Lightweight, convenient and cost effective – with a projected growth rate to 73.5 Billion by 2026 – the plastic pouch market is the newest thing in packaging and is seeing demand take off. Flexible in both material and purpose, pouches can be used in a wide range of industries but are mostly found on grocery store shelves. The products’ elasticity combined with the protection it affords against contaminants make polyethylene plastic pouches an ideal solution for food and beverage products.
Polyethylene, a popular thermoplastic plastic, is the largest material component of the pouches market. Its unique properties allow it to stretch, and its softness make it an excellent material for pouch packaging. It can be re-sealed, it keeps food fresh and damage free, and it can be produced at low cost. It’s also printable so it can be manufactured with graphics, creating pouches that are also great product marketing tools.
As new government legislation continues to limit plastic packaging options, PET pouches continue to gain popularity. Not only are pouches recyclable but they have a low carbon manufacturing footprint. When not recycled they also take up less space in landfills – another attribute in its favour when it comes to new plastic legislation.
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