Flexible packaging formats for food and beverages are important to our daily life. Polyamide in the production of flexible packaging is critical for weight reduction, high heat resistance and barrier properties to preserve product freshness and prevent physical damage to packaged food products. Polyamide extends food shelf life by preventing light, oxygen and moisture, which affects the quality and the taste of food. How is UBE Nylon for flexible packaging contributing to a more efficient, high-performance and environmentally-friendly food packaging?
Convenience and Eco-friendly Packaging
Work, family and personal life can be physically and mentally exhausting. As consumers now make orders on online food stores from the comfort of their home or office, Polyamides for flexible packaging protect against damage or spillage to food from transit to delivery. Flexible packaging extends shelf life and offers additional features like zip locks, gum, stripes, spouts and seals. Flexible packaging is a recyclable, lighter packaging that reduces the carbon footprint and provides a convenient lifestyle for consumers with fewer trips to the grocery store.
Food Safety and Hygiene
Food products travel through a delicate process of storage, shipping, transport and delivery network. Without adequate packaging, food is at a high risk of damage, packaging failure and contamination. Food needs special skin protection, and flexible packaging offers that protection in multiple layers. Polyamide for flexible packaging prevents contamination of food products by combining mechanical strength, high flexibility and toughness, and excellent oxygen, chemical, gas and aroma barrier properties. Flexible packaging helps everyone see and touch food with no risk of contamination.
Reduce Food Waste and Save Money
For many consumers, it’s heartache to see cheese or steak go bad before consumption. Polyamides for flexible packaging materials help food retain its flavour, freshness, texture and natural taste. Flexible packaging contains multiple layers of ultra-thin plastics, which protect food by guarding against air, light, water, moisture, odour and puncture. Save money and reduce food waste at the same time.
⭐Why is flexible packaging the food packaging of choice? #UBENylon (polyamide) material in flexible packaging offers a 50% less failure rate, reduces packaging cost by over 40%, and packaging weight by more than half.
✔UBE NYLON contributes to creating lightweight packaging (less plastic) suitable for the demanding conditions of food transportation, handling of retailers and the final use by consumers.
✔With its superior mechanical properties, UBE NYLON guarantees the best skin protection and less packaging failures or ruptures for packaged food products.
✔UBE NYLON’s superior gas, aroma and oxygen barrier properties extend the shelf life of food products by up to three times. A win-win for food producers, retailers, consumers and the environment.
𝗨𝗕𝗘 𝗡𝘆𝗹𝗼𝗻 is driving the journey towards a #sustainability (less plastic) and #circulareconomy (UBE NYLON is recyclable) across the food value chain.