In many different industries, there is a packaging shift that is taking place. From food and drinks to detergents, household goods, soap, shampoo, pet food and even medicine, more and more companies are switching from rigid packages and containers to flexible packagings such as bags and boxes.

This type of change impacts not only the packaging company but the entire packaging industry itself, thereby changing meaningful new methods in packaging products, new machines, and new processes. The shift to such packaging comes from a number of different advantages offered by flexible packaging companies.

To customize packages, items such as bags make unique shapes and sizes much easier to make and repeat consistently. In addition, where rigid containers usually have small areas or labeled areas for logos, photos, information or decorations, bags, and other flexible packages allow the freedom to use the entire container for the same purpose, generally giving the wrapping more creative freedom.

Such packaging can also be tougher than rigid containers, lasting droplets, and other impacts more often without damage that results in lost products, refunds or returned products. As for the bottom line, moving to flexible packaging can mean lower energy and shipping costs too.

Using less material in and of itself means using less energy, and compact flexible packaging takes less time when shipping than rigid counterparts. These two examples also contribute to the fact that flexible packaging is just a greener alternative.