5 reasons to shift from rigid packaging to flexible packaging

Haven't we all been to supermarkets with bags hanging off our arms, cramming half of the store inside the cloth bag and dreading the trip home? Yet, corners of boxes and squeaky bottle containers, aluminium cans and glass jars relentlessly stab at the bag till you put the bag down.

Packaging plays an important role in how brands present themselves and the product's first impression even before it ends up on the grocery list.

By the end of this article, you will endeavour a less painful experience on the way back from the store.

As it must be clear, this has to do with the conscious choice of picking products with flexible packaging over those with rigid packaging. Flexible-friendly materials such as paper, plastic, film, aluminium foil, or any composition of these are used to create bags, pouches, liners, wraps, roll stock, sachets, flexible packaging film, etc.

About Avonflex

Avonflex prioritises flexible packaging like no other brand. Profitably comes second to Customer care for Avonflex. Service of the highest order is supplemented here without fail by zeroing in on innovation and world-class quality.

5 Reasons to make the switch today

• Products stay fresh:

Exposure to light in rigid packaging drains the product of its freshness as well as effectiveness. Therefore, even though you've cross-checked the expiry date, such products' consumption has a chance of causing food poisoning.

• Eco-friendly:

Flexible packaging uses minimum water and fossil fuel and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Also, recyclable and reusable pouches can be used for other household purposes long after the products are over.

• Promising Security and Sterility:

In distributing food, cosmetics, and medications, it becomes necessary and highly convenient if these products are packed in flexible packaging bags with tight sealing or a zipper. It offers better protection, unlike other packaging modes, which tear easily.

• Flexible packaging in liquids:

It is lighter to carry. The product-to-package ratio is significantly improved. Better storage and 60% less usage of kg plastic than traditional plastic bottles.

• Space-efficient:

This packaging is more compact than the regular, rigid one. It helps you make maximum use of space in the cabinets and the bags you bring it in. This will liberate you from stuffing products inside your bags without worrying if anything will crack open or, worse, refuse to fit in.

Pros of Flexible Packaging

1. Variations in size and shapes:

Tends to ultimate customization as per your specific needs and serves for multi-use. This package can work with any application; you name it.

2. Fewer dumps in landfills:

Because of its lightweight dress and recycling capabilities, remarkably less plastic material ends up in landfills.

3. Innovative:

It's a huge change from boxes and plastic bags to layered and lightweight materials. The idea of spout caps and zippers on daily commodities heightens easy usage and enables the packaging's use even after the products are finished.

Cons of Flexible Packaging

1. Low resistance to extreme temperatures:

While the multiple layers of packages prevent food from getting spoiled, the content inside is very much prone to severe cold or warmth sensitivity.

2. 1000+ years to degrade in a landfill:

The waste generated may be fewer in amount. However, the time it takes to break down its components in the earth's bowel is disbelievingly stretched out across millennials.

3. Taints the flavour:

The multi-layered material is prone to leak into the products, affecting its flavour and textural components if not laminated properly.

Pros of Rigid packaging

1. Premium in strength:

Hard plastics, steel and glass give the packaging a hardcore structure defying malleability.

2. Keeps the flavour unaffected and intact:

This results from the lack of soft plastic usage.

3. Rigid plastic packaging is affordable:

manufacturing hard plastic is easier as the costs are considerably low.

Cons of Rigid Packaging

1. Expensive:

Heavy structural packaging imposes high costs too.

2. Shockingly higher carbon footprint:

As it requires more transport vehicles like trucks, it leaves a long trail of carbon footprints. Thus, adding to the slowly dying levels of oxygen and whatever pure air we have left, if any.

3. Escalated shipping costs:

An increase in the volume of goods directly affects the supply chain of businesses as rigid packaging covers up more space than flexible packaging.

Bottom line

In modern times, the switch to flexible packaging is inevitable and the sooner you're accustomed to it, the better experience you can get. Flexible packaging is the now that demands a comfortable place in the present, existing solely for our customer's convenience here at Avonflex. With Avonflex, you may enjoy the shopping experience to its fullest, plus the packaging is per the convenience of us customers.


• What are the benefits of flexible packaging?

To sum it up, flexible packaging comes with durability, low material cost, less waste produced, light in weight, sustains freshness for longer periods, and multi-purpose containers once the product is over. It prioritises user customization to deliver suitable products as per your preference.
In the scenario that the two kinds of packaging are weighed against each other, Flexible packaging wins over with notable upgrades to society's view of what standards of personalization can be anticipated by the market while keeping in mind the negative that it does defeat. Of course, there is always a way to improve for the better. This brings me to my next point: Yes, it is very much possible for more updates to reduce, if not eliminate, the harmful effects of flexible packaging.

• What is the difference between flexible and rigid packaging?

The former can be defined as packaging made up of yielding materials that easily change shape when filled or used. The latter is defined as when the contour of the container remains unaffected by both its use and disuse.
Rigid packaging is firmly bound structured packaging that fights against space and utilises many hard materials, whereas Flexible packaging inclines towards preservation, safety, convenient access, and, of course, space efficiency.

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