Reasons to Use Polypropylene for Packaging
Product packaging should be designed in such a way that it highlights and maintains a product’s integrity. Choosing the right packaging materials to achieve this feat, therefore, requires significant consideration and planning. When choosing the best material to protect your products, first consult the following reasons to use polypropylene for packaging.
Polypropylene is incredibly light. Polypropylene has a relatively low density, particularly when compared to some other packaging materials, so it can yield considerable cost savings for manufacturers. The cost of manufacturing and shipping heavy packaging materials can quickly add up, but by using a lighter packaging material such as polypropylene, manufacturers can significantly reduce shipping costs.
One of the most popular reasons to use polypropylene for packaging is that it’s extremely malleable and flexible. Many plastics may crack or break when bent or put under pressure, but polypropylene will not. In fact, polypropylene is so flexible that it’s often used to create living hinges. A living hinge is a very thin, flexible hinge created from one continuous piece of polypropylene. This living hinge can be bent repeatedly in the same manner many times without cracking or breaking. At Printex Transparent Packaging, we utilize these living hinges in our polypropylene cartons to create easy-to-fold creases that allow for quick and simple manual or automated assembly.
Polypropylene is one of the most popular materials for product packaging due to its extreme durability. Polypropylene doesn’t react to many acids or conduct electricity well, and it’s highly resistant to corrosion. For these reasons, polypropylene can be used to package many products without fear that the product itself will become compromised. Additionally, polypropylene has a high tensile strength and is highly impermeable. The extreme durability of this material makes it a popular choice for product packaging, as manufacturers will have no doubts that the packaging will sufficiently protect the product inside.
Like many other plastics, polypropylene offers a highly customizable material manufactures can utilize in various product packaging styles. Polypropylene can be produced in a variety of solid colors or transparent tints to best suit the design of the product and overall image of the company. Design capabilities such as off-set printing, foil stamping, silkscreen printing, or embossing can further customize polypropylene packaging. Polypropylene is also ideal for creating a frosted or semi-opaque effect.