renewable resources.

After degradation, it can be reused by organisms.

The best products are carbon dioxide and water, so that the production and use of this material can be incorporated into the natural cycle.

Australian regulations in regards to bio degradable food packaging

In order to regulate the controllable compost degradation materials entering the Australian market, the Australian Standards Committee established the corresponding standard: AS 4736 “Biodegradable Plastics-Biodegradable Plastics Suitable for Composting or Other Biological Treatments”

This standard is based on the European standard En 13432, and in addition to the Eco-toxicological performance requirements, an earthworm Eco-toxicological test has been added.

The specific requirements are:

  1. Chemical substance restriction: stipulate the minimum content of organic substances, heavy metals and fluorine in controlled composting materials.
  2. Biodegradability: It is stipulated that more than 90% of controllable composting materials must be finally converted into carbon dioxide, water and minerals in the longest month under aerobic composting conditions.
  3. Disintegration performance: It is stipulated that the controllable composting material must be disintegrated into more than 90% of the fragments that can pass through the 22mm screen within 12 weeks under aerobic composting conditions.
  4. Eco-toxicological performance: After introducing the compost decomposition material of the controllable compost degradation material, the selected plants can achieve more than 90% of the original survival rate and biological characteristics. At the same time, it must meet the requirements of earthworms when introducing the compost decomposition material of the controllable compost degradation material After reaching more than 90% of the original survival rate and biological characteristics.

The Australian market trend towards bio-degradable packaging

Retailers encourage customers to adopt the biodegradable packaging. So they use the bags and fast food packaging made of biodegradable material actively. But the regular plastic doesn’t biodegrade in short time.

That is the reason why we have to landfill it. As the environmental awareness growing, the compound annual growth rate of the global biodegradable packaging  market will be close to 11%.

Materials used for Fast food Biodegradable packaging

Plastic is the main component of degradable fast food packaging. However, sometimes people will add photo-sensitization or starch.

There are microbial enzymes in the natural environment.

The degradable fast food packaging will decompose into carbon dioxide and water under its action.


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Advantages of using Biodegradable packaging in the fast food market

Down below are the advantages of using biodegradable packaging

  1. Environmental-friendly:we can reduce white pollution by using biodegradable packaging.
  2. Good properties:The raw material of biodegradable packaging is starch. For its longevity, it is better than packaging made of other materials. There is another advantage is its cost is lower than other materials.
  3. Mufti-functional:Customers can customize the size of bio-gradable packaging, and you can also print your brand and slogan on it. For all kinds of fast food, it can performance well.

Fast food packaging requirements

In accordance to Australian regulations for fast food packaging your packaging needs to meet the following minimum standards:

  1. Any packaging and any “things or materials in contact with food in the packaging” shall not be swallowed or obstruct any diet or respiratory tract. If they enter the mouth by mistake, they may cause harm, distress or discomfort to the human body.
  2. Food manufacturers must ensure that packaging in contact with food does not cause the food to exceed the allowable content of metals, non-metals or natural poisons.
  3. The packaging manufacturer or supplier shall ensure that any substances used in the packaging will not affect the safety and applicability of the food in contact.
  4. Australian standards directly reference the food contact regulations in the US Code of Federal Regulations and the European Commission’s directives. It pointed out that new plastic materials must meet the requirements for food contact polymers in these jurisdictions.
  5. Merchants can use recycled and reused materials for food packaging applications. However, the premise is that they are suitable for the intended use and will not contaminate food.
  6. Australian Standard 3.2.2 (“Food Safety Practices and General Requirements”) requires food companies to use packaging “suitable for their intended use”.  They can only use materials that are unlikely to contaminate food. On this premise, it is ensured that the food is not contaminated during the packaging process.

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The requirements of Australia for food contact substances depend on their intended function. Meanwhile, packaging must be safe and need to meet the limited regualtions regarding chemical migration.

Australia and New Zealand’s requirements for food contact substances depend on their intended function. Meanwhile, packaging must be safe and comply with limited regulations regarding chemical migration. You need to continue to monitor the current regulatory framework for the risk of chemicals migrating from packaging to food.

The packaging must have the tag that show they are made by which country. All the packaging should has the sign to show how much they can hold. If they have the inner packaging, you need to add a tag to show the net capacity of the inner packaging.

The tags on the packaging should be English. They must be clear and unfading. Regarding their position, the customers can see them easily. For their font, it cannot less than 1.5mm and their size should be the same. Besides, the color of the tag should be different from the background color of the packaging so that customer can tell them easily.

There are also prohibited material. They are hay chaff, second-hand fruit and vegetable cartons.

You need to add IPPC logo on the wooden shipping box when export fast food packaging to Austral

There are two wooden material you can choose. They are fumigation and fumigation free.

Among them, solid wood material need to have the fumigation certification. The following countries have this certification:

  • America
  • Canada
  • European union
  • Japan
  • Australia

For the fumigation free types, there are OSB board, plywood, particle board, fiberboard, etc., composite board, recycled board which go through high temperature and high pressure treatment.

Otherwise,you have to destroy your goods.

If the wooden shipping boxes have bark, worm eyes, moldy, or they are damp, you need to shovel the bark. For the worm eyes problem, you need to change the boxes.

How to choose the best fast food packaging

With the ever increasing size of the fast food industry and the global trend of more and more health/world conscious society the demands of better quality packaging have never been greater.

So, what kind of packaging do we need to choose to increase the customer's repurchase rate?

The functionality of fast food packaging

Better quality packaging creates a better experience for the customer and the better the experience the more likely they will repurchase from you again. Prime examples of this type of packaging are heat preservation, leak proof and easy to carry

Case study: Mcdonalds fast food packaging

The old McDonald’s packaging vs the new image.

You can see why McDonald’s designed a separate take-out packaging bag. Customers can tear off the upper part of the bag, and the lower part of the bag becomes a small dinner plate creating a much better fast food packaging experience.

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Things to consider when purchasing fast food packaging

In addition to the case study, we recommend considering the following factors when purchasing your food packaging.

– It’s healthy for you?

We know high-temperature hot oil in contact with low-quality plastics will produce substances harmful to the human body. Thus, consider more about whether this fast-food packaging is safe or not?

– Is it material is environmentally friendly?

– Whether the packaging chooses by the family is safe?

However, for business, you need to consider whether your packaging is suits the fast-food for what your selling? You need to think from both design and function.

# Whether it is easy to deform:

When choosing fast-packaging, you need to pay attention to the categories that are easy to be squeezed and deformed to affect the taste. Such as cakes and desserts.


#Whether it is resistant to high temperature:

For example, you cannot use PET packaging to put high-temperature soups and hot-fried dishes. Otherwise, the PET packaging will melt easily with a peculiar smell.


# Is the airtightness good or not:

Many environmentally friendly materials have good textures and natural materials. However, their sealing performance is not high enough. Therefore, if the merchant uses it to serve dishes with juice, it may easy to spill.

In general, these factors have become the primary considerations for merchants when choosing fast food packaging.

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– First, the practical function of fast-food packaging. Fast-food packaging is used to hold food. We must try to ensure that the taste of the food is the same as the dining experience. The packaging chosen by the merchant is insulated, breathable, leak-proof, and tight.

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Beside, the high-temperature hot oil contacts inferior plastics to produce harmful substances to the human body, and whether the packaging chosen by the merchants is safe and eco-friendly, these are the primary considerations for the supplier when choosing fast-food packaging.


– Second, fast-food packaging cost is the most concerned factor for most supplier. Many brand chains have a strict cost budget system, which is basically controlled within 5% of the average customer unit price.

If it exceeds this range, it will increase the cost of fast-food. The gross profit of the merchant will be greatly affected. Supplier may try to improve user experience as much as possible based on cost budgets. Fast-food packaging can neither pursue high-end or simple packaging to excessively control costs. However, fast-food packaging input costs must be tailored, that is, the costs must match the per-customer price of dishes.

– Third, the appearance design of fast-food packaging, reasonable color matching, fashionable packaging style, attractive fast-food packaging shape, personalized copy writing, etc., these factors have a great effect on improving the consumer experience.


Catering fast-food businesses brand which can have an overall understanding of the fast-food brand on the market, so that people  can be based on customer unit prices, dish types, store positioning, and various packaging materials and price, to choose the packaging that suits their fast-food shop types.

If your businesses focus on cost performance, such as burger set meals, Pizza specials, and low-priced set meal series, the key factor that attracts users is the price of the dishes. At this time, the choice of fast-food packaging should be low-cost, simple, and practical. There is no need to blindly imitate other businesses. Choose to use high-cost kraft paper or non-woven handbags.

The cost is too high, which reduces the actual profit of the store. However, you can also consider using some low-priced packaging products, including printed store names, self-adhesive labels for store promotion, waist seals, etc., which to a certain extent also helps the store to shape the brand image and reasonably control the fast-food packaging cost.

 Creative Examples of Fast Food Packaging

In general, reasonable color matching, fashionable packaging style, attractive take-out packaging style, and personalized copywriting all play a great role in enhancing consumer experience.

Here are sever case about some creative examples[1] of fast-food packaging:


KFC in Britain is experimenting with a cup that you can eat after drinking your coffee. The cup is made out of wafer and lined in sugar paper and white chocolate. The company believes that this interesting new packaging will appeal to environmentally conscious customers.



Netherlands-based designer Tiago Pinto doesn’t want you to burn your mouth. That’s why he created a concept for Dunkin Donuts cups that alerts drinkers when their beverage is too hot. Hot cups are bright orange and say “I am hot!” but turn white once they’ve cooled to a safe temperature. This hasn’t been adopted yet, but we hope it is—it would really help keep us from missing the small window between scalding and lukewarm coffee.


Pizza Hut knows that pizza and movies are a great combination, so this year they created a pizza box that doubles as a projector. All you need is the box and a smartphone to turn any place into a mini movie theater.

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KFC Germany understands that texting with greasy fingers can be a real drag. To help out their oily patrons, they lined their trays with disposable Bluetooth keyboards instead of paper for a week in May. The plan seemed a little harebrained, but it worked—geolocated social interaction at the restaurants increased substantially.


Remember to watch what you tweet at Taco Bell, because they might shame you with tacos. When the fast food joint brought their Doritos Locos Tacos to Canada in 2013, their first action was to make the impatient complainers eat their words—literally. Those particular tweeters were invited to a “special fan event” and asked to eat tacos with their angry tweets printed on the side of the shell.

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Fast food packaging in sustainable trends

America's fast food culture is hurting more than our waist lines. With its grab-and-go, overly packaged food stuffed with unnecessary condiments, fast food outlets are the primary source of urban litter and a significant hurdle to local communities' waste diversion goals.

Therefore, convenience, practicality, and sustainable are all important when it comes to creating any incredible fast-food packaging. However, when you’re serving fast food, these three things become even more crucial.

To help you make the right impression with your fast food packaging, why there is so important to be more sustainable?  And how fast food players take tentative steps towards in sustainable packaging.

Trends of packaging pollution in the fast food industry

Litter characterization studies across the world have recognized fast food restaurants as the primary identifiable source of urban litter. The most abundant type of non-cigarette litter is fast food packaging such as foamed polysytrene. This foamed plastic, a staple of fast food restaurant, becomes a permanent fixture in our environment when littered. Easily travelling through gutters and storm drains, it eventually reaches the ocean. Indeed, plastics from urban runoff is the largest source of marine debris.[2]

Furthermore, fast food restaurants are a drag on local communities’ waste diversion rates. Currently, less than 35% of fast food stores’ waste is diverted from landfills, the vast majority of which is cardboard. Very little food packaging and almost no fast food plastic is currently diverted from landfills. This low diversion rate is surprising considering the vast majority of restaurant waste is not plastic–its main litter culprit–but rather paper, a perfectly recyclable resource. A study of fast food waste in American found that as much as 85% of the waste thrown out by fast food chains could have been recycled or composted.

The problem of fast food is not insurmountable. Like many areas of waste generation, a few simple, economical changes in the way the fast food industry handles its waste could change what currently is a major source of unrecyclable, permanent litter to a model for other businesses.

Here we are, a new suggestion provides a roadmap for fast food companies on how to reduce their packaging footprint, if you need more ideas, the article down below may help you a lot!

# Greener fast food packaging can be good for the corporate bottom line.

Moving through the various attributes we identified there are numerous opportunities for companies to save money.  Indirectly, being green is good for the corporate brand and can increase loyalty and customer base.  More directly, by reducing the overall use of packaging you save money in material costs and if you add to that smarter shipping, a company can save money on transportation costs.  If you encourage re-use, you use less packaging, which saves money and increasing in store recycling, individual restaurants and chains can cash in by selling those materials to recycling facilities

# First step to fast-food company - A ECO-friendly policy

The first step is to develop an environmental packaging policy。Some of the key issues we identified in the report and work to develop buy in at all levels with the company as well as collaborate with environmental, community, and academic experts that can help create the roadmap to greener packaging.

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Next comes the heavy lifting of looking across your supply chain and working with suppliers to reduce the overall material use, increase the amount of recycled fiber, and eliminate all controversial sources of fiber.

# Customers can help persuade fast food companies to take action

For customers, there are a number of easy ways to make a difference.  When buying fast food, ask for less packaging for your order and ask the manager to work to green the restaurants packaging. If possible, bring your own mug or to-go container to eliminate the need for new paper, styrofoam or plastic packaging. If you are feeling more passionate, plug into efforts from environmental organizations, like the Kentucky Fried Forests campaign, to make a difference in that way.

And of course if you own or work at a restaurant or have friends that do, share this report with them so that all restaurants big and small can see how their packaging can be greener.[3]

Case study

#1 Burger King

Burger King is testing reusable packaging. And, they supervise customers to return these special whopper boxes, soda boxes, coffee cups.

Then they washed them and reused them. Moreover, they launched a pilot program through TerraCycle’s zero waste circular packaging service.

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As long as the packaging remains intact, they will clean and disinfect it for reuse. During the COVID period, we have all seen the environmental impact of increased takeaway orders.

Therefore, this makes Burger King’s plan is particularly important.

During the period, they adopted the method of collecting a deposit, and when the consumer returned the package, the merchant would refund the deposit. These not only avoid PFAS in disposable fast food packaging, but also eliminate hundreds of millions of waste in landfills.


#2 McDonald

Two McDonald’s Canada restaurants will soon be testbeds for the company’s greener packaging initiatives, serving wooden cutlery, paper straws and other recycling-friendly packaging.

The fast-food giant’s move is the latest in a wave of announcements from major chains pledging to reduce their reliance on plastic, but experts say the steps are small, often take a long time to expand nationally and, if not properly planned, will ultimately have a negligible impact.

In 2020 summer, customer will see wooden cutlery and stir sticks, and paper straws, as well as receive their cold drinks in a cup without plastic coating and with lids made from a wood fibre.

It’s part of the company’s commitment to source all of its guest packaging from “renewable, recycled or certified sources” and recycle all of it at each of its restaurants by 2025.

Recommendations for choosing fast food packaging

With the the problem we have told, here are some recommendations for choosing fast food packaging.

# Use a complete life cycle and supply chain approach

What is a complete life cycle and supply chain approach?

In short, a supply chain life can be separated into three stages: 1) formation, 2) operation and 3) extinction.

Each step is critical to the next step, even extinction is critical to the next formation and the overall success for the supply chain and the overall continuity of the business.

How it relates to fast-food packaging?

Reduce overall packaging and improve efficiency.

Companies can reduce the impact of packaging by reducing the total amount of packaging. For example, we can start with the design of fast food packaging to reduce the required materials. This not only means less material consumption and fewer landfills, but it can also save the company a lot of money.

Increase the use of recycled fiber in food packaging

Throughout the past year, global media has repeatedly highlighted growing concerns over the environmental impact of packaging material. If we continue with the current linear business models – take-make-waste – insufficient raw material resources, and an increased amount of waste and its negative impact on the environment become a serious problem. Whether it is the plastic material, damage to the aquatic fauna, or the impact on the food chain, these topics resonate for each of us as a consumer. As packaging is really part of our everyday life, a more efficient use of our resources is needed.

To act upon those concerns, some country government are took an action plan includes a comprehensive package of policy tools that promote recyclability of products. There are two different routes for recycling depending on how the packaging was used:

Organic recycling:

since paper is biodegradable, fiber-based post-consumer packaging can be recycled organically in home or industrial composting if it is contaminated with food waste. In this method, packaging biodegrades and eventually composts back into the earth.

Stream recycling:

If the food packaging is recyclable according to the recycling standard EN13430 and is not contaminated after use, it can be put in the standard paper recycling stream.

The possibility of eliminating packaging completely is very small, the best practice is to increase the use of recycled fibers.

Moreover, the use of recycled fibers has many advantages.

First, this can significantly reduce forest destruction and carbon emissions. Second, it can reduce the use of chemicals, water and energy.

However, the challenge now is to increase recycled fiber across the board. These include cups, buckets and boxes.

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Use FSC certified fiber paper packaging

What  is FSC certified? Why is so important?

FSC forest certification is also called sustainable forest management certification, which is a system to promote sustainable forest management. It is referred to as forest certification and wood certification for short. The reason why it is carried out by an independent third party is to ensure the fairness and transparency of forest certification.

Social benefits are embodied in ensuring that the rights of all interested parties are respected and realized. The most significant economic effect brought by forest certification is to increase forest productivity, ensure long-term supply of wood, stabilize forest management rights, strengthen basic management and environmental management of enterprises, maintain or increase market share, and produce differentiated products and products Premium, improve relations with various stakeholders, strengthen contact with managers, obtain priority in forest management, improve staff morale and ability, attract talents, improve the competitiveness and reputation of enterprise products in the international market, and obtain more Financial and technical support.

The creation of FSC forest certification stabilizes the company’s existing product market share and creates market access conditions for entering new markets. It also improves the forest management level of forest management units and promotes sustainable forest management. In addition, it has also achieved the goals of promoting the participation of all stakeholders, commercializing forest services, reducing investment risks, strengthening law enforcement, and strengthening law enforcement.

Forest certification is mainly manifested in three parts: environmental benefits, social benefits and economic benefits.

In the environmental benefits, it protects endangered species and their living environment, biodiversity and its value, water resources, soil, unique and fragile ecosystems and natural landscapes, etc., while maintaining the ecological function of the forest and the integrity of the ecosystem To promote sustainable forest management.

Although reducing the overall use of packaging and substantially increasing the content of recycled fiber is critical to the sustainability of packaging, some fibers may still come from forests.

Therefore, businesses must understand their supply chain. And they want to eliminate controversial and environmentally damaging packaging sources.

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The best way to ensure this is to use paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which is the only certification system widely recognized by the environment.

The development trend of fast food packaging

In the future, what are the development trends of fast food packaging?

We’ve talked about this in a lot more detail in our “Everything about takeaway packaging” article but we think there needs to be a special mention of edible fast-food packaging below.

Edible fast food packaging

– In Japan

A Japanese research institute uses new technology. They used bean dregs as raw materials to make a nutritious and edible wrapping paper that melts when heated. The wrapping paper is suitable for packaging fast food noodle seasonings. Therefore, people can eat together.

-In British

The British use carrot paper as a base material. Add appropriate thickeners, plasticizers, and water repellents to use the natural color of carrots. The edible color vegetable paper is made of cheap and good quality. Increase the appetite and appetite of consumers. Therefore, carrot paper is an edible colored paper. Moreover, it has flexibility and water resistance.

– In American

Some Americans have made fast food packaging with wheat stalk fiber and starch in wheat kernels. Moreover, biological packaging materials have little pollution to the environment and are cheap to counterfeit. Besides, its packaging materials have a longer heat preservation period for food than the paper materials currently used.


Using this edible packaging can better protect the environment. Moreover, this provides new uses for the vegetable deep processing industry. Besides, this can reduce the use of air-polluting materials such as polystyrene for fast food packaging.

Design of diversified fast food packaging

Nowadays, the cycle of a new product from development to market entry is getting shorter and shorter. At the same time, their packaging structures and forms have gradually diversified.

Sometimes, a product has to adapt to different regions and different consumer groups. At this time, it needs multiple forms of packaging. Therefore, from creativity, color, specifications, materials, and production methods, businesses have different requirements for it.

In general, the future packaging will use the existing packaging and packaging pattern combinations.

Rather than conceiving from scratch like traditional packaging design, from scratch, reference and combination are the mainstream of future packaging design.

Colours and tastes of fast food packaging

The color design of fast food packaging should also be related to the taste of the food.
Because the taste is sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy, there is also a difference between strong and light.

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Therefore, if the design of packaging needs to express so many tastes on the packaging, the designer must perform the expression according to the above-mentioned methods and laws of human understanding of things.

Secondly, packaging patterns also have a certain impact on taste.

Different shapes and styles of pictures or illustrations on food packaging also give consumers taste hints.

For example, round, semicircle, and oval decorative patterns make people feel warm, soft, and wet.


You can use them for mild-tasting foods. Such as pastries, preserves and even convenience foods.

The square and triangle patterns are the opposite. They feel cold, hard, crisp, and dry.

Therefore, patterns of these shapes are more suitable for puffed food, frozen food, dry goods, etc. than circular patterns.

International packaging market forecast

In addition, according to international packaging market experts, the development trend of food packaging is as follows:

-Aseptic packaging will use high-tech and new materials;

-Non-toxic packaging materials become safer;

-Large plastic containers and small and medium-sized plastic bottles will gradually replace glass products;

-Composite flexible packaging made of paper, aluminum foil, plastic film, etc., will be more up-scaled and multifunctional;

-Apply petrochemical products to manufacture auxiliary packaging materials for new packaging raw materials;


In general, fast food packaging has the following types:

  • lDisposable foam plastic fast food packaging
  • lPP plastic fast food packaging
  • lPaper fast food packaging
  • lDegradable fast food packaging

Moreover, they must meet hygiene requirements in Australian regulations . Among them, safety and non-toxicity are the most basic requirements.

When you choose fast food packaging, pay attention to the functionality of fast food packaging. In addition, fast food packaging for different purposes should be selected according to different types of food.

Of course, you still have to consider the cost and choose a fast food package that is cost-effective and fits your own products.

Now we have a great demand for fast food packaging. However, we cannot ignore the problems.

Most oil-draining and waterproof fiber packaging contains PFAS, a toxic substance.

In order to avoid it, factories and businesses in the industry are making a lot of efforts to avoid using them.

About PeimePac

At PrimePac, we bring together design experts and brand innovators to create fresh ideas, customized packages, and fully efficient processes.

We design creative packaging solutions that cater to a diverse global audience with the in-house knowledge and network of experienced professionals to meet the demands of every type of client.

From our dedicated sales team and warehouse staff in Australia to the experts at our production facilities in China, all of our employees are guided by four core values at the heart of our business: integrity, innovation, passion, and engagement.


With our team in China and Australia working as one, we reduce inefficiency so that you deal with one streamlined team from manufacturing right to delivery.

Service support team located in Guangzhou, the manufacturing hub of China, providing rapid response, and local industry knowledge. Warehouse and 3PL network located in Sydney, to provide rapid distribution, and delivery to your customers.

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Asian food packaging

Asian food packaging-Types and Development

Introduction to Asian food packaging

With the growth of globalization and e-commerce Asian food packaging is becoming more prominent, in fact as the growing demand dictates Asian food packaging has developed into various types.

These different types are based on different countries and different types of food.

There are 6 major types of Asian Food packaging:

  1. Chinese food packaging
  2. Japanese food packaging
  3. Korean packaging
  4. South Asia food packaging
  5. Indian food packaging
  6. Singapore packaging.

For each type, they have their own features, benefits, and problems which you need to be careful if you are deciding on choosing the Asian food packaging. Before we begin talking about each one individually we should understand what type of packaging material is used.

Asian food packaging

The packaging material used for Asian food packaging

For the buyers, they may not feel critical and a lot of differences in food packaging materials.

But, for the different food and different purpose, or even the effects of where their life ends, they are totally different.

For Asian food packaging, there are:

  1. Plastic
  2. Paper
  3. Nano
  4. Metal
  5. Glass
  6. environmentally friendly food packaging in China.

Plastic Asian food packaging is cheap than other types and it’s easy to carry.

Hence, plastic Asian food packaging is the most widely used.

Furthermore, because of the growth of the environment protection concept, there is more and more application of paper food packaging and environmentally friendly packaging.

As the various types of Asian food, it not enough for you to pick out a suitable Asian food packaging by knowing this.

Because you need to combine them with what your product is.

Asian food packaging classification by usages

Now, let’s look at what kinds of food packaging there are according to different food.

Food inner packaging

The chemical properties of PE are stable.

Moreover, it is insoluble in organic solvents at room temperature and is non-toxic and harmless.

Therefore, you can use it to make food inner packaging.

Microwave lunch box

Polypropylene (PP) has good heat resistance.

Moreover, users can use it continuously at a certain high temperature.

Meanwhile, users can stream it in boiling water.

In addition, due to its stable chemical properties, it is also resistant to organic solvents such as acids and alkalis.

So, you can use PP to make microwave lunch boxes.

Moreover, it can withstand a high temperature of 130 ℃ which is the only plastic box that can be heated by microwave.

Tea, fruit drink bottle

Polyester (PET) is colorless and transparent. In addition, it can keep moisture and fragrance well.

Therefore, you can use it to make bottles for tea drinks and juice drinks.

However, it is expensive and difficult to heat. So, manufacturers rarely use it alone.

In order to improve this situation, they make a composite film together with resin with better heat sealability.

tea and juice drink bottle

Sealed package

Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has good heat shrink-ability.

Equally important, it has better flexibility and airtightness.

So, it is very suitable for airtight packaging.

In this way, it can delay the oxidative deterioration of food and extend the shelf life of the product.

Meanwhile, this can prevent the fragrance of the contents from escaping. This prevents the intrusion of external bad smells.

Consequently, it is suitable for the long-term preservation of food.

But its burning waste will produce hydrogen chloride. This leads to environmental pollution.

Then the makers are trying to replace it with other materials.

Some EU countries even have banned it.

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Disposable foam lunch box

Polystyrene (PS) is colorless and transparent.

Moreover, it has the ability to withstand temperatures higher than 100 ℃.

Meanwhile, it has good heat insulation, insulation, and transparency.

That’s why you can use it to make disposable foam lunch boxes.

As it is brittle and easy to crack at low temperature, microorganisms cannot easily decompose it and pollute the environment.

Frozen packaging and retort packaging of food

Polyamide (PA) is commonly known as nylon.

Meanwhile, it is resistant to cold, heat and it is non-toxic.

Moreover, it has a good barrier to odor and oil.

In addition, it meets the requirements of food hygiene and safety,

Henceforth, you can use it to make frozen food packaging and retort packaging.

But its heat sealability and water-resistance are poor.

So, in order to enhance its water resistance, makers add fibers to modify PA.

In this way, it can work under high temperature and high humidity.

frozen food packaging

Asian food packaging for such as fresh milk, canned fruits, cooking wine, soy sauce, etc.

The glass is non-toxic, tasteless, bright, and transparent. Moreover, its chemical properties are stable.

Therefore, it has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, heat resistance, pressure resistance, and cleaning resistance.

In this way, you can sterilize it and store it at a low temperature.

Compared with packaging materials such as plastic, paper, and metal, glass has the most stable chemical properties.

Moreover, it has almost no pollution on the food in the package. Therefore, it is currently the safest packaging material.

As a result, it has become the first choice for food packaging such as fresh milk, canned fruits, cooking wine, soy sauce, and so on.

However, glass products have few resources, high energy consumption, high brittleness, easy breakage, and high cost.

So, with the rapid development of metal, plastic, and paper products, the application of glass containers in food is declining.

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Canned meat and milk powder packaging

Metal packaging materials have good barrier properties.

In this way, it can protect the food from air corrosion and will not cause deliquescence, deterioration, decay, fading, and flavor changes of packaged foods.

Formerly, its shading performance is good. In particular, it can avoid the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

In this way, you can use it to make canned meat and milk powder packaging.

However, metal packaging has a high cost, poor corrosion resistance, and takes up a lot of space.

Moreover, internal anaerobic microorganisms are easy to multiply.

So you can’t use it to pack acidic foods.

Otherwise, it is easy to precipitate metal ions harmful to human health.

canned food

Paper food packaging materials

The main material of paper food packaging is pulp or cardboard.

Sometimes these materials are also renewable plants such as wood and bamboo.

Or, makers use reed, bagasse, cotton stalk, wheat straw, etc. as raw materials.

Moreover, these are reusable resources.

Compared with other materials such as plastics, it has more advantages in terms of resources.

Moreover, paper-based food packaging materials are inexpensive, economical, have good air permeability, do not pollute the contents, and are easy to recycle.

Therefore, it is widely used in the food packaging industry.

Moreover, its green environmental protection characteristics are very much in line with the development direction advocated worldwide.

When brands use recyclable paper packaging, consumers’ favorability towards the brand is undoubtedly increased.

Edible packaging materials

Makers use amino acids, polysaccharides, proteins, fibers, lipids, gels, etc. as raw materials to make edible packaging materials.

Then, they use special equipment and advanced technology to produce them.

This kind of packaging is light and transparent, non-toxic, and tasteless.

It is suitable for packaging starch, sugar, or protein and fatty foods.

It is special that one can digest and absorb edible packaging as its name.

Otherwise, the natural environment can corrode or weather it.

In this way, there is no waste in this process.

edible packaging

Importance of the classification of Asian food packaging

According to Australia’s food packaging safety regulations, you can only use packaging materials suitable for their intended use.

So it is important to make sure that the packaging material is a material that can be safely used in food from the manufacturer or supplier of the material.

And in this way, the product can meet the Australian market.

For example, some packaging materials may have marking symbols.

So you can know from these marks that they are safe for the above food types: frozen foods, beverages, acid-alkaline foods, or heatable foods.

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The overall perspective of Chinese food packaging

Chinese food packaging is a widely used and low-cost type.

And there are various types depends on the types of food, special design.

Special packaging for Chinese food

Now, let’s look at some specific examples to figure it out.

Chinese dim sum packaging

Chinese dim sum is a traditional Chinese food. And they are usually small pastries made of flour and sugar.

Therefore, their outer packaging is usually a box. And their inner packaging is cardboard or plastic board with separate spaces.

And the packaging of buns and dumplings is similar.

However, steamed buns and dumplings are relatively soft. Therefore, their inner packaging will use recessed spaces instead of small spaces separated by cardboard or plastic.

And this can prevent them from deforming or breaking during transportation or carrying.

After the market testing, these packages can preserve the snacks well and customers’ feedback on these packages is very good.

The outer packaging of ancient Chinese pastries is kraft paper or paper box.

And then, the Chinese will paste a big red Chinese classic pattern on its surface. For example, “Fu” or some paper-cut paintings.

In this way, they can also print product information and their own brand on the big red sticker.

However, with the development of modernization, they have also been creative for these packaging.

For example, innovate in the way the box opens.

Or, they designed it with a completely different, interesting, and lightweight appearance. And makes it more in line with the characteristics of the product and more attractive.

So, if you are looking for packaging to hold Chinese dim sum, it is a good choice.

Moreover, according to the specificity and positioning of the product, both ancient and modern packaging is suitable for Chinese dim sum.

Chinese dim sum packaging

Hot pot packaging

Hot pot is food with Chinese characteristics.

However, friends can only enjoy it when they gather in hot pot restaurants which is very inconvenient.

For a better experience, they invented hot pot packaging.

In this way, when they want to eat hot pot, they can enjoy it at any time.

And this even allows one person to enjoy hot pot.

With the essence of hot pot –heat, there is self-heating packaging to play the role.

For the self-heating packaging, it does not require fire or electricity.

You only need to add cold water to the heating pack.

Then, the steam generated by the heating pack can cook the food to an edible state.

Usually, self-heating hot pot packaging is composed of ingredients, heating packs, pots, and lids.

Besides, the basic principle is a layered structure: the lower layer uses a chemical reaction that releases heat to boil water to produce water vapor.

And then, the water vapor heats the upper layer of fully cooked or semi-cooked ingredients until they are cooked.

In addition to Chinese special food packaging, the design style of Chinese food packaging is also a feature of Chinese food packaging.

hot pot packaging

Design of Chinese food packaging

Regarding the design style of Chinese packaging, in the past, most of them were rough and bright packaging.

However, with the development of China’s economy, much of Chinese food packaging has Chinese-style printed content, which makes it very obvious in many packaging. Moreover, combined with the Chinese style design, you can convey the characteristics of the product and the concept of the brand in a beautiful and meaningful way.

If you also want to package products in this way, the following examples are good references.

Culture in Chinese Food Packaging

With the development of China, the packaging with Chinese culture is popular among the young Chinese.

So as the Chinese food packaging industry.

So, this has become a trend in Chinese food packaging.

But, how do they do that?How does it make influence?

We will explain that with an example here.

Tea is a product of Chinese culture.

Moreover, it is also a representative of local characteristics.

For example, Longjing tea from West Lake, yellow tea from Anhui, and Oolong tea from Fujian.

Therefore, in addition to Chinese elements, its packaging design also has a local cultural heritage.

For example, you use geometric ink paintings to express several different flavors.

For better effects, they match the calligrapher’s character and look antique.

In addition, they use oriental colored paper as the substrate of the packaging box.

Then, they matched a fluffy wool paper on it.  This imitates the texture of ancient Chinese books.

Above all, the textured cultural atmosphere is delivered by the packaging matching well with the tea product.

Through packaging that incorporates Chinese culture, consumers can quickly feel the information and content of the product.

In addition, this kind of packaging is also very conspicuous on the display shelf.

However, when you choose Asian food packaging, you need to think about who are the customers first.

As Asian food packaging with Chinese culture is mostly elegant old-style, so if your customers are mostly young persons, then don’t forget the fun and fashion.

Chinese culture in packaging

Print of Chinese food packaging

Moreover, printing on Chinese food packaging is different from another packaging.

Specifically, the Chinese printing process is usually based on gravure printing. The printing process in European and American countries is usually based on flexographic printing.

As for gravure printing, it has a deep color and high brightness. Moreover, this makes the packaging patterns and text more clear and obvious.

But flexo printing ink is small and thin, and the coloring is not very high.

And in terms of brightness, it is not as bright as intaglio printing. But this is environmentally friendly.

In China, flexographic printing is not popular.

Therefore, printing on Chinese food packaging is based on gravure printing.

Food packaging security in China

Chinese food packaging industry is relatively fragmented.

Therefore, a large number of market participants are small and medium private enterprises.

Moreover, their production capacity is small, technical equipment is backward, independent research and development capabilities are not strong, and quality is unstable.

Therefore, they mainly carry out price adjustments in the low-end market.

However, there are also a few companies that continue to improve and innovate.

And they have realized the competitive advantage of standardized scale production.

In general, China lacks control over the quality of food packaging.

Therefore, food packaging safety cannot be effectively guaranteed.

Especially in terms of additives used in food packaging materials.

Therefore, when you choose Chinese food packaging, you should pay attention to the following aspects.

Paper packaging materials of Asian food packaging

In the paper-making process, in order to improve the paper quality index, the makers added some additives.

For example, in order to improve the whiteness of paper, they will pass the paper through a fluorescent brightener even though the fluorescent whitening agent is a very carcinogenic substance.

This is currently the main material affecting food safety and makes quality and hygiene safety unstable.

And according to the mandatory requirements for food packaging in Australia, you can only use materials that are unlikely to cause food contamination. Moreover, you cannot compromise on packaging materials that contaminate food.

Therefore, this is very important when choosing Chinese paper food packaging.

Recycled and recycled materials safety

Recyclable and renewable materials include various natural plants, and recycled waste paper and cardboard.

Such as books, newspapers, impurities, cartons, cartons, etc.

And these recycled materials have serious pollution.

Especially the packaging of some pesticides, they generally contain a lot of heavy metals and other chemical substances.

In the paper-making process, these harmful substances may be transferred to the new paper.

However, Australia’s food packaging safety regulations stipulate if you use renewable materials on the premise. They must be are suitable for use in contact with food and will not contaminate food.

Therefore, you should consider the potential risks that recycled or reused materials pose to food safety and applicability.

For example, some recycled materials may contain ink or other chemicals that affect food safety. So the reuse of them may cause food contamination.

It’s best for you to make sure that there are no problems with these aspects before deciding which packaging to use.

recycle and reuse

Advantages of Chinese Food Packaging

If you are deciding on an Asian food packaging style Chinese Food packaging has the following advantages:

  1. Food packaging in China generally does not have rigid or sealed openings. So it is easy to open them.
  2. Meanwhile, Chinese packaging boxes are cheap. And this is very cost-effective for food brands.
  3. Besides, many packaging companies provide customized, wholesale packaging boxes. And in this way, business peoplecan save costs and increase profits.

So, now the use of Chinese food boxes is on a large scale. (Check our products here PrimePac

However, Chinese food packaging also has its shortcomings.

Shortcomings of Chinese food packaging

And there are also things you need to be careful of if you deciding on choosing Asian food packaging Chinese food packaging.

  1. The durability of Chinese food boxes is poor and the use of time is very short. Therefore, customers cannot keep food in these boxes for a long time.
  2. Moreover, these boxes have a short lifespan, so they are not suitable for storing food for a long time.
  3. Because theymake packaging boxes from thin or not-so-good materials, the boxes are less resistant to heat and water. Moreover, this may cause food damage.

However, high-quality Chinese food packaging can be heat and water-resistant.

The above is information on Chinese food packaging.

Next, let’s understand what the food packaging box of East Asia-Japan is like.

Japanese food packaging

Japanese packaging is based upon humanistic characteristics.

And this is also an important factor for them to win sales in the international market.

Now, let’s see what they exactly are.

Janpanese food packaging

Convenience Japanese food packaging

When they sealed the food, they also thought about how to make it easier for consumers to open it.

Therefore, regardless of the size of Japanese food packaging, they are very convenient to open.

Examples of convenience Japanese food packaging

Through the examples below, you can clearly know how convenient the Japanese food packaging is.

In this way, you can take it as a reference.

Flammulina packaging

Flammulina is a kind of mushroom with a tiny body and little head and lots of them always stick together.

As for its packaging, the upper part and lower part of the plastic bag packaging of Flammulina velutipes are in two colors.

And the top is transparent, and the bottom is blue.

And the transparent part is edible. However, the blue package is not edible.

And so that when eating, you can open the boundary between the two colors.

Stir-fried chestnuts packaging

For example, the upper part and lower part of the plastic bag packaging of Flammulina velutipes are in two colors.

And the top is transparent, and the bottom is blue.

Moreover, the transparent part is edible. However, the blue package is not edible.

And so that when eating, they can open the boundary between the two colors.

chestnut packaging

Moisture-prone foods and foods that need to be opened multiple times

The same thinking is also reflected in foods that are susceptible to moisture and foods that require multiple openings.

For example, for foods that are susceptible to moisture such as peppers, peanuts, and salt, there will be double-layer seals on the packaging.

When using you only need to tear off the first layer.

When the package needs to be opened repeatedly, you can use the second layer of sealing.

Bagged drinks

Because bagged beverages are more likely to overflow than bottled beverages, there are special designs at the opening of the vertical bag packaging.

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Recycle and re-use Japanese food packaging

The Japanese like to make small inventions.

So from elementary school students to housewives, they have many patents.

Among them, many practical and convenient inventions have been applied to food packaging.

For example, in order to facilitate recycling and processing, and reuse, 90% of milk in Japan is sold in paper packaging.

And these paper packagings have crease lines.

And this easy to squash packaging comes from a child’s patent.

Meanwhile, it is not only convenient to open, but also can reduce the occupied space.

And you can reduce costs in this way.

A health drink in Japan is a cup-shaped container.

Moreover, you can tear it from the bottom.

In this way, you can easily squash it. And this is very convenient for recycling.

What is means to have humanistic food packaging in Japan

Because Japanese who eat sandwiches tend to be Westernized. So they have English “open”  printed on the opening of the sandwich package.

However, the openings of ordinary products are generally marked in Japanese.

And Children generally cannot finish one beverage bottle at a time.

Therefore, when Japan produces children’s drinks it has a small sticker film on the top.

When using it, you can tear it apart. And this reveals a hole into which straw can be inserted.

When you can’t finish drinking, you can seal the hole of the straw with a sticker.

And this can not only keep fresh but also avoid throwing. Moreover, it is convenient to drink next time.

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Packaging and human emotional resonance

Japanese businesses have adopted a completely different approach to their marketing strategy they inject emotion into its packaging.

And this can create empathy with consumers.

Down below we will show you what we mean.

Melty Kiss Chocolate packaging

The biggest feature of chocolate is that it melts in the mouth, and the melting temperature of ordinary chocolate is 28 degrees.

And Meiji adopted unique technology. So, their chocolate will melt at 23 degrees.

And this makes them taste like feeling a lover’s kiss, warm and sweet.

On some packages, we can see two chocolates placed together.

And on the package are cocoa powder and matcha powder that represent the flavor.

This design expresses that two chocolates are like a pair of lovers cuddling each other on the snow.

Moreover, the white background on the packaging is like a piece of snow.

So they used the analogy of lovers and snow to echo the name of the brand.

Thus creating a romantic atmosphere.

Meltykiss chocolate

Japanese aesthetics in the packaging

Usually, we can feel a Japanese style when observing Japanese food and beverage packaging design which has an inexplicable beauty.

In fact, this is Japanese aesthetics.

Beauty can hit the heart. In this regard, Japanese packaging has virtually narrowed the distance between consumers and products.

Below, we look at a specific example.

If you want these effects, here are some examples to show different ways how the Japanese show their aesthetic.

Taketsuru Whiskey packaging

When drinking, we usually put the bottle aside after pouring the wine into the glass.

At this time, we can see the product label.

Therefore, designers must not only consider the first impression. And it can also provide a better experience through design.

Thus, this deepens our impression and goodwill of the brand.

For example,there is a whiskey having green bamboo and white crane as the theme image.

But this theme can easily feel too old.

So, the makers created a brand-new image that fits the contemporary era through design.

As a result, it makes him more quality and unique.

Moreover, the words on the label are powerful.

And the beige background lets us feel the gentleness of whiskey.

If you look closely, you will find that green bamboo and white crane are patterns with Japanese characteristics, just like watermarks on Japanese paper.

Thus, this gives a deep and high-end feeling.

Miyagikyo Limited Edition Whiskey packaging

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miyagikyo, a single malt whisky brand in Japan, except for the Miyagikyo limited edition.

And this whiskey is a blend of five years old malt.

Therefore, there is black frosting on the bottle.

In this way, they convey a sense of the picture of the original wine sleeping in a deep warehouse.

Meanwhile, Japanese design also pays attention to terroir. Therefore, the label of this whiskey is printed with the image of the distillery.

Because, the winery is located on the seaside of Hokkaido, facing the sea, the background pattern of the label is like waves.

Furthermore, because the county where the winery is located has forests, the background of the label also has a pattern like a forest. Among them, the triangle pattern represents the mountain.

Generally speaking, they choose different materials for the bottle, label, and outer box.

They use different blacks, constantly superimposed. This can bring a feeling about the thickness of the space.

It can be seen from this that Japanese aesthetics emphasizes simplicity and a sense of space.

And they use design to reflect the texture of the product.

wiskey packaging

Summary of Japanese food packaging

The packaging industry believes that the packaging design with Japanese cultural characteristics is closely related to the level of social development.

Moreover, Japan’s commodity society is close to maturity.

Therefore, customers are increasingly demanding products.

If the packaging is not easy to open, then the sales of the goods are not good.

Therefore, businesses are willing to spend more time innovating their packaging.

In general, these packages are both green and environmentally friendly, as well as easy to open and use.

So consumers like them very much.

Korean food packaging

South Korea is a very commercial country which has also led to

Korea’s cultural development leading it to be one of the top influencers of Asian culture.

This is also reflected in his food packaging.

Food packaging has strong commercial communication

We are deeply impressed by Korean food packaging because of their strong commercial communication nature.

And these packaging designs have only one purpose-to let consumers know what product this is, and what brand this is.

Regarding the words on Korean food packaging, most of them directly and clearly convey the theme in bold.

Meanwhile, Korean product packaging design also values product attributes.

For example, in the design of seaweed packaging, the brand name is very conspicuous. Moreover, the placement of the theme is just right.

And the logic of the whole food packaging is clear. It will let you know what product it is.

Then, its big red brand logo allows us to see the brand name at a glance.

Moreover, you can easily see the characteristics of this nori from the packer.

In general, Korean packaging has a good grasp of content dissemination.

Normally, it emphasizes valuable information through fonts or conspicuous elements. So customers will not see redundant information.

The unique design of Korean food packaging

South Korea is becoming a center of art and design.

This country is booming with new products every day. You just have to look at Seoul, to see good design everywhere.

Below, let’s look at a few unique examples.

The mineral water bottle design

The shape of the mineral water bottle is like the shape of the water surface.

It is inspired by the natural charm of Jeju.

The designer captured the beautiful freshwater scene of Jeju and is inspired by the natural charm of it.

And then they use it in a modern small bottle which shows creativity.

Even though it runs counter to the traditional packaging of bottles, this makes it unique with good responses from users.

Besides, it mimics the appearance of the real water surface makes it easier to take.

mineral water bottle

Tetra Pak Packaging Design Using Straw as Straws

Many beverages use Tetra Pak packaging. Moreover, it is very cheap, and its use is also convenient.

But when drinking, we need a straw.

Usually, this straw is on the outside of the box and we will easily damage or lose it.

The plastic straw is likely to cause a waste of resources.

Therefore, they thought of using straw as a straw.

And then, they use the same piece of paper to make straws for packaging boxes.

In this way, it’s not that easy to damage or lose it and does not require any other materials.

This can save resources and space while providing convenience.

The design of banana milk packaging box

There is banana milk, its design imitates the process of tearing the banana peel.

When drinking, they can tear the carton outside like banana peels and open it to drink.

This process connects our emotions and memories of bananas.

Thus, this gives us a feeling of eating fresh bananas.

Besides, this can also highlight the freshness and sweetness of banana milk.

Butter packaging design with wooden knife-shaped lid

When we are eating bread, such as at a picnic, in a cafe, or on a plane, we usually use disposable butter.

And the packaging of this butter replaces the original ordinary packaging with a wooden knife-shaped box.

Moreover, this can make customers pass on its uniqueness by word of mouth.

Thus, this helps the spread of the brand. Moreover, this butter has four flavors.

When choosing it, it’s like choosing their favorite ice cream.

Meanwhile, this container is not only convenient, it also adds fun to our daily life.

korean wood-knife butter packaging

Southeast Asian Food Packaging

The food packaging industry in Southeast Asia is still in the development stage.

The development of new products and technological progress are the two driving forces driving the sustainable development of the packaging market.

Meanwhile, all countries have to take care of both the export and domestic markets.

Plastic flexible packaging

Food packaging in Southeast Asia is mainly suitable for the packaging of biscuits, potato chips, desserts, candies, beverage powder, and coffee powder, milk powder, quick-frozen food, sauces, instant noodles, and microwave food.

And its key development areas for flexible packaging are stand-up bags, retort bags, and re-sealable bags.

Therefore, modified atmosphere preservation packaging technology is their key development technology.

With this technology, they can pack the meat directly after slaughtering and washing can sell them at any time.

Thus, this ensures the freshness of the food. Meanwhile, this can also extend the shelf life of food.

Halal food export

Malaysia also has its own characteristics and advantages.

Moreover, the nature of Islamic countries promotes the export of halal food.

As the scope of competitive food exports continues to expand, the acceleration of the Malaysian food plastic flexible packaging market may catch up with the average growth rate of Southeast Asia in the future.

And Indonesia has the largest population base and production potential in this region.

However, its relatively backward economic level has restricted the development of this country’s food packaging market to a certain extent.

For the Philippines and Singapore, their share is smaller.

And the future development of the Philippines is mainly focused on the local market.

In contrast, the Singapore market is relatively mature.

However, because of its small population base, its future growth rate is likely to be lower than the average level of Southeast Asia.

Moreover, the small population base has caused some degree of overcapacity.

Therefore, only through the export of products can they ensure long-term competitiveness.

hanal food packaging

Development of South Asian food packaging

With the development of new technologies, the fields involved in flexible packaging have been continuously increasing.

Moreover, it can replace part of the printed packaging market.

And plastic packaging manufacturers will occasionally report to resin manufacturers their needs for raw material characteristics.

Meanwhile, raw material suppliers have also begun to pay more attention to the development of environmentally friendly products.

As people pay more attention to the concept of green health, more and more biopolymers may appear as new raw materials for flexible packaging in the future.

Challenges of South Asian food packaging

The biggest challenge facing this industry is that its profit margins are constantly shrinking.

And most of the plastics in food packaging are general-purpose polymers.

And it fluctuates strongly with oil prices.

Moreover, due to fierce market competition, the bargaining power of plastic packaging manufacturers is not high.

Therefore, they have no way to transfer the pressure of rising prices of raw materials to food processing companies and final consumers.

And this prevents companies from digesting these pressures internally. But for some small businesses, this is fatal.

Besides, packaging companies need to constantly update their own technology.

Thus, this improves production quality, printing effect, and film quality.

Therefore, for plastic packaging companies, improving production technology, improving high value-added products, and effective cost control are the choices based on the market and ensuring good returns.

Moreover, for Southeast Asia, the export market is a large share.

But Thailand is slowly becoming the world’s kitchen.

Therefore, their food processing industry is highly dependent on exports.

In this way, it can promote the development of the food packaging industry.

Therefore, some of the world’s leading packaging industries have established production bases in Thailand.

However, Thai food also includes halal food. And this poses a potential threat to Malaysia.

Indian food packaging

In India, their income levels have increased and their lifestyles have changed.

And this has led to an increase in Internet media penetration and the growth of the television economy.

Demand for food packaging in India is growing

The demand for packaging is growing. Meanwhile, it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in India.

And according to India’s famous credit rating company, more than 49% of the paper produced in India is in the packaging industry.

The huge investment in the food processing industry has also created space for expanding the security market.

In the past ten years, India’s packaging consumption has increased by 200%.

And the food industry is hopeful that it will occupy the largest share of the market.

Indian food packaging safety

Let’s take a look at the issue of food safety in India.

In the study of some packaging by the Food Safety Standards Agency of India, it is found that black handbags with concentrations higher than 5%, aluminum-plated disposable containers, and dessert boxes are prone to contamination.

Therefore, the new regulations prohibit the use of packaging materials made of recycled plastics.

In addition, the authorities imposed restrictions on the migration of pollutants such as specific materials and plastic packaging materials.

Prior to this, compliance with these standards was voluntary.

And they found that inks and dyes are carcinogenic.

So they prohibit the use of newspapers and other materials for packaging.

The implementation of these new regulations may face difficulties.

But they still believe that these are important.

And through these regulations, they can bring Indian food safety standards to a new level.

Indian food safety

Singapore Food Packaging

Driven by consumption upgrades, consumers are increasingly concerned about the naturalness and quality of the food they eat.

Moreover, food with traditional crafts, high-quality ingredients, and great differentiation, which brings more choices to consumers.

Moreover, it also broadens the market.

For example, a hand-made cashew cheese in Singapore is Singapore’s first hand-made cheese with plant-based cashew nuts.

Moreover, because it uses plant-based food as raw materials, it uses only natural ingredients without preservatives.

Meanwhile, all and products are prepared at low temperatures to maintain nutrition.

Of course, these characteristics are also reflected in food packaging.

Features of Singapore Food Packaging

In recent years, the types of food packaging materials in Singapore have been diversified. Among them, including metal, glass, paper, plastic, composite materials, and so on.

Moreover, food packaging has also added many new functions. For example, they have functions such as moisture-proof, fresh-keeping, temperature-sensing, water-sensing, sterilization, anti-corrosion, acid, and oil resistance.

Personalize Singapore food packaging

Food packaging design needs to be personalized to attract more customers.

For example, a shop selling Xiaolongbao has launched a cartoon packaging of Xiaolongbao. And it is a simple, cute, big dumpling. Moreover, the hairs on its head resemble the folds of a bun. Besides, this doll also has a girlfriend. And she wears a small red flower on her head and a pink skirt.

Because they are very interesting and highlight the personalized design concept of outer packaging, they are very attractive to consumers.

Greening of Singapore food packaging

Singapore food packaging design needs to be green.

Moreover, this is conducive to environmental protection.

Meanwhile, this is also the inevitable trend of packaging design.

To this end, they can use paper packaging, biodegradable plastics, edible packaging, natural material packaging, and new environmentally friendly material packaging.

In this way, these materials are easy to recycle, and is convenient to separate them.

So the process from manufacturing to use is green.

In this process, they try their best to simplify packaging, moderate packaging, or even give up packaging.

Meet the needs of e-commerce shopping

Now, more and more people choose to shop online where we cannot see the real products when shopping.

But we can choose through packaging design.

So the owners of the online stores need to strengthen the function of food packaging design.

Moreover, in order to promote the success of the transaction, it is best to include these aspects in the design.

First, the communication function: This can help consumers more easily confirm products and make accurate decisions.

Second, provide information: It is best to provide customers with sufficient information on packaging.

Meanwhile, this can strengthen the brand concept for consumers.

Third, the interactive function: They should attract consumers’ attention and arouse consumers’ curiosity about the product.

Fourth, stimulating function: we can stimulate consumers to buy through the design of food packaging.

The above is the specific content of Asian food packaging.

Next, let’s understand the development trend of Asian food packaging.


The development trend of Asian food packaging

With the development of globalization, food packaging has become an increasingly indispensable basic part of our daily lives.

Moreover, this simple way is also the choice of most busy urbanites.

And for food, good packaging can improve the cleanliness and freshness of food.

In addition, this is also a good display of the manufacturer’s brand.

Moreover, even though regional preferences make food packaging in different countries different, we can still gain insight into several trends in the development of the food packaging industry.

Next, let’s take a look at it in detail.

Freshness comes first

Transportation of food often needs long-distance from the place of production to the supermarket shelves.

Similarly, it may take a long time for food to go from shelf to consumption.

So it is important to ensure the freshness and hygiene of food.

For this reason, wear-resistant composite materials made of various materials are used for modified atmosphere packaging.

You can choose different protective gases according to different food types to replace the air around the food.

For example, one uses inert gases such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide to replace oxygen.

And this can slow down the growth of bacteria and doesn’t need to consume any additives.

Besides, in order to ensure the effectiveness of the solution, the packaging material must have good gas barrier properties. Otherwise, the protective gas will soon be lost.

Safety is critical

Some researchers have discovered that mineral oil residues in cardboard packaging can migrate to food.

Moreover, the root cause of this problem is that newspaper ink has entered Asian food packaging through the recycled paper.

In addition, trace residues occasionally come from printing inks for food packaging.

And these mineral oil residues will evaporate at room temperature. Then they migrate to dry foods such as flour, rice, or corn flakes.

Moreover, according to the World Health Organization, certain mineral oils may cause cancer.

Therefore, people should avoid this general situation.

For example, people have developed a variety of intrinsic barrier materials suitable for different packaging.

And this can effectively filter large-size toxic mineral molecules.

However, this does not organize the passage of small water molecules.

Recently, BASF and Chinese manufacturers have developed a food cooking bag that can be produced with high efficiency.

And it can withstand the high temperature during disinfection.

Meanwhile, it has excellent barrier properties to steam oil.

Besides, no solvent is used in the production process.

Therefore, this can achieve no solvent discharge and residue during use.

This is very much in line with Asian food packaging safety requirements.

Environmental protection

With the development of people’s environmental awareness, people not only pay attention to the safety of food but also pay attention to whether people can recycle and reuse them after use.

For this reason, people have investigated this issue.

And the survey found that people think recycled packaging is more environmentally friendly.

Therefore, it is one of the first choices of the public.

Similarly, the demand for biodegradable and renewable materials in the Asian food packaging market is also increasing.

Therefore, the proportion of biodegradable plastics used by people has increased.

And after use, people can process and compost the food residues of Asian food packaging boxes together.

Similarly, recyclable paper food packaging is becoming more and more popular.

According to statistics, paper packaging currently accounts for 40% of China’s food packaging materials.

Moreover, this ratio may increase.

environment protection

Smart packaging

With the development of the Internet of Things, sensors, chips, and printed electronic labels can also be integrated with the traditional packaging industry.

Meanwhile, people are also introducing high-tech and new technologies into the food packaging industry.

Moreover, in the future, people can reduce food waste through smart or active packaging.

Moreover, experts are also working hard to find new ways to provide information on food perishability like Xiangfei.

And this can further prevent food spoilage.

For example, these new systems can provide the current state of the product.

Meanwhile, it can remind people to use deoxidizers or special acids to extend their shelf life.

For example, a company is developing a package that integrates microchips.

And it can collect product status information.

For example, humidity and temperature.

And, when it exceeds or falls below the preset temperature value, it will sound an alarm.

However, for business, people must also consider the cost while drinking smart technology.

Moreover, for high value-added foods, such as high-end health products and high-demand insurance foods, the introduction of smart packaging is an attempt to increase the added value of products.

Besides,  the demand of take away packaging is also growing fast. If you want to know more about this, you can visit Everything about takeaway packaging.


With the popularity of Asian food, people are paying more and more attention to the packaging of Asian food.

Regarding Chinese food packaging, because the types of Chinese food are different, the types of packaging are also different.

Moreover, the characteristic of Chinese food packaging is its unique Chinese style and the transmission of product culture.

Let’s look at Japanese food packaging. Japanese packaging is very human. Therefore, the humanized design of their products is very popular.

This is also an important factor for them to win sales in the international market.

Moreover, both in terms of design and materials, they all reflect the unique Japanese aesthetics.

South Korea is a very commercial country. Therefore, South Korea’s cultural development has always been among the top in Asia. And this is also reflected in his food packaging.

People are deeply impressed by Korean food packaging because of their strong commercial communication nature.

And these packaging designs have only one purpose-to let consumers know what product this is and what brand it is.

As for food packaging in Southeast Asia, this industry is still in the development stage.

Moreover, the development of new products and technological progress are the two driving forces driving the sustainable development of the packaging market.

Meanwhile, all countries have to take care of both the export and domestic markets.

Regarding the future development trend of Asian food packaging, people still pay more attention to the aspects of freshness, safety, environmental protection, and intelligence.

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Important aspects of take away container

Introduction to take away container

People can take leftovers home with suitable take away container. And during this process, people don’t have to worry about food spilling.

In addition, a good take away container can perfectly display the food on the menu. Whether it’s the salad, soup, or hot pot.

Moreover, for consumers, it is also very important.

With suitable take out containers, people can save space and costs. And this can also provide customers with fresh products.

Nowadays, the number of people dining outside the store is increasing. Therefore, merchants need good take away containers. In this way, customers can continue a good restaurant experience outside the restaurant.

Moreover, some foods need to be reheated. And this requires to take away containers that can be safely heated in the microwave.

In addition, a good take away container also helps to increase people’s favorability of the brand.

Therefore, people have changed from the previous pursuit of preserving food and maintaining taste.

Now, people pay more attention to the brand promotion effect brought by taking away containers.

Moreover, the newer generation of taking away containers also breaks through the design of conventional lunch boxes.

Next, let’s take a look at take away containers in detail.

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Take away container materials

There are many types of takeaway containers. And the biggest difference between them is their different materials. Moreover, take-out containers of different materials have different functions.

Foam-one of take away container

In addition to plastic bags, the earliest takeaway containers were plastic lunch boxes.

First of all, it is light and durable. Moreover, it is large enough to hold food.

If you want to know more about the foam, please check here What is foam.


Advantages of foam

The plastic material keeps the temperature of hot and cold food.

Moreover, it is stackable. Therefore, it takes up less space.

People can use plastic to make various styles. Therefore, the plastic take-out meal box has its own lock and does not require additional processing.

And this is convenient and cost-saving.

In addition, plastic lunch boxes can also prevent food leakage.


People cannot put plastic lunch boxes in microwave ovens. Moreover, it is less environmental than other materials

Aluminum foil-one of take away container

People can put the aluminum foil in the oven to reheat it. Therefore, generally speaking, Italian restaurants and pizzerias will choose aluminum foil to take away containers.

aluminium foil


The aluminum foil has a good load-bearing capacity. Therefore, it can handle heavier foods.

Moreover, people can put it in the oven to heat. Therefore, it is a good choice for baked food.

And aluminum foil has a strong heat receiving ability. Therefore, people use it to heat food without any burden.

Moreover, this material can isolate grease. Therefore, the take out container will not absorb grease and contaminate other places.

Carton box

The carton is an economical takeaway container. Moreover, discarded cartons have no negative impact on the environment. Therefore, this is also an environmentally friendly way.

In addition, people can also print various patterns on paper boxes. Among them, Chinese style patterns are very popular.

carton box


The carton is foldable. And this saves space both for businesses and users.

Moreover, people can make the inside of the carton resistant to grease by treating the carton.

And people also added a leak-proof design to the carton.

In this way, the grease will not leak out and the liquid will not leak out.

Therefore, it is also a very clean and hygienic choice. Meanwhile, it can maintain the freshness of food for a long time.

The carton is a natural raw material of kraft paper.

Moreover, people use a chlorine-free manufacturing process.

And, the oil-resistant component is soybean mixed ecological wax.

Now, cartons are increasingly replacing plastic packaging.

And this reduces a lot of waste plastic. So it is very good for the environment.

Meanwhile, this does not sacrifice its function.

In addition, people can provide paper to take away containers that are heat-resistant and suitable for microwave ovens. Therefore, it also replaces aluminum foil to take out containers on many occasions.

So, it is very suitable for parties, food trucks, and restaurants.

Plastic-one of take away container

Plastic is a strong and versatile takeaway packaging.

When the food reaches the customer, the food in the plastic package will neither leak nor become cold.


Advantages of plastic

The appearance of plastic takeaway containers is stronger than other materials.

And this is a good advantage for transportation.

Meanwhile, people can use the plastic itself to make a tightly sealed takeaway container without the need for additional materials.

In addition, in the absence of large bumps, the sturdy plastic packaging can keep the food inside intact.

Moreover, its transparency can show the products inside.

For microwave ovens and freezers, plastic packaging can be adapted.

Besides, people can customize their packaging by printing icons and stickers.

And this can make the business more personalized.

Moreover, this is also conducive to the spread of the brand.

In addition, people can also recycle them.

Bagasse-one of take away container

Bagasse is the byproduct left after people squeeze sugarcane for juice.

Moreover, people can also use this paste material to make durable containers.

And the takeaway container with this natural disposable bagasse is eco-friendly.

Moreover, people can biodegrade him.

Besides, it is recyclable.

Therefore, this sustainable, renewable, and degradable material has attracted many environmentally friendly consumers.

At the same time, the takeaway container with bagasse is also very strong.

And, it is easy to clean up.

In addition, no wax lining is required, and it will not leak oil and liquid.

And people can use it to heat or freeze food.

Therefore, it is also a substitute for traditional plastics, cartons, and foam.

Since it is 100% sugar cane fiber, people can compost it commercially instead of sending waste containers to landfills.

Therefore, it is a sustainable choice.

Moreover, this greatly reduces the use of landfills.


Types of take away container

Take out containers come in various styles, sizes, and shapes to ensure that every food has usable packaging.

Moreover, whether it is to take home leftovers or buy food in disposable packaging, people need reliable food containers to maintain a safe temperature.

At the same time, to prevent leakage and maintain food hygiene.

Therefore, it also has many types.

Moreover, a wide variety of types can diversify services, displays, and menus. And this helps to increase profits.

So, let’s take a look at what kind of takeaway containers should be used for different foods.

Chinese style takeaway container

The Chinese style takes out containers in Chinese style from pattern to style.

For example, some traditional Chinese food will use Chinese style.

Also, the Chinese style is very popular recently.

Therefore, using Chinese style takeaway containers will also give users a trendy experience.

And this can increase the popularity of people’s restaurants.

Moreover, people can use paper, plastic, or sugarcane juice as materials.

Therefore, Chinese style take-out containers can also have their functions.

Chinese style

Deli take away container

For some cooked food, people need to be able to see the food clearly when buying.

Moreover, after the purchase, people have to heat them up.

Therefore, people usually choose transparent materials that can be heated.

Such as plastic or paper boxes with transparent windows and aluminum foil.

Besides, in order to preserve the taste and soup of the cooked food, it also needs a good seal.

At this time, people should choose a take-out container with a good seal.

Take away container for soup

Paper cups and bowls are basically tasteless.

For soup, people generally choose paper cups or bowls.

And this can prevent the oil from leaking into the soup.

Meanwhile, people are healthy and comfortable in contact with cups and bowls when drinking.

Moreover, it is easy for people to make holes in paper. Therefore, the steam of hot food can be released through the vent.

Take away container for parfait or yogurt

For parfait and yogurt, people generally want to see it clearly.

Moreover, for some exquisite parfaits with very rich materials, the merchants also want to show their good-looking appearance.

Or, people also want to see the amount of cereal, nuts, and fresh fruit in some yogurt cups.

At this time, people usually need coasters to separate them from the yogurt.

Moreover, this allows people to choose the amount to add.

In order to meet the above requirements, people use transparent cups or bowls to show its appearance.

Moreover, transparent cups and bowls are good ice cream containers.

In addition, according to the style of parfait and yogurt, people can also choose lids of different heights.

parfait or yogurt

Take away container-Cupholder

When carrying burgers, French fries, corn husks, etc., it is usually inconvenient for people to carry drinks.

So, for beverages, people produced cup holders. And this can prevent the drink from leaking during the uneven carrying process.

Generally speaking, the cup holder includes layers of flat trays. Moreover, it can hold cold or hot beverages.

And people usually use cardboard, bagasse, etc. to make cup holders.

Moreover, according to the size of the portion, people can make a cup holder for a drink or a cup holder for holding several drinks at the same time.


Bottle rack

The bottle rack is similar to the cup holder. It can make people go home with a lot of soda, beer, or wine at the same time.

And it avoids a lot of inconveniences.

Take away container for carrying coffee and beverage

Sometimes people want to take home a lot of freshly made coffee or freshly brewed beverages. At this time, ordinary drink cups are very inconvenient.

Usually, people can choose coffee boxes and beverage bags that they carry with them.

As the name suggests, there is a beverage bag in the coffee box.

And people can put coffee or drinks into the beverage belt.

Then, people can bring the drink into the box. Moreover, the inclined cardboard of the coffee box facilitates the pouring of drinks or coffee.

For cold drinks, there are special beverage bags.

carry lots of coffe or beverage

Take away container for bread 

A bakery needs a lot of bread boxes for people to take away. Sometimes, the bakery also needs bread and to store bread for people to make better choices.

And according to the type of bread, the bread box has many sizes and materials.

For example, the most common is the paper box. First of all, it is very healthy.

Moreover, its lining can prevent oil leakage.

Besides, it is easy to store and has good environmental benefits.

However, for some situations that need to show the appearance of bread, people can choose a transparent plastic box or some cartons with windows.

For the lining, people generally use dry wax lining

And, for some pieces of bread that need to be heated in the oven, people can choose aluminum foil.

Moreover, for some pieces of bread that need to be heated in the oven, people can choose aluminum foil.

Sometimes in order to recycle, people also choose to use plastic boxes to store bread.

However, in some low-cost bakeries or in the early days, people also directly used plastic bags to pack bread.

And you can check our product here Take away pakaging-Bakery.

bread box

Take away container for cake

Containers are essential for cakes. During the display, if people use opaque containers to hold cakes, consumers’ purchases may be greatly reduced.

Therefore, people generally use transparent materials to hold cakes. Among them, the most common transparent plastic box.

Moreover, the non-slip bottom plate at the bottom of the container is very important. And this can prevent the cake from tilting or collapsing during carrying.

Generally speaking, people use grease-proof cardboard or plastic plates to prevent the cake from sliding left and right.

However, sometimes people choose opaque containers for cakes. At this time, people will choose an opaque transparent cover to firmly click into its bottom. Thus, this effectively forms an airtight seal. In addition, the transparent lid is easy for people to view and display the cake conveniently.

Moreover, the bottom plate also needs to have a smooth and smooth cut surface to prevent damage to the container.

Especially for larger cakes, the cake pan is essential.

And opaque cake takeaway containers can often add to the mystery.

In short, the material of the cake takeaway container is still selected according to the functions that the merchant wants to give customers.

And the common ones are paper boxes, plastic boxes, and environmentally friendly containers made of cane juice.


Take away container for cupcakes

When making cupcakes, people need to use a cup to set off the cake. And this prevents the batter from sticking to the baking sheet or pan.

Moreover, the copy provides an outer layer of protection. And this helps prevent bacteria from shipping in ovens and showcases.

When displaying in public, people can ask customers to make sure that they have not touched the cake. And this can make customers more at ease.

If the cup is not used, it will dry out when people remove the baked goods. The baking cup helps maintain moist taste and mouth-feel.

Moreover, the copy prevents the edges of the baked goods from being cooked too quickly and zooming.

Besides, people make sure that the size, shape, and style of the bread’s appearance are consistent.

Similarly, according to the type of bread toast and personal preference, there are many types and colors of the cup.

Regarding its size, people first flatten the cup and then determine its baking size. Usually, people first measure the bottom diameter of the cup. Then, people measure the wall height. And this completes the accurate selection of copy size.

take away container for cupcakes

Muffin take away container

Because of the unique size of the muffin, it needs a special container with a unique size and shape.

Moreover, a regular-sized container can hold 1-12 muffins.

For mini muffins, the takeaway container can hold 12-24 muffins.

For its take away container, almost all containers are designed in one piece.

Moreover, it has a hinge to close the lid. And this can keep the muffins fresh.

Meanwhile, people can see the muffins inside and the various small ingredients through the transparent, high-domed lid.

For example, icing sugar, candy, nuts, etc.


Pie take away container

The take-out container for the pie has a transparent high-top lid.

Moreover, it is also a pie-shaped display container.

In this way, it can display the colorful fruit pies inside.

And, whether it’s a whole piece of pie or a sliced pie, it will do.

Especially in the process of display and transportation, it can ensure that the pie is not squeezed and maintain good taste.

For sliced containers, it is convenient for the customer to choose the required quantity.

Moreover, it has a one-piece design and a two-piece design.

The one-piece design has hinges. And it can fix the lid on the bottom.

For a two-piece design, it only fits the whole pie.

The lids of these two types are transparent. And this is convenient for people to see the specific situation of the pie.

Moreover, there is a round cap with a high head. And this is convenient for various additions and decorations.


Takeaway Biscuit Bag

People use cookie bags to pack out biscuits, cookies, shortbread, etc.

Some of these bags have viewing windows. And this can make it easy for customers to see the situation of cookies.

Moreover, this can promote people’s urge to buy.

Generally speaking, there is a seal on the bag. And this is convenient for people to seal the rest after eating.

Meanwhile, its taste remains unchanged.

Moreover, this also contributes to food hygiene.

However, some bags are fold-able. In other words, after eating, people can fold the opening of the bag and then seal the opening with a metal clip.

And the advantage of doing this is to save space.

Moreover, it is usually larger than the sealed type.

For its material, most people use paper or plastic.

However, there are also some merchants with high food requirements who use aluminum foil bags to hold biscuits.

The specific situation still depends on people’s own needs and preferences.

Fresh fruits and vegetables take away container

For the fruits and vegetables on the market, in addition to packaging them in plastic bags, people also use transparent plastic boxes.

Usually, when people buy more fruits or vegetables, they are heavier.

And the plastic box can bear the weight. But the paper box is not suitable.

In contrast, the tightness of the plastic box is better.

Moreover, fresh vegetables and fruits do not need to worry about oil spills. Therefore, the plastic box is completely sufficient.

And people can clearly see the freshness of the fruits and vegetables inside the plastic box.

If you use other materials instead, it will be difficult for people to achieve this effect.

However, people also use the natural pulp to make takeaway containers.

The above is to take away containers for different foods.

In addition, the take-out container also has many developments in its appearance.

Next, let us take a look.

take away container for fresh fruit and vegetables

The diversified appearance of taking away container

With the increase in the number of take-out foods, people’s requirements for take-out containers are not only in materials and styles but also in its design.

Therefore, the takeaway container began to have many elements. Moreover, they also play their own role.

So, what is the specific situation?

Cultural element implantation for take away container

Now, more and more people are embedding cultural elements to take away packaging.

Although the core product of takeaway is food. However, the cultural elements on the takeaway packaging have given consumers a visual impact.

People better convey the cultural concept of their products through puzzles, illustrations, colors, and other elements.

And this makes consumers understand the products better.

In turn, this helps to enhance consumers’ brand identity.

Moreover, it has attracted the attention of consumers.

Illustration printed on take away container

In addition to cultural elements, people also added illustrations to the takeaway containers.

For example, some take-out packages use illustrations to show various scenes of their restaurants on take-out containers.

Moreover, it also shows the busy scene of various places in the restaurant.

And this not only improves the consumer’s experience but also has a deep impression on the restaurant.

There are also some restaurants specializing in children’s food.

Their take-out containers are mainly in yellow, white, and blue.

Moreover, the three-dimensional effect they use to create a line is very comic style.

There are also some children’s restaurants using trendy macarons.

And this is in line with children’s style and aesthetics. Moreover, it also makes food look more appetizing.

Some businesses use a gift box series to stimulate users’ philatelic psychology.

In this way, not only does beautify takeaway packaging make it more attractive, but it also helps increase sales.

In short, the lifelike illustrations on the takeaway containers made the industry better.

Moreover, it does bring people fun and a better dining experience.

Environmental protection of take away container

Now, people’s environmental awareness is getting stronger and stronger.

Moreover, people cannot ignore environmental pollution and waste of resources in the popular takeaway market.

Therefore, for disposable take-out containers, people are also pursuing its environmental protection.

In order to save materials, many brands began to use only a piece of the paper lunch box.

Some businesses have also made meal bags into meal boxes.

In this way, the function of the meal bag is increased and the consumption of the meal box is saved. Moreover, by doing so, it has turned waste into treasure.

For example, McDonald’s introduced a packaging bag that can be separated from top to bottom.

And people only need to tear off the upper part of the bag, leaving a hard bottom shell.

In this way, the packaging bag can become a small dinner plate.

Convenience of take away container

In addition to the pursuit of beauty and environmental protection, people also consider the impact of the distance from the restaurant to the dining place on the food.

Therefore, people have enriched the design of take-out containers to make it more convenient.

For example, McDonald’s launched a takeaway container dedicated to bicycles in Copenhagen.

They can pack burgers, drinks, French fries, etc. together with just a piece of cardboard.

Moreover, people can fold it to form a groove for drinks and two independent compartments for food.

In this way, people can put the French fries upright. Moreover, its top can be hung on the handlebar hook.

There are many such examples. In short, people use clever design to bring a lot of conveniences.

Additional value of take away container

In addition, people can also increase the added value of takeaway containers.

Moreover, this can also save material.

For example, some merchants design the lunch box very delicately.

In this way, people are reluctant to throw away the takeaway container after use.

Instead, they washed the container and used it again.

Or, people use these containers as storage boxes in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, and other places.

Besides, such reuse not only reduces white pollution.

Moreover, people also concisely penetrated the brand into every detail of people’s lives, enhancing the memory point.

There are also some businesses that make cool bags that are used for heat preservation and take-out.

In this way, people use it to bring meals to work and to buy vegetables when they go out.

And this is very energy-saving and environmental protection.

Moreover, there will be more such phenomena in the future.

And this provides a lot of added value for the takeaway container.

Thoughtful design of take away container

For take-out products, many times merchants cannot provide their own good services to users. Moreover, it is not convenient for merchants to directly resolve users’ questions.

Therefore, more and more businesses are now bringing caring services and some food instructions to customers through takeaway containers.

For example, a cake shop will remind you of different heating methods on the take-out container.

Moreover, some businesses will design the packaging box very conveniently. People only need to tear open the carton around along the pre-designed discount. This way, the crumbs, and the sauce will not get your hands dirty.

Some merchants pack take-out containers like gifts.

In this way, every time the user opens the takeaway container, it is like opening a gift.

Cross-border launch of joint limited edition

Takeaway containers are also inseparable from trends.

Nowadays, many industries like to cross the border into the fashion industry, film industry, etc.

As a result, many businesses have promoted limited and co-branded products.

And this can not only increase the premium of the brand.

Meanwhile, this can also effectively establish an emotional connection between the brand and consumers.

For example, a French restaurant has launched a concept takeaway container for a spring limited edition.

It uses pink, white, and green as the main colors. Then, people added green plant illustrations to it.

Thus, its visual effect is comfortable and natural. Moreover, it makes people feel like a spring breeze.

In addition, a hot pot restaurant-level cooperates with well-known film and television IPs such as “Blood of the Machine”, “The Mission of a Dog” and “Hunting in the Sky”.

Then, merchants launched their peripheral takeaway containers.

And this kind of cooperation not only resonated with fans but also attracted many fans for the hot pot restaurant.

Cross-border entry into the fashion industry and film circles: play “limited”, push “co-branding”, circle fans in minutes

The unchanging takeaway box seems somewhat monotonous.

Learning from the fashion industry to play “limited” and cooperating with movie IP to promote “co-branded” packaging can not only increase the brand premium in disguise but also effectively establish an emotional connection with consumers.

It has to be said that through cross-border joint names, businesses have found a balance between good looks and low cost.

However, with the development of the food delivery industry, some problems have also emerged. Next, let’s take a look.

The problem we have about take away container

The fast-food restaurant is counter-style. Moreover, it provides fast and easy food. And it is usually small. Therefore, its seats are limited.

Meanwhile, it has no dishwasher or extra storage space. Moreover, their purpose is to provide fast and easy service for busy users.

Besides, about 80% of customers will dine outside the walls of restaurants.

Therefore, the fast-food industry relies heavily on disposable containers.

Moreover, when customers leave a fast food restaurant, they will leave these containers far away from the restaurant.

For example, in a trash can in an office building or a sidewalk.

There are too many takeaway containers

The survey shows that a large restaurant can easily consume 1,000 disposable takeaway containers every day. And this also reflects the huge amount of total.

For example, 24 branches of a restaurant chain can use 24,000 molded fiber bowls every day. And this is still the tip of the iceberg of the huge food industry.

Moreover, eternal chemicals may bring more harm than previously thought.

However, a large number of disposable takeaway containers pose serious problems. These include high costs and garbage waves.

Moreover, people choose to landfill disposable takeaway containers.

Meanwhile, the plant-based PLA plastic bowl also confused consumers.

Generally speaking, they tend to throw them in the trash can with ordinary plastic bottles.

And this makes recycling very difficult.

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Compostable take away container

In recent years, bowls made of molded plant fibers are compostable. This seems to be a bright spot. Moreover, it is easier for people to break down these bowls.

And the cost of production is also lower. However, most areas simply do not have the infrastructure to collect and process them.

Although many restaurants are working hard to develop composting plans.

However, the report shows that the logistics of this task is too complex to be done.

As for the issue of compostability, although people can use technology to achieve composting, many sources indicate that PLA plastic will not decompose as advertised.

And this means that many composting facilities will not be suitable for them. The end result of this is that people throw it into the trash.

Recently, the vegetable fiber bowl has shown more serious problems.

The report shows that almost all fiber bowls are treated with perfluoroalkyl substances.

And this is a wide range of fluorinated permanent chemicals.

In other words, they will not decompose in the environment. And it has an impact on human health.

Moreover, after investigation, people found that these bowls are more likely to contaminate compost, rather than increase soil health.

In this way, people dispose of a take-out container in three minutes or throw it away. The impact on the environment may be no different.

Therefore, people think about the food system as a whole. And this forces people to find a way to allow people to reuse takeaway containers.

Moreover, people also realize that the spirit from farm to table is not enough. And this expression makes people underestimate the important environmental impact of takeaway containers.

Degradable take away container

People are now on the path of environmental protection.

However, the recently popular degradable environmental protection box has a heat resistance of only 50-60 degrees.

And this is not enough for many hot foods. For example, most Chinese restaurants are above this temperature.

Reuse the take away container

As a result, many restaurants are beginning to use sustainable disposable takeaway containers.

For example, some take-out restaurants sell plastic bowls to customers. Moreover, customers can reuse this plastic bowl in the store.

Out of the good intentions of the merchants, although these bowls remain in the hands of customers after the meal, they will still return to the restaurant.

Then, customers can exchange these containers for a brand new takeaway container.

And with the progress of this program, 30% of customers are willing to bring back takeaway containers.

These reusable bowls can save 75,000 pounds of landfill burden a year.

However, it is troublesome for people to clean disposable takeaway containers.

Moreover, except for environmentalists, most people don’t like to carry cups or containers with them.

For businesses, there are some problems.

The merchant is responsible for cleaning all dirty dishes.

According to hygiene regulations, restaurants must take extra precautions to ensure that bowls that have not been commercially disinfected do not come into contact with people or service counters.

Therefore, employees use a pair of pliers to transfer the bowl from the customer to the server. And, people put them on black plates.

Then, this black plate slides the bowl on a special black plate along the counter. And this process requires high standards of training.

In addition, processing this process affects service during meal times.

In other words, restaurants pay a high price for using sustainable disposable takeaway containers.


The solution for the take away contianer-Recycling

As a result, using Japan and South Korea for reference, people turned waste packaging into treasure. Ultimately, continuous reuse and recycling are the core.

Moreover, take-out restaurants everywhere have sold plastic bowls to customers. And this is convenient for people to reuse in the store.

Below, we look at some examples.

Some examples of recycle the take away container

In 2010, the city of Poland thought residents had noticed that the vibrant food truck culture in Oregon was generating a lot of waste.

It just so happened that she was a toxicology expert at the Washington State Department of Ecology.

So, in 2011, she founded her own company. Thus, they provide local residents with a consistent and reusable takeaway container.

And they took over the supply and cleaning of containers in these restaurants. Then they will recycle and reuse the work provided the entire system.

Among them, the company provides services to many locations such as physical restaurants, food carts, and local grocery stores. And there is even a movie theater.

According to statistics, more than 3000 members frequently use the service.

Moreover, this avoids the waste of more than 260,000 disposable containers.

So, this is an effective way.

Then, how does it work?

First, if people want to use this app.

Then, people have to rent a container. And its annual fee is $21.95. Moreover, people use polypropylene to make this translucent container with a flip lid.

And, people can clean it in the dishwasher. Meanwhile, it does not contain BPA recyclable plastic.

There are 30 recycling locations in the city. Among them, not all participating restaurants are recycling points.

After the meal, people put the lunch box at any recycling point.

This can improve the environmental impacts

Generally speaking, when business influences social craftsmanship, people find it expensive to do the right thing.

The same is true in this industry.

And many people in restaurants with take-out business think that the reason for using disposable items is that the price of reusable tableware is too high.

However, after the above examples, the fact is just the opposite.

Now, there is some evidence that reusable items can actually save restaurants money.

Among them, the non-profit environmental protection organization “Clean Water Action” provides professional and technical assistance for cafes and restaurants to use reusable take-out containers.

Moreover, they found that this not only improved the environmental impact. And this also brings additional income.

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It’s cheaper than the traditional way

Besides, they found that many restaurants did not choose disposable items to reduce costs.

Instead, they choose more money to use reusable ones.

So, on this matter, people will spend 10 to 20 times more at first.

However, in contrast, if people invest the money in 30 different types of disposable items, they are actually throwing the money in the trash can.

Even, they have to spend more money to deal with this garbage.

Therefore, the money is a waste.

However, if a merchant provides customers with metal tableware and reusable soda cups, a taco shop in Los Angeles can save $416.18 a year.

Meanwhile, they can reduce more than 200 pounds of garbage.

Moreover, a restaurant in Emeryville replaced disposable trays and paper packaging. And this allowed them to transfer more than 2500 pounds of waste.

As a result, a savings of 2028 US dollars.

In addition, a cafe in San Francisco saved $6,898.82 by discarding disposable cups, utensils, habits, blenders, hot lids, and cup sets.

Moreover, this transferred more than 2,000 pounds of garbage.

Also, a Filipino restaurant saved $22,122.36 in a year by using reusable plates, bowls, cutlery, and sauces.

Moreover, this diverted more than 150,000 disposable items from the landfill.


In short, people not only have a good impact on the environment through the use of reusable takeout containers but also make their own economic benefits higher.

How to choose the right take away container

For catering takeaway businesses, takeaway packaging will directly affect the quality of dishes and people’s dining experience.

Moreover, good quality packaging can to a certain extent prevent accidents during takeaway orders. Thus, this prevents the dish from being spilled.

And people pay too much attention to packaging and ignore cost products, and the user experience is not good.

So, how to choose a takeaway container.

First, people should pay attention to the quality of takeaway containers. A good container should not be easily deformed. Moreover, its tightness is better.

Second, and secondly, people generally want food at the right temperature.

Therefore, its thermal insulation effect.

Moreover, as people’s awareness of environmental protection increases and the impact of takeaway containers on the environment increases, people should pay attention to choosing environmentally friendly takeaway containers. And this can attract some green consumption.

When carrying takeout, you may also carry many other things at the same time.

Therefore, merchants choosing convenient and portable take-out containers can bring customers a better experience.

Meanwhile, this can also keep the food in good condition.

In addition, many businesses directly pack tableware outside the take-out container.

And this may cause people to omit in the process of carrying.

People can avoid this problem if they use take-out containers that can put tableware.

In addition to this, there are many factors to consider.

Let’s take a look now.

Highly efficient take away container

A good take-out container can increase the restaurant’s meal rate.

Moreover, they must conform to the attributes of the merchant.

For food delivery, consumers value efficiency very much. And takeaway containers can improve this efficiency.

Similarly, inconvenient packaging will greatly reduce the rate of meal delivery.

For example, with a takeaway container with separate food and soup, people can prepare the takeaway container before taking the order.

After receiving the order, people directly package and deliver it.

And this greatly increases the speed of eating.

Therefore, this can improve the efficiency of distribution.

Brand establishment

We all know that if a good product does not have good packaging, it is difficult for people to choose it among many products.

On the contrary, people can cultivate consumers’ brand recognition visually.

Moreover, the exquisite packaging can attract people’s attention.

Thus, this deepens the user’s impression of the brand.

And this has prompted repeated purchases by users.

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Consumer groups

In fact, every restaurant has its own consumer group. And the restaurant can be its own user portrait.

If women account for the majority of customers, businesses can choose pink or light red.

And this can not only enhance the customer’s dining experience but also deepen the customer’s impression.

Consumption area

If the consumer group is in the business office area, people can choose a more obvious color.

And this can highlight the product. Moreover, its obvious color can attract people’s attention during the peak of noon ordering.

Feasibility of take away container

Many businesses want to choose a distinctive take away container.

However, design capabilities can also limit development in this area.

And at this time, you can take a look at the excellent take away containers of the same category or in the same category.

Moreover, this not only brings inspiration. And the conditions of use also help to verify the feasibility of the packaging.

Note that design packaging must also satisfy the function and convenience of takeaway containers.

At this time, the beauty of the design can be the icing on the cake.

Innovation of take away container

There are some popular takeaway containers on the market now.

Moreover, people have made innovations in these containers based on their own product characteristics.

For example, people add practicability, heat preservation, and environmental protection to take-out containers.

Therefore, businesses can analyze their own users or their own product characteristics.

Then, innovate your own takeaway container on this basis.

And this can not only better maintain their product performance but also allow users to get a better experience.

Moreover, in this way people can spread their ideas widely.

Cost performance of take away container

Users and businesses pay the same attention to cost-effectiveness.

Therefore, when the key factor to attract users is the price, merchants have to consider the cost-effectiveness of takeaway containers.

For example, rice bowls and other series featuring low-cost set meals.

This is, there is no need to blindly imitate other businesses and use high-cost kraft paper or cloth handbags.

Instead, it is better for people to choose low-cost, simple, and practical take away container.

Moreover, this also reduces the actual cost of the store.

However, people can print their store name, slogan, etc. on the take away container.

And this can shape the brand image very well.

Meanwhile, it also makes it easier for people to control the cost of packaging.

Mid-to-high-end dining take away container

If the positioning of the catering business is the mid-to-high end, people can consider using good take away containers.

For example, the main client is white-collar workers in the morning office.

Or the main dish of the restaurant is the morning work meal of the terminal.

And at this time, people can make takeaway packaging and copywriting that attract young people.

Moreover, this can arouse users’ attention. Meanwhile, this is conducive to the widespread of the brand.

In addition, this has a positive impact on the improvement of store brand image and repurchase rate.

High-end dining take away container

If the unit price of the merchant is relatively high, people can also increase the cost of the take away container for better service.

Thus, this raises the grade of the product. Meanwhile, this can greatly improve the user experience and the satisfaction of high consumption.

For example, hot pot, barbecue, crab pot, etc.

Barbecue take away container

The most important thing about grilling is the heat preservation and packaging integrity of the food.

Moreover, the temperature will greatly affect the taste of the skewers. And once the barbecue is cold, customers are likely to give bad reviews.

Secondly, if the signature of the skewers is long, it is difficult for conventional lunch boxes to satisfy the integrity of the packaging.

Therefore, businesses will choose custom-length tin foil packaging boxes.

Moreover, this can also keep skewers warm.

And when people want to heat up, it is also very convenient.

In addition, this helps to enhance the brand image.

Moreover, some businesses will choose high-end paper bags that match the large-capacity lunch boxes.

Then, people can print their own brand and content on the paper bag.

And this can improve customer experience and drainage.

On the contrary, low-cost packaging will make consumers feel that the product is not worth the high price.

Thus, the consumer’s sense of experience is reduced.

Moreover, this is likely to cause the loss of customers.


Ease of transportation is important

We can see some bad reviews on the takeaway platform.

Moreover, many of it is because the soup is spilled, the juice leaks, etc.

And this greatly affects people’s dining experience.

Moreover, when choosing the size and shape of takeaway boxes, people must also consider whether they can maintain a balance during transportation.

In addition, the appropriate size can also save space for businesses.

For example, during lunch hours, people mostly choose plastic packaging bags for transportation.

And this will not take up a lot of space.

Moreover, this also provides convenience for transportation.

In contrast, the opposite sex lunch box takes up a lot of space.

Moreover, they are easily deformed during delivery.

Furthermore, they are not easy to maintain balance on the way of transportation.

Therefore, people must remember not to add too much to the take away container.

And this avoids spilling and product damage during changeable transportation.

In addition, the volume of takeaway containers is also critical.

For example, when the dishes are filled with more than three-half of the lunch box, it will easily spill out.

Moreover, it also appears that the product is not refined enough.

And the dishes are too few and seem insufficient.

Therefore, the dishes occupy three-half of the lunch box, which is just right.


When packing food, people often worry about changes in the temperature of the food, the appearance of the food, and whether the food will overflow.

Therefore, people have developed take-out containers to solve this problem.

From the shape to the material, a good take-out container allows people to take the food back with ease and convenience.

Moreover, for consumers, it is also very important.

Meanwhile, people can save space and cost by using suitable take-out containers. And this can also provide customers with fresh products.

There are many types of takeaway containers. And the biggest difference between them is their different materials.

Moreover, take-out containers of different materials have different functions.

Common take-out container materials include foam, aluminum foil, plastic, cartons, bagasse, etc.

Among them, the paper box and aluminum foil can be put into the oven. The bagasse is organic and environmentally friendly.

In addition, people have also implanted the culture and their own ideas on the takeaway containers through illustrations and text.

However, the problem is becoming more and more obvious. As people use more and more takeaway containers, the resulting garbage has caused many negative effects on the environment.

In this regard, people have tried various solutions that can be solved. For example, compostable materials, degradable materials, reusable products, etc.

Among them, compostable and biodegradable disposable takeaway containers have also encountered many obstacles.

And it has been verified that reusable takeaway containers can have a good impact on the environment.

Moreover, people can also save money in this way.

That’s all for today’s information. And if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Everything about takeaway packaging

In 2020, due to COVID-19, global economic growth will be slow. Many regional restaurants have put forward instructions for banning dine-in in order to better prevent the COVID-19. Therefore, takeaway packaging will meet a great demand in this period.

As Americans isolate in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a definitive surge in the demand for food delivery. Apps like Uber Eats and Grubhub have seen a significant uptake in orders placed and have become a lifeline for struggling restaurants. Many food delivery apps have even changed their policies and waived delivery fees to further encourage people to stay home.


Furthermore, fast food restaurants, such as Burger King and Subway, have ramped up advertising campaigns to promote free delivery and encourage patrons to order their favourite meals right to their door, making food accessible while maintaining social distancing.

Thus, takeaway wrap packaging for e-commerce shipments that are emerging as lifelines in this new world. Such changes are presenting many packaging companies with a new set of challenges. In this article, we present a four-step plan to help you know more about takeaway packaging from differences areas, such as packaging for takeaway food, takeaway food packaging situation now etc…

Takeaway food packaging

With food packaging being the packaging industry’s largest area of activity, the $900 billion per year worldwide industry is on the front lines.

Packaging for takeaway food

Food takeaway deliveries have boomed in the past decade. With smartphone apps came a seamless, centralised formula of on-demand buffets at home, and a small army of box-bagged, traffic-dodging deliverers mobilised at the tap of a screen. A report released in 2019 valued the global online food delivery and takeaway market at over $53bn.

Takeaway packaging is now more diverse than in the past, and there are many different types of packaging available to fast food outlets. These can range from biodegradable materials such as Bagasse or wood, paper and card, to recycled materials such as polypropylene and PET.

Common materials used for food takeaway packaging

# Bagasse

Bagasse is one of the newest forms of container material and is rapidly replacing Styrofoam as the most popular. It is made from sugar refining waste products, principally the stalks of sugar canes which are removed during refining.  These stalks are then compacted and processed, and result in a very strong and secure container which is also biodegradable. As it is both eco-friendly and made from recycling products, companies can proudly display their environmental credentials with these boxes.


PET is recycled plastic, made from plastic which has already been used once as packaging. The material is cleaned and sorted and then turned back into food-safe containers including cups, bowls and other materials. There is some debate about whether PET can be repeatedly recycled, but PET is now becoming more popular and is reused again and again. Salad containers, bowls and sandwich wedges are all made from recycled PET.

# Polypropylene

Polypropylene is another recycled material, made from thermoplastic. It is commonly used in containers which need to be tamper-resistant, in sealed food bags and in containers which can be used in the microwave. It is also used for other cooking devices, including chopping boards. While this cannot be recycled, it is more environmentally friendly than single-use plastic containers.


Environmental impact of these common food takeaways packaging

# 1 Styrofoam

Ubiquitous clamshell box for restaurant leftovers, hot-and-sour soup containers, coffee cups and various hawker foods.

Most research discloses that Styrofoam becomes a permanent part of our environment after we use it. Information on the health risks of styrene, which is intrinsic to the manufacture of polystyrene plastics and resins, can be found on the EPA website.

It’s also sadly one of the top container materials in Asian because they are the cheapest of all types of disposable ware and cost two to three times less than alternatives. Because they break so easily, absorb foods and are unstable, they are not suitable for multiple usages.

# 2 Plastic containers

Widely used in deli salads, sandwich boxes, sushi takeaway, yogurt containers, sauce containers; big soda cups at convenience stores, bubble tea.

Plastic is made from petroleum, a resource in short supply, and we use 4-8% of all global oil for manufacturing plastics. In addition, many chemicals are used to produce plastic resins which serious health risks (the most infamous is BPA but alternatives from the same family such as BPS might not be better). Recycling helps a little (depending on the plastic-type, identifiable by the number on the underside in a triangle it might or might not be recyclable), but too often plastics don’t make it to the right recycling bin, are contaminated from food residue, and provided they do land at a recycling facility, we simply do not have the sufficient infrastructure to recycle the volumes we throw away.

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# 3 Plastic Bags

The bakery, fruit stalls at hawkers and food courts, wet markets; hot and cold cup carriers, kopi red-string bags

Plastic bags are the top ocean polluters (among 10 disposable items that represent together 43% of all marine litter). An estimated 100,000 marine animals are killed by single-use bags every year while they are used for an average of 12 minutes only (and a lot less when carrying a take-away from the hawker to the office here in Singapore). Plastic bags also deteriorate faster as they are thinner leaving a lot of micro-plastics we cannot collect. For this reason we put plastic bags high up on our danger ratings.

# 4 Paper Bags

Paper packaging is essential in minimising damage to products and extending their useful life.   On average, ten times more resources – materials, energy and water, are invested in products compared to the resources used to produce the packaging used to protect them.  Without packaging many of the goods manufactured or food grown would be damaged or spoilt before they reach the consumer.

Paper packaging supports healthy forests. There are serious pressures on natural forests around the world including agriculture, unsustainable logging, mining, infrastructure projects and increased fire incidence and intensity (WWF 2015).  As the demand for paper-based packaging increases, sustainable management of forests is essential.

# 5 Cardboard Boxes

Similar to paper, it depends on the source, and similarly, it can be composted if it has no plastic lining (so no paper cups for instance). We add here – but it’s valid for the paper also – that chlorine is often used, or bleach, which is often harmful to the environment, and chemicals emitted from the paper mills are greater than those coming from the paper itself. Fortunately, they are easily recognisable by their white colour vs natural brown so you can make a choice just with your eyes.


# 6 Bioplastics

While they are indeed manufactured from starchy agricultural by-products (example from corn, potato etc., soy protein, cellulose and lactic acid), if they end their life anywhere other than composting industries, they cannot decompose, and in the ocean environment especially have the same negative impact as conventional plastics. They don’t depend on fossil fuels for their raw material but use them for all the energy in manufacturing and transporting (acceptable for long-term usage, but a waste for single-use).

# 7 Aluminum Foil

It is a natural resource and while abundant, not infinite, and requires energy to extract and process. It takes energy to extract and process the metal. And though aluminium is in abundant supply, no resource is infinite. Fortunately, it can be melted and recast over and over without quality loss (unlike plastics), as long as there is a local recycling program for aluminium[2].

Have you ever wondered why takeaway food packages are designed the way they are? Have you ever wondered if the packaging in your hand is healthy?

# Takeaway taco packaging

Packaging manufactures will specialize the taco packaging with three tacos per box. The benefits of this packaging are two-fold: presentation and separation.  Contents will stay upright and not spill.  Specialized separators keep individual tacos from sticking to one another and allow consumers to remove them one-at-a-time.

This box type can also be used for other foods such as a small order of nachos, guacamole, salsa and other condiment containers, and side salads.  This packaging is ideal for Mexican-style restaurant take-out orders, as well as food trucks selling to customer on-the-go.

# Takeaway burger packaging

The disposable take-out box for burgers is a perfect product for the foodservice industry, including catering services and food trucks.

Its hard, cardboard construction in an ideal way to isolate the food, so it stays warm and fresh. The structure allows the food to remain intact. Thanks to the practical lid, the burger box will remain shut tightly

# Takeaway crepes packaging

The common design styles of crepes takeaway packaging are inverted triangles, which are mainly to improve the customer’s sense of use. The inverted triangle design allows customers to taste fresh pizzas at any time and anywhere they want.

For the complete set of crepes, we generally use a kraft paper box to pack them in one serving or individual packages. The household packaging method generally packs the entire pancake in a carton; the individually packaged pancake design combines the size and weight of each pancake individually, which can also help customers solve the problem of distribution.

And now, in order to save packaging materials and make the packaging more eco-friendly, many crepes takeaways packages have also been designed for a multi-purpose situation. Not only can they be filled with crepes, but also a beverage card slot and ingredient card slot are designed. Packaging can complete the packaging requirements of the entire takeaway package, which saves the materials and greatly improves work efficiency.

# Takeaway cocktail packaging[14]

Unlike on-site consumption, takeaway sales require you to be reactive and to know how to serve the order quickly. The customer is just passing through and may sometimes wait for their order in a spot that is not always very glamorous or comfortable.

Pre-Batched Cocktails (i.e. cocktails partly or totally prepared in advance) allow us to meet the need for fast service without neglecting the preparation quality. In fact, the most sophisticated cocktails lend themselves very well to batch preparation. Precise measurements of alcohol and other components of the beverage can be carefully planned, as can the storage temperature.

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The same applies to the clarification method. This technique consists of removing undesirable particles from the ingredients of the recipe, leaving the liquid clear, thanks to the use of gelatine, agar-agar, coffee filters or milk. Clarification also allows you to obtain a perfect balance of aromas; the flavours are enhanced. It is then a process that is favourable in every way to the takeaway of cocktails. By filtering all the ‘solids’ from a mixed beverage, the result is perfectly smooth and lasting. That way there is no risk of the cocktail breaking down into separate layers over time. Clarification is perfect for preparing mixtures in advance and offering a speedy takeaway service.

Spout pouches: the go-to choice for takeaway cocktails

There are many benefits of this genius type of flexible packagings, such as ease of filling, reduced spillages and minimised waste, many bars are turning to spout pouches as a way to package ready mixed cocktails or recipe packs customers can use to fix their own drinks.

In addition to allowing customers to squeeze out up to 99.5% of its contents, a spout bag is also incredibly economical for space. Compared to clunky bottles or cartons, flexible drinks packaging is perfect for easy storage and freezing. Plus, cocktail mixes packaged in spout pouches are much more convenient to transport, making the life of delivery drivers easier.

Takeaway packaging UK

In 2018, the UK took steps to become a world leader in sustainable packaging. With an investment of £60 million, the government has called on innovators to develop packaging which will reduce the impact harmful plastics are having on the environment.

Following the growth of the fast-food industry over the last three years, it’s expected to be worth a whopping £9.8bn by 2021.  With over 26 thousand independent fast food outlets already operating throughout the UK, research firm MCA Insight confirm fast food dominates service led restaurants and they predict the foodservice delivery market will soon outperform the overall UK eating out market, with further substantial growth opportunities.

With the highest concentration of fast food outlets on UK high streets in a decade, and today’s consumer more eco-conscious than ever, the packaging used to serve up takeaway or delivery food, will be under scrutiny from the consumer. Today we are even more aware of the negative impact single-use plastics have on our environment, and very few of us ignore it.  [3]

Takeaway packaging Australia

The Australian Packaging market was valued at 28,647.7 million units in 2016 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% to reach 31,365.3 million units in 2021. Rigid Plastics is the largest packaging type accounting for 8,608.7 million units in 2016 and is estimated to witness a CAGR of 2.4% during 2016-2021, while Flexible Packaging is the fastest-growing pack material with a CAGR of 2.6% over the forecast period. Busy and time-starved consumers in Australia increasingly prefer packages that offer convenience benefits through small-sized, on-the-go and easy to use pack formats.

Since the national public health order forced every restaurant and café to restrict operations to pick-up and takeaway, businesses across Australia have been quick to adapt so that they can stay open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The  rigid packaging has become the most popular form of food takeaway packaging in Australia right now as list below:

Chip cups

Snack boxes

Cardboard food trays

Hamburger clams

Foil containers and trays


For starters, they help keep food secure. For instance, hamburger clams help to restrict movement and ensure the ingredients stay intact.

Secondly, they’re easy to take with you on-the-go to either consume or reheat later.

Thirdly, venues can implement their unique brand onto the packaging, making it stand out and easy to recognise. Finally, most rigid packaging like plastic, cardboard, and foam can be recycled, so they’re a bit eco-friendly.[4]

Restaurant takeaway packaging

As social distancing becomes more prevalent, many restaurants and cafes are beginning to offer takeaway and food delivery services for the first time.

You Need to Make Smart Decisions at Your Restaurant Takeaway Packaging

The right restaurant food packaging helps keep your food warm, intact, and ready-to-eat from your kitchen all the way to your diner’s door.

COVID-19, many restaurants closed their dining rooms and pivoted to takeout and delivery, using tools like TouchBistro Online Ordering to keep both staff and customers safe. In fact, since the pandemic hit in March of 2020, online ordering rose by more than 25%, with 78% of consumers ordering online as frequently or more often than before.

And among those ordering takeout and delivery, 84% agree that packaging is an important consideration when placing an order. For restaurants – especially those that just added an online ordering system – this means that the right takeout packaging is absolutely essential to getting customers and keeping customers. [5]

How to choose your takeaway packaging

Takeaway packaging offers a hygienic solution to help businesses continue trading during these tricky COVID-19 times. Choosing the right packaging solution for each dish is the key ingredient to successful home delivery.

# 1. Prioritise good design.

Prioritising good design and functionality will ensure your food looks and tastes as good at home as it does for sit down service. Packaging that invites the customer to simply remove the lid and eat directly from the bowl or container avoids double handling and means the food stays warm and is ready to eat immediately. The pre-prepared meal delivery industry does this very well.

 #2. Try sugarcane pulp bowls and containers

Sugarcane pulp (baggage) takeaway packaging is a durable and flexible material that can be moulded into any shape and size making it perfect for foodservice packaging. Check out our takeaway range with two and three-compartment containers,  bowls and sauce cup options – perfect for separating components of a dish for freshness.[6]

Restaurant packaging new trends in Australia

However, during the COVID-19, we see many businesses struggling to cope and thinking of ways to keep going in these difficult times, but people are still trying the best to ditch single-use plastic. Thus Australian start-up launched a new system allowing people to use reusable crockery and return them to any participating outlet.

The sustainable scheme aims to dramatically reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill by replacing single-use takeaway containers with reusable plates and bowls.

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It works by distributing long-lasting stainless steel bowls and cups to participating restaurants and cafes, who charge customers an AUD$6 (£3.16) deposit to take them away – shoppers can then return the packaging in exchange for their deposit after eating or keep the container if they are willing to pay for it through their deposit.

Bowls and cups can be returned to any participating restaurant or café, meaning consumers do not have to wait in one area while they eat.[7]

Catering disposable takeaway packaging

Takeaways often come in plastic food containers with disposable utensils. They’re a big part of the plastic pollution in our waste system and in our seas.

Takeaway food is more popular than ever. Almost all cafes and restaurants now offer takeout and/or delivery option for meals, snacks and drinks are far more than they did 50 years ago.[8]That increase has coincided with the easy availability of cheap, plastic food containers, cutlery and other utensils.

It’s sometimes called disposable tableware: everything from paper plates to tin foil trays, see-through microwaveable tubs and foam burger boxes, and all kinds of single-use forks, knives, spoons, stirrers and straws. The world is literally awash with it all nowadays, and more and more of it is plastic. Even if some of these items are made from recyclable plastics, they rarely get recycled. And the sheer volume has made the whole idea of disposables clearly unsustainable.


In the UK alone they use and throw away billions of disposable food containers and utensils every year, according to a new report by Eunomia for Friends of the Earth. And as we know, disposing of them doesn’t mean they disappear. A lot of disposables are landfilled, blown or washed into waterways or end up as yet more plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans.

Therefore, people may do thinks every packaging be more eco-friendly ways, and we may choose to used more green packaging like disposable packaging, but when we using disposable packaging, one often wonders if it’s a sustainable choice for the environment. What if your disposable packaging material was organic or made of biodegradable materials? While you should always check for different kinds of materials available in the market before making a purchase.

For the catering disposable takeaways packaging, what kinds of materials are eco-friendly? And what kinds of packaging were commonly used in our life? Let’s discuss more that[9]:

Packaging Material #1: Plastic plates and trays

These are the most versatile and easily available types of trays and plates used extensively in households and commercial spaces.

Plastic packaging is the most preferred material by customers, as it preserves the quality and taste of food while protecting it from external contamination. The material is non-reactive to any eatables and hence prevents food from spoiling internally.

Packaging Material #2: Paper plates and trays

Talking about cheap and decorative, paper plates are a buzz in parties since childhoods. From serving up at tea stalls to hor ‘d oeuvres at luxury events, paper plates are used by all. Due to their essential features of being attractive and cheap, paper trays are extensively used as serving trays, especially in homes, eating joints and even at business feasts.

 Packaging Material #3: Bagasse plates and trays

It is 100% biodegradable and can be turned into compost. Bagasse may sound too earthy, but they make for some very tantalizing plates. Bagasse trays are popular as they are big, look good, and bear weight as well.

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Packaging Material #4: Areca leaf plates and trays

Areca leaves are sought from Areca palm trees (commonly known as Supari trees) when they fall to the ground naturally. These leaves are compressed to shape as plates, trays or bowls, according to the specifications of the product. Areca leaf products do not require any added chemicals while manufacturing nor do they give out any unnatural odour post-production. A material very close to nature and yet very feasible for daily use.

What should takeaway outlets do?

Food outlets can encourage container re-use by offering discounts for customers bringing their own.

Outlets should ask customers whether they actually want/need cutlery when buying their food or drink, not just provide it automatically. And maybe keep cutlery and utensils out of sight or easy reach, so customers don’t just grab them without thinking. They definitely shouldn’t be offering disposable containers or utensils to customers eating on the premises.

If outlets are providing single-use items, they should choose ones with as little plastic content as possible. And only the types of plastic that are easily recyclable – at the moment that usually means PET or PP, recycle codes 1 or 5 [10]. But clearly, the focus should be on keeping plastics out of the landfill, and to stop it from polluting our streets, and ending up in our rivers and seas. That means completely avoiding the use of these single-use plastics.

Usually, wherever milk and sugar etc are added to hot drinks at the point of sale, it should be possible to provide metal, washable reusable stirrers at that point, rather than throwaway ones.

There are a few quick wins every restaurant offering delivery or takeaway can put into practice in no time at all:

– Stop automatically adding handfuls of ketchup, soy sauce or other packets of condiments to your takeout. It’s better to ask the customer whether they even need or want condiments and, if so, use them in bulk.

– Restaurants often include (plastic) utensils, straws and napkins in their deliveries. Customers who’re eating your meals at home most definitely don’t need all that extra stuff. There are delivery platforms such as Deliveroo already asking the customer whether cutlery needs to be included. This is a great practice and it may as well be extended to straws, napkins and other bits and bobs.

– Remove any excess packaging or wrapping. Instead of putting your meal in a box, then wrapping it in foil to seal it, before finally putting it in a (plastic) bag, ask yourself if this is really necessary to keep the meal ship-shape or if you might be going a bit overboard.

– Your food has been ordered online, which means your customers found your online menu – or at least we hope that’s how it happened. There’s no need to put a paper menu in your delivery meal.

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Recyclable takeaway packaging

Since the outbreak of the global epidemic, the takeaway industry has been hit hard by the growing demand for food delivery, while the issue of packaging pollution has also increased.

People are also pursuing environmentally friendly packaging methods while increasing demand. In recent years, many pollution problems have been effectively curbed after Australia’s plastic restrictions have been issued. However, there are still have six major pollution waste issues that affect Australia’s environmental protection. Nearly half of these pollutants will also appear in the takeaway packaging what come from our daily demand. Thus, the government deliberately made an investigation report and proposed new solutions:

Six problematic plastic waste types:

Like many nations across the world, Australia has a problem with the amount of plastic waste it generates. During the 2017-18 financial year, the country produced a total of 3.4 million tonnes of plastic waste. Of this total, only 9.4% was recycled.

The Australian federal government has set itself a target of recycling or composting 70% of the plastic packaging waste it generates by 2025, but plastic reprocessing would have to increase by up to 400% in order to achieve this goal.

A new report, published by the environmental charity, has outlined actions that could halve this figure.

Commissioned by WWF-Australia and prepared by consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG), it sets out a list of recommendations for addressing the six most problematic types of single-use plastic.


How Australia solve these six problematic plastic waste types:

Plastic bottles

According to WWF-Australia’s report, this item is also the most commonly-used plastic product in the country, with the report stating that a total of 325,000 tonnes were consumed in 2017-18.

It adds that 35% of those were recycled – the highest rate for any of the six plastic types – while 12% were leaked into the environment and 53% went to landfill.

Alongside this, the plastic bottle is the only product type highlighted by WWF-Australia that has disposal regulations in place across all of the country’s six states and two territories.

However, virgin materials are predominantly used in the production of more than one billion water bottles bought in Australia every year.

One way of reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles is through reusable beverage containers.

In order to encourage people to use more of these, the report recommends state governments implement a plan to invest in water refill stations for all new public space developments, as well as reviewing existing spaces to ensure there is sufficient availability.

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Soft  scrunchable  plastics

In the WWF report, soft “scrunchable” plastics fall into three categories: food wrappers, thick plastic bags, and balloons.

Between 2018 and 2019, a total of 400,427 “scrunchable” plastic litter was collected, accounting for about 11% of all debris. The organisation also estimates that 274,000 tonnes of this type of item were consumed between 2017 and 2018.

Of this waste, only 1% was recovered, with 10% leaked into the environment and 89% going into landfills. Typically, “scrunchable” plastic food wrappers are difficult to recycle, often ending up in landfills when thrown away.

As packaged food in Australia is often consumed outdoors, it’s also in the urban environment and is one of the most commonly littered items found in clean-ups.


In order to reduce this problem, the report suggests specifically targeting unnecessary food wrap plastic and designing food wrappers so they’re 100% recyclable, or made from an alternative environmentally-friendly

material like dissoluble or edible food packaging. In order to do this, it recommends providing grants and other incentives to scale-up the innovation of non-plastic, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly alternatives.

Disposable foodware

Of all the littered plastic waste items collected by Tangaroa Blue, Clean Up Australia and Keep Australia Beautiful between 2018 and 2019, 217,731 were defined as foodware products.

We can split disposable foodware into two categories: utensils, straws and stirrers, and cups, lids and bowls.

Overall, between 2017 and 2018, 25,000 tonnes of disposable foodware products were consumed in the country, of which 2% were recovered, 11% leaked into the environment, and 92% sent to landfill.

Over the course of a year, 3.5 billion straws are used by Australians, making them one of the most commonly found items in litter collections. It’s also estimated that more than 7 million plastic utensils are used every day in the country.

This type of disposable single-use plastic foodware also tends to be difficult to sort and recycle, due to size, shape, and material inconsistency.

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Disposable packaging and containers

Australia focuses on two types of disposable packaging and containers, these being food and expanded polystyrene (EPS) based goods containers. Between 2017 and 2018, 58,000 tonnes of disposable packaging containers were used in Australia, 15% of which was recovered, with 11% leaked into the environment and 74% ending up in a landfill.

In terms of food containers, most used in supermarkets and takeaways are completely or partially composed of plastic, and often end up in landfills or the environment. This coincides with the rapid growth of takeaway food beverage services over recent years, facilitated by increased food delivery services.

In order to tackle the problem, the government recommends businesses adopt reusable container models wherever possible, either through consumers bringing their own containers, or businesses providing them.

It also suggests grants and other incentives to support businesses to innovate container reuse and return schemes, and plastic-free design alternatives, as well as introducing a levy on plastic food containers at the point of sale to discourage use.

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Of all the littered plastic items collected by Tangaroa Blue, Clean Up Australia and Keep Australia Beautiful between 2018 and 2019, 21% was cigarette waste – higher than any other culprit listed in the report. In 2017-18, 2,200 tonnes of cigarettes were consumed.

Half of this amount was leaked into the environment, while the other 50% became landfill. It’s estimated that eight billion cigarette filters are littered in Australia every year, making it the most littered item in the country.

These filters are typically made from non-biodegradable plastic and can take between 12 and 15 years to break down.

The government will try to banning smoking in public and national parks, beaches, and waterways, as well as increasing fines for people littering cigarette filters more generally.


Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimetres long that cause significant damage to natural habits and wildlife. In 2017-18, Australians used 100 billion microbeads – a common form of microplastic.

The entirety of these microbeads was leaked into the environment.

Microplastics could have negative health benefits for humans as well as animals, with one 2019 study by the University of Newcastle in Australia discovering that an average person could be ingesting approximately five grams of microplastic every week in their food.

There highlights two types of microplastics: microbeads – small plastic beads typically found in personal care and household cleaning products – and microfibers, which are tiny plastic threads shed from synthetic fabrics.

In order to tackle microbeads, WWF-Australia suggests governments introduce legislation to ban them from being imported, manufactured, and sold in the country.

As for microfibres, the report recommends phasing in product standards to reduce shedding from clothes after the point of sale, as well as introducing pre-washing standards to minimise pollution generated by consumers.[11]

Recyclable takeaway packaging trends now in Australia

Takeaway coffee cups are estimated to be the second-largest contributor to rubbish waste after plastic bottles, and plastic straws have become one of the biggest contributors to sea pollution. So it’s no wonder that consumers are expecting the food and beverage industry to lead the charge on the war on waste. In fact, in Australia, 32% of local consumers prefer products that are sold in environmentally-friendly packaging and it will be fully expected that number to increase.

Across Australia we’ve seen a number of brands and small businesses answer the sustainability cry – offering discounts to customers who bring their own coffee cups, swapping plastic straws for paper and even big-name soft drink brand Coca-Cola has announced that it will increase the quantity of recycled plastic in its bottles to 50 per cent by the year 2020.[12]

Now you may think about whether I can recycle those plastic takeaway packaging? But when you can’t even reuse plastic takeaway containers, what about recycling them?

Thus, it comes back to the recycling symbol and number indicator on the base of the product. Here’s what each one means[13]


So, not all plastics are created equal. Truly recyclable cups are being made, but this option comes at a price and not all cafe owners are willing to wear that cost.

Some disposable coffee cups claim to be recyclable, some claim to be compostable and others are sold as biodegradable, but Mr Fine said these claims could be misleading for a number of reasons.

However, in order to solve the increasing demand for takeaway coffee cup in Australia, some local enterprises have studied a new type of eco-friendly takeaway coffee cup, which can not only be recycled but also be environmentally friendly.

Detpak, an Australian-owned specialist paper and board packaging manufacturer has partnered with Smart Planet Technologies to create the RecycleMe cup. The cup is easy for consumers to recycle using the existing paper and cardboard recycling stream, and it provides commercial returns for the paper recyclers that aren’t available with existing coffee cups.

This cup comes in 8oz and 12oz sizes and will be used for one week starting on 14th of August. Dedicated blue bins will be available at each trial location for customers to dispose of their lids and empty cups. The cups will then be baled up and taken to a paper recycling facility for processing into material that can be turned into new paper and cardboard products.

Takeaway food packaging design & ideas:

With the increase in demand for takeaway food packaging, the design of takeaway packaging has become a hot topic of active discussion.

Take-out packaging doesn't usually have a very long lifespan, since it is made for to grab and go, then ends up in the trash shortly after. However, as they're being carried out of a restaurant, these paper bags, boxes and cups are like walking advertisements for a brand.

How to make packaging design durable and give customers the deepest first impression? For this reason, let’s take a look at the most attractive takeaway food packaging design in recent years:

WR/BR by Viktoria Mannsberger (Austria)

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The All-in-one’s Basil Leaf Café, designed by Samantha Levine (USA)

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 Sandwich or Salad by MASIF agency (Colombia)

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Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee roaster by Manual agency (USA)

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Kino by Gustav Karlsson (Sweden)

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Munkar by Emelie Johannesson & Oliver Sjöqvist (Sweden)

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Tips about design trends of takeaway food packaging

#1 Simplicity with a touch of colour

Minimalistic package design is quite the trend today—and for good reason. Consumers are bombarded with visual information at every step of the purchasing process, so much so that many don’t even notice the bells and whistles of packaging design.

The clean, simple aesthetic is all about minimalism, and the packaging represents this accurately.

however,in order to raise the attention of customers, more and more advertising messages will be printed it on top of the packaging, and this behaviour may do harm to the customer experience of the brand. Thus, it may be a good choice for you to consider this minimalist takeaway packaging design style

#2 Reinforces Your Brand Identity

The packaging is another brand touchpoint that helps you connect with customers through the smart use of colour, design, and copy. If your restaurant is known for having a quirky sense of humour, you could create packaging that reflects this unique brand personality.

#3 Showcases Your Values

Whether it’s a commitment to sustainability or you’re trying to raise awareness for important social issues, your packaging can convey what your restaurant values. For instance, biodegradable packaging is an easy way to show your customers that you’re committed to protecting the environment.

#4 Be sustainable (and differentiate yourself)

Whether you run a café, takeaway shop or mobile food truck, it’s important to provide eco-friendly packaging options to your customers. Choosing to serve your takeaway food and beverages in eco-friendly packaging is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and show you’re doing your part to save the environment.

#5 Tell your story (and give your brand a narrative)

The packaging is another brand touchpoint that helps you connect with customers through the smart use of colour, design, and copy. If your restaurant is known for having a quirky sense of humour, you could create packaging that reflects this unique brand personality.

Using collage based illustrations, you can tell the brand’s story tracing the food from its source to your target clients

Takeaway supplier in Australia

The worth of Packaging industries and take away food packaging suppliers and take away boxes suppliers, in Australia is approximately $10-10.5 billion which is around USD300 billion at an international or global level.

When it comes to specific food and beverage domain it covers about 65 to 70 percent of all estimated Australian packaging production. These are not surprising facts as lifestyle and routine across the world including Australia has become busier and more challenging. This is leading to the incredible growth of takeaway food packaging suppliers industries. People are more after instant gratification especially when it comes to eatables, beverages, and even snacks. To avoid the time utilization in cutting, cooking and serving the stuff for themselves everyone prefers to have ready to cook food.

To maintain such a lifestyle and requirements and convenience of the customer. To achieve such a level of customer satisfaction packaging technology has been enhanced in a way to create products that are easy to open, distribute/share, reseal and which can keep food fresh and healthy for a long time. In addition to this these products are light in weight to carry them easily along with keeping their quality and originality.

Packaging Suppliers Australia Covenant:

The environmental factor is the major factor when it comes to the Packaging industry across the world including Australia. This concern builds pressure on all the stakeholders like consumers, suppliers and the Government itself. To resolve environmental threats, the Australian Packaging Covenant is established (Initially the National Packaging Covenant).

This covenant holds the fundamentals which are used to manage Environment aspects and concerns of packaging and it is active since 1999. It is applicable and arranged amongst all the stakeholders like Packaging Supplier Australia industry, consumers and all governmental bodies. The goal of Covenant is to reach out for 70 percent of the recycling process of all packaging materials[15].

About PrimePac

At PrimePac, we bring together design experts and brand innovators to create fresh ideas, customized packages, and fully efficient processes.

We design creative packaging solutions that cater to a diverse global audience with the in-house knowledge and network of experienced professionals to meet the demands of every type of client.

From our dedicated sales team and warehouse staff in Australia to the experts at our production facilities in China, all of our employees are guided by four core values at the heart of our business: integrity, innovation, passion, and engagement.


With our team in China and Australia working as one, we reduce inefficiency so that you deal with one streamlined team from manufacturing right to delivery.

Service support team located in Guangzhou, the manufacturing hub of China, providing rapid response, and local industry knowledge. Warehouse and 3PL net work located in Sydney, to provide rapid distribution, and delivery to your customers.

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Health packaging-a comprehensive introduction

Introduction to health packaging

Health packaging is a growing industry. And it should go over a lot of challenges. But also there are opportunities to take.

According to a website, its market forecast is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3%.

Now, let’s analyze it carefully below:

The global population is now seriously aging. And this has also affected people’s lifestyles.

Besides, chronic diseases have become popular in recent years. And this has also increased people’s demand for health products and services.

These factors have stimulated the growth of the global market in the health-care industry.

Therefore, the rapid growth of the global health-care industry is also a key factor to continuously improve the global market of healthy packaging.

In this process, people’s functional requirements for medical and health-care packaging products have also been continuously improved.

In this emerging industry, people prefer products with humanized functions.

Meanwhile, product safety procedures and tracking systems can enhance product safety. Therefore, people also pay attention to this aspect when buying products.

The new products launched by the Health packaging industry are also aimed at meeting people’s needs.

So, for people who don’t understand this industry or who need these products, what should they know?

The following article will introduce you in detail.

First, let’s take a look at why the packaging of health care products is important.

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Why is the health packaging important ?

Below, we understand its importance in two aspects: medicine and health packaging.

Health packaging for medicine

For drugs, they have to maintain their effects when they are delivered.

Then, the main functions are as follows:

  1. We all know that medicines have a shelf life. In order to achieve the expected shelf life, people need to choose packaging materials with high barrier properties. Moreover, it also complies with the requirements of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  2. Also, the safety of the drug. That means the environment and deteriorate will not affect the drug during transportation. Meanwhile, the drug will not release harmful substances during transportation. And the health packaging has the correct moisture and oxygen resistance. So it can make reach the goals. At this time, effective packaging maintains the integrity of the drug.
  3. After people accept a drug, this drug needs long-term development in the market. Therefore, drugs also need to be sustainable. In this way, it can develop in the supply chain. Therefore, effective packaging can enable drugs to overcome many uncertain factors. Thus, it guarantees the supply of medicines to a certain extent.
  4. For patients, they are drug-dependent. This includes whether the medicine is easy to use. In this token, health packaging can ensure the proper dosages for both short-term and long-term product.

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What’s the point of the health packaging

  1. People use the latest processing technology and polymer chemical technology to produce flexible materials. Meanwhile, these materials are in the lowest cost range. Moreover, they can meet the required performance.
  2. For medical equipment and drugs, the product must be stable. This requires people to ensure the tightness of the product. Therefore, tightness is also one of the necessary properties of health packaging. Moreover, with the development of the market, this has also become a performance that many merchants must consider when buying products.
  3. As for performance, people will conduct strict tests on health packaging. And this can ensure that its mandatory performance meets the required standards.
  4. Besides, people reduce the source of raw materials. Moreover, people have reduced their carbon footprint. Therefore, people use new material substitutes. Meanwhile, this has become part of the packaging decision-making field.
  5. In recent years, other retailers have imposed mandatory requirements on the performance of packaged products. So these properties have been transformed from good properties to necessary properties for packaging.

Above, we simply understand its importance.

Next, let’s understand the specific information about health packaging.

Health medicine for drugs

Drug packaging needs to meet the drug packaging needs of independent pharmacies, long-term care institutions, and hospitals. Moreover, it has to meet the requirements of other market sectors and packaging merchants.

Drug packaging includes unit-dose drugs, drug packaging, equipment packaging, bar code, and labeling systems. Meanwhile, it has to meet MPI certified materials. Moreover, some packages have label software.

Now, let us understand these aspects one by one.

First, let’s take a look at the bar code of the drug packaging.

Bar code- a part of the health packaging

For large drug manufacturers, the bar codes of some serialized unit-dose products can help release their internal resources.

At the same time, it enables employees to devote more time to other core care products.

So, it simplifies one of the most complicated parts of the job.

For the patient, the manufacturer links the relevant information of the medicine to the barcode.

Therefore, patients can easily and reliably obtain proper treatment methods through the bar code.

Meanwhile, by scanning the bar code, the nursing staff can correctly identify the compatible medicine.

Therefore, high-quality bar code products need to achieve these goals.

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Liquid packaging

In fact, pharmacies can dispense liquid medications themselves.

However, for liquid medicine, its packaging task is cumbersome. Moreover, it is expensive and time-consuming.

Therefore, people created a liquid unit measurement packaging.

In this way, medical staff can have more time to do more important tasks. Moreover, people can also save more money and time to get the same medical services.

For oral liquid, its packaging and liquid unit dosage have similar benefits.

However, the thickness and size of its cups have corresponding specifications. And this not only provides convenience for nursing staff but also helps patients use drugs correctly.

Therefore, liquid unit-dose packaging can promote high-quality health-care services on the whole.

Unit dose drug packaging and labeling system

For different usages, the situations of the packaging industry are also different.

Emergency care facility

Emergency care institutions need to carefully tailor medicines according to the unique needs of each patient. Correspondingly, their packaging also requires customization. To meet various packaging requirements, manufacturers can not only sell packages in bundles but also sell them individually.

At the same time, packaging manufacturers will carefully customize complete solutions for different cases.

And, All of them are carefully customized according to the unique needs of each customer.

Why the customized health packaging is important?

If it is an excellent medical packaging design, consumers can associate their needs with drug information at the first sight of it.

Moreover, medical packaging is different from other commodities. So,it plays a role in checking, treating, and preventing diseases.

Meanwhile, it has a direct relationship with people’s lives, so it is special.

Besides, different drugs have different packaging requirements.

Therefore, when packaging, people also have special requirements.

Next, let’s take a look at the main points of medical packaging.

The health packaging has certain restrictions

When packaging, it is different from other types of goods in that it has many restrictions.

For example, when packaging medicines, it is necessary to display all aspects of information that consumers need on a small packaging box.

Moreover, it includes the name, volume, active ingredients, usage methods, and precautions of the drug, etc.

In addition, if it is a dangerous drug or a highly toxic drug, people also need to display it through text and specific images.

The health packaging needs to be more rigorous

Due to the rigour of medical treatment, the colour and image of medical packaging design cannot be as fancy, changeable, and free as other products.

So this is the main reason why the medical packaging we see is usually similar and lacks novel changes.

People pay attention to the accurate use of colors

Usually, people choose the color of the package according to the patient’s condition.

For example, some severely ill patients are relatively depressed. Such as cancer, uremia, patients with advanced liver cirrhosis. Therefore, people choose warm colors with high brightness and saturation.

And it looks more warm and relaxed.

However, if it is a blood pressure-lowering drug, it is best not to use high-color red when designing the package.

Because red has a certain irritation.

And it will make our cerebral cortex in an over-excited state. Thus, this has a bad influence on the condition to some extent. Meanwhile, it may cause vasoconstriction and increase blood pressure.

So, the colors of health packaging are important. And you can customize them according to your products.

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Extended care pharmacy used the health packaging

For nursing pharmacies, there are many different services such as extended care and long-term care.

Therefore, sometimes it is necessary to pack solid and liquid drugs in the form of cycles of 7 days or less. This facilitates the use of patients.

At the same time, for the different drugs and specific needs of different patients, labels can help nurses to distinguish drugs. This not only allows them to reduce a lot of work but also avoids some unexpected situations.

Moreover, these packaging materials and labeling machines need to be suitable for maintaining compliance with the short-period distribution model specified by CMS in the LTC and EC pharmacy environment.

Small pharmacy used the health packaging

Some small drug manufacturers and contract drug manufacturing organizations make small batches of products on high-speed packaging lines. And it is difficult for them to achieve profitability.

However, high-quality unit-dose packaging has an easy-to-use design and a lower price.

Therefore, this is very suitable for small drug manufacturers and contract drug manufacturing organizations.

Moreover, they all comply with FDA requirements. Meanwhile, they have high barrier properties and dryer bags. So, this ensures the shelf life of the drug.

Blister pack-a kind of the health packaging

Drugs need extra protection under some extreme conditions. For example, the tropical climate.

Moreover, some products are highly sensitive to moisture. Therefore, they also need additional protection.

In this situation, ordinary packaging can no longer meet these needs.

Therefore, people use blister packaging to solve these problems.

Moreover, it is convenient for patients to carry blister packs. Therefore, even during the journey, patients can use it conveniently.

Now here is an example.

Antibiotics are highly sensitive to moisture. Moreover, its main application market is Pakistan.

Therefore, GSK, which produces it, has developed a dry blister system with a special cover foil.

This effectively protects the effect of the antibiotic. And, people can safely ship antibiotics to Pakistan.

Of course, the effect of blister packaging is more than that.

Let’s take a closer look at them.

Advantages of blister health packaging

Compared with the glass bottle packaging of tablets before, the blister packaging has many advantages.

Other advantages

In addition, with the new blister pack, patients can use each tablet individually. Therefore, it is easy for patients to know the number of pills they have taken. Meanwhile, from the perspective of patient compliance, this also provides advantages.

Nowadays, people can make new blister packs colorful. It is difficult for other counterfeit manufacturers to add color while maintaining the effectiveness of the packaging. Therefore, it is much more difficult for people to manufacture counterfeit drugs. Thus, this ensures that the patient can buy real medicine.

And in the process of transportation and production, ordinary glass bottle packaging is easily damaged. Therefore, the use of blister packaging improves the safety of the production line operators. At the same time, it also reduces the loss rate of the product and improves the production efficiency of the product.

Moreover, replacing broken materials can lead to waste. Therefore, the use of blister packaging is more energy efficient. And it can reduce pollution.

Because the new blister packaging can block and dry moisture, people don’t need to insert a drying bag in the packaging. So, this also simplifies the production line.

Sterilization cover

The sterilization cover is a series of sealing materials. Moreover, these sealing materials are peelable.

It can achieve high performance in the most demanding sterilization environment.

Therefore, it has a wide range of applications in ophthalmology.

Meanwhile, the sterilization cover has high tear resistance and puncture resistance. This ensures the safety of the product.

Cleaning packaging

Some medicines require very high cleanliness. Therefore, packaging that can maintain high cleanliness was born.

People minimize the material components that may transfer in the main packaging and outer packaging. Therefore, this avoids interactions between bad products and packaging.

Moreover, this satisfies the growing demand for the sealing market.l

Cold forming blister

Cold-formed drugs provide an impermeable barrier to moisture, light, oxygen, and other gases.

Moreover, cold forming blister can extend the shelf life of drugs. Meanwhile, it has long-term resistance to delamination.

Therefore, a cold-formed blister can provide maximum product protection for cold-formed drugs.

Pharmaceutical health packaging

The outsourcing of medicines and medical products are ordinary outer packaging and mobile outer packaging.

And both of them can provide good protection for medicines and inner packaging.

DuPont Tyvek

It is a coating.

Moreover, it has excellent strength and microbial barrier properties.

Meanwhile, it is a coating that can be glass.

Next, let’s take a look at its performance.


  1. The full layer provides good peel-ability. Therefore, one can transfer the coating to various connected products.
  2. Its high-strength fiber mesh can resist puncture and tear. Moreover, it can block microorganisms. And this ensures the safety and effectiveness of drugs.
  3. Moreover, it has strong air permeability. Therefore, it’s suitable for the environment of ETO and gamma-ray sterilization.
  4. Besides, in the collection and recycling country, people can actually recycle this coating. Therefore, it is a sustainable choice.

The adaptability of Tyvek to sterilization methods

For medical devices and drugs, the compatibility of packaging and sterilization is equally important.

Next, let’s see if Tyvek can maintain its characteristics after several sterilization operations.


Ethylene oxide not easily adsorbs on DuPont™ Tyvek®.

Moreover, it can release ethylene oxide more quickly than from cellulosic materials such as medical packaging paper.

Meanwhile, after being sterilized by ethylene oxide, Tyvek still retains its superior strength and microbial barrier.

Radiation sterilization

However, if people expose it to radiation doses commonly used in the medical device industry, its tensile strength, elongation, and color will only change slightly.

However, compared with other porous materials, Tyvek can resist the brittleness that occurs after sterilization.

Moreover, when people open the package, Tyvek can maintain its low lint abrasion rate performance.

Meanwhile, Tyvek is a porous material. Therefore, it can produce radiation sterilization. And it blows the smell out of the packaging.

However, non-porous materials contain these odors in the packaging.

The important thing is that Tyvek can easily withstand re-sterilization using gamma rays or electron beams.

But the medical device itself is not the case.

If people sterilize secondly, one can perform gas sterilization.

Besides, after re-sterilization, Tyvek still remains flexible and continues to exert its superior microbial barrier properties.

Gamma radiation

Even if people expose Tyvek to 100kGy gamma radiation, Tyvek still protects maintain superior microbial barrier properties.

Moreover, this has a limited impact on its strength characteristics.

Meanwhile, after people expose it to accelerated aging and real aging radiation, it still retains these characteristics.

Electron beam sterilization

After people exposed it to 100kGy electron beam radiation, DuPont Tyvek still maintained its superior microbial barrier characteristics and strength characteristics.

However, the specific research on electron beam sterilization after aging has not been carried out yet.

And because of the stability of high-density polyethylene to radiation, people have not found any other effects except gamma radiation and some of the effects shown after aging.

Plasma/hydrogen peroxide sterilization

Tyvek is suitable for the sterilization system of Johnson & Johnson’s advanced sterilization products.

And this environmentally friendly alternative method of sterilization uses low-temperature gas plasma. Meanwhile, this can avoid the degradation of steam or the residue of ethylene oxide (EO).

However, the cellulose will neutralize the sterilant.

So, people cannot put medical packaging paper, including high-pressure steam sterilization paper bags and use with the STERRAD system.

Besides, after multiple doses of low-temperature oxidation sterilization, the water-resistance of the material may be changed.

Therefore, people should pay attention to package integrity and the choice of test methods.

Steam sterilization

It has been proven that Tyvek can be steam-sterilized under controlled conditions. Moreover, its results meet the testing standards.

Therefore, people often use Tyvek for steam sterilization packaging solutions for commercial medical devices.

Moreover, if a strong, non-fiber-free, steam-sterilizable sealing cap is required, Tyvek is still superior to medical packaging paper.

Moreover, it maintains dimensional stability and integrity under standard control conditions.

And it does not change its color.

However, rigid or semi-rigid pallets limit possible shrinkage. Therefore, this may result in a slippery or tighter closure cap. Meanwhile, its shrinkage rate is less than 1.6%.

After steam sterilization at a temperature of 260°F for 30 minutes, Tyvek still maintains its tensile strength and microbial barrier properties.

gamma sterilization

Bio-compatibility after sterilization

People use ISO 10993 and “United States Pharmacopoeia” (USP) test methods for biological evaluation.

And it turns out that these products meet all acceptable performance standards.

Moreover, people extinguished Tyvek samples through ethylene oxide, gamma rays, and electron beams.

After the bacteria method was sterilized, they also tested it.

Meanwhile, the test proved that Tyvek® met all qualified performance standards after sterilization.

And this means that even after sterilization, Tyvek can still maintain standard bio-compatibility.

Customer benefits by using this health packaging

  1. First, it adds protection to expensive drugs.
  2. Moreover, its paint transfer can show the integrity of the seal. Meanwhile, this prevents resealing. Therefore, it is very suitable for situations that require stamping.


  1. Heat sealing paint
  2. Tyvek

Application field of this health packaging

  1. Health care
  2. Wound care
  3. Tubing and collection system
  4. Diagnosis
  5. Orthopedics
  6. Minimally invasive devices
  7. Injection system
  8. Electronic mechanical equipment
  9. Curtains and protective materials
  10. Catheters, guide wires, and stent

Therefore, this coating not only has good performance but also has a wide range of applications.

Eastar 6763

Eastar 6763 is a transparent amorphous material.

Moreover, its toughness is very good.

Meanwhile, it has good melt strength.

During use, it will not produce dust and stress whitening.

Moreover, it has good heat seal-ability. This is very convenient for both cutting and thermal forming.

Meanwhile, people can easily mould it.

Besides, some cases need colour. And people use toner to colour Eastar 6763.  Moreover, people can reach the goals of dry colouring and liquid colouring.

As for safe sterilization, people can use ethylene oxide, radiation, and electron beams for safe sterilization. Therefore, it will not cause performance loss or colour cast.

Moreover, it is very suitable for various applications. Such as medical packaging, cosmetics, personal care packaging, food, and beverage packaging, as well as displays and signs.

Ecdel 9966 elastomer

It is a co-polyester elastomer without plasticizes. And it can provide the transparency, toughness, flexibility, and chemical resistance required for various flexible packaging.

Moreover, when people sterilize it by radiation, electron beam, ethylene oxide, and autoclave, its performance is stable.

And its medium inherent viscosity makes it a good general-purpose elastomer.

Meanwhile, people can use it for injection molding.

Edel elastomer 9967

Ecdel 9967 elastomer is also a COPE without plasticizes.

And its toughness is good. So, people can complete the standard injection molding by using it. Moreover, people can also process it on blow molding, profile foundation, and film extrusion equipment.

If there needs good melt strength, its high intrinsic viscosity can make it.

Moreover, it is chemically resistant. People can use radiation, electron beam, ethylene oxide, and autoclave to sterilize. Moreover, its performance is very stable during these operations.

Meanwhile, Ecdel 9967 elastomer meets ISO 10993 and or USP Class VI bio-compatibility requirements. Therefore, its chemical resistance is very good.

Besides, it can provide transparency for medical and pharmaceutical.

Edel elastomer 9967

Health packaging for medical equipment

When developing new medical device innovations, people usually think that health packaging is a secondary factor.

But the right packaging is very important to launch products quickly and successfully.

Moreover, to make good packaging, people need to understand the challenges that each device brings to the packaging system.

And, in order to avoid the risk of product transportation from the equipment manufacturers to the point of use, manufacturers will work with experienced medical packaging professionals.

In this way, they can understand the efficacy of packaging. Moreover, manufacturers will tailor the packaging they need. This contributes to the availability of the equipment provided by people during care.

Specific reasons of health packaging for the medical machines.

The primary packaging of sterile medical devices prevents re-contamination of products after sterilization.

And it should provide an effective microbial barrier.

So this allows the passage of air and sterile.

Moreover, when people use dust-free storage or materials immediately, the primary packaging is sterile during storage and transportation.

But at the end of a correct disinfection process, the disinfection products in the disinfection room are sterile. However, the air in the room where the sterilizer is installed contains dust particles.

Therefore, this may carry microorganisms.

Moreover, when people remove the load from the sterilizer, it will soon be difficult to maintain sterility.

Therefore, sterile medical device packaging is essential.

Generally, sterile items can be used after being stored for a period of time.

And people need to transport them from the hospital to where they are needed.

Obviously, if it is not protected, the goods will definitely be contaminated again when they are used.

Besides, the product must be sterilized before packaging.

In addition, packaging protection is to avoid damage to sterile medical devices during loading, unloading, and transportation.

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It is a three-way split nylon film.

People use advanced casting extrusion technology and wide slitting technology to make films.

Moreover, the new multilayers film configuration has a sensitive monitoring system.

Now, people can produce thin films as thin as 50 microns. This enables one to track the thickness of each layer individually across the width of the web.

Next, let’s take a look at its advantages.

Advantages of films | Health packaging

Compared to the paper packaging, the new film has higher transport resistance. Meanwhile, the thinner film reduces material consumption while also maintaining transportation resistance. This benefits supply chain costs and processing time. Moreover, it also reduces the cost of materials.

(If you’re interested in the paper packaging, you can check here All You Need To Know About The Paper Packaging.)

Moreover, its resistance enables it to meet growing regulatory requirements.

From the user’s point of view, the thinner film also saves them costs.

And the new film has a variety of specifications. Therefore, people can choose the specifications that best meet the specific product. So this is also good for avoiding risks.

Using the new multilayer casting technology, people can produce up to 11 layers of film. Therefore, it can have safe, durable, and cost-effective medical device packaging.

Besides, people have made innovations in nylon on the new film surface. Therefore, for hard-quality products, it has a higher resistance to transmission. Moreover, the multilayer nylon layer can resist tearing, puncture, and abrasion.

And this enhances the sterile barrier system of the film.

Ultra bag system

Ultra bags are sturdy, puncture-resistant bags. Therefore, people can sterilize reusable medical devices with steam and hydrogen peroxide.

Moreover, whether it is a single instrument, a surgical tray, or a sensitive endoscope assembly, the Ultra bag system can provide them with a sterile environment.

Besides, people combine a tough and puncture-resistant porous fiber mesh with a transparent top film to make an ultra-small bag.

Moreover, it can withstand the pressure of transportation and handling. This can ensure the sterility of the equipment during use.

Usually, people use it in the packaging of reusable small equipment or small equipment trays in hospitals.

And it can provide a sterile barrier system for these devices.

Moreover, BOP film bags are suitable for steam, ETO, and formaldehyde sterilization.

Meanwhile, people can cut it into the required size or the form of the liner on the reel. Therefore, it can be used as a prefabricated bag.

Some pouches have steam and ETO sterilization indicators.

Besides, even if the pouches are the same size, they can slide into each other. This achieves double packaging. So this is the concept of nesting bags.

Below, we take a look at its other features.

  1. People prepare a non-breaking PP film for the pouch. Therefore, people can minimize the risk of tearing when opening the bag.
  2. The BOP bag seal is composed of 3 ribbed areas. And the film is colored. Therefore, it is possible to visually evaluate the quality of the seal.
  3. Medical grade film can achieve effective sealing. Moreover, one can minimize the fiber produced during the opening process.
  4. Because the indicator ink is between the PET and PP layers, this reduces the risk of ink migration.

Customer benefits
  1. Ultra bag system can clearly display the equipment. Therefore, the visibility of the device is high. And this allows the user to quickly identify the appropriate device.
  2. Proven sealing, high porosity, and hard packaging materials can ensure sterility.
  3. Easy aseptic operation. Ultra bags have a clean peeling system. This greatly reduces the release of paper fibers. Thus, this minimizes the risk of tearing.
  4. Its nesting concept can minimize the use of packaging materials. And this not only saves costs but also saves energy.


Polypropylene, paper, OPET

Application field

Health care products, medical products, hospitals.


INTEGRAPAK is a sterile barrier system made of two SMS nets. It is suitable for packaging and steam sterilization in hospitals.

Besides, you can pack reusable surgical instrument trays in prefabricated bags.

  1. It has process indicators that comply with ISO 11140-1.
  2. Moreover, it has excellent peel-ability. Therefore, people can open it in a sterile environment to display the objects inside.
  3. It has high mechanical strength.
  4. The material has strong flexibility.

Customer benefits

It is convenient when people use it for aseptic operations.

Moreover, it has various sizes for people to choose from.

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Eastar™ 6763 co-polyester- a kind of the health packaging

It is a transparent rigid medical packaging. Moreover, its standards have a history of more than 20 years.

Eastar copolyester can provide excellent puncture resistance and impact toughness.

Moreover, it can maintain its good transparency before and after sterilization. And this includes ethylene oxide, radiation, electron beam, and plasma sterilization.

Meanwhile, people can easily perform extrusion, cutting, printing, and sealing using it.

Moreover, it does not contain bisphenols and plasticizers.

Not only that but in today’s healthcare environment, it has good resistance to chemicals.

And these include IPA and lipids.

Moreover, it meets the standard effective microbial barrier.

In recent years, its materials have won Jinjiang in terms of utilization, water resources management, and social equity. And it won a platinum award in material health.

Therefore, it has not been impacted by new products. Moreover, in general, it can provide a powerful and beautiful complete package.

Eastman Tritan™ MP100 co-polyester | Health packaging

Eastman Tritan co-polyester is also an elastomer without a speed-increasing agent.

However, after sterilization, it can provide better transparency and color than Easter 6763.

Moreover, its heat resistance is better. Therefore, it can shorten the ETO cycle time at higher sterilization temperatures. Meanwhile, it can reduce the risk of warpage and adhesion. This provides a good aseptic environment.

Not only that, but it can also maintain its good performance in low-temperature environments.

In addition, Tritan MP100 has higher heat resistance. Meanwhile, certain rigid medical packaging requires strong toughness. Tritan MP100 is also available.

Moreover, manufacturers can redesign its weight and size. Therefore, this reduces secondary packaging.

Usually, people will make a more rapid accelerated aging Tritan MP100 protocol. This enables faster and more reliable shelf life verification.

Eastman Eastalite™ copolyester

Eastalite co-polyester is a foamed co-polyester resin.

When it is squeezed out in flakes, people can cut it with minimal particles or angel hair. So, this saves processing and inspection time.

At the same time, this also reduces waste and cleaning. Moreover, this can reduce costs.

In this way, it can provide an effective microbial barrier.

After careful design, it can replace opaque high-impact polystyrene.

Therefore, it is a safe and sustainable solid protection option.

For its hinge, it has a longer life.

And for its components, it does not contain substitutes for styrene, butadiene, BPA and BPS, PVC, halogens, or phthalates.

After understanding the types of medical device packaging, let’s take a look at what people have for their quality requirements.

Quality technical requirements of medical machine packaging

  1. First, their materials must effectively blockmicroorganisms/bacteria ASTM F-1608.
  2. Moreover, they must adapt to the promised sterilization method ISO11134\ISO11135\ISO11137.
  3. Medical device packaging needs to maintain the sterility of the product. Therefore, air pollution, fiber breakage, dust and other foreign objects, microbial invasion, these possibilities cannot occur in medical device packaging products
  4. In addition, the packaging must ensure that the materials included are not damaged. Therefore, it needs to have a complete seal, and is suitable for peel strength, no penetration, no blasting, and clean peeling.
  5. Because there will have other processing after packaging process, their materials may be suitable for subsequent processing. Moreover, when manufacturing materials, people need to minimize the shedding of particles. Such as fibers, flakes, ink shedding, dust.
  6. In order to prevent counterfeit products, there should be obvious traces showing that it was opened after someone onpening the packaging. And for the same reason, people must be able to identify the product through the packaging. Moreover, one side of the packaging material should be transparent.
  7. Moreover, the unsealing port should not have any secondary sealability. And this can prevent the contamination of medical devices.
  8. In addition, people should mark the location and direction of opening the package. Moreover, it is very convenient for the user to open it.

Above all, the packaging for medical machines should meet these requirements.

Next,let’s see how the health packaging slove the problems happening frequently.

Solutions by using health packaging

Actually,there are still a lot of problems in the health packaging industry. But people also have some corresponding solutions.

Now, let’s figure out how people solve these things.


Medical equipment transportation risks

During transportation, medical equipment may experience some pressure changes in the air, land, and railway systems. Moreover, these vehicles may pass through higher altitudes

In this case, the transport of the medical machine may have some risks to affect their performance.

Now, let’s see why they happen.

The reason

Temperature changes can cause the air in the package to expand and contract. This produces a change in pressure.

The medical equipment with non-breathable packaging or poorly breathable packaging has correspondingly withstood considerable pressure changes.

At this time, depending on the size of the headspace in the package, the risk caused by pressure changes may also be different.

A large amount of headspace means that medical equipment has to withstand more pressure.

In severe cases, they may swell to the point where they only want to tear with the shipper.

Moreover, if the air-impermeable seal has a poor ability to withstand pressure, its tightness will fail.

Since the gas sterilization mode includes a vacuum cycle, this compromises the sterility of medical equipment.

And many medical equipment problems arise due to the pressure of high-altitude transportation.

Therefore, people who choose airtight packaging will take poster testing as an important part of performance testing.

An interview indicated that most interviewees said that “vacuum” is the most challenging parameter in EO sterilization.

So, how to solve this problem?

Solution with these health packaging

There are now breathable packaging products on the health packaging market.

Therefore, people can choose breathable packaging.

At this time, if there is a temperature change, the expansion and contraction of the air will not cause a change in the pressure in the package.

Thus, this does not destroy the sealability of the package.

The desiccant problem

As we all know, many IVD products require high barrier packaging and desiccant bags. And this can ensure the shelf life of the product. Therefore, people usually put desiccant bags next to the equipment.

However, this may affect the availability of the equipment.

So, how to solve this problem?


Solution by using health packaging

To solve this problem, people have produced laminates.

And it combines the chemical desiccant and the aluminum layer.

Moreover, these desiccants or desiccants are usually in the form of dry clay.

In this way, one can incorporate the desiccant into the sealing layer of the package.

Therefore, humid air, ultraviolet rays, gas, etc. will not affect the product. In this way, it protects the integrity of moisture-sensitive equipment.

Laminate is a proven technology.

Moreover, people have used it in a variety of products in the health-care industry.

In this way, people can provide customers with a pollution-free moisture-proof solution.

Next, let’s take a look at the other advantages of laminates.


Because these desiccants are in the form of dry clay, one does not need to insert the desiccant bag physically. So this will no longer affect the availability of medical equipment.

Moreover, this effectively simplifies the packaging work. Meanwhile, this reduced inventory.

Therefore, it saves inventory costs.

And, it reduces the need for quality inspection of desiccant bags.

Unlike other desiccants, laminates will not release moisture back into the package even under the harshest conditions. Therefore, this reduces the risk of contamination when opening the package in a sterile environment.

Laminates are streamlined packaging.

Therefore, it reduces the size of the packaging and the space occupied by the packaging.

Taken together, these benefits can simplify the production process and increase cost-effectiveness.

Moreover, it can provide a safer and easier-to-use device.

However, there are also different types of laminates.

Next, let’s take a look at its classification.

Classification of laminates | Sub-category of the health packaging

In addition, there are the following types of laminates.

Poly insert laminate

People develop poly-inert laminates to prevent the absorption of active pharmaceutical ingredients. And this meets the market demand for important health packaging.

Moreover, it is beneficial for people to safely store and protect sensitive active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Meanwhile, it comes in a sachet and sticks packaging. And these two types can also reduce the interaction between product and packaging through peeling.

Peelable laminate

The peelable laminate can be combined with a variety of basic fiber webs. Therefore, people can use it in multilayer laminated structures.

And the following is its specific information.

  1. Features: It is white before and after people open it. Therefore, it has double peeling marks. Meanwhile, it also has a high-quality peeling performance. These provide a reliable peelable sealing system for various substrates. Besides, it is suitable for ETO and radiation sterilization.
  2. Customer benefits: Double peeling marks are suitable for seal inspection. So this confirms the integrity of the package before and after opening. Moreover, it has a wide operating window with consistent peel performance.And this provides a different film structure. Therefore, it can show the best performance and image of the product.
  3. End consumer benefits: The technology of peelable laminates can provide soft and firm peeling. Moreover, its double peeling marks can provide a reliable peelable sealing system.
  4. Materials used: aluminum, OPA, polyethylene, OPET
  5. Available regions: worldwide
  6. Application field: Because it is suitable for a variety of laminated structures, its application range is very wide.And these include health care, medical care, wound care, tubing and collection systems, diagnostics, injection systems, catheters, guide wires, and stents, program packages, etc.
  7. Shape: Flowpacks, laminate, cover

  1. The design of various structures can adopt peelable laminate.
  2. Its peelable net can meet specific packaging performance requirements.
  3. The peelable laminate system can provide the integrity of the seal and the excellent peeling performance of the substrate.
  4. The wide processing window and its reliability ensure processing efficiency.

Therefore, its good performance makes it widely used.

Overcoming the integrity barriers of glass bottles | by using new health packaging

In order to maintain the integrity of the basic packaging, an additional cap was used on the basis of the original cap.

And this protects the bottom of the bottle or vial from breaking. Moreover, it reduces the pollution on the surface of the glass bottle.

So, people use both caps.

Meanwhile, these tags can optionally provide an integrated foam layer. Therefore, it can further provide the ability to prevent lateral impact.

And these two covers ensure that the surface of the container is completely protected.


The main outstanding parts are below:


In order to further maintain product integrity, the packaging provides anti-counterfeiting advantages.

And this includes a membrane cover located above the closed container.

Moreover, people will not cover the peeling label of the opening strip when sticking the label.

Therefore, after people open the strip, the bottom of the bottle cap and the label will remain connected to the container.

And if people try to remove the rest of the lid it will destroy the label. This eliminates the possibility of unnoticed illegal reuse.

Therefore, its purpose is to prevent counterfeit medicines on a global scale.

Moreover, in the next few years, more than 70% of prescription drugs sold worldwide will need to be identified at the unit level.


Avoids the risk of heating

Because heating may affect the properties of the drug, people do not need to heat them when using the label and the two caps of the packaging.

Therefore, this avoids heating that affects the properties of the medicine.

In addition, the upper cover also provides space.

And people can use these spaces to print warning notices, track system codes, and integrate NFC inlays with interactive applications.

Manage serialization parameters

For the bottle caps and labels, they are a combination of software and hardware.

And the software in the label can manage the serialization parameters.

Therefore, this provides item-level serialization capabilities for drug manufacturers.

Then, people’s solutions can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure and equipment.

Moreover, it has the ability to deal with current and future regulatory requirements.

This allows many things to be implemented quickly at the site level.

Moreover, people can continuously modify the tracking rules at the unit level.

Therefore, it reduces individual participation. Moreover, its cost is also competitive.

In addition, serialization can also achieve budget control, the risk of productivity loss, various industrial equipment, and implementation plans.

For the pharmaceutical industry

For the pharmaceutical industry, there are often new regulations.

And this transformation is the main challenge for the next few years.

Meanwhile, people need to make major changes to the structure of production facilities, information systems, quality control, and industry supply chains.

So, in this respect, serialization simplifies a lot of work.

As a result, this makes compliance with these regulations easier to achieve.

Safe and sterile

For safe and sterile medical packaging, the aseptic safety bag product line can modify the aseptic sampling solution.

And these sterile bags combine multiple technologies.

Thus, it can enhance the safety of the sample.

Meanwhile, it can improve efficiency.

Combined with the sterility and leak-proof of 10-6 gamma rays, its tracking technology provides a tamper-proof and leak-proof solution.

However, this solution is a one-time.

Therefore, it requires manual operation by people.

In general, it ensures the safety, accuracy, and traceability of medicines.

Generally, people apply them in drug tracking, serialization, medical testing, and high-tech fields.

Why the trace-ability is important?

The traceability of medical sterilization packaging means that a supplier clearly knows where his products flow and what raw materials they are composed of.

This can guarantee:

  1. If a defect is found in the raw material, the manufacturer can notify all users in the market to avoid And it meets the risk of materials.
  2. If any loopholes are found, the manufacturer can easily investigate the cause of the problem. And then, they can apply the quality control systemto find out the original errors and loopholes, and solve the problem.
  3. In addition, this also means that the source and quality of raw materials are safe. And the flow of products and production processes are throughdocumented identification.  So it can avoid any risks in the process (ISO11607.2)

As part of the trace-ability process, people cannot use any recycled materials. And the manufacturer shall reasonably control the original materials, the use of materials, and compound prescribed chemical components. So, they can avoid health problems.

Ensure product protection and user-friendly features

In the field of blister packaging, there is a new format that uses flexible packaging bags.

And it replaces the conventional carton for secondary packaging.

Moreover, this can help pharmaceutical manufacturers to add high barrier properties to secondary packaging.

Besides, people can also equip a child-proof sliding cover in the secondary packaging.

Therefore, in over-the-counter products, it stands out from competing products.

Examination for health packaging

Ensuring the integrity of the packaging is a top priority for pharmaceutical and medical packaging professionals. Therefore, people integrate machine vision into the production line.

And this can check the integrity of the 100% non-destructive seal.

Therefore, this can realize drug delivery innovations in compliant packaging.

Moreover, this can help patients track doses.

Sometimes, the packaging team’s to-do list can belong. And additional personnel are often required.

Meanwhile, this reduces staffing.

Therefore, the company’s operations may also be more streamlined.

Generally, people use it in the following situations.

  1. Basics of Medical Packaging Testing” and “Strength and Integrity
  2. The basis of the sealing strength test”
  3. Product identification: As packaging professionals manage unique device identification rules and now required (but not yet enforced) drug serializatio



For drugs, they have to maintain their effects when people deliver them.

Then, the main effects are as follows: shelf life, drug safety, sustainable development, and patient dependence. Meanwhile, drug packaging needs to meet the drug packaging needs of independent pharmacies, long-term care institutions, and hospitals.

Moreover, it has to meet the requirements of other market sectors and drug packers.

And drug packaging includes unit-dose drugs, drug packaging, equipment packaging, barcode and labeling systems, liquid packaging, unit-dose drug packaging and labeling system, blister packaging, sterilization cover, keep clean packaging, cold forming blister, etc.

Besides that:

  1. DuPont™ Tyvek: It is a coating.
  2. Eastar 6763: It is a transparent amorphous material.
  3. As for medical equipment, the product must be stable. Therefore, people will conduct strict tests on health packaging, and people will use new material alternatives.
  4. Then, for medical equipment packaging, there are the following:
  5. Interbank: INTEGRApak is a sterile barrier system made of two SMS nets. It is suitable for packaging and steam sterilization in hospitals.
  6. Film: It is a three-way split nylon film.
  7. Eastman Tritan copolyester: It is an elastomer without a speed-increasing agent.
  8. Eastman Eastalite™ copolyester.
  9. Eastalite copolyester: is a foamed copolyester resin.

Actually,there are still a lot of problems in the health packaging industry.

  1. Transportation risk: People can choose breathable packaging.
  2. Desiccant: To solve this problem, people have produced laminates.
  3. Overcoming the integrity barriers of glass bottles: People use an additional cap on the basis of the original cap.
  4. Safe and sterile: The sterile safety bag product line can modify the aseptic sampling solution.
  5. Ensure product protection and user-friendly functions: flexible packaging bags replace the conventional carton for secondary packaging.

That’s all for health packaging today.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cosmetic Packaging in Australia


Looking to find a suitable cosmetic packaging solution? You will probably find everything you need to know in this article.

Check through the context and find out more below.

Why cosmetic packaging is important?

There are many reasons why cosmetic packaging is important.

One major reason is that cosmetic packaging can protect the product. And another major reason is, they provide convenience for consumers.

Cosmetic packaging plays a key role in the storage or transportation of cosmetic products.

It not only protects the product from deterioration but also helps preserve its quality.

So, selecting cosmetic packaging solutions require a lot of care and knowledge.


The main purpose of a package is to protect the product from degrading during storage, shipping and handling.

Usually, the packaging consists of durable materials to give products longer shelf life.

However, as consumers often open and close the package during their uses, the package can be less protective. Anyway, the package should ensure the safety of cosmetics. In other words, cosmetic packaging protects the product from dust and contamination in most cases.

Meanwhile, a package itself can damage for a variety of reasons.

These reasons can result from biological, chemical, radiation-induced reasons. And/or damages caused by human, electricity, pressure, or etc.

Because of those, cosmetics packaging often comes in multiple layers.

Also, it is vital to protect products from environmental factors such as mould and bacteria.

Thus, good packaging must be strong enough to protect products and with enough strength to withstand man-made forces. Besides, the capability to resist radiation damage as well as mechanical, thermal, biological, and chemical risks.

Creation of brand awareness

Excellent cosmetic packages not only convey beauty but also help to set the brand awareness.

Since packaging is what consumers initially see, it greatly influences how they view the product.

So, the appearance of the container is also very important.

A cosmetic package must be good-looking because it’s part of the marketing strategy. And the packaging also serves as the critical part of the quality as a whole besides the product quality.

Also, the sales of cosmetics mainly depend on brand image, while the packaging is the fundamental way to show it.

Usually, the core competitiveness of a cosmetic product is the connection between brand and customer’s emotion. Thus, the packaging must show how the product will improve their appearance and attitude.

Since the purpose of customers is to enhance appearance, the packages should stimulate this desire.

In many cases, cosmetics packages change and develop constantly to acquire better recognition on the market.

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Cosmetic packaging types

Cosmetic packaging types by styles

There are many popular packages in the cosmetics industry, such as

  • airless bottles
  • pumps
  • sprayers
  • tubes
  • jars
  • droppers
  • compacts
  • and more

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Cosmetic packaging types by materials

When choosing cosmetic packages, we need to consider the materials and how it reacts with our products.

Ingredients of the products may have special requirements for materials of the package.

For example, most natural green skincare products are full of ingredients like essential oils, fatty acids, natural surfactants, and fruit acids. These ingredients will react with some types of material.

Butters and creams can seep out of a kraft bag, so we probably won’t use kraft wrapping for them. In this case, polypropylene is a more suitable option.

Polyethylene terephthalate (or PET)

This material is common to see in plastic bottles for cosmetics and beverages packaging.

PET provides an oil barrier between the plastic and the internal product. And it prevents chemical ingredients from damaging the plastic.

Moreover, PET is also popular for its appearance, as it looks like glass with transparency. Another reason is, PET can come in various colours. That offers a bunch of more possibilities in cosmetic packaging designs. (We will talk the design ideas for cosmetic packaging later in this article. Don’t miss it!)

Besides, PET has a variety of “squeezability” from semi-rigid to rigid. And it is very light in weight, hence helps to reduce shipping costs.

If your product contains essential oils, high alcohol content, or other solvents, PET could be the best packaging material for it.

PP – Polypropylene Plastic

PP is another popular plastic used in cosmetic packages today.

It remains the choice for various tubes and cosmetic containers because it is BPA free and 100% recyclable.


Glass is a green and high-grade packaging material, while its cost of shipping and manufacturing is high.

Dark glass jars are perfect for essential oils, serums, vitamin C-rich lotions. It gives the product a premium look and feels. But be cautious about scrubs and bath gels in glass products, as they may be broken in bathtubs and showers.


Metal packaging is good-looking, but it requires a special coating to hold a high percentage of essential oil products. Before you buy metal packaging, you should carefully check if it will rust or break when it contains your product.

Metal lids can damage easily during manufacturing and shipping, so be careful with them.


HDPE gets its fame for its durability and strength.

It is highly resistant to most acids and hence suitable for products with solvents.

But it’s not good to use HDPE in products with high essential oils content. That’s because it will react with the EO. Besides, HDPE can be translucent, so you can see your product inside.

Moreover, HDPE is easy to recycle and has a wide range of uses.

Paper-based Boxes

Paper is one of the most common materials used in cosmetics packaging.

As plastic packaging is so harmful to the earth.

So, the packaging industry pays special attention to this environmentally friendly and sustainable paper packaging.

Similarly, the paper-based cardboard boxes are very popular. They are a heavy paper stock used for cosmetics products. These boxes are useful for many cosmetic packages.

Meanwhile, shippers prefer to use the corrugated board for logistics services.

More about cosmetic packaging boxes

Corrugated board? Isn’t it the same?

People often feel confused about the corrugated board and kraft paperboard, but they are different types of materials.

The corrugated board consists of three layers of kraft paperboard.

And kraft paperboard is an extremely thick layer of brown cardboard.

Two of the three layers of corrugated cardboard, called liner boards, are the main body of the box. And the remaining layer, which is thinner and made of reinforced paper, is used to make air pockets.

Thanks to these air pockets corrugated board can gain a good impact resistance.

Thus, the corrugated board is suitable for shipping and handling. The corrugated board has different types of thickness and ratings.

Usually, it’s not so common to see packages made of corrugated board with complex designs like normal cardboard boxes.

Still, it’s easy to print or add designs to them.

Corrugated vs Cardboard boxes

Not that you’ve known the corrugated board and cardboard are different materials.

We believe you’ve figured out the difference. If not, feel free to ask PrimePac : )

So, the next question we need to answer is: Which one is more suitable for your product packaging?

Cardboard is a very common choice because you can custom several printings with different types of colours and textures. And it feels more comfortable to touch.

Meanwhile, corrugated boxes are also a good choice.

Corrugated boxes are of widespread use in shipping and wholesale because they have great resilience and resistance. When other boxes are on top of them, corrugated boxes can support, while cardboard boxes are likely to damage.

Also read Everything about Food Packaging You Need to Know.

Sometimes, it remains difficult for consumers to see the product and get enough information without clear labels on the packaging.

Thus, labels on the cosmetic package need to show basic information about the product.

The basic information includes contact information, ingredients, EXP dates, warnings and instructions. It’s because labels identify the product and its source, and remind consumers of facts they need to know.

And we’re going to dwell more into the cosmetic packaging labels down there.

Cosmetic packaging labels

Labels tell consumers what they need to know about the product.

That includes how to use the product and where the product comes from. Also, it should list the ingredients and functions of products. Besides, the label must provide contact information about the company and product tracking information.

Moreover, labels must be easy to read.

We can list as one ingredient for some certain ingredients, such as perfumes though.

And some information can appear only on the secondary package, the outermost package consumers will see directly. But the very important information must be on both the secondary and the inner packages, particularly when the product is prone to misuse.

Make sure the information is correct and accurate

The accuracy of the information remains one of the most important factors in the regulations on cosmetic packaging labelling.

The government can impose penalties, although they might not be able to check all products on the market.

So, always be careful with the label on cosmetic packages and avoid violations of the law and various regulations by mistakes.

After all, the manufacturer remains the one responsible to ensure the product safety for the public.

Avoid putting misleading information on the cosmetic packaging

As well as labels on other industries such as food and beverage.

Misleading information on the package for cosmetic is definitely prohibited.

None of the following information can be misleading:

  • name
  • address
  • ingredients
  • storage conditions
  • the dates

Besides, we can use abbreviations only if the abbreviated words are clear enough to explain what they stand for.

Also, the text on the package must be clear. So, choosing a reliable supplier like PrimePac in Australia can pretty much help you out with the labelling problems with cosmetic packaging solutions.

When it comes to packaging in small sizes, the text printed on the package might remain too hard to read. For cases like that, we need to use tags with legible text.

Find more about the requirements for food packaging labels in Australia.

Requirements for how to list the ingredients

For the ingredients comprising 1% or more volume in the product, we must list them in descending order.

And the weight of each ingredient determines the priority of the order. In other words, the heavier ingredient used in the product, the prior place it takes.

As for ingredients comprising less than 1% of the entire product, we can list them in any order.

Besides, if the product involves colourants, we need to show them on the label. There’s no specific requirement for the priority in the order though.

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Cosmetic packaging design ideas

It’s time to start designing your cosmetic packaging and labels.

Set your brand design standards

The first step of designing packaging is to set the elements for your design.

You need to consider the following elements.


Before you start designing the packaging, these questions may help you.

  • What emotions do you want to bring to your design?
  • What personality do you want to embody in your design?
  • Do you want a minimalist vibe?
  • Looking to be more dramatic or more stylized?

By knowing what style you’re looking for, the rest of your design will be more efficient and targeted. Determining the style at first helps ensure the packaging you create is consistent with your overall design goals.

The style will also help you determine other design elements that you need to consider.

For example, if you are going for a pop art feel, you might need to add some illustrations to your design. If your cosmetic products contain natural elements, natural style is a good choice for your design. And then you might want to add some nature photography to your packaging design.

The point is, when you know the style you want, you can add the most suitable elements to make your design stand out.


When choosing colours for your packaging, you should choose colours matching your brand personality. Besides, you want something to grab customers’ attention and make your products stand out from the competition.

Attracting your customers is rather important in the highly competitive world of beauty and cosmetics.

Choosing your brand’s colour palette is like choosing this season’s must-have eyeshadow palette. You want to stay true and show your brand’s personality.

In the meantime, you want to be a distinct one among the competition.

So, how to choose the right colour?

Take pink as an example. Pink is a popular colour in the beauty and cosmetics industry. It’s fun and feminine. It is one of the most widely used colours in all the makeup products.

But you can’t choose pink, because your goal is to stand out in the market. If you go with pink as the packaging colour, it may be difficult to attract customers’ attention, because every cosmetics store has a sea of pink on its shelves.

Now, let’s have a look at some famous beauty and cosmetics brands.

The most recognizable brands use colours as a way to build their brand. When people want to buy purple cosmetics, they think of Urban Decay. Bold black and white are bound to Make Up Forever. The queen of pink is Too Faced Cosmetics.

So, if you want your brand to be successful, you need to do the same thing as those brands.

Choose a brand colour palette that not only stands out from the shelves but also builds a strong bond with your brand.


The third element you need to consider is fonts.

If you want to have something unique on your brand or something that can instantly attract customers’ attention, you can make good use of fonts in addition to colour.

Like colour, fonts help your brand jump out of the shelves. Besides, it shows your brand’s personality and conforms to the overall style.

You can study the fonts of some cosmetics brands, such as Urban Decay, Chanel, and Clinique, and find the connection between the font and the style.

One more thing to consider is how the font will look on your packaging. Just remember to make the font easy and clear enough for reading.

Get the important information on your packaging that you want to tell your customers

Next, you should collect all the information and icons that the packaging needs.

Common things on cosmetics packaging include expiration labels, government warning labels, brand copy. Besides, you need an image to show your product is cruelty-free. Additional images and graphics may be useful.

Collect all these things so that you can organize them properly in your packaging design.

Choose your packaging type

Now, it’s time to choose the physical packaging.

Know the three layers

When it comes to packaging, you need to consider three layers.

Just think about the way you put on your make up. So, you start with a primer, then foundation, and finally finishing powder,

And similarly, as for packaging, they are outer packaging, inner packaging, and product packaging.

The outer packaging is the first layer that your customers will open to get your product. It can be the box you use to ship customers’ orders. Or it can be the bag you use to wrap your products in a retail store.

The inner packaging is the layer that houses your products. For example, the box people open to get their lipstick is the inner packaging.

The product packaging is the packaging itself. It refers to the container that holds the product inside. It can be a lipstick tube or a foundation bottle.

Common packaging types in the cosmetic world

When it comes to beauty and cosmetics packaging, the sky is the limit. You have a variety of packaging options.

So, when you choose your cosmetics packaging, think about these “what” questions.

  • What is your packaging for? Remember your packaging always serves your products.
  • Then what kind of product are you creating?

Obviously, a package that works well with a lip gloss will not be the right pick for body butter.

So, choosing the right packaging is important.

There are many popular packages in the beauty and cosmetics industry, such as airless bottles, pumps, sprayers, tubes, etc.

Many kinds of products have common packaging. For example, most lipsticks come in a lipstick tube.

But to create an attractive design, you should get yourself out of the mindset.

Take lip gloss as an example. The traditional way of packaging is to put lip gloss in the tube with a wand. Although it’s still a common packaging option today, many brands have tried other options like squeeze tubes, jars, and etc.

And these options are popular, too!

So, don’t feel like you need to stick to the traditional “standard” packaging.

Once you know what kind of packaging you want, you need to figure out how and where to get it. There are tons of cosmetic packaging companies to choose from, and you can buy their packaging at wholesale prices.

You can also customize your packaging.

But it will cost you a lot though it can make your products stand out on the shelf.

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Choose a focal point for your design

Now that you know the ideal type of product packaging, it’s time to think about the design.

The first thing you should do is choosing a focal point.

When your customers look at your product, your product has a split second to “talk” to customers. You must convey a message that’s compelling enough to get customers to stay in front of your product.

Otherwise, they’ll move on to something else on the shelf.

So, choose one thing about your product that you want your customers to know about. Whatever you choose, it needs to be visible through your packaging design.

And Logos help build brand recognition.

Through the logo, your customers will know that the lipstick they buy or the face cream they are using is all your products. Therefore, you should know that the design of the logo is very important. It would be better to put the logo front and centre.

As for the logo itself, you had better add something unique. Does your beauty product contain an ingredient that will amaze your customers and motivate them to buy your product? It can be the core element of your design.

Focus on one core element in your packaging design to ensure that your key message gets through to your customers.

Think about your materials and specialty printing options

Next is the selection of materials and special printing options that you will use in your packaging.

There are so many options that can improve your packaging. But remember that complicated packaging also means high costs. Different kinds of products have different requirements for packing. For example, if your product is going to be used in the shower, you’d better use a coated, waterproof material.

Other design options can make your packaging look great.

Things like foil-stamping, embossing, or ink with a 3D effect will make your packaging feel more high-end and luxurious. But they will also increase your cost per package.

If you don’t know what options are available, or what your budget allows, talk with your designer. And then find out the materials and printing options that best suit your brand and budget.

How to find out the Mr. Right (designer) for your cosmetics packaging design?

To find a good designer, there are 2 common ways.


DIY might remain the first choice because nobody knows what packaging design you want than yourself.

Unless you’re very confident in the design field, we don’t recommend this in most cases.

You can indeed save money by designing on your own. But your cosmetics packaging design is so important that it might not be the best place to save money.

Hire a designer

Another way is to hire a designer to manage the design process for you. You can hire a freelancer or launch a design contest.

If you decide to hire a freelancer, you had better find someone with experience in cosmetic packaging design.

It would be better if they had worked specifically in the cosmetics industry.

Start designing!

Once your design is ready, it’s time to start designing!

The first step is to review your brand style design with your designer. Then talk with your designer and make sure he knows exactly what you are looking for. After that, you should ask him for a design mock-up. You will receive a concrete piece of packaging before you finalize your design.

When you get the design mock-up, you need to evaluate it and see if it is suitable for your product.

Here are some questions to evaluate the design.

  • Will it appeal to my ideal customers?
  • Is it clear what this product is?
  • Does it help your brand stand out from the rivals?
  • Will it be as popular in five years as it is today?

After completing the design, your designer will create your packaging die lines. And you will need to send the files to the printer.

The files include a vector file of your packaging die lines for each product, and Pantone or CMYK colour codes.

Print out your packaging design and take your product to the world!

Wrapping things up

There are plenty of opportunities in the beauty and cosmetics packaging industry.

With the right product, the right packaging, and the right design, you can certainly seize the opportunity!

Know more on The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Beverage Packaging.

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Eco-friendly ideas about cosmetic packaging

Types of eco-friendly cosmetic packaging

Biodegradable Packaging

Brands like coca-cola and Nestle say they will turn to PCR (post-consumer resin) packaging.

Under the influence of consumer-driven, even if the price of biodegradable packaging is slightly higher, the sales also increase.

PrimePac’s biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions end up in landfills or marine waste.

Moreover, the ratio of PCR to raw plastic materials has been increasing to ensure that functionality. And keep the colours within high cycle content.

Reducing packaging is also a real driving force for brands. Many cosmetic companies find their ways to reduce the number of packages through better design and lighter parts.

To achieve that goal, PrimePac introduced small bags and make cosmetic packaging solutions as sustainable as possible. And we also provide a recycled paper as part of our kraft paper bags. All these solutions are now available in Australia. So, if you’re looking to get an eco-friendly cosmetic packaging solution, don’t hesitate to contact us.

More recently, we have applied technology to print on our normal packaging with eco-friendly ink.

The adoption of that printing technology will not discolour the substrate. Nor will it contaminate or change the chemical stability. And it does not affect the function of the flip or disc top. Plus, they are also compatible with most types of plastics such as PET, HDPE and PP.

Through extensive testing, we are now able to provide cosmetic packaging solutions compostable and biodegradable in the landfill.

It can not only decompose all the cosmetic packaging resins but also leave no microplastic.

Hemp cosmetic packaging

For the topic of compostable and biodegradable packaging, hemp packaging is now a popular talking point.

In the cosmetic packaging industry, hemp has the potential to become a very environmentally friendly choice.

In fact, it is not only for hemp products but also for every kind of cosmetic packaged goods. And the cannabis industry has gradually become an ideal experimental base for this innovative packaging material.

At the Cannabis Packaging Summit, Schmidt said there are really two kinds of plastics: organic and synthetic. He often explains to people that plastics can also be non-synthetic, natural, and plant-based.

Besides, as a member of the bioplastic family, hemp plastic is a special material. And using it to make plastics doesn’t need to change the infrastructure and equipment used to produce petroleum-based polymers. In terms of usability, they have the same advantages as ordinary plastics. However, they are biodegradable, hence less impact on our environment than the traditional plastics.

The current situation of hemp packaging today

The 2018 Farm Bill opened a way for cannabis and hemp to become a major agricultural commodity.

In the future, hemp will play an important role in the development of biodegradable bioplastics.

Moreover, some companies are even developing a by-product of hemp plastic. Still, it makes sense only if cannabis companies want to use their by-products to develop packaging solutions for their products. And of course, the cosmetic packaging will share the benefits after that.

For Eichner of SANA packaging USA, he wants to use by-products to make hemp packaging.

But at present, the hemp industry does not have a well-developed infrastructure to provide the consistency required for plastic production.

In Eichner’s view, although the cannabis & hemp industry is growing year by year, its scale is expanding.

But from the macro level, the industry is still small. And its infrastructure is not perfect yet.

Despite that, Everly and Schmitt both agree there is a huge market potential for sustainable plastic alternatives. Moreover, they believe consumer behaviour towards sustainable practices will have an impact on this trend. Everly says new buyers accept the practical significance of a higher level of packaging for the environment.

Now, hemp plastic starts to get popular in the cosmetic packaging market. This is because consumers there tend to use natural products with less environmental impact.

For Schmidt, hemp packaging has great potential due to its sustainability and digestibility.

And he believes that every challenge requires specific solutions. In some cases, digestible products are not necessarily a good thing; they can also cause harm.

Some of these cases involve child safety. Exposure to the air of certain ingredients in some products can cause safety problems.

Is it an opportunity or a threat?

The takeover of the cannabis & hemp market by large packaging companies could affect smaller, specialized companies.

After all, smaller companies might not get the same technology, resources, and solutions as big companies.

However, Everly and Schmitt held a different opinion.

They said the entry of large packaging companies into the industry doesn’t always affect the development of smaller companies. The reason might not be so hard to tell. Small companies can develop personalized solutions for customers to meet their specific needs, while large companies can produce efficiently though.

Big packaging companies are just trying to explore the whole cannabis & hemp industry, according to Eichner.

But he does not expect the big players to fully join in the cannabis & hemp industry for now. The possibility might be there until the federal legalize it though.

He said listed huge global companies are very cautious. And they tend to avoid dealing with convicted substances.

But when they do participate, Eichner expects this will benefit some specific small packaging companies. The purpose of these large-scale players is to make packaging after all. And they can partner up with smaller companies to achieve the goal. That way, big companies can pretty much save the manufacturing cost as well. So, a partnership is not a bad idea for both big and small packaging suppliers.

However, the interest of the big packaging manufacturers in creating a brand for hemp plastic solution is still a question.

In the future, we will see many large packaging companies acquire hemp packaging companies. Or cooperate directly with them to distribute products.

Challenges in hemp packaging including compliance and regulation

Everly said that bags and jars are not so popular nowadays than they used to be.

The government has not prohibited it totally for now. But given the consideration of environmental impact, the barriers to entry could be tougher.

Regardless of the challenging fact, still, big players are entering the cannabis space.

Big packaging enters the cannabis space

Schmitt, a co-founder of the summit, told that the uncertainty of the packaging products has kept “normal packaging companies” from entering into the field.

He estimated that about 80% of hemp packaging comes from its own packaging solutions.

But not from mainstream packaging companies.

Once the product is rescheduled, we should seize the opportunity. This is telling us that this proportion will reverse and grow rapidly, according to Schmitt.

As marijuana continues to move slowly towards legalization, formal suppliers of packaging solutions are no longer rejecting the industry.

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10 Ways to Repurpose Cosmetic Containers

As we all know, how we are in love with organic and natural cosmetics packaging solutions with no cruelty. Meanwhile, we tend to overlook the beautiful containers in our storage boxes. Most of us are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprints though.

If you’re a make-up fan like us, you’ll know how easy it is to pile up a mountain of cosmetic packaging.

But if we find new uses for these containers, you not only save you money but also protect the environment!

Let us show you how to reuse your old cosmetic packaging below.

#1: Use old lip balm containers to save your bobby pins

You know what? Recycling old cosmetic containers and other types of containers is actually very simple.

For example, do you have old lipstick boxes? And will you easily lose your bobby pins? Well, an old lipstick container will keep your pins inside the space. Sometimes, it’s really helpful especially in the hot days when you want to keep cooler a bit.

So, think twice before throwing your lip balm container away. They can be your bobby pins saver for the other days ^ ^

#2: Turn your compact containers into a jewellery storage box

Do you think it hard to recycle an empty compact container?

In fact, one way to reuse this make-up container is to use it for jewellery storage. Instead of scattering your jewellery randomly and end up difficult to find them back, compact containers just help you out.

Moreover, you can also use them to keep your elastic bands, earrings and other cute little stuff.

They’re small enough to put in your wallet for the ladies’ night. And big enough to hold the small necessities for an enjoyable journey at the same time

#3: Make vases with perfume bottles

Many people like to collect empty perfume bottles, and the obvious reason is, they are truly beautiful.

And sometimes, just too expensive to give up.

So, for all these reasons, why should we throw them away?

Besides, you can always turn these cute pretty bottles into vases. It is definitely a good way to add value to your home/office decoration.

#4: Make Travel-Sized Containers

Reduce your travel dollar store to resize cosmetic containers for travel. An old face hot pot can carry three ounces of moisturizer.

#5: Create your unique brush holder with shampoo bottles

Shampoo bottles are the most versatile containers. You can extend them easily by a short tap.

So, cut an empty shampoo bottle from the bottom part, say a few inches. Then, blunt the sharp edge with a knife/scoop.

Look! Your distinct and unique make-up brush holder just come out this way!

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#6: Transform old compact containers to be perfume holders

Have you ever thought that your compact containers can hold your perfume discs? Now, we’re going to tell you how to do it.

And you can do this DIY by the following easy steps:

  • tsp beeswax pellets (6 grams)
  • 5-40 drops essential oil
  • TBSP carrier oil (around 14.5 grams)
  1. Put oil and beeswax on a glass bowl on a small pan filled with water. Heat it for a while, until you see it melt completely.
  2. Pour the liquefied oil into a clean and empty container and cool for a few minutes.
  3. Stir the essential oil gently into the mixture of liquefied carrier oil and beeswax.

As solid perfume solidifies, the fragrance enhances. When using, you rub your fingers on the solid perfume, then apply it to your wrist.

Interesting to know, homemade solid perfume can last for 12 months.

#7: Make a D.I.Y. Sewing Kit with cosmetic containers in large sizes

Our favourite hotel freebies can be beautiful sewing tools. This is because it seems to contain all the sewing tools you need!

And the good news is, you can make your own sewing toolbox freely by reusing the make-up container!

For example, loose powder boxes and even larger eye makeup containers can hold sewing necessities. And that includes:

  • small scissors
  • several pins
  • safety pins
  • needles
  • threads of various colours

#8: Get your old lipsticks to be pill containers

How could this happen? It’s very easy indeed!

To do so, just simply scrape the remaining pieces of lipstick and then inject it in the daytime.

Compared to those dull cosmetic boxes, using old lipstick can make gorgeous makeup boxes, which are excellent alternatives.

#9: Generate the beautiful plant jars

Cosmetic containers as small as ink cans or even eggshells are perfect materials for making plant jars.

We just need to fill with potting mixture, moss, mini forget-me-nots or Viola. However, we usually choose plants with fine roots and water in these jars.

Before these tips, you might not ever think your little cosmetic jars could be so useful!

#10: Revive the old domestic containers and create your D.I.Y. skincare portfolio

How to propel your recycling work to the next level? Forget about expensive containers and use what you have.

Think of making your own skin cleanser? For example, homemade apple juice lotion, DIY cleanser and facial oil moisturizer. Feel free to use your pretty empty cosmetic containers to increase the recovery rate.

Recycle your cosmetic packaging

If you feel little interested in reusing, you can recycle the cosmetic containers!

Strictly speaking, reorientation (adapting to different purposes) is not for everyone. Some containers are not suitable for reuse. For example, those fingernail polish containers are not easily reused due to their toxic properties and harmful chemicals.

So, we can only recycle them.

What are the benefits of recycling? We can tell a bunch here, including:

  • reduce waste in landfills
  • save energy
  • save natural resources
  • prevent pollution by reducing the demand for new raw materials
  • and more

We can convert the waste into reusable materials by some easy handy recycling jobs.

But sometimes, recycling can remain a huge effort.

Fortunately, some of the world’s best-known brands have already figured this out. Here are some brands whose recycling efforts have raised several levels:

  1. AVEDA – Aveda works with G2 Revolution, a recycling company. They allow customers to bring Aveda packaging and accessories to the store to recycle. And at least 85% of Avida’s haircare bottles and cans contain completely recycled materials.
  2. LE LABO FRAGRANCES – offer discount system. If the old customers buy perfume again, they can enjoy a 20% off discount.
  3. MAC – MAC accepts its main package through the back-to-m.a.c. program. When you return 6 MAC primary containers to any MAC counter or Mac cosmetic online. You can get free MAC lipstick. You can choose the colour number for this lipstick.
  4. GARNIER – They work with TerraCycle. Garnier accepts Garnier empty bottles (bottles, caps, hairspray tubes, hair gel triggers) and delivers them free of charge.
  5. TENOVERTEN – This manicure salon works with CalthWe, then reclaims the remaining nail polish bottles, and parts such as plastic caps and brushes.
  6. CÔTE – A salon in Losangeles, works with an Environment Services Inc to recycle nail polish bottles. And the introduction of preferential policies, regular customers can enjoy 10% discount when they buy again.
  7. LILAH B – The brand offers each minimum package. This allows customers to send back old beauty products of any brand for free

Tips on Recycling Cosmetic & Makeup Containers

Nowadays, many companies and organizations are willing to reuse and recycle cosmetic containers. Penny & Pine, for example, is an environmentally friendly and sustainable company.

Together with the best brands in the world, our advice is not limited to products. Do other brands you like share the same values?

Here’s how to find your favourite brand and judge if it supports your campaign:

Tip #1: Find out the recycling program by the container’s company

Many of the world’s most famous (and expensive) brands usually offer you free shipping and free gifts.

Well, you can check out their product packaging and website plans, partners and some other details. And see if these companies have recycling plans.

Tip #2: Recycle those caps

Since the caps on bottles and skincare products are hard plastic caps, they are difficult to recycle.

That’s why very few people offer to accept plastic bottle cap recycling programs.

If the company does not accept plastic bottle cap recycling, send your plastic bottle cap to the bottle cap recycling company.

Tip #3: Clean and wash the containers before putting them into the recycling bin

Cleaning up these containers is just a small act.

However, this small move can play a role in protecting the environment.

Make the world different.

Tip #4: Know more about what you can recycle by asking your recycling company

In fact, what you can recycle more than you think! So, you have to ask around.

With the development of technology, many recycling projects are looking for more ways to reduce waste in landfills. And you just need a phone call or a quick Google search to know what you can offer to recycle.

While we pursue beauty, we don’t have to destroy the environment.

So, re-use cosmetic containers, give them a new rental life or walk an extra mile to take these containers to a recycling station! You just need such a simple step to protect the environment.

It’s a great gift that we can give ourselves and the environment!

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Today, we’ve discussed a bunch of things about cosmetic packaging in this article.

  • The importance of cosmetic packaging
  • Various types of cosmetic packaging
  • Cosmetic packaging labels
  • Design ideas for cosmetic packaging solutions
  • How to make cosmetic packaging more eco-friendly

If you like it, don’t forget to share this article with your friends. And keep your eyes on our latest blogs.

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The Ultimate Guide to Personal Care Packaging


Personal care packaging is really important especially for suppliers of personal care products.

Today we are going to tell you why and how to create attractive designs with a bunch of examples on the market.

And sure, we’ll also talk about the market and trends of the industry. If you’re inside the personal care packing industry you definitely don’t want to miss it.

Why packaging is important for personal care products?

To better understand the importance of personal care packaging, we need to know the importance of personal hygiene.

It’s important for both physical and mental health.

Good personal hygiene habits help to lower the risk for diseases, as your body is exposed to bacteria 24&7. If it’s not cleansed through time these bacteria can multiply increasing the risk of infections and other health problems.

Mentally, personal hygiene is important for self-esteem.

Being clean and well-groomed can make you feel more comfortable and confident on your own skin. While being dirty is not only a risk for your health, but it also creates feelings of discomfort and anxiety.

That’s why we always need to maintain a good personal hygiene routine.

What does a good personal hygiene routine look like?

We are mostly aware one must have a daily personal hygiene routine. And it’s important to the start, during or the end of a day.

Here are some important factors for personal hygiene.


Our hands are the most susceptible part of your body to be around bacteria.

This reason is simple, we use our hands constantly in our daily life.

That includes holding your phone, pen, opening a door or going to the bathroom. Thus, washing our hands frequently with water and soap remains one of the keys. For example, wash our hands in the following situations:

  • Before eating or cooking food.
  • Before holding a baby.
  • After visiting the toilet
  • After coughing or sneezing
  • And the cases after touching the animals

Dental Care

Caring for your teeth can not only benefit your appearance but also avoid things such as gum disease.

Also, it helps with problems like bad breath, tooth decay and many other infections.

So, always remember to

  • Wash your teeth minimum twice a day, mostly after eating and before going to sleep.
  • Floss the teeth daily to clean the spots that a regular toothbrush cannot reach.
  • Store your toothbrush in a clean and dry place.
  • Change your toothbrush regularly to avoid bacteria accumulation.


Taking a bath daily is important as well, you can do it better by

  • Bathing daily with soap and warm water, it prevents the body to have an odour or for bacteria to stick around.
  • Always remember to dry yourself after showering to avoid infections as Athlete’s foot.
  • Shampoo and condition your hair at least once a week to keep your scalp clean and prevent head lice.


Germs and dirt can cling to your clothes too.

So, it’s also important to wash your clothes regularly to remove any germs or impurities.

Also, if you’re ever exposed to a patient, the bacteria can also stick in your clothes go home with you. In this case, adding antiseptic liquid or disinfectant will make your clothes clean and fresh before you wear them.

Personal hygiene may look hard to do. But once you’ve got those habits, you’ll find it as easy as eating and drinking.

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Personal care packaging is everywhere in our daily life.

As you can tell, high-quality personal hygiene involves a series of personal care products and items. So, think about the following scenario. If the personal care products come with ugly packaging or give you a dirty feeling, will you buy them?

We are sure you will know the answer especially when you’re inside the personal care industry.

Thus, the personal care packaging remains critically important because it leaves your customers the first impression.

There are times you might leave the product on the shelf because of the packaging. While you must have the experience that you decided to buy the cream because it stood out among the many.

And the reason is easy, the price and functions remained the same. However, the attractive packaging just caught your eyes.

If all these things come with bare/no packaging. Too hard to imagine, right?

Now that we’ve learned the importance of packaging for personal care products, let’s look of the market.

The global personal care packaging market

Personal care packing is one of the essential features of the personal care industry.

It not only creates a physical visual appeal but also contributes increase value of the products.

Moreover, many companies constantly invest in improving the personal care packing ideas for their products. For example, haircare, skincare, deodorants and many others.

Currently, the market for personal care packing has a value of 24.49 Billion USD.

And the market expects to reach 31.9 billion USD by 2025.

Plastics remain the key material for the personal care packaging industry

So, personal care packaging remains a significant part of the packaging market, since the industry is in rapid and continuous growth.

The personal care packaging solutions may involve most varied packaging requirements compared to all other sectors though.

Take the materials as an example. Metals, glass, paper and plastic, all these items make containers with different shapes and sizes determined by the product.

Among the many, plastics remain one of the primary materials used for the personal care packaging industry.

This is a result of their nature.

Plastics can form containers, flexible pouches, caps, closures and nozzles.

In the meantime, plastic tubes are the most used form for packaging in the personal care industry. It can store liquid-solid and semi-solid materials and dispense products.

Also, tubes provide better protection for the product, when compared to other forms of containers.

The personal packaging market in regional sectors

Asia has a rise in disposable income, along with the growing popularity of personal care packaging products.

A result of the growth of skin care products in particular.

Natural to organic ingredients would be the primary factors driving this growth. Through time, there are many socio-demographic changes in these regions. This includes the following countries like Korea, China, Japan and India.

The growth of personal care product demand then results in the surging demand for the personal care packaging market.

On the other hand, oral care is also gaining benefits as consumers comprehend the importance of preventing oral health problems.

At the same time, most toothpaste brands in the US gained popularity.

In Italy, about 76.3% of consumers suffering from diabetes talked about their experience. That is, they brush their teeth after each meal as they are more likely to suffer from periodontal disease. The disease results from infection to the gum and bone that hold the teeth in place.

Recently, the spread of COVID-19 has greatly impacted the market by disrupting the supply chain. Many massive factories close down because of the pandemic situation.

Subsequently, companies providing personal care products are facing difficulty to find packaging solutions for their products.

In many countries, suppliers of personal care products are difficult to function. So, the governments put personal care industry under the essential category, so that they can function during the epidemic burst.

The market for personal care packaging in Australia

The industry structure in Australia is changing. Concerns for healthier lifestyle have become a popular trend.

As a result, the demand for personal care packaging is greater than ever.

And the awareness of environmental protection has raised among the customers in recent years.

Thus, many manufactures start to develop and expand new packaging solutions to change their materials. From non-eco-friendly to sustainable materials such as glass, recycled cardboard.

And that involves the compostable personal care packaging as well. Organic materials like peanuts, sugarcane, starch can fulfil the expectation by the costumers.

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The big players on the global personal care packaging market today

Amcor Plc

The Australian Amcor Group is a multinational packaging leader in the world.

The Group develop and produce a variety of flexible and rigid packaging solutions. And their specialities include closures and cartons.

The packaging product by the Amcor Group is common to find in many industries, including:

  • food & beverage
  • pharmaceutical
  • medical device
  • home
  • personal care
  • and more

In the year 2018, Amcor has pledged to develop all its packaging products to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Also, it has joined the US Plastic Pact, a collaboration led by the Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

More recently, Amcor and the US Plastic Pact have been working together to create a path forward to a circular economy for plastic in the US by 2025.

So far, the US Pact convenes over 60 brands NGOs, retailers and government agencies to work out innovative solutions for packaging products and business models.

The Amcor Group strives to be a role for responsible packaging solutions and minimizing waste in the environment.

The headquarter of the Amcor is in Australia. With around 48,000 staff, Amcor has generated $13 billion in sales with operations spanning across more than 40 countries.

And it is making progress towards its commitment by the increased use of recycled materials. That will drive greater recycling of packaging around the world.

AptarGroup Inc.

Based in the US, the AptarGroup, Inc., is a global manufacturer of consumer packaging and drug delivery devices.

Today, Aptar has manufacturing operations throughout 18 countries.

Other than manufacturing, it is also a global leader in the design of active packaging solutions. They are making meaningful packaging solutions in the looks, health, homes and lives for millions of people around the world.

The innovative solutions by Aptar’s are common to find in a variety of end markets as followed:

  • personal care
  • beauty
  • consumer health care
  • home care
  • food and beverage
  • prescription drug
  • injectables

The headquarters of the Group lies in Crystal Lake Illinois. And it has 14,000 employees in 17 countries currently.

The history of Aptar began since 1946 as Werner Die & Stamping in Cary and formed the Group in 1992.

Many companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries adopt Aptar’s devices for different medicines.

In July 2019, the FDA approved Aptar Pharma’s Unidose Powder System as the first intranasally-delivered, needle-free rescue treatment for severe hypoglycemia.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Group invested to accelerate its moulding equipment and assembly machines for pumps.

As always, Aptar creates innovative packaging technologies to build brand value for customers through design, science and insights.

Today, the stock of Aptar lists on the New York Stock Exchange. And it was named to Barron’s list of 2019’s Top 100 Most Sustainable US companies.

Gerresheimer AG

Gerresheimer AG manufactures packaging products for medicine and drug delivery devices.

As you might tell from the name, the headquarters of the company is in Germany.

With the former name as Gerresheimer Glass AG, glass and plastics packaging solutions remain their specialties today. And the packaging products by Gerresheimer AG serve widely in personal care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

Currently, the company has operations in Europe, Asia and the Americas for their production. That includes 6 production facilities in China, 7 in India, and 5 in South America.

Today, you can easily find Gerresheimer’s footprints in the fast-growing emerging markets.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global pharmaceutical business has developed well. And this also boosted the business of Gerresheimer.

Moreover, the company will continue to increase its investment in quality and capacity as they did in 2019 and 2020.

Accordingly, Gerresheimer has generated a revenue of 363 million Euros in the second quarter in 2020. That marks 4.6% organic growth in the core business compared to the same period of 2019.

Albéa SA

Albéa SA is the leading supplier in plastic and laminate tubes, mascaras, lipsticks and samplers. And it offers the largest range of packaging solutions for personal care and beauty industries in the world.

You can find their footprints in compacts, lip gloss, fragrance & lotion caps, promotional items and accessories as an expert.

Over 50 years, the innovative packaging design and world-class manufacturing by the company have acquired customers’ hearts throughout the world.

At the moment, the company has 12,000 people serving various brands in 60 countries across the world. You can find their 32 facilities in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

By the year 2019, Albéa’s global sales have reached a total of 1.2 billion USD.

Silgan Holding Inc

Silgan Holding Inc is a leading manufacturer of metal containers in Europe and North America.

The company’s products lines include:

  • plastic containers
  • steel and aluminium containers
  • plastic and metal closures
  • dispensing systems

And you can find the footprints of Silgan Holding’s products in the following industries:

  • personal care
  • beauty
  • food for human and pets
  • beverage
  • health care
  • pharmaceutical
  • household
  • garden
  • and more

Besides, in the market of North America, the company is now the largest manufacturer of plastic and metal food containers. And the market share of their products takes over half of the market in the year 2019.

The products of Silgan Holding have served various branded clients. Listerine, Campbell’s Soup, Del Monte Fruits and Vegetables and Friskies Pet Food are all their clients.

The company’s goal is to increase shareholder value, reduce operating costs and build competitive sustainable solutions.

Moreover, Silgan Holding is an expert in acquiring and integrating. Since the establishment in 1987, Silgan has acquired 36 businesses.

As a result, they have created a net sale of $2.47 billion in 2019.

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The personal care packaging trends

Haircare is likely to grab the significant share over the other personal care products

Haircare retail is a highly known and competitive sector.

As seen, haircare companies mostly rely on packaging distinction to forge a company and customer connection.

Impressive packaging ideas will make your brand stand out among your competitors on the personal care packaging market.

That’s why more and more hair care brands invest more money in packaging solutions for their products.

Some adopt matte and gloss printing techniques by increasing sensory elements into their packaging to attract consumers.

Many recognized Japanese personal care brands are trying to propel their presence in Europe.

Guhl, for example, the Tokyo based haircare brand by Kao’s, start to tap into eco-friendly products and sustainable packaging solutions.

Typically, their personal care packaging comprising 50% recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) have managed to establish their presence in Europe. Countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherland are in great demand for that.

Furthermore, the condition bottles used by Kao’s are fully recyclable thanks to the full use of polypropylene (PP).

Jar packaging is hitting the game

Jar packaging is common to see for hair care products.

And there are a variety of jars on the market today, such as single wall and double wall, acrylic and metal shelled. They can create an elegant appearance for hair care products since these jars can easily hold and sustain large volumes. That way, products like gels, creams, waxes and pastes can all enjoy the benefits.

As a result, the trend also spreads to other personal care packaging today.

Moreover, this low-profile jars of plastic and glass come in travel-size packaging. And they are suitable for creams, lotions and gels aiming for the high-end market.

For instance, Herbal Essences partnered with TerraCycle to develop a recyclable shampoo bottle composed of 25% recycled beach plastic in 2019. They are going to adopt this bottle for conditioner products as well.

Moreover, L’Oréal and ProAmpac developed a unique and sustainable packaging by adding a “Packing & Environment” policy since 2007. They achieved the goal by reducing packaging and volume weight with recycled materials or materials manufactured using renewable energy.

Besides, PB Creative, the award-winning brand design agency worked with Toni & Guy. They developed a new set of packaging designs to appeal for a more “mature” consumers. And they relate closely to the market target of the brand.

PS: Toni & Guy is an international American chain of hairdressing salons.

North America would probably be the biggest shareholder

The circumstance in the US

The US is a major leader in personal care products.

A study made by the Brazilian Association of personal Hygiene shows that the US had the most valuable market in the globe in 2018. And that generated a profit of 89.5 billion USD.

Now, the personal care market obtains a growing demand, as a result of premiumization in line with the global trend.

That also leads to innovative and premium packaging.

In the recent past, Estee lauder is working with another leading cosmetic line Bobbi brown. They launched an Art Stick Liquid Lip in a new colour cosmetic container that facilitates the way that liquid lipstick is applied.

Currently, the US is also increasing the use of e-commerce channels for personal care products.

Natural beauty products, in particular, are experiencing more demand, as a result.

The US Government has proposed a new policy to regulate products. Personal care products need approval to be labelled as natural and sustainable before being placed on the market.

The circumstance in Canada

As for the personal care industry in Canada, the government has been playing a significant role in development.

As well as the US, Canada focuses on personal care innovation in the industry.

Studies show that the packing industry estimates to rise from 50,497 million units in 2018 to 52,911.4 million in 2023. Along with the promotion of academics about personal care products, which also contributes to the growth in the industry.

This is going to help the Canadian personal care industry to revive. The personal care industry in Canada is fragmented, but several SMEs might thrive thanks to the policy.

Moreover, this will also boost the growth of the personal care packaging industry during the forecast period.

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E-commerce leads the new marketplace

As mentioned above, e-commerce is very much driving the future of personal retail. That means personal care packaging solutions must adjust to better meet the new requirements.

both for appearance and resistance to damage during transportation.

The personal care market was once an industry only limited to physical stores. But these years, technological advancements had improved massively.

In fact, a big concern for many personal care players in protecting their signature style and branding.

Packaging appearance, just like fashion, suffers from ‘dupe culture’ and PrimePac will advise you on the best ways to develop your pretty packaging designs while protecting them from your competitors.

Feel free to tell us your needs and get a quote for the packaging solutions.

Besides, the personal care industry is moving towards e-commerce simply because consumers are striving to have digital experiences.

Also, many other platforms can provide top tips for packaging beauty goods for e-commerce.

And PrimePac is an example in Australia. With rich experience in the packaging industry, we can help you promote your brand and products into the popular e-commerce marketplaces.

The pain points:

User experience has become more and more the key role to success.

But sometimes, micro-aggressions are preventing a product being a 100% pleasurable for a consumer.

For a while, the products in the personal care industry came with simple and often monotonous designs.

However, personal care retail sites with an optimal visual will definitely attract more customers. So, a change in the packaging industry is essential to meet the various requirements by a customer today.

Therefore, we always delve into the packaging designs. It is because we do know it can result in greater user experience with total satisfaction.

Our goal is to make personal care packaging individual, inclusive and accessible to every customer.

Concerns about sustainability

How is it going to impact the sustainability of our planet? This has been one of the major dilemmas.

And it remains a leading issue for consumers and brands inside this industry.

Plastics are currently the main talking point due to the series of current issues as you can tell. Ocean plastics, for example, has been a pain point for Aussies.

However, “not all plastics are equal”. In other words, plastics can also be sustainable if we use them in the right way.

And there are benefits in recyclable/recycled plastic, bioplastics and compostable plastics.

Many studies and reports showed us how to make plastic packaging sustainable.

Also, experts have pointed out the possibility that “A product lifecycle won’t cost the earth”. We just need to understand and practice the topic “how to upcycle in packaging”.

Furthermore, Eastman’s Renske Gores talked about chemical recycling. She explained how to recycle chemicals. And the chemical recycling trend would represent the future of recycled materials. Hence, benefits the plastic packaging in the personal care industry.

PS: Renske Gores is a veteran specialized in personal care packaging. Her current role is an experienced participant in sustainable projects in bio-sourcing.

Nice look

Apart from being sustainable, products with a beautiful look in the packaging will inspire potential customers. As we discussed earlier, the quality of packaging for personal care products serves part of the whole user experience.

Thus, a packaging solution with beautiful looking would be a plus and make you stand out among your competitors.

Customization and individualization

We are now seeing a strong desire for individualization and customization by customers.

The desire to fulfil all costumers’ desires in packaging for personal care products. From the shoe brands allowing you to upload your arts for your shoe designs to the billion-dollar market for cell phone covers.

In fact, there is a growing expectation by the customers.

As a customer yourself, you want your vendors to treat you as an individual rather than the general. That’s why individualization remains the shining star at the moment.

Of course, personal care packaging is not an exception.

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How to start your packing design?

If you own a business of personal care products, the potential for some serious stuff is there.

Also, you want to bring your amazing ideas to your products to attract customers.

To achieve that goal, you will have to find a way to break through the clutter. As some designers say, make your packaging jump off the shelf at Walmart. And tell your customer “THIS is the thing only for you!”. The smart way to do that is through your packaging solution.

As we mentioned above, your packaging is the first thing to turn the passers-by into your customers.

Unless your packaging grabs their attention, or they’re likely to gather dust on the shelf rather go home with customers.

But how do we create a kind of packaging to make your target costumers crave for it and scream “THIS IS WHAT I WANT?!”

Here are a bunch of tips for your reference before hatching out your great ideas.

Important things prior to your design

Before we start designing our packaging solution, there are several points we have to consider:

Know your target customer

Developing a clear and understanding target can be the most important thing you need to do.

And that should come before choosing your packaging and even the products.

In other words, it remains critical to know who we’re designing for. And we need to find out the answers to the questions like these:

  • Are our customers masculine sportsmen? Or those young gentlemen who like to drinks and sit before the TV dreaming of themselves to be supermen?
  • Is that a lady picking for bargains among the shelves in the supermarket? Or a lady who cares more about the quality and will pay more for the product lifespan?

However, many new business owners share a common mistake. They might think a product can fit everyone’s taste.

But apparently, it doesn’t work that way.

Just like, you probably don’t want to wear the dress of your grandma to go on a date.

As we said, individualization and customization remain the key to success. Particularly, the case in personal care packaging requires more elements that involve the word “PERSONAL”.

Therefore, defining your target customer will definitely increase the sales of your product.

Find out the personality of your brand

Your brand’s personality remains as important as the identity of your target customer.

Are you working to be a KIA, Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz or Porsche?

The personality of your brand brings you customers with the same or similar preferences. People always prefer to stay closer to those who share similar characters. And you can well see that also in their shopping habits.

Again, your brand’s personality is your brand’s identity. So, figure it out and get the hearts of our target customers before the design work.

Think about how your ideal customers will buy your products

How your target customers buy your products is the key factor in how and where you’re going to sell.

For example, if your target customers prefer to buy online, then you might open an online store. While your sales lie in the offline stores, you will probably invest more to develop the offline channels then.

On the other hand, if you’re targeting bulk sales at a time, you might prefer wholesalers rather than retailers.

So, think it through earlier is better than later.

Gather your team and brainstorm the ideas

Great ideas are often a result of integration after a series of meetings and discussions.

So, a few brainstorming before start designing your packaging is a wise choice. Bring your creative team members and discuss the plan in detail.

Jump out of the box and be brave to use images and colours during the discussion. And these elements are also important keys to reflect your brand personality.

Last but not least, always remember to keep your team inspired during the process.

How to do this? Make use of the existing examples on the market today.

Get some inspiration by the trends

Remember the packaging trends we talked about earlier?

Since you’ve got the principles, we’re now going to talk about the solid examples.

We need to keep in mind, the trends are like a mirror of the preferences and behaviours of customers. Thus, it’s important to keep the packaging design up-to-date.

Here are some personal care packaging instances that we are seeing everywhere today.

Unique customs fonts

Unique customs fonts modify the words on your packaging.

A well-designed distinct font will make your brands stand out from others.

Nowadays you can see many types of fonts designed for the packaging of different kinds of products. Nearly all brands have their own special fonts.

Font design has become a must for designing packaging. It tells customers who you are as a brand.

However, hand lettering is not used as much because it seems ordinary. You need to design a font with a clear style. For example, design a font that arouses a retro vibe or a font that shows a bold attitude. Make sure the font sticks in people’s minds.

Intricate line drawings

If you are a detail-oriented person, you will find intricate line drawings are also a packaging trend.

It’s because intricate line drawings form lots of details.

Although they have no words, they show what’s the product behind the packaging. You can know something about the product. Intricate line drawings are common in personal care packaging, usually in the form of a beautiful flower.

They may cover the whole product package or just cover part of the package. The perfect quality of line drawings is that you can change the lines as you like. For example, you can make your line drawings less feminine, or more elegant, or cleaner. It’s easy to find out the line drawings that most fit your products.

Bold, eye-catching patterns

Another trend is using patterns to catch customers’ eyes.

An eye-catching pattern at the right place gives your products a confident young look.

Subsequently, it will help your products easily stand out from other products in the market. A combination of stripes and wild colour will never go out of style.

Or you can design an irregular pattern. A bold, eye-catching pattern will give your design a certain edge. It does more than give your products a young look. So, carefully design your patterns and make good use of them.

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Using a cool black packaging with a twist

Choosing a classy monochrome design will ensure that your packaging will never go out of style.

Many famous personal care brands tend to use black and white packaging. White packaging used to be an overwhelming choice for personal care packaging. Black packaging for personal care products looks very luxurious, making an air of mystery and coolness.

It is going to dominate monochrome packing. So, adding some unique patterns and a little pop of colour will be an interesting twist to this kind of black packaging.

Lush florals and warm earthy colours

If your products pursue a sustainable lifestyle, you can use rich, warm flowers and earthy colours in your packaging design.

This style of packaging will make your products look more sustainable and earthy. It can be feminine. Sometimes it can add a sexy vibe to your products. Lush flowers and earthy colours can give customers a feeling of warmness and comfort.

It’s a good idea to combine lush floral illustrations and simple typography. The result must be a classic style–approachable yet luxurious.

Modern and minimalist pastels

The combination of pastel and minimalism is a match made in heaven.

On one hand, pastels can soften or harsh a minimalist packaging design. On the other hand, clean minimalist design can give the pastel packaging a sense of modernity and maturity. When designing your packaging, you can play with these two concepts. Use pastel and minimalism in your design and find out the best mix for your brand.

And meanwhile, keep the packaging simple and stylish. Another option is picking one colour with many pastel colours, to get a playful and dreamy packaging look.

When it comes to personal care packaging, there is no bad choice. You need to encourage yourself to be different. Take advantage of the tips we mentioned just now. What you aim for is a unique packaging design that expresses yourself and your ideas about the products.

It is your ideas that make your products unique and stand out from other brands.

Find more about packaging designs.

Eco-friendly ideas about personal care packaging

Recycle the packaging for personal care products

What kind of materials is recyclable when it comes to personal care packaging?

Shampoo and conditioner bottles

Bottles of shampoo, conditioners, and shower gel might vary depending on the brand.

But usually, these bottles are recyclable.

Before you bring them to a recycling centre, make sure that you have washed and dried the bottles.

If you are not sure 100% whether the bottles are recyclable, you can read the label. If the label has a triangle with an arrow symbol, it means the bottle can be recycled.

Deodorant cans and aerosols containers

If deodorant cans, hairspray, or dry shampoo containers are made of steel or aluminium, mostly they can be recycled.

But before you bring these cans to recycling centres, you should make sure that all these cans are empty.

And you should take down all the detachable parts. Also, do not pierce, crush, or try to flatten these cans. It could be very dangerous as these cans contain gas. It is inflammable and may hurt you.

Hairdryers, straighteners, and electrical beauty tools.

Things like hairdryers, curling wands, and straighteners are usually non-recyclable or unsustainable.

But they are widely recycled in many places.

Bigger electronic items such as TVs and washing machines are mostly non-recyclable. It means that you cannot recycle any useful materials from the TV by yourself.

So why not donate them to local recycling centres? Recycling centres will gladly accept these items if they still work. And later they will be sold to people who need them.

Besides, if you want to make some money, you can sell these non-recyclable items online.

DON’T misunderstand, the below items are NOT recyclable

Nail varnish bottles

People have found hazardous toxins in the components of nail varnish. It means that you can’t recycle nail varnish bottles even if you clean them thoroughly.

So, avoid trying to recycle nail varnish bottles, as they will contaminate your other recyclables.

Make-up wipes

Make-up wipes are not a recyclable or eco-friendly option unless they are labelled as biodegradable.

Nivea’s biodegradable cleansing wipes can biodegrade in 28 days.

But most of the make-up wipes are still non-recyclable. Instead of using make-up wipes, you can choose some reusable make-up pads or biodegradable sheets.

For example, things like Jinmee Hydrapuff Skincare Sheets are an eco-friendly and price-friendly choice. Also, remember that items that have a “Biodegradable” tag cannot be thrown to the recycling bin.

Makeup brushes

Makeup brushes are made of superfine non-recyclable nylon, plastic, or animal-derived hairs.

In other words, there are not meant to be recyclable.

If makeup brushes are broken, you could only dispose of them in your normal bin. To avoid resentment, just take care of your make up brushes to prolong their life span.

Or you can find more sustainable brushes. There are some bamboo brushes in the market.

How to recycle the packaging for personal care products properly?

When it comes to getting rid of our unwanted clothes, you can choose to take them to a local clothes bank or charity shop.

Always ensure that the clothes are in good condition for the next person that will use it.

What’s more, don’t wash skincare or makeup products in the sink. It’s because some of the ingredients in these products can cause harm.

Over time, these ingredients can contaminate water supplies and then harm aquatic life.

Also, disposing of these products in a recycling bin is not a good solution if you care about the Earth. It can be as harmful as not recycling products at all.

Even though we try our best to recycle, unfortunately, we still throw our products in the wrong recycling bin. It may cause harm and the products need to be recycled again.

But still, there are some tips for recycling personal care products and packaging properly.

Return it

Some personal care brands like Lush, Origins, and MAC, have recycling programs depending on the region.

The programs encourage customers to return the packaging to the stores. Therefore, the stores can reuse the packaging instead of producing more containers.

Take MAC as an example. MAC has a program named “Back-to-MAC”. It allows customers to return six empty containers in exchange for a free lipstick!


There are many ways to reuse these containers.

You can recycle them or just return them to a store. Also, by cleaning them properly, you can use these containers to store other things.

Or just put them in your house as decorations.

Do not rinse the bottle out

Do not rinse the bottle out as the rinsed products will flow into surface water. And this is going to contaminate the water supplies, or even damage marine life.

Instead, you can wipe the bottle with a paper towel to reuse it.

Besides, make sure the bottles are completely dry before throwing them into the recycling bin.

Beware of hazardous waste

Many products, such as lipsticks and nail varnishes, contain a chemical called acrylate.

The acrylates are harmful. So, never throw them into a normal bin or recycling bin.

Therefore, when dealing with these hazardous wastes, you should go to the nearest hazardous waste centre. And dispose of them properly there.

Choose wisely

It’s wise of you to check before buying the products easy to recycle. For example, pump-action sprays are better than aerosols, so it’s better to choose the former.

However, some aerosols cans are recyclable if the material is steel or aluminium. To recycle them, take out their caps and make sure they are completely empty.

Besides, most products like makeup pallets have mirrors or magnets.

If you want to recycle these products, make sure you take out those mirrors and magnets. It’s because they are not recyclable.

And mascara tubes remain the same.

Some mascara wands are not recyclable. Thus, just take them off and you can recycle the rest.

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Re-use your personal care packaging

Many brands have appealing and useful packaging for their products.

But when you finish using the products, you might always feel that the packaging is no longer adoptable. And then you might dispose of them to the bin.

However, there are many other uses for packaging.

Here we offer some ideas so that you can reuse your products and the packaging.


Tins that are used to hold lip balm or solid lipstick can be cleaned and used to store small items.

For example, use tins to store ponytails, bobby pins, vitamins, or coins.

Tins function as containers. They can help you organize your home items. It means that you can save money on buying containers.

Another way to reuse tins is to store homemade makeup in tins. Homemade makeup is popular now and there are many easy tutorials on YouTube to make lip balms and tinted lipsticks.

You can use essential oils to enhance the fragrance, which is also good for your health.

Also, you can use rose powder or add some coconut or shea butter to keep your lips moist at all times!

Lotions Jars

These jars can function as storage containers.

And you just need to clean them and clear out all the residue from the product. Make use of the soap and wash them well by water. And then you can try to store things with these jars, like cotton ball makeup brushes and pens.

Also, you can paint the jars or stick some scrapbook so that they can decorate your house.

Additionally, you can use these jars to hold new lotions.

Some brands allow customers to refill lotions again at a lower price. It means you don’t need to buy the same product again and save your money.

Compact Containers

The makeup industry is full of compact containers for many types of products, such as blush, foundation, concealer, and bronzer.

It is easy for you to recycle these compact containers when you run out of the product.

Just simply remove the metal tin by using a flat screwdriver.

Or use a knife if you don’t have the right tools. Anyway, make sure to be careful.

Afterwards, clean the container and you can use it to store small items like earrings, coins, and paper clips. The advantage of a compact container is that it is easy to carry. You can put it in your wallet or bag.

Also, you could use this empty container to combine a paler foundation with a compact powder. You will get a shade that fits you right in different seasons.

Lip balm tubes

Old lipsticks tubes seem like a small compartment.

You can DIY natural lip balms with the old tubes. Or melt other lip balms, mix them, afterwards chill for a few minutes to create a new colour.

It’s a fun activity and you will finally get a new lipstick!

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A further step to upcycle

Create your unique charging dock with a lotion bottle

There are many creative and fun DIYs in the media where you can craft your empty bottles into something useful.

A charging dock, for example.

Instead of leaving your phone on the floor, you can have a place to hold your phone while it’s charging. You can make a fun crafting session with your kids or friends.

The good news is, an empty lotion bottle is enough for the raw material. A marker and a cutter can bring your art to the next level if you want your own style!

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Use the plastic bottle caps to make a lamp

Apart from using bottles to DIY, we can also use plastic bottle caps.

The cute little plastic bottle caps can really craft some amazing items with your wonderful hands, such as a lamp.

Check out the picture below and you can definitely make your innovative bottle cap lamp, too!

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Turn the shampoo bottles into aeroplane toys

Did you know we can craft many things with shampoo bottles? Your eyes don’t lie! Even aeroplanes!

And the good thing is that it takes only some easy work by the scissors and glue. Then, you will have a toy to keep your children happy during bath times.

Look at the excellent artwork below. Your children are going to love it!

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Recycle laundry detergent containers into toy cars

Perhaps every little kid has a dream of their unique car. Building one by himself/herself makes it even greater.

Apart from saving yourself some money in brand new toys, you can reuse your laundry detergent bottles by creating toy cars. A bottle with large size as the car body plus some extra caps for the wheels. And some basic tools to connect them together.

This is not only a fun way to spend time with your kids but also a way to develop their creativity.

Moreover, it is a good start to cultivate their awareness of our lovely environment.

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Transform the reused plastic bottles to be piggy banks

Making piggy banks with plastic bottles is another way to reuse them.

And that comes very handy if you’re trying to save some coins but looking for a place. In this case, you can create a piggy bank from your plastic bottle.

An interesting way to teach your kids to do some financial management, isn’t it?

Additionally, you can paint the entire bottle making it a unique style. Imagine the surprising face when your little one opens it after a few months.

Meanwhile, a transparent look can make your saving progress visible.

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If you’re also interested in cosmetic packaging, also read another article(link).


Today, we’ve talked about pretty much stuff about personal care packaging in this article. Before you get overwhelmed over the bundle, let’s take a quick recap and wrap it up a bit.

  • Why personal care packaging is of importance?
  • The current market of personal care packaging and forecast, both in the world and in Australia
  • Personal care packaging trends
  • Things to consider when designing personal care packaging
  • Ideas about personal care packaging to make them more eco-friendly

If you like this article, don’t hesitate to share with your friends and get them inspired as well. You might want to follow our latest post if you want more solid tips about the packaging industry.

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Everything about Food Packaging You Need to Know


The food packaging market is thriving today with the growing demand for food products.

Meanwhile, it’s important to find quality packaging solutions, especially for food.

In this article, we’re going to cover the following topics so that you can sort out the reliable packaging from the many.

Take your time and check them all out below.

The food packaging market

As data reveals, every year there are billions of dollars spent on packaging food and other items.

And 60% of all packaging stuff contribute to food products.

Earlier in the 20th century, most foods come without much packaging. People weighed and measured them directly, and then placed in bags. Or collect them with the shoppers’ bag and carry home.

At that time, packaging was still a strange term for most people.

But today, packaging has become a massive and lucrative industry, given the increasing demand for food packaging products.

And often, it is the look of the packaging that persuades the customers to buy the food inside. Guess you might have a similar experience as well.

As a result, the food packaging industry is thriving currently.

Find more about the packaging market.

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Why food packaging is important?

Because food packaging can help you with so many things you might not even realise before. A nice food packaging solution can:

Protect your food

Quality food packaging can protect your food from damage or contamination. On the other hand, food without proper packaging can bad for many factors, typically micro-organisms, air, moisture and toxins.

Many products, especially the food require more extra care than the other goods in many cases. They need protection against falling, crushing, and pushing during transport, the fruits for example.

In this case, a rigid package like a laminated container would definitely be a great helper. The container will make your fruits stay close together and protect them. As the saying goes, unity makes strength, this gives them enhanced strength against the force.

In the meantime, you need good food packaging solutions with nice performance against the climate. Factors like temperatures, light and humidity can all affect the shelf life of the food.

Make your food stand out

As we discussed above, there are times you buy the food because of their beautiful looking.

So, excellent packaging with creative designs can really make your food products stand out and boost your sales.

At the same time, the food packaging as a media itself can contain lots of information. That is to say, advertising on the packaging is another way to have customers identify your products among the many.

We believe you can recognise to forget the famous coke brands on the shelf. And the way their companies do the packaging just contribute a big part for that. The shapes, the logo, the colour and all other elements comprising the whole thing. The food packaging serves as part of the quality of your products today.

Ease the transport

When it comes to transport, the convenience to move is also important besides protection during the process.

Thus, a good solution for food packaging is easy to handle, such as moving and lifting.

At the same time, space also matters for transport. Sometimes, you just hope that box can fit into space and complete a full lorry load at a time. For cases like that, you’ll need packaging solutions that could tailor to your need. A well-designed food packaging can contain more products with the same materials and cost.

A packaging that saves space brings you money, given the increasing price for space today. In other words, you will save the cost of transport with suitable food packaging solutions.

Offer useful information

As you know, you can find plenty of useful information on food packaging.

The ingredients, use-by dates, manufacturing information and etc.

And the barcode as well, which is very important for shops and supermarkets. Today, we’re all used to the check-out process at the cashier. Remember the barcode scanner?

But think of the scenario, if there’s no barcode on it, how much more time are we going to spend? Too hard to imagine right? And the food packaging is the thing to display the barcode. We guess you rarely see a barcode on the food itself, don’t you?

All these factors lead to the growth of the food packaging demand.

Along with the increasing needs, there are requirements for food packaging.

Now let’s check the case in Australia.

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Safety and packaging standards in Australia

Who develops the standards for Australian food and food packaging?

FSANZ does. The independent agency founded by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991, aka the FSANZ Act.

As part of the Australian Government’s Health portfolio, FSANZ develops food standards for the Australian and New Zealand food industries.

What are the food packaging requirements?

Food safety is always an issue worth our undivided attention.

It is important to make sure the packaging is safe for food products. If you’re doing a food business, the case matters more for you.

Find more details in the following content.

According to Standard 3.2.2 – Food Safety Practices and General Requirements, a food business must:

  • Use packaging materials that fit its intended purpose
  • Use material unlikely to cause food contamination
  • Make sure food safety during the packaging process and guarantee no contamination during the process

The risks during the packaging process

There are chances the food becomes unsafe due to food packaging mistakes. For instance, the following cases can damage the food quality.

  • some pollutants get into the food during the packaging process
  • hazardous bacteria infected the food from damaged packaging
  • the packaging debris or fragments break off and then enter into the food, typically plastic or glass pieces
  • poisonous substance from the unsafe packaging dissolves and stains the food

So, risks of food safety are common to see with food packaging of low quality. And food safety involves life safety, never save the several bucks on food packaging and trip your food business over.

When it comes to chemicals leaching, it can happen in specific conditions. For example, some of the packagings are safe in normal conditions, but they will become harmful when the situation changes.

Reduce the risks by choosing the right packaging solutions

Here are a few tips and principles for your choice:

  • always use food-grade and clean packaging
  • make sure the food packaging is complete and not damaged
  • buy from reliable suppliers like PrimePaclearn the ingredients of your food and double-check the packaging, make sure it is suitable
  • ask your packaging suppliers for certifications of their packaging products as the proof of food-safe quality
  • pay attention to the instruction and symbols on the packaging, and make sure the food packaging fits your needs

Use packaging with correct ways:

  • think further in advance about where to store the packaged food. And make sure the packaging solution is safe enough for the food
  • handle the packaging with care and clean hands
  • store the packaging in a clean place and double-check the environment to avoid damage
  • always use proper ways to clean and sanitise the packaging. And ensure the methods have no impact on food safety
  • always avoid re-using single-use packaging and reuse packaging only if safe for the food
  • use enhanced packaging solutions to avoid chemical leaching in the case of any risks

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Food packaging labels

Since its establishment, FSANZ has set a bunch of food labelling standards for food safety in Australia. And the specific standards take their form in the Food Standards Code.

Besides Australia, these standards by FSANZ also apply to New Zealand.

The Food Standards Code covers the requirements for general labelling and information to display. And the requirements involve all food and tells specific application in various situations. For instance, requirements on food for retail sale, catering purposes, or intra-company transfer.

In the meantime, the Code also includes requirements for labelling and information applying to some specific food products only.

On the other hand, the requirements for food are also subject to fair trading laws and food laws. The 2 laws prohibit false, misleading or deceptive information in both Australia and New Zealand.

Why we need food labels?

Food labels provide us with information so that we have a better reference for buying the food, typically the following items:

  • the food description
  • ingredients of the food in detail
  • information for nutrition
  • use-by date or best before date
  • instruction like ways to store and prepare
  • warnings if the ingredients are likely to cause allergy

Requirements for food labelling

When it comes to the requirements for food labelling, the following information is necessary to display according to the Code by FSANZ. And that applies to food packages for retail sale and catering purposes.

Name or description of the food product

The name or description of the food must display on the food package labels. And the information should be clear enough so that you can identify it apart from the others.

And the prescribed name for the food must display on the packaging label of the food if applicable. In the cases of no prescribed name, the packaging label should contain information about the food name or description. It’s for the purpose to show the true nature of the food.

Besides, the packaging labels must tell the truth of the food. And manufactures are responsible for the correctness of the information. They should not display fake information or have it display misleadingly or deceptively.

Name and business address for suppliers of Australia or New Zealand

The food package labels should show the name and the Australian or New Zealand business address of the suppliers.

And the term “supplier” refers to the following roles:

  • packer
  • manufacturer
  • vendor (the business who sells the food)
  • the importer (the business that brings the food into Australia)

And the requirement of the business address worth our attention. The address MUST BE a PHYSICAL ADDRESS and NOT a POST OFFICE BOX.

Ingredient listing

The food packaging labels should list all of the following items unless with exemption:

  • ingredients (any substance, including all additives added to the food during the whole process from preparation, manufacture to handling the food)
  • compound ingredients (any ingredient comprising more than 1 ingredient, like egg noodles. Typically, egg noodles are made of flour, water and egg.)

And there are requirements for the displaying order of the ingredients and compound ingredients. Manufacturers must display them in descending order.

At the same time, the names of the ingredients should be detailed enough to describe them. And make sure they are correct as no misleading or deceptive information is acceptable.

The date marks

Pretty easy to understand, the food package should have a dark mark of either item below:

  • best before date. The date as a reminder of the best quality deadline. In other words, the food might remain safe to eat after that date. But the cost could be the loss of some quality.
  • use-by date. This date refers to the safety deadline for the food. That’s to say, if you eat the food after that date, it is risky for your health. And any food is not allowed to sell after the use-by date.

The date marks rules apply to all packaged foods with a shelf life of 2 years or less.

Lot identification

Lot identification can identify:

  • the production batch of this food
  • the place of packaging or production of food.

If there is a food safety problem, then this information will play an important role in the recall of products.

However, marking the date and supplier’s detailed address information usually meets this requirement.

Besides, some foods do not need to be labelled with batches, including:

  • ice cream/rock candy separate section
  • small package food. Batch identification is included when bulk packages or containers for sale are stored or displayed.
Directions for use or storage

If you don’t know the potential threat of certain foods to your health and safety. Then the food label of these products must include instructions for use and storage.

Follow these instructions to ensure food safety before use within the shelf life. For example, “refrigerate after opening” or “store away from sunlight.”

Nutrition information panel

The nutrition information sheet will give you a detailed introduction to the nutrient content of the food. It includes:

  • protein
  • energy (kilojoules or calories)
  • saturated fat
  • carbohydrate
  • sodium (salt)
  • sugars
  • fat

There is a standard format for this nutritional information, which shows the average nutrient content per serving and per 100 g (or 100 ml, if liquid) food. If you want to know more about standard 1.2.8 and nutritional information requirements, you can refer to FSANZ.

Percentage labelling

If the key ingredients are already mentioned in the food description. Then, the label of some packaged food must show the percentage of “characteristic” ingredients in the food.

For example, if there is a yogurt called strawberry yogurt, the producer must list the percentage of strawberries in the yogurt ingredient list.

If you want to know more about standard 1.2.10 – food ingredients and characteristics, you can refer to FSA Australia and New Zealand.

Country of origin

Food packaging labels must indicate the country in which the food is manufactured or produced, or specify that the product is made from local or imported raw materials.

Please note that this regulation does not apply to food produced or imported in New Zealand.

On July 1, 2016, the Australian government officially implemented the new country of origin food labelling system. Under the new system, the requirement of origin label belongs to Australian Consumer Law.

However, before the government enforces the new law on July 1, 2018, companies have two years to change food labels that meet the requirements of the new law. On July 1, 2018, the government adopted proposal No. p1041 to amend Codex Alimentarius and cancelled the original country of origin labelling requirements.

Is the country of origin label applicable to New Zealand?

In fact, in New Zealand, the government does not force producers to use country of origin labels. It is entirely up to the suppliers themselves whether to label them. Therefore, the supplier can choose not to display this information. There is an exception, however, for the country of origin of the wine supplier. At the same time, when the supplier provides the country of origin information, it must be accurate. There should be no mistakes in this step, otherwise, the government will punish the suppliers.

However, all foods must be labelled with the contact information of a New Zealand or Australian food supplier. So you can contact the supplier and ask for more information about the food.

Legibility requirements

To facilitate consumers to easily understand the label information on food packaging. The label must be simple, clear, comprehensive, and it must be in English. It is also important that the font size of the food warning statement must be greater than 3 mm high, and for small packages, it must not be less than 1.5 mm.

If you want to know more, the FSANZ user’s Guide on legibility requirements for food labels contains more letters that you can check out.

Other labelling requirements

In addition to the above several tags, the following will give you some additional tags. However, information on the following additional labelling requirements requires you to visit the FSANZ website (external website):

nutrition claims (Standard 1.2.8)

  • health claims (Standard 1.1.3, clause 1)
  • irradiated food (exposed to radiation) or food containing ingredients that have been irradiated (Standard 1.5.3)
  • vitamin and mineral content (Standard 1.3.2)
  • certain milk products and royal jelly (Standard 1.2.3, clauses 3)
  • genetically modified food (Standard 1.5.2)
  • infant formula labelling (Standard 2.9.1)
  • novel foods (Standard 1.5.1).
Exemptions from labelling requirements

Here are some of the less commonly used food labels:

  • Food without packaging
  • Inner packaging food. They are designed for sale only and generally have no outer packaging. But if there are separate parts of certain substances, people have to make oral or written statements
  • Food produced, packaged and sold on-site at a sales location.
  • Food packaged in the presence of customers
  • For whole or chopped fresh fruits and vegetables (except germinated seeds or similar products), customers can see the status and quality of fruits or vegetables through packaging.
  • According to the requirements of customers, provide packaged ready to eat food.
  • Food sold in fundraising.

Even if you produce food that doesn’t need to be labelled. The code also requires you to tell customers some information about food, either orally or in writing, at the time of sale.

Warning and advisory statements
Advisory statements

For certain foods or ingredients that may pose health risks to certain consumers, suppliers must provide advisory statements.

This kind of food or ingredients are:

  • If the food contains strong sweeteners, the supplier must indicate that the food contains phenylalanine. Because phenylalanine may affect the health of patients with phenylketonuria who have a rare genetic disease.
  • Guarana or guarana extract. For foods containing guarana or guarana extract (a natural source of caffeine), the supplier must indicate that the food contains caffeine.
  • As long as the food contains added phytosterols (which may reduce cholesterol absorption), the supplier must state the following on the label:

– when eating this product, people should match it with healthy eating habits,

– this product may not be suitable for children under five years of age and pregnant or lactating women, and

– Phytosterols do not provide additional benefits when ingested more than 3 grams per day.

  • For cola drinks containing caffeine, the supplier must indicate on the label that the product contains caffeine.
Warning statements

When people may not know that the food or ingredients pose a serious health hazard, the supplier must attach a warning statement to the food. For example, foods containing bee product royal jelly must have a warning statement. For example, a statement as easy as “this food contains royal jelly.” but clear enough to understand with no misleading or false information. According to reports, royal jelly may cause severe allergic reactions. In rare cases, it can lead to death, especially in patients with asthma and allergies. Therefore, this step is very important.

Full list of advisory statements

In addition, the code of food standards requires Advisory statements for certain products. Find the full list on

More about the labels

The names for the fish

Although the Food Standards Code has made detailed requirements for most of the food. But the Code has not defined the names for fish yet.

On the other hand, Standards Australia and the seafood industry have been working together to develop an Australian Fish Names Standard. This is going to provide guidance on standard fish names in Australia.

Find more details on You can search the fish names from their Fish Names Database.

When it comes to the fish names in New Zealand, visit the website of Ministry for Primary Industries.

So what can you do to make sure that you receive what you give?

Sometimes, when fishing or wholesale, you may choose the wrong fish.

However, this error is passed on to consumers through the supply chain. Therefore, to make sure you get the money you pay, you can choose a reputable fishmonger/restaurant.

If you’re worried that businesses may label fish the wrong way, you need to contact the supplier first. Besides, if you are not satisfied with the explanation or response of the merchant, you can contact the relevant law enforcement agencies below for further action:

  • If you are in Australia, please contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Council: or call 1300 302 502 (free for Australia callers).
  • If you are in New Zealand, please contact the Ministry of primary industry, or 0800 00 83 33 (free for New Zealand callers).
Allergic issues caused by the food

Food allergies are common to see in our daily life. If you’re allergic to some food, you might understand the feeling more than anyone else.

And the typical food allergens include wheat, soy, sesame seeds, nuts, eggs, milk, fish, and etc.

It might be easier to avoid them if you know them in advance. But there are times allergies occur to you even before you realize. The reason can be getting the wrong food into the stomach.

So, it’s of importance to display the potential allergens on the food package label.

Don’t forget that especially when you are running a food business. Some allergies can even kill.

So, always be careful when listing the ingredient information on the food package.

Ingredient lists and percentage labelling
Ingredient lists

The supplier must list the ingredients in descending order of weight.

This means that when suppliers produce products, the first component contributes the most and the last one contributes the least. For example, if sugar is at the top of the list, sugar accounts for the largest proportion of the product.

If the product contains added water, the supplier must list it in the batching table according to its feed weight. Also, any water lost during processing (e.g. water lost in the form of steam) should be noted by the supplier. The only exception is added water:

  • less than 5% of the finished product,
  • being part of the broth, brine or syrup in the ingredient list, or
  • for the reconstruction of dehydrated components.

Sometimes, foods contain compound ingredients. The producer mixes two or more ingredients. This is the compound ingredient. For example, ketchup can spaghetti, which is made of flour, eggs and water.

And the supplier must state all the ingredients that make up the composite components in the table.

Unless the amount of this compound is less than 5% of the final food. For example, one compound that may be less than 5% of the final meal is tomato sauce (made of tomatoes, peppers, onions, water and herbs) on a frozen pizza.

However, if the composition of the compound is a known allergen. No matter how much of this ingredient you use, you have to label the food package.

Percentage labelling

The supplier must label most packaged foods with the main ingredients or percentage of ingredients in the food. Then consumers can compare similar products.

The main ingredient of strawberry yoghurt is strawberry. The label says, for example, 9% strawberries. Another example of a typical ingredient is the cocoa solids in the chocolate. There are also foods, such as white bread or cheese, which may not have characteristic ingredients or characteristic ingredients. It’s all possible.

Nutrition, health and related claims

On January 18, 2013, a new standard to regulate nutrition and health claims on food labels and advertisements became law. Food companies must comply with the new standard (standard 1.2.7 – nutrition, health and related statements) until January 18, 2016.

However, if you want to learn more about the new standards and different types of claims, you can check out the documents mentioned above.

Health claims

High-level health claims must be food health relationships pre-approved by FSANZ. Currently, there are 13 pre-approved high-level health claims in the standard for food-health relationships.

However, food companies can also apply to FSANZ for prior approval of food-health relationships. And use this to support your own health claims. At the same time, it also allows enterprises to learn more about the application process.

However, food companies can also apply to FSANZ for prior approval of food-health relationships. And use this to support your own health claims. At the same time, it also allows enterprises to learn more about the application process.

Foods containing health claims must meet some of the requirements specified in the standards, including the NPSC. Food companies need to use an online calculator when determining the nutritional analysis score of food because it is very convenient and fast.

Then, other conditions in the standard must be met before a health declaration can be made.

In formulating standard 1.2.7, the government also included 183 food health relationships from the EU authorized health statement.

In addition, FSANZ has promised to consider another 32 EU authorized health claims. This is to determine if the relationship between these foods and health can also be included in the standard.

FSANZ is also reviewing the currencies for high-level health claims set out in standard 1.2.7.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have set up a high-level health claims commission. The committee is responsible for considering applications and recommendations for health claims.

Besides, to provide technical and scientific advice to itself, FSANZ has set up a scientific advisory group on health claims.

Self-verify: notifying established food-health relationships for general level health claims

If food companies can self-verify the food-health relationship, it can help enterprises to make general level health statements.

However, businesses need to self-certify food health relationships before they are declared on food labels or food advertisements.

At the same time, the company should inform FSANZ of this relationship.

Also, FSANZ maintains a list of food hygiene relationships. This is the public record of food companies. This suggests that these businesses choose to self-confirm food health relationships to support general level health claims.

However, FSANZ does not consider the advantages of informed food-health relationships in this way. And our role is limited to managing the notification process. In fact, FSANZ’s notice does not mean acceptance or confirmation of the relationship.

Also, a food business cannot use a relationship on another food business notification list. If a food business wishes to file a general health claim based on a listed relationship, it must conduct its own systematic review. And inform FSANZ of this relationship.

Who checks nutrition content claims and health claims on labels?

In Australia, state and territory agencies are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of food standards.

There is also the Australian Department of agriculture and water, which is responsible for importing food into Australia.

In New Zealand, the Ministry of primary industry (MPI) enforces food standards.

If you need to, you can contact Australian and New Zealand law enforcement agencies.

Sometimes these agencies check label statements. In addition, they sometimes respond to questions that draw their attention.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand recognise that there are many new elements in the standard. At the same time, we are working closely with law enforcement agencies to assist in the implementation of the new standards.

Besides, the ISFR (Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation) provides guidance on how to comply with the nutrition, health and related claims standards. If necessary, you can refer to the guide to proper reporting – compliance with nutrition, health and related claims standards.

However, FSANZ does not recommend compliance with this practice. If you need to, you can hire a lawyer or consultant to provide compliance advice.

Some parts of Australia’s competition and consumer act 2010 and New Zealand’s fair trade act of 1986 also apply to nutrition and health claims.

And the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) will then consider matters related to misleading or deceptive practices. For example, misleading statements, and they manage these behaviours separately.

Truth in labelling: measures, weights, and legibility
Truth in labelling

Fairtrade laws and food laws in Australia and New Zealand require food companies to label their packaging. The labels placed on the package by food enterprises shall not mislead consumers through false, misleading or deceptive statements.

Besides, in Australia, this legislation includes the Australian Consumer Act (ACL) contained in the competition and consumer act 2010, as well as the state and territory fair trade act and the food act.

In New Zealand, however, this legislation includes the food act 2014 and the Fair Trade Act 1986.

Then, the Australian Competition and Consumer Council (ACCC) implements the law of the competition and consumer act 2010. However, in New Zealand, the Commerce Commission is responsible for implementing the fair trade act of 1986.

Name or description of the food

The supplier must label its exact name or description on the package of the food. This can indicate the true nature of the food.

For example, “strawberry yogurt” should contain strawberries. If it’s strawberry yogurt, not real strawberry. Then the supplier should indicate on the label is strawberry yogurt.

Weights and measures

Weighing and measuring are one of the most important information about food. Therefore, the supplier must attach accurate weight and size information (quantity of food in the package) on the food.

Also, both the Australian National Institute of Metrology and the Department of consumer affairs of New Zealand regulate the declaration of weight and measurement.

Legibility requirements

Food standard specification requires that the label must be clear and eye-catching. And it is different from the background and uses English.

Next, the size of the text in the food warning statement must be no less than 3 mm high.

Also, unless on small packages, the type size must be at least 1.5 mm.

Food packaging innovations

With the growing global environmental pollution, we need to rethink the way that most of the food is packed.

Food packaging has become a major component of most household waste.

According to the EPA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 45% of the waste in US landfills is wasted food and discarded packages. And many of those packages are food-related.

We should be aware that using sustainable food packaging is no longer just an option for individuals. Instead, it has become an urgent need to protect the global environment.

Many people are trying to reduce the amount of food packaging they bring into their houses.

But soon they will find that it’s not an easy task.

Food packaging is closely related to people’s life. If we want to reduce the amount of food packaging waste more effectively, joint efforts of all sectors are needed. Individuals should use less food packaging.

And also, other sectors of society, such as businesses, manufacturers, and political entities, have to play their roles. Only by joint efforts can society realize zero waste as soon as possible.

Innovations in sustainable food packaging are leading us to a further step to a sustainable life.

Meanwhile, we still have a long way to go for a fully sustainable goal.

And the good news is, more and more businesses are adopting new materials. At the same time, government policies also help to accelerate progress.

And PrimePac is one of these businesses with honour to pay our effort to a society with less waste.

Why do we need innovations in food packaging?

Most of the food we buy now need plastic wrapping and packaging. Plastic food packaging is very useful and convenient, right?

But its harm is also obvious. Plastic will bring the heavy cost to human being and the Earth.

Making plastic requires a large amount of limited and heavily polluting fossil fuels. Research by the Pacific Institute, a global water organization, provides some background.

In one year, the production of plastic for bottled water that Americans bought, consumed a lot of fossil fuels. These fossil fuels are equivalent to about 17 million barrels of oil. As we all know, the heavy use of fossil fuels will make global warming more seriously.

So, to deal with the climate crisis, it is important to reduce plastic use, especially the use of single-use plastics.

Moreover, the plastic issue has created some other issues. One of the famous is the pollution of water.

So, environmental organizations believe that recycling plastics is a way to deal with plastic waste. They encourage people to recycle plastics.

By recycling plastics, we can reduce the number of new plastics that will be made.

What’s more, we can move away from a throw-away society towards a circular society, balancing environmental and economic development.

But the fact is that recycling alone is not enough. It can only be a partial and incomplete solution.

Not enough just to recycle plastic food packaging

  • One of the reasons is that most plastics of food waste in our homes are not recyclable, such as some black plastic items. These plastics cannot be recognized by grading machines at recycling centres. So, it’s necessary to think of other ways to deal with these non-recyclable plastics.
  • The third reason is that recycling plastic costs much. It uses nearly double the energy, labour and machinery than simply to put the plastics in a landfill. Besides, all recycling has extra environmental costs. For example, trucks transporting plastics produce carbon emissions on the road.
  • One more reason, we can only recycle most plastics once or twice before they are down-cycled. Down-cycled means to be recreated into some lower value items. Recycling companies turn plastic into fabrics because plastics will not be recyclable after several uses. Obviously, fabrics have a higher value. It is more profitable to turn plastic into fabrics. But it worth our notice that some clothes made from plastic bottles can no longer be recyclable.

And when plastics enter into landfill, they will break apart over time. But the process will usually continue for centuries.

So, next time when you think that buying recyclable plastic items are environmental-friendly, please remember the recycling of plastics is usually a one-or-two-time process.

The bio-plastics thing

Many innovations in sustainable food packaging use the idea of bioplastics.

Bio-plastic, also called biodegradable plastic, is a kind of plastic which will break down over time. It is unlike traditional plastic polymers.

Such plastics can be broken down by some living organisms, such as bacteria. And researchers believe that bioplastics can be an effective solution to most of the problems of plastic waste.

As we mentioned just now, most plastics will not break down naturally in the environment or will take several centuries to break down.

So, the existence of traditional plastics will create a waste crisis that will last for generations. Compared with traditional plastics, bio-plastics take a very short time to break down.

Renewable Natural Bio-plastics or Synthetic Bio-plastics?

There are two types of biodegradable plastic.

One type is bio-plastics and the other type is biodegradable synthetic polymers.

Bio-plastics are made from renewable raw materials. On the other hand, the biodegradable synthetic polymers are made from petrochemicals. They contain biodegradable additives to make the break-down process faster.

You might feel confused about the terms “biodegradable” and “compostable”.

Biodegradable material can break down into some fragments, while a compostable material can break down into useful compost. So, a biodegradable plastic may remain inorganic compounds during the break-down process.

But a fully compostable plastics, on the other hand, will break down without leaving any inorganic compounds in the environment.

We have talked about the features of different types of bio-plastic. And the features determine whether the type of bio-plastic is the most eco-friendly and sustainable choice.

The Best Bio-Plastics:

Are fully compostable

Under the right conditions, bio-plastics can be entirely broken down by micro-organisms. Bio-plastics will be converted into carbon dioxide and water, which means that bio-plastics is biodegradable and even compostable. Starch-based bioplastic is an example. Such plastics will not harm the natural environment as traditional non-biodegradable plastics do.

Unfortunately, the synthetic polymers are imperfect yet. They will leave inorganic compounds in the environment. Our goal is to improve them, so that they will not leave inorganic compounds, just like true bio-plastics. We can fully combine compostable plastics with organic materials in a large amount of waste. It helps reduce the quantity of non-recoverable solid waste.

Use fully sustainable, eco-friendly, natural raw materials

A true, green bio-plastic must be a kind of entirely renewable agricultural resource. Ideally, its raw materials should be farming by-products. It uses land that is not nutritious enough for sustainable food production. Energy and water use of agriculture should also be considered. Compostable bio-plastic must be carbon neutral if it is produced by truly sustainable organic farming methods.

Manufacturers would like to use non-renewable fossil fuels to produce synthetic plastics. It harms the natural environments a lot and also contributes to global warming.

We think that the best bio-plastics can be carbon neutral and will degrade completely. But the fact is that some biodegradable plastics will still release damaging compounds into the environment. What’s more, the process of producing a kind of plastics, the energy, land and water involved, are all important. So, before you decide which is the best bio-plastics, pay attention to these factors.

Although bio-plastics have many advantages, we should keep in mind that even the best bio-plastics have a downside. For example, the best bio-plastics will release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in landfills. Therefore, the best choice is not to use plastics or process natural bio-plastics by a small household composting system.

Compostable series are available on PrimePac now. Contact us and get a quote.

Food packaging solutions in the trend

To protect the environment, a good way to reduce the carbon footprint is to choose environmentally friendly packaged takeout food and drinks.

Let’s take a look at the following raw materials that can be used to make fully compostable polymers, which will help to better understand the innovation of bioplastics:

Food packaging with eco-friendly plastic

Potato starch, corn starch and other first-generation bioplastics feedstocks

Several plant materials can provide cellulosic materials for bioplastics used in the packaging of the global food system.

Also, a series of potato starch, corn starch and other plants have been used to replace synthetic plastics in food packaging.

However, the materials face criticism because packaging food with food-grade products means taking food from people and animals. With increasing competition for land, it has been criticized that the use of this material may be immoral in the face of global food shortages.

So, the long-term use of land to produce packaging rather than food might remain unsustainable.

Bamboo bioplastics for food packaging

According to the research conducted by INBAR, if people produce well, we can carry out a 100% bio base and complete biodegradation of bamboo plastic substitutes.

What’s more, bamboo-based materials can play an important role in the global bioplastics industry. People can produce about 2 million tons of bamboo-based materials every year.

One example of the second generation of bioplastics is bamboo bioplastics. Growers produce second-generation materials from non-food crops (cellulosic materials).

There are other examples, such as wood, awn, switchgrass, etc. The second generation of raw materials also includes wastes from the first generation of raw materials, such as waste vegetable oil.

Land use is the key to the sustainability of second-generation raw materials. We can’t use land suitable for food production to grow these bioplastic materials, which will affect food production.

So, we have to choose a land that is suitable for food production. And they should be materials that we can grow sustainably, with as little land, water and other resources as possible.

Algae/seaweed feedstocks for bioplastic food packaging

Another innovation in bioplastic food packaging is the use of algae/seaweed. We call algae the third-generation raw material of bioplastics.

They have a higher yield and higher efficiency than the above materials. And they don’t need fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or land. Besides, like the materials mentioned above, they are naturally biodegradable.

However, it is difficult to use algae as raw materials of bioplastic food packaging on a large scale.

First of all, using seaweed or unicellular algae to make bioplastics is more expensive than other bioplastics.

Second, they are not widely used, and researchers need more information to study their applications.

However, in the future, algae-based bioplastics may revolutionize the bioplastics industry. They may play an important role in the development of food packaging.

Mushroom feedstock for bioplastic food packaging

The potential bioplastics base material we can use is not just plant materials.

Interestingly, we can use mushrooms and fungi to make bioplastics. At present, mushrooms and fungi have become another way to study biopolymers.

Besides, people have now replaced polystyrene with mushroom-based materials. Fungi may also have some other applications in the future.

Of course, bioplastics are not the only alternative to food packaging.

Now more and more people are doing research on food packaging with sustainable materials. Businesses and manufacturers are becoming more and more creative when packaging food with other sustainable materials.

For example, leaves, such as banana leaves, can be simply used to wrap vegetables, etc. Our innovation in food packaging materials may also revolve around reducing the total amount of packaging required.

Other eco-friendly food packaging options

Kraft paper

People can recycle 100% of the natural brown kraft paper containers. Because they are compostable and biodegradable.

Also, people use kraft paper to make food packaging has two flip and tray styles. They are simple and fashionable.

Therefore, when the store is using kraft paper food packaging box. Customers and passers-by will immediately know that you are an environmentally friendly organization.

Palm leaf plates and bowls

Palm leaf packaging is very suitable for mobile food trucks or mobile food stalls. There, customers are most likely to consume food or drinks near the food supply area.

Palm leaf plates and bowls are fashionable to take out packaging options. It’s suitable for festivals, fairs, markets and any kind of activity because the food there is on-site. Palm leaf packaging is made from 100% renewable and compostable leaves and water.

Thus, the palm leaf package does not contain any harmful toxins and will degrade naturally within two months after use.


Ecological bagasse sugarcane containers are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Most importantly, it’s affordable, not as expensive as bioplastics made from seaweed.

What’s more, it has a variety of styles. This includes clamshell, a tray with pet cover and soup bowl. Sugarcane packaging is made of bagasse, which is the pulp of sugarcane after juice extraction.

They are non-toxic and durable. They are very environmentally friendly materials.

You can evaluate each green takeaway packaging option to determine which style is best for your business. Just to remind you, you don’t have to choose only one style of packaging. In other words, you can mix and match different styles of packaging according to your needs.

There is no doubt that your customers will support you in reducing waste and protecting the environment.

More about eco-friendly packaging on Why Use Eco-friendly Packaging for Your Online Business.

kraft paper package for food packaging

Sustainable packaging

Besides eco-friendly packaging solutions, sustainable packaging is another talking point in the packaging industry in Australia.

Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability.


In other words, it means packaging with zero/less impact on the environment. Typically, recyclable, compostable, and reusable packaging. And it is a further step of eco-friendly packaging.

Find more about sustainable packaging on Sustainable packaging industry in 2020.

What can we do as citizens in the globe?

To reduce the amount of food packaging we take home, we can make some changes. For example, we can:

  • Grow at least some of our food to prevent food shortages due to the use of food packaging.
  • Buy local, fresh, organic produce whenever possible. Instead of buying processed, pre-packaged foods, cook your own fresh ingredients.
  • When shopping, we bring our own shopping bags instead of using plastic bags in the store. Similarly, when we buy takeout food, we also bring our own containers to hold the food.
  • Before you go shopping, make a list of what you want to buy; when you go shopping, but according to the list. After purchasing the items on the list, check out to avoid impulse shopping and shopping.
  • Replace retail purchases with wholesale goods, or shop in zero-waste stores as much as possible.


A quick review of the contents above. We’ve discussed the following things in this article:

The packaging is important because nice packaging solutions can protect your food, make your food stand out, ease the transport, and offer useful information.

The requirements for food packaging in Australia, including safety and packaging standards, and the detailed requirements for food packaging labels.

Food packaging innovations are greatly in need. And recycling is not enough to solve the problem while bio-plastic is more friendly to the environment.

We also talked about the trendy food packaging solutions today. That includes the eco-friendly plastic family members: plant starches, bamboo bioplastics, algae/seaweed feedstocks and mushroom feedstock. And other eco-friendly food packaging options such as kraft paper, palm leaf plates and bowls, and eco-sugarcane.

Besides, we also talked about one of the major talking points in the industry: sustainable packaging.

And what we can do as citizens in the globe.

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Beverage Packaging

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Beverage Packaging


Quality beverage packaging solutions are in great demand nowadays, given the growing needs for beverages.

This ultimate guide is going to help you if you are:

The beverage packaging market

Studies revealed that the global beverage packaging market size expects to reach $133.3 billion in 2026.

A lucrative number, given the growing demand for a variety of beverage.

And as the final part of the beverage supply chain, the beverage packaging industry benefits from the ever-growing beverage industry.

When it comes to the beverage packaging, it is a complex process due to the various beverage types and requirements. The reason is, different types of beverages require different materials and containers, for convenience or need to keep fresh. And beautiful designs to catch consumers’ eyes as well.

Factors boosting the beverage packaging market growth

Improved lifestyles and increased per capita income (mainly in developing economies) have promoted the consumption of packaged beverages. Thus, the demand for better and convenient packaging technology is promoted.

Convenience factors in the beverage packaging industry allow for reduced waste and increased packaging resealing capabilities in the distribution process. It also allows for increased portability and reduced weight. So, it helps to save costs and thus boost the beverage packaging market.

Moreover, in urban areas, due to the increase in per capita income and the decline in water quality.

This has led to an increase in global consumption of bottled or packaged water. At present, the bottled water market is one of the fastest-growing markets.

Therefore, the rapid growth of the bottled water market has also promoted the growth of packaging required for bottled water production.

Also, many manufacturers have updated their production technology and applied automation technology in the production process. Therefore, production efficiency has greatly improved.

At the same time, the quality of products has also improved. These factors together lead to the overall growth of the beverage packaging market.

On the other hand, growing concerns about obesity and high sugar intake are leading to packaging strategies.

For example, sodas, alcohol and sugary drinks. In the future, ordinary packaging may hinder the market.

However, the application of bioplastics in beverage packaging will create favourable opportunities for the growth of the beverage packaging market.

Also, there are alternatives to bioplastics known as biopolymers. It is a polymer made from plant-based materials rather than petroleum-based materials. So, this enables bio-PET containers to degrade and reduce plastic contamination.

The non-alcoholic beverage market accounts for more than half of the global market share.

However, the demand for packaging solutions will also grow rapidly by 2026.

Competition Analysis

The main market participants described in the report include Amcor plc, Ball Corporation, Orora Limited, Reynolds Group Holdings Limited, Smurfit Kappa Group plc, SIG Combibloc Group AG, Crown Holdings, Inc., Mondi plc, Stora Enso Oyj, and Tetra Laval International S.A.

Many competitors in the beverage packaging market have taken product release as their main development strategy. They hope to expand their product portfolio of recyclable beverage packaging. For example, in July 2019, SIG launched the signature pack 100 in France. This signature pack 100 is a sterile carton. And it’s aluminium free, made from plant-based and 100% biodegradable polymers.

Similarly, in August 2019, Amcor developed a new line of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for the Salzburg beer brand in Brazil. The new bottles can last for four months, and people can recycle 100% of them using existing recycling technologies. Besides, the bottle has a glass-like appearance and has a metal crown, which is very beautiful. This makes it more attractive to customers.

beverage packaging_spout pouch packaging for orange juice

Why beverage packaging solutions worth our attention?

Beverage packages with proper designs can extend the shelf life of the beverage. That is to say, if you have the right options for your beverage packages, your beverages will live longer!

At the same time, a proper package solution can also save your material cost. And generate less waste to the mother earth.

Also, the packaging materials used for drinks include glass, polymer, metal, cardboard and their combinations. The shelf life, chemical composition and value of beverage determine what material the producer uses for packaging.

beverage packaging_shaped pouch for fruit juice

Types of beverage packaging

By beverage packaging materials

Glass beverage packaging

Glass beverage packaging has many advantages. First of all, it is non-toxic and tasteless. You don’t have to worry that drinking a glass drink will affect your health. They are very safe indeed.

Second, it is transparent. Then the glass beverage packaging will be very beautiful so that customers can see the appearance of the beverage. You know, it can stimulate their desire to buy.

Besides, the sealing of glass beverage packaging is very good. In this way, the air can be effectively isolated, to avoid the microorganism in the air and the beverage from the chemical reaction, resulting in the deterioration of the beverage.

Then, the raw material of glass beverage packaging is glass. Glass is very common, and the price is very low. Well, most drinks packed with glass materials are affordable.

Also, glass material has the characteristics of heat resistance, pressure resistance and cleaning resistance. It can be sterilized at high temperature and stored at low temperature. In this way, you can store drinks well.

Finally, glass beverage packaging is reusable and recyclable. Glass bottle recycling can save energy and reduce the waste capacity of landfills. At the same time, it can provide more raw materials for other products, including glass bottles. It’s very good for protecting the environment.

Thus, glass beverage packaging is the preferred packaging material for beer, fruit tea, jujube juice and many other beverages.

However, glass beverage packaging also has some disadvantages. For example, packing drinks with glass can make them heavy. Besides, due to the particularity of glass material, the packaging of glass material is easy to be broken and damaged during transportation. So that means it’s more expensive to transport.

Metal beverage packaging

The beverage packaging soluton are happy to have metal as an option.  It has good barrier property as glass beverage packaging. Metal beverage packaging can not only block air, oxygen, steam, carbon dioxide and other gases.

At the same time, it can also block light, especially ultraviolet light. Therefore, it will not cause the deterioration or change of flavour.

Also, it’s easy to transport and store. This is because the metal packaging is rigid, easy to operate. As a result, this has greatly increased the sales radius of commodities.

Then, the metal beverage container is not easy to get damaged and easy to carry.

Nowadays, many young people like metal beverage packaging, cans for food & beverage packaging with easy-open lids. However, it adapts to the fast-paced life of modern equipment and is widely used in tourism life.

One of the reasons why metal beverage packaging is so popular is that it is friendly to the environment.

These packages are recyclable after use. Therefore, it can not only recover resources, save energy, but also eliminate environmental pollution. Even if the metal is scattered in the soil after corrosion, it will not hurt the environment.

Compared with glass beverage packaging, metal beverage packaging has more styles and more beautiful appearance.

Metal containers generally have a beautiful metal lustre, coupled with colourful graphic printing, but also increase the beauty of the goods. Therefore, when people give gifts, they often choose the goods packed in metal containers.

But its disadvantages are also obvious. First of all, its chemical stability is very poor.

Under the condition of acid, alkali, salt and humid air, it is easy to rust. So, to a certain extent, it limits the scope of its use. Secondly, its price is relatively expensive and its economy is poor. However, this shortcoming is also gradually improved through technological progress.

Plastic beverage packaging

Plastic is a synthetic or natural polymer resin as the main material. After a special process, it can be used to package food and drinks.

The original container for beverage packaging was glass bottles, followed by paper composite cans. Later it became a PET bottle. Now rigid PET bottles are the biggest packaging materials for carbonated drinks and non-carbonated beverages.

Plastic beverage packaging, it is very light, convenient for people to carry. And it’s not afraid to break, not as easy to damage as glass beverage packaging. Therefore, it is very convenient to use it for long-distance transportation of drinks.

Also, it has a strong acid and alkali resistance characteristics. Moreover, the production of plastic beverage packaging is very convenient, and manufacturers can standardize the production in batch.

However, when using plastic beverage packaging, you should pay special attention not to let it come into contact with vinegar or detergent.

At the same time to avoid direct sunlight, high temperature, etc. To avoid chemical reaction between plastic beverage packaging and these things.

Besides, when you buy plastic tableware, you should choose the product with PE (polyethylene) or PP (polypropylene) label. And choose less decorative patterns, colourless, tasteless, smooth surface of plastic products.

Even though plastic beverage packaging is recyclable, it is disposable. Compared with glass beverage packaging which can be reused, plastic beverage packaging is a less environmentally friendly packaging option.

Paper beverage packaging

Paper beverage packaging is of low cost and lightweight. This makes it easy to carry, which is conducive to the transportation of logistics. In addition, the beverage packed with paper materials does not need to worry about metal dissolution and an odour.

However, paper beverage packaging generally uses high-strength raw cardboard materials. This is because pure paper packaging materials are difficult to package drinks. Commonly referred to as paper beverage packaging. Almost all of them are paper compatible materials.

Also, composite paper packaging is widely used in beverages, especially non-carbonated beverages. Among them, dairy products are the largest application field. Fruit juice, tea and coffee are the most commonly used compound paper packaging in beverages.

The biggest advantage of paper beverage packaging is that it can be recycled and reused. This is very good for environmental protection.

However, the pressure resistance and sealing barrier of paper-plastic composite beverage packaging are not as good as glass beverage packaging, metal beverage packaging and plastic beverage packaging. And it can’t be heated at high temperature.

Therefore, paper beverage packaging in the preservation process will encounter many problems. For example, it will reduce the heat-sealing performance of PE film due to oxidation.

Or it will be because of creases, under the fibre hardening and other reasons become uneven, resulting in the appearance is not beautiful. It will even cause the filling moulding machine difficult to feed the problem.

2 bottles of water packaged with glass bottles

By packaging types

Beverage bottle packaging

The beverage bottle packaging is generally divided into glass bottles, plastic bottles, metal cans and other types. Here we will introduce you to glass bottles, plastic bottles and metal cans.

The glass bottle has obvious advantages, it is not disposable packaging, can be reused. And the transparent shape is very beautiful. But its disadvantages are also obvious. The glass bottle is not convenient to carry because it is heavy and easy to break. If you break it accidentally, the glass will scratch yourself.

Moreover, it is not convenient to clean if it is reused. If it is not cleaned, it is easy to cause cross-infection of bacteria and viruses. The material of a glass bottle is very special, and its price is high.

Now there are a lot of bad businesses, to reduce costs, will make fake glass bottles to replace the real glass bottles. And fake glass bottles are likely to have adverse effects on people’s health.

Compared with glass bottles, the cost of plastic bottles is very low. And it’s light and easy to carry. But the barrier of a plastic bottle is so-so, and it is easy to react with other chemicals from the packaged beverage. That can cause the beverage to deteriorate.

However, with the continuous update of new materials and technologies, plastic bottles with new materials have emerged. This can overcome the shortcomings of plastic bottles to a certain extent.

Beverage packaging boxes

The biggest advantage of beverage box packaging is that it is hygienic and convenient to drink. It generally adopts aseptic and healthy packing box.

People use straws when drinking. This is to prevent consumers from bringing dust and bacteria into the beverage box when using the straws. Therefore, people can safely drink.

Besides, the beverage box packaging is very beautiful, its shape is regular, with a strong sense of design.

Moreover, it can avoid light and is convenient for long-term storage of drinks. At the same time, it can be well isolated from the air and prolong the shelf life of the beverage.

The most reputational type of carton packaging is Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak is a liquid packaging product developed by Tetra Pak company in Sweden. The company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of packaging systems for milk, juice, beverages and many other products.

Beverage pouch packaging

Beverage pouch packaging refers to the packaging pouches for beverages using processed phenylene materials.

Typically, beverage pouch packaging is common to see in packages for milk, juice and other drinks.

Beverage pouch packaging has the characteristics of acid resistance, corrosion resistance and aging resistance. This means that the beverage pouch packaging can play the role of isolation and protection. And the cost of beverage pouch packaging is very low, low price is a good choice for manufacturers to save production costs.

Also, the production of beverage pouch packaging is simple and easy to use.

You just need to put the beverage in the beverage pouch package and then seal the beverage pouch to complete the packaging. It can save waste resources in metal beverage packaging to a certain extent.

How to choose the right beverage packaging?

You created a magical beverage. Everyone will love it, and it will change the way people think about liquid consumption. But unless you plan to sell it by the glass only in your bar and/or soda fountain. Otherwise, you need some beverage packaging as beverage packaging will affect people’s consumption of liquid drinks.

Now your mind may just jump into a bottle or a bag, right? It’s a good start, but you have a lot to think about.

To decide your beverage packaging solutions: the question to ask

What is your beverage?

I reminded you that these are basic issues. The packaging is more than just a display of your drink. At the same time, it is also a physical container. Well, that means real-world attributes limit your choice of packaging. Is your drink carbonated? Or does it need to continue to be under pressure? Does it need temperature control? Is it going to mix with other liquids?

All these problems will affect the logistics demand for packaging.

Who is your customer?

Of course, everyone wants to have the largest possible customer base. But it’s not the way marketing works. You need to figure out who you are and the target drinker. Man or woman? Young or old? Connoisseur or amateur?

Also, don’t forget that there are legal restrictions on who you can sell certain types of drinks.

How are your customers going to buy your products?

The question is as important as who will buy it. Well, you need to figure out your sales channels and where customers can buy your products. Will they find your drink at the retail store? Or in the bar? cinema? Bottle or box?

Once you dig into these questions (don’t worry, you may have multiple answers to the same question). Now, you can start designing your beverage packaging.

Need to Know

First of all, if this is your first drink, then you might design the packaging from scratch. But if it’s part of an established brand or collection. You have to make sure it matches your brand aesthetic. You must find your colour value (CMYK or Pantone match) because this is what you need when printing. Again, you must use the font you have created. Of course, if possible, you must have the original file of your logo.

Next, you start creating everything specific to each wrapper layer. This will likely include written copies, as well as logos or brand logos. If there are photos that match your taste, you may want to print them on the outer packaging.

Also, don’t forget that you need to make space for the legal signs. Such as bar codes, nutritional information and alcohol content.

In addition, many things like batch numbers and expiration dates change periodically. You set aside space to label or stamp every batch of drinks you produce.

Although your enthusiasm for drinks is free, the packaging is not. So, you need to consider the cost of printing and manufacturing.

As mentioned above, not every package of your drink is unique. Your product packaging design will have fixed costs (e.g. hiring designers), as well as project costs (labour, materials, such as stamps and stickers mentioned earlier). It’s like any good drinker, and you certainly want to cut costs.

But sometimes your frugality is not worth it. Better materials contribute to a better presentation. For example, luxury drinks can stand out on shelves with some luxury packaging.

Make your own beverage packaging designs

The first step

The first is to determine what kind of packaging you want: pop cans? Bottle? Or some kind of space-age pouch? Also, are the bottles in boxes or sold separately?

The unique shape of the bottle will brighten your eyes. But with this kind of packaging, how to stick the label is a headache. Because you need to make sure you have a flat, or at least regular, surface for printing or pasting labels.

Next, another thing to consider is the cost of unique packaging elements. This cost is not only one-off, but it also includes the cost of each unique container. A two-litre soda may not be its standard capacity, but its standard shape and size keep costs low.

Also, remember that your special types of drinks need special lids to keep them. These may depend on your capacity. The price of each item will also vary, but they are also an opportunity for your drink to stand out from the crowd.

Even if your drink is a regular shape, a beer can, for example. But it still affects your label. Some images look good when they are flat on a computer screen, but when printed on a convex surface, they deform and become ugly.

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone!

When you’re busy making your magic drink, you probably can’t make much time for graphic design at the same time. don’t worry!

Many amazing beverage packaging designers are working with PrimePac, ready to work with entrepreneurs like you.

But please don’t just focus on your designers. You should also contact a professional printer at the same time. Try to get your printer involved in the process as early as possible. Because they will have a lot of demands on your designers. For example, the type of file format, colour options, and colouring lines. But some of them are technical specifications and you don’t need to worry too much. However, you should pay attention to the mould line, which is the plane representation of 3D packaging. This will help you understand the standard options for you.

What’s Most Important to You?

You may have a lot of new ideas about your drink. It’s delicious, it’s healthy (maybe), it’s smooth, it’s delicate. But your customers are less likely to notice these points when they’re browsing the wine shelves in the supermarket. So, what do you want them to see most?

At this point, you need to work with your designers on the so-called “information architecture.”. Arrange your main gains in terms of importance. So this is how to guide your packaging design. Therefore, your design centre is the most important, whether it is a brand name, or logo, or other complete.

A Second Opinion

After you and your designers have been working on your packaging for some time, you may start to lose some inspiration or ideas. At this point, it may be difficult for you to objectively judge whether the design you propose has achieved your goal. Don’t worry, it’s normal, it’s part of the process.

The next step is to get feedback. You need to do as little publicity and setup as possible to show your drinks to different groups of people. They should be potential buyers of your drink. As a result, this may include employees, loved ones, neighbours, and even strangers on the Internet. Most importantly, they are anyone who can give you an honest and relevant opinion.

There are no problems that don’t need to be understood. You can ask them: what kind of drink is this? Who would like to drink it? Does the packaging reflect the beverage itself? Does it stand out from the competition?

If their answers match your own, Congratulations! It’s time for you to print (follow the delivery instructions discussed earlier).

If there are differences, you need to ask follow-up questions. Then find out how your statement differs from their acceptance. Remember to take these notes seriously and discuss them with your designers. Because it will affect the sale of your drink. And it’s not a terrible thing to go back to the drawing board, it’s just another step in the process. It’s even worse if you use a useless package and you don’t find the problem until it’s on the market.

The criteria for your beverage packaging choice

The right packaging – Criterion 1: Type of drink

Which kind of packaging is the best? It depends on the type of product in the first place.

People often forget that packaging has an important function. For example, protection functions, storage, and transportation functions. And information functions such as ingredients, sugar content, best date, barcode or processing notification as well.

Whether it is milk, mineral water, lemonade or juice, each beverage has its own packaging requirements. Milk beverage and beer suppliers can use dark packaging away from light since sunlight affects their quality.

Although suppliers often use them for milk packaging, glass bottles might not be the best choice. There are emotional reasons for the fact that milk is often in glass bottles. As milk is a natural product, glass bottles often come with an impression with special cleanliness. That’s why suppliers often choose it for packaging.

And the following topic also worth our attention. You have to distinguish between fresh milk and packaged milk. Fresh milk often comes with beverage cartons without aluminium layers. But packaged milk, on the other hand, requires an aluminium layer in the beverage carton.

As for drinks like beer, have special packaging requirements in most cases. As they contain carbon dioxide, none of these drinks can retain fresh in a composite carton. Lemonade, as another example, needs a stable size package to keep it carbonated.

The right packaging – Criterion 2: Transport route from bottler to consumer

For PET bottles, there are disposable and recyclable products. Among them, the wall of PET recyclable bottle is thicker than that of pet disposable bottle.

Environmentalists often vilify all forms of plastic.

But in fact, PET bottles have a better reputation for ecological balance. They’re lighter, so they save resources in production. And they save energy in transportation.

Therefore, the length of the transport route is a key factor in determining the sustainability of packaging.

If the transportation distance from the filling point to the supermarket is not too long, reusable bottles are appropriate. For long-distance transportation over 200 km, on the other hand, pet disposable bottles are more friendly to the environment. The reason is the carbon footprint in the exhaust gas is very long.

Finally, the recyclable bottles must be returned to the bottling plant, which means twice the distance.

For a reusable bottle, the key factor of ecological balance is not only the transport route. The number of cycles it takes also matters.

For instance, a glass recyclable bottle can serve 15 to 20 times for a good life cycle assessment.

However, PET recyclable bottles should be cycled at least 8 to 10 times. The life cycle assessment of bottles with low cycle times is poor even if they are reusable.

The right packaging – Criterion 3: weight and shape

In fact, in Austria, the maximum weight of each truck loaded can reach 38 tons. The rule is that the lighter the package, the more litres the truck will carry. For example, a glass bottle weighs 500 grams, while a one-way PET bottle weighs only 25 grams!

If it’s a glass bottle, especially if the bottle is transported. For boxes, cans and PET bottles, the most important thing is to bring the drink to the desired location. In this way, the transportation efficiency is high.

Besides, the shape of the package also plays a role: conical glass bottles require more space than cans or beverage boxes.

In summary: The most important rules at a glance

The key factors determining whether one beverage package is more environmentally friendly than another are summarized as follows:

  • Content: what properties must the packaging meet in terms of barrier performance and light protection?
  • Compared with other packaging solutions, disposable glass bottles have obvious disadvantages because of their higher weight
  • Recyclable pet disposable bottles often have advantages over reusable glass bottles
  • The higher the recycled content in the packaging, the greater the impact on the environment
  • Reusable bottles are appropriate if the transport distance between the filling plant and the consumer is low, e.g. for regional products
  • The quality of disposable containers, especially the quality of bottle caps
  • The high recycling rate of reusable containers
  • Number of containers per truck
  • Separate collection of disposable packaging.

What is the best choice for beverage packaging?

Honestly, the “best” packaging doesn’t exist.

And the sustainability of a packaging solution depends on many factors. The type of the drink, the distance of transport and the weight of the packaging all matter.

So, the best choice for beverage packaging depends on what you want them to do.

Send us a message and tell us your needs, we will get you a suitable solution.

The trendy beverage packaging solutions

How to stand out in the saturated packaging industry?

This can be the common questions of every beverage manufacturer.

At the same time, keeping up with fast-changing consumer demand makes the circumstance even harder.

Now, many large manufacturers launch new products regularly. But new product categories and products from small companies are breaking the status quo. Many companies make efforts to innovate packaging. By doing so, consumers will change their views of beverage categories, such as soda and beer. As a result, they may buy more beverage.

Smaller packaging size, many packaging and situational packaging types are more and more popular.

Packaging innovation has become a way for beverage companies to meet the changing needs of consumers and attract them to buy. And it will continue to be a big trend in the industry.

Targeting millennials

Millennials are people that were born at any time during the early 1980s to the early 2000s. They have unique personalities and always have their ideas. Targeting millennials seems like a broad and amorphous goal. But don’t worry about it. According to a lot of studies, millennials have something in common. For example, millennials prefer fresh and less processed food. From this, we can know that they like to buy fresh and prepared food in leisure fast-food restaurants. Also, they like to buy non packaged food at a grocery store.

Packaging for convenience

The convenience of packaging is one of the selling points of food and beverage products. Consumers are more likely to buy portable, light products. Products that can be resealed or easy to open are popular, too. In conclusion, the convenience of packaging has a positive impact on consumer buying decisions.

Smaller sizes

Mini cans and bottles are one of the most important driving forces for packaging innovation. Coca Cola and PepsiCo have reported a drop in sales of large packaged sodas.

By contrast, sales of smaller packages, such as 7.5-ounce mini cans and 8-ounce Mini bottles, have risen. At an earlier meeting, Sandy Douglas, President of Coca Cola’s North America Division, said the packaging of smaller sizes would be a way for the company to reinvent its soda business in the next few years.

Why do soda companies need to reduce the scale of packaging? There are two main reasons.

The first one is to increase profits. It is inevitable to increase profits in exchange for convenience.

The other reason is that soda companies have to consider national soda tax proposals. The proposals from the World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration and the 2015 dietary guidelines.

These proposals and guidelines require consumers to reduce sugar intake. But as we all know; soda water is characterized by its high sugar content. So, soda companies had better reduce the scale of packaging so that consumers reduce sugar intake.

So, an 8-ounce can of coke is the perfect way to keep people’s coke at the ideal level. But “8-ounce” is not suitable for other drinks. It is only the perfect capacity for coke.

Reed also said that smaller packages are more common among large manufacturers than small soda ash producers. After all, large companies have the abundant capital capacity and strong production capacity.

It is easier for large companies to change packaging flexibly.

At last, Reed said that large manufacturers are very good at understanding the needs of customers. They can always improve their packaging to meet the needs of customers.

Getting the right count

Major beer producers are experimenting with the number of individual products in multiple packages of different sizes.

They want to figure out the right number that can make the best use of the shelf space. They want to find out the right number of products for different retailers, such as grocery stores, drugstores and convenience stores.

In fact, despite the number of products in multiple packages, manufacturers also change the price of multiple packages in different stores.

Reed said he could sell 15 bags at Walgreen and 12 bags at the grocery store. And the prices are different. There are many sales channels like these two.

Manufacturers are trying to learn the needs of different kinds of customers. They also try to find out the ideal price and the most popular packaging for different types of customers. They learn these for the sake of profit.

But actually, many of the packagings that they design are especially for retailers, like grocery stores. Different retailers need different packages and sizes.

The sampler packs

Sampler packages have appeared on the market, especially in the beer industry. According to Reed, the trend of sampler packages is more common among craft brewers than among major brewers. In fact, handmade wineries tend to produce several varieties.

Through sampler packages, they can pack several varieties of products in multiple packages.

Reed says there are many flavours in handmade wineries and they always want customers to try a new one. So, they’ll give customers a package of 12 bottles. But among the 12 bottles, there are three different flavours, 4 bottles for each flavour.

A package for every situation

At present, the major beer manufacturers do not provide many flavours.

Instead, they prefer to introduce a variety of packaging types. Bottles and cans can come in different sizes, and the bottle itself can have long or short necks.

Beverage packaging can be glass or aluminium when it comes to materials. It all depends on what consumers want to drink. For example, cans and bottles can be very different from each other in terms of the context. Think about the lines on the Coca-Cola bottles.

Studies show that people tend to use bottles at home or in their daily life. As for travels, camp or going to other places, they are more likely to use cans because they are easier to carry.

Manufacturers recognize that when consumers use a product, the configuration needs to vary according to these conditions.

See them through

According to the 2015 packaging fact report, see-through packaging is going to make the products more transparent.

As a result, more drinks are appearing in transparent plastic, glass and other see-through packagings. More than the information on the label, a transparent package allows consumers to see the product before buying it.

Manufacturers of visually attractive beverages benefit from see-through packaging in particular. And the drinks featuring another fast-growing consumer trend, plus those famous for natural ingredients as well.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the bottle gives consumers the feeling of drinking something fresh.

However, a disadvantage comes along with the benefits of this packaging.

Some products degrade and change when exposed to sunlight. So, that’s what manufacturers need to remember when testing this packaging innovation.

More and more marketing personnel package their products in transparent or windowed packaging.

This is because the transparent packaging can stimulate consumers’ desire for transparency in food and beverage production.

As a result, companies transparent in their raw materials and business practices are benefiting from the trust of consumers.

Find more about see-through packaging

Biodegradable beverage packaging

Eco-friendly beverage packaging is nothing new, but a growing trend.

More and more companies and consumers are aware of innovative recycling methods and the benefits of them.

And the big brands are just leading their way to it. For example, Carlsberg and other large wine brands are actively supporting the research on the innovation of biodegradable beverage bottles.

To achieve the eco-friendly packaging goal, partnership with a reliable packaging company will definitely be a wised idea.

At the same time, the prospect of advanced recovery methods is also very good.

In the soft drink industry, Coca Cola and other beverage giants are leading the trend with eco-friendly packaging. This encourages many other beverage brands to follow.

Beverage manufacturers have been choosing recyclable PET bottles and aluminium cans for decades.

Research shows that this kind of packaging affects consumers’ buying decisions.

However, with environmentally friendly packaging innovation, manufacturers will begin to adopt new forms of beverage packaging.

In particular, packaging solutions with plant-based, recyclable and renewable materials.

About a decade ago, Coca Cola launched the world’s first 100% plant-based PET bottle as part of its 2009 plant bottle program.

Another example of Nestle Water North America. The company has launched a new bottled natural mineral water brand for the first time earlier. And the packaging of this natural mineral water is 100% recyclable, except for labels and caps.

Moreover, DuPont and ADM introduced biodegradable packaging materials made from fructose polymers. One of the materials is particularly suitable for beverage manufacturers to package beverages for its gas barrier properties.

Beverage manufacturers have been innovating packaging to meet the needs of consumers. However, with the rapid change of consumer demand, those packaging design must keep pace with the changing demand.

Stand-up beverage pouch packaging

Stand-up beverage pouch packaging is getting more and more popular. And this trend is likely to continue.

Brands like them because they provide the ability to print vivid, clear designs. At the same time, stand-up beverage pouch packaging can also provide free creative space for packaging designers.

What’s more, independent stand-up pouches offer more possibilities for brands. It identifies the brand itself from competitors and stands out on the shelf.

Stand-up beverage pouches are lighter than metal cans or plastic bottles. In the meantime, empty bags can be transported and stored flat. So, they only take up a small part of the truck space.

As a result, they have the smallest environmental footprint.

Leading beverage packaging companies: the big players

Amcor PLC

The Amcor Group is a leading company with operations in many countries to improve and make high-quality packaging products.

The company deals with a series of flexible and rigid packaging products. It is also good at making cartons and closures. You can see their products in many fields like food & drinks, pharmaceutical, medical device, and home.

Also, you can find their footprints in the personal care industry.

Today, Amcor focus on packaging innovation. Their products come with a bunch of new features such as reusable, recyclable, and lightweight packaging solutions. In January 2018, Amcor promised to make their packaging products recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Headquartered in Australia, the company has about 48,000 staff. Its businesses have covered more than 40 countries. And has created a sales amount of $13 billion.

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation is in the U.S. It is a global leading company offering metal packaging.

The company has packages for drinks, food & household products and solutions for customers from various industries.

Recently, Ball Corporation introduced ReAl. It’s a very important and game-changing technology using recycled aluminium to make the metal alloy. With the use of it, metal alloys can be stronger and help to reduce the overall weight of the container. And remain no harm to the whole package.

In 2015, Ball Corporation introduced aluminium aerosol by working together with Henkel Beauty Care. It is a lighter version of ReAl.

Orora Limited

As one of the leading packaging companies in Australia, Orora’s branches span across 7 countries.

Currently, Orora has more than 6,800 team members.

The company provides an extensive range of packaging products including bottles and cans, boxes and cartons.

In addition to general packaging products, Orora also works with packaging solutions and displays.

The company acquired IntegraColour in March 2016, a known provider of display solutions and services. To speak of it, IntegraColour has been the partner of Lowe’s for 15 years.

Besides packaging, the company shows its leadership in renewable energy. Accordingly, Orora has invested over $10 million in energy efficiency projects across Australia and New Zealand.

Reynolds Group Holdings

Reynolds Group Holding is a leading global packaging company.

Based in Auckland, it produces and supplies foodservice and consumer drink packaging products. The group is also a manufacturer of germ-free packaging solutions like filling machines, paper boxes, and spouts.

The product lines of the Group have covered various applications. It has consumer products like wraps, aluminium foils, trays and pads. And packaging materials for household and car industries as well.

Also, the packaging solutions of the company have helped industries like retailers, big purchasers, grocery stores and more.

The group has an association with the former Reynolds Metal Company, the second-largest aluminium company in the USA.

Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world.

As one part of the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (also known as FTSE 100 Index), Smurfit Kappa have its headquarters in Dublin. And it has connected with 23 countries in Europe and 12 in the Americas.

This company has created a revenue of over $10 billion. With an employee base of 46,000, it supports about 350 production sites in 35 countries.

The Group shows its care about the earth by making environmentally friendly products. Its products have helped many countries.

Reports told that the investment by Smurfit Kappa in Mexico is one of the largest investments in the country.

Recently, the Group is one of the talking points of sustainable packaging technology.

Stora Enso OYJ

Stora Enso is a famous company good at solutions based on wood and biomass.

If you’re not familiar with biomass, it’s the name for natural materials used as fuels and industrial production.

Based in Finland, the packaging company is a key provider of renewable eco-friendly products in packaging markets in the world.

The eco-friendly packaging products by Stora Enso enable a low-carbon option to products with non-renewable materials.

The success of the great packaging company is seen by various awards, the Golden Egg Award in Sweden, for example.

Currently, you can find their packaging solutions in many places. Like personal care, food, drinks, and other industries.

Crown Holdings, Inc

Crown holdings are one of the largest packaging industries in the world.

Based in the U.S., it is the best producer of food cans and metal vacuum closure in the world.

This company has helped the packaging industry with many applications, including drinks, food, health & beauty, etc.

Recently, Coca-Cola worked together with Crown Bevcan and Chromatic Technologies Inc. They are going to make cans with inks that can change with temperature.

Mondi PLC

Mondi is a leader in packaging and paper while it deals with every vertical field of packaging.

On Feb 21, 2018, Mondi introduced a plastic laminate for pre-made pouches, which is entirely recyclable.

This sustainable material helps us with a positive environmental effect and value creation.

At the same time, the performance and properties of the new material are as strong as the conventional ones.

In other words, no sacrifice of performance while being friendly to the environment.

Graphic Packaging International PLC

Graphic Packaging is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging solutions for many products.

You might find the company’s packages for some world-famous brands.

You can find applications of the company’s product in the following applications. That includes food, beverage, personal care, pet care products, household, and more.

According to the company, they have over 70 facilities in the world. And they emphasize renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials in their product portfolio.


A glance at the things we just talked about today.

  • The current beverage packaging market is growing and expect to reach a size of $133.3 billion in 2026.
  • Beverage packaging solutions worth our attention, as proper beverage packaging solutions bring us lots of benefits.
  • We introduced the types of beverage packaging: by beverage packaging materials, and by packaging types.
  • Ways to choosing the right beverage packaging and the criteria
  • The beverage packaging solutions in the trend
  • Big players in the beverage packaging industry today

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ECO-friendly packaging for cosmetics - packaging in our life

ECO friendly packaging for cosmetics

Packaging in our life are more sustainable right now!

In the packaging era, consumer demand for product packaging changes with social hot spots. In recent years, the hottest topic has been environmental protection. Environmental problems caused by rising global warming are reminding people of the importance of the protection of bad environment all the time. Therefore, more and more packaging supplier also begun to seek sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging to minimize environmental pollution and increase the availability of packaging. Thus, ECO-friendly packaging for cosmetics was being hot discussion right now

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What is ECO-friendly packaging?

ECO-friendly packaging can also be called pollution-free packaging and sustainable packaging. It refers to packaging that is harmless to the ecological environment and human health, can be reused and recycled, and is in line with sustainable development. From a technical point of view, green packaging refers to a kind of environmentally friendly packaging developed from natural plants and related minerals that is harmless to the ecological environment and human health, is conducive to recycling, and is easy to degrade and sustainably develop. The life cycle of its packaging products from raw material selection, product manufacturing to use and disposal should meet the requirements of ecological environmental protection. Eco-friendly packaging should be implemented from three aspects: sustainable materials, packaging design and vigorous development of the green packaging industry.

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Its concept has two meanings: one is to protect the environment, and the other is to save resources.

The two are complementary and indivisible. Among them, protecting the environment is the core, and saving resources is closely related to protecting the environment because saving resources can reduce waste, which is actually the protection of the environment from the source.

In essence: Eco-friendly packaging is to reduce energy waste during product design, production, and to minimize energy consumption. It can be recycled and reused, or it can be degraded in a simple natural environment.

The essence is to minimize the price of its damage to the ecological environment. Eco-friendly packaging is mainly manifested as the greening of raw materials for packaging production, the greening of packaging design, greening of packaging methods, greening of packaging operations, greening of production processes, use of greening, and recycling of packaging materials, etc.

Types of Eco-friendly packaging materials

Paper and cardboard is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. There are a number of advantages to this type of packaging product, not least the fact that they are readily available. Many packaging manufacturing companies offer an environmentally friendly option which has been created using a high proportion of recycled paper.

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This is now commonly used in plastic bags and is also used in other items such as envelopes used for bulk mailing. This type of plastic starts to decompose when it is exposed to daylight and is a good alternative to traditional plastics.

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Ensuring all your items are properly insulated is important, regardless if you’re packing fine china or things that may be heartier. Using biodegradable packing peanuts is a great idea and can help the environment. These will make your packing easier and can allow you to remain eco-friendly

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Adding inflatable air pillows to your packing supplies can be useful. These eco-friendly packaging materials are ideal to assist in ensuring all your belongings will have the right level of protection and cushion.

Fortunately, you can choose small bags that are filled up with air for this item. There’s likely to be much less damage to any of the goods you need to transport when you do. All these bags can be put to use by others at a later date. This is typically an inexpensive method for keeping your packaging materials good for the environment.

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This is widely used as a packaging material. Environmentally friendly alternatives include bubble wrap made from recycled polythene and bubble wrap which is completely degradable.

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The PP woven pack, as it’s name suggests, is made from polypropylene resin (PP), which is a recyclable thermoplastic material. Using this element in out production allows the development of light yet steady composition that can handle heavy weights.

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This packaging is made from mushrooms. It can be made from non-toxic materials and is an ideal method for working to have a better environment. You’re sure to enjoy the use of the mushrooms for a long time because this can make for durable packaging.

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Why used eco-friendly packaging?

South Australia will become the first Australian state to ban plastic straws, cutlery, and drink stirrers under a plan announced by the state government.

The SA environment minister, David Speirs, said on Saturday the Liberal government would draft legislation to ban the single-use items this year before introducing the bill to parliament in 2020.

Plastic straws, cutlery, and drink stirrers are first on the agenda, and the government is also looking to ban takeaway polystyrene containers and cups.

It is also considering outlawing items such as coffee cups and reusable plastic bags. South Australia was the first state to ban lightweight plastic bags in 2009.

Eco-friendly packaging for cosmetics - How to do?

Here are some tips on how to achieve Eco-friendly packaging for cosmetics:

The material is green

Packaging designers should try to use green packaging materials and design long-life packaging materials, which can greatly reduce environmental pollution after the packaging is discarded.

Packaging reduction.

In some developed countries, many supermarkets encourage consumers to use nylon shopping bags that can be used multiple times, but less disposable plastic bags. The materials used in packaging design are minimized, unnecessary packaging is eliminated as much as possible, and simple packaging is advocated To save resources.

Natural packaging materials

The materials used are as simple as possible, do not mix different materials in order to facilitate recycling.

Packaging design is detachable

Packaging that requires a composite material structure should be designed as a detachable structure, which is conducive to recycling after disassembly.

Pay attention to the reuse of packaging materials

The use of recyclable, reusable and recyclable packaging improves the life cycle of the packaging, thereby reducing packaging waste.

The harmlessness of packaging materials

The European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive stipulates heavy metal content levels (lead, mercury, chromium, etc.), for example, lead content is less than 100PPM. my country should also prohibit or reduce the use of certain packaging materials containing harmful components such as lead, mercury, tin, etc. in the form of legislation, and specify the allowable content of heavy metals.

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New trends of ECO-friendly packaging for cosmetics in 2020

Environmental issues affect people's lifestyle all the time, many packaging companies also actively respond to environmental protection. Make-up products-as indispensable products in daily life, industry have also begun to use sustainable raw materials in packaging design and application as well as various cosmetic packaging and product accessories.
This not only improves the product's design sense but also enhance a brand image for the product.
At the 2019 MakeUp in Paris, many exhibitors are showing their innovative products with novel green and environmental concepts.
Let’s see what’s the new trends are they!

Degradable plastic – Ecoform

At this exhibition, the most striking is a material called –  Ecoform, a recently launched material that is 100% biodegradable and is described as an ideal replacement for thermoformed plastic platforms or foam inserts (also synthetic) goods.


Usually a lot of plastics are used in the packaging of cosmetics, and cardboard is not always suitable for cosmetics. It has no resistance and no elasticity, so this newly developed ecological plastic can replace traditional plastics well. It is completely made of green plants, made of bamboo, sugar cane and wood, all of which can be recycled,

Advanced eco-friendly brush

An innovative environmentally friendly brush called One Cut Brush has attracted much attention at the exhibition. In order to better match the new environmental trends, the exhibitors proposed 100% vegan products-synthetic hair and 100% wooden handles to customers, which is unique in the makeup brush market.

The customizable brushes are made of FSC certified light birch wood, and save the usual aluminum ferrule, creating a stylish, organic look.


The hair material used is Ecolon (a 100% animal-free, innovative synthetic fiber) that creates a soft, natural feel. The brush is resistant to water and solvents after treatment, both of which are important characteristics of the brush.

Reusable multi-purpose toolbox

As part of its “reuse” series, Texen Beauty Partners, a multi-purpose toolbox exhibited at Makeup in Paris, showcased the integrated beauty tool concept. One of the most representative is an 8ml press pen used for perfumes, make-up products or skincare products. Its inner box and lid are made of easy-to-recycle PP or even rPP.


Advantage of using Eco-friendly packaging

# Reduces your carbon footprint

Carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that are released in the environment as a result of human activities.

The product lifecycle of packaging product undergoes various phases, from the extraction of raw materials to production, transportation, usage and end of the life cycle. Each phase releases a certain amount of carbon in the environment.

Eco-friendly packagings employ different methods in each of this process and hence reduce the overall carbon emissions, reducing our carbon footprint.  Also, eco-friendly packagings release fewer carbon emissions during production and they are produced using highly recyclable materials which reduce our consumption of heavy-energy resources.

# Biodegradable

Green packaging not only reduces your carbon footprint and environmental impact but is also beneficial after it has served its purpose as the packaging materials are biodegradable.

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# Ease to Disposal

Packaging materials make up the majority of the trash that ends up in landfills. With e-commerce quickly becoming the most popular shopping method, consumers have more packages coming to their homes than they know what to do with. When you use eco-friendly containers for shipping, you make it easier for your consumers to get rid of all those packages. Compostable and recyclable containers are much easier to dispose of than those that are not, and even when they do end up in landfills, they’ll break down much faster than their non-compostable, non-biodegradable counterparts.

#Lower Shipping Costs

In addition to using recycled and biodegradable materials, eco-friendly packaging supplies are designed with minimalism in mind. While they still provide effective protection for the items contained within, they are designed to be less bulky and require less overall material. This makes them weigh less and take up less space. Packages that weigh less are, of course, more affordable to ship. With less packaging, it’s also possible to fit more packages on each pallet and in each shipping container. This can result in requiring fewer pallets or containers to ship the same number of products, which also leads to decreased shipping costs.

# Become a part of brand message.

These days people are getting more environmentally conscious, they are constantly seeking out ways tomake a positive impact on the environment without making any major changes in their existing lifestyle. By using eco-friendly packaging you are giving your consumer a chance to make a positive impact on the environment.

#No harmful plastic

Traditional packaging methods and materials contribute to global warming and other environmental issues. Using eco-friendly packaging allows you to reduce the amount of plastic that you use. Using non–sustainable petrochemical resources which are a part of all traditional plastics requires a lot of energy. Petrochemical products usually tend to litter public places and have been linked with health problems when used with food.


Eco-friendly packaging for cosmetics , you must first understand what is Eco-friendly packaging, and what are the widely used materials in those sustainable packaging. The use of sustainable raw materials combined with a fashionable design is the new trend of Eco-friendly packaging for cosmetics. Follow us to learn more about packaging trends and developments! If you also find this article interesting, please share it with more people in need!

About PeimePac

At PrimePac, we bring together design experts and brand innovators to create fresh ideas, customized packages, and fully efficient processes.

We design creative packaging solutions that cater to a diverse global audience with the in-house knowledge and network of experienced professionals to meet the demands of every type of client.

From our dedicated sales team and warehouse staff in Australia to the experts at our production facilities in China, all of our employees are guided by four core values at the heart of our business: integrity, innovation, passion, and engagement.


With our team in China and Australia working as one, we reduce inefficiency so that you deal with one streamlined team from manufacturing right to delivery.

Service support team located in Guangzhou, the manufacturing hub of China, providing rapid response, and local industry knowledge. Warehouse and 3PL network located in Sydney, to provide rapid distribution, and delivery to your customers.

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