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Folding Cartons Can Make Everything Easier

When you distribute your product you want it to be economical, but you also want it to be presentable to the consumer or the retailer, depending on the type of sale. This is where folding cartons come in. When you use folding boxes for your product, the boxes are shipped flat and though there is some assembly required, it is not difficult, and it is more economical for you. The folding boxes can be designed to your specifications with your artwork and logo on them. All you have to do is assemble the box, place your product inside and place the assembled product into the shipping box so they can go off to their destination.

Folding cartons have value for the store because it eases the placement on store shelves. But there is a value for the customer as well. Folding boxes can be broken down and stored flat so should the need arise the customer can reassemble the box and place the product back inside. They can also just repurpose the box if they have something else of the same size that needs storage.

These boxes are delightful for the customer and are a great marketing tool for you. When your product is in a folding carton it can be more easily displayed on a store shelf and can be arranged neatly, which draws more attention to your product and to your brand. It shows that you care enough about your product to place it in a protected environment until the consumer purchases it. This ensures that nothing is missing and your product hasn’t been damaged by browsing hands.

It can also display safety warnings, directions, age suitability and other requirements that are easy to read and will give the purchaser the confidence of knowing that this product is right for them. Nothing is more frustrating for a consumer than to get a product home and discover they don’t have the batteries, or their child is too young or too old for the toy or gadget. By using folding boxes, you can avoid that and be rewarded by repeat customers who trust your brand and know that they can safely purchase your products because you care enough to give them the information they need to make wise choices.

Folding boxes can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, can be customized to the colors of your choice and have the text and artwork you desire. They are durable and are not difficult to assemble. You will find that they are an excellent choice to enhance not only your name but to advertise your product as well.

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The Best Customized Packaging Materials for Frozen Food

Freezing food is one of the most versatile, quickest, and easiest ways to preserve it. When food is frozen properly, it can maintain much of its original texture, flavor, and color, and it can also retain its original nutrients more so than food that is preserved through other methods. A variety of customized packaging materials can be used for packaging frozen food, and more information about this process is outlined below.

Packaging Material Characteristics

When it comes to packaging food, the main purpose is prevent food items from drying out while preserving nutritional value, color, texture, and flavor. A good material for freezing food should have many of the following characteristics:

  • Vapor and moisture-proof
  • Leak-proof and durable
  • Mad of a material that is designed for food product use
  • Resistant to water, grease, and oil
  • Easy to store, fill, label, and seal
  • Protect against other odors and flavors

Types of Packaging Materials

When you are in need of a packaging material to store frozen food, rigid containers are often a good choice. These containers can be made of plastic, aluminum, waxed cardboard, and sometimes glass. Containers that have tapered or straight sides will also help with the removal of frozen foods from the packaging, and folding cartons are a commonly used packaging solution.

Frozen Food Packaging Tips

If you are packaging food to be frozen, it is important to ensure that all foods have cooled thoroughly before handling them. This will help to speed up the freezing process. Choose packaging solutions that will allow you to pack foods together in quantities that you will use at one time, and package them tightly so that air within the package is reduced. You should also consider some other helpful tips when it comes to freezer packaging, labeling, and sealing:

  • When you are wrapping food, get as much air out as possible and then place the wrapping as close to the food item as possible.
  • Eliminate air pockets in a container by running the handle of a rubber spatula across the inside of a package.
  • Provide some head space between the package closure and the food so that room for expansion is available if the size of the food changes after freezing. However, loose vegetables usually will not need this head space.
  • Ensure that sealing edges of packages are free of food and moisture so they can provide a secure closure.

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