When we hear the expression plastic packaging, we all think effortlessly of a multitude of containers and packaging corresponding to that description.

Thus, this type of packaging proliferates around us; in fact, in the industrial field, there is a clear commitment to its use. And our regular life is full of examples that we use every day. However, it is possible that we do it without clearly knowing all its advantages.

Can you review with us the reasons to use plastic packaging?

Characteristics of the materials used in plastic packaging

Plastic is a material with advantageous characteristics that provide benefits for any use to which it is intended. This is the case with plastic packaging.

Versatility

We are faced with a subject of almost unlimited versatility: we can adapt its use to a great variety of uses. Various compounds can be obtained from this petroleum derivative, characterized by their malleability. At Triana, we work with our own moulds to obtain different models of plastic packaging through an injection system.

Lightness

One of the most easily noticeable aspects of plastic packaging is that it is possible to achieve a minimum weight in large products. This is a great help in all areas of handling of packaging: production, at the time of storage or during transport. Precisely in this last point, we must not forget its contribution to the efficiency of transport, since it is possible to move a bigger number of containers in a single trip, reducing CO2 emissions.

Durability

Plastic is very durable. Its resistance refers, on the one hand, to external agents, such as dirt or humidity. And on the other, to the chemical agents sometimes found in the products themselves that are packed in plastic packaging.

Recyclable

Today, it is possible to take advantage of all the life stages of plastic. And, once used, plastic packaging can be recycled. In fact, from a container or packaging that has concluded its useful life, a new product can arise through the treatment of the materials it is made of. In addition, there is also the option to reuse plastic packaging; that is, to reconvert one object into another, giving it a different utility.

Influence of plastic packaging on the consumer

Ultimately, plastic packaging is designed to reach a final consumer so it must be cared for. In other words, an attempt should be made to offer the user 100% safe packaging.

Security

The durability that we mentioned above is closely related to the safety of plastic packaging. But we must also highlight aspects such as its resistance to impacts, a factor that clearly differentiates it from glass, since plastic does not break or crack easily.

Conservation

Plastic packaging is used for certain products that require full guarantees, such as food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. As we already said, plastic preserves the content and manages to keep all its properties intact.

Long use cycle

When a product reaches us packaged in plastic, we can be sure that we are going to make the most of that packaging. Just think of pre-cooked food: in this type of product, the packaging itself often becomes an instrument to complete the cooking process. Another example can be medicine containers, which can be both containers and dispensers.

 

Innovation factors in plastic packaging

Today, innovation is a fundamental part of every industry, and in plastic packaging, more than ever. The need to adapt to social changes, mentality, and new products requires constant updating.

Sustainability

Issues that contribute to increasing sustainability both in production and in the useful life of plastic packaging are increasingly being taken into account. Thus, aspects such as ecodesign represent a rising value.

Technology

Technological evolution goes hand in hand with the development of the plastic packaging industry. It seeks to implement a technology at the service of effectiveness and efficiency in the production and use of packaging, as well as linked to sustainability.

Social contribution

It is important to highlight the social contribution that the manufacture and use of plastic packaging entail.

On the one hand, there are the jobs generated by the plastic industry related to various areas: extraction of raw materials, transportation, technology, recycling, etc.

On the other hand, there is the ability to facilitate access to certain products for certain sectors of the world population. Food distribution by NGOs and official bodies is carried out in plastic containers and packaging, as well as drinking water in territories that lack it.

Triana

In our company, we follow a work philosophy faithful to this pro-plastic decalogue. We know all the advantages of this material and we work to develop them to the maximum. In this line, we have a catalogue committed to quality and to your needs.

Discover everything we can offer you. Trust us with your project.

 

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