Versatile solutions for non-food packaging
Although flexible packaging has always been seen in non-food industries, it has certainly grown in popularity in recent years. The robust yet lightweight qualities that flexible packaging can offer and the ability to add barrier options make it a solution that is difficult to dismiss.
From garden and household products to soaps and personal care items, non-food packaging is subjected to the same pressures and competitive markets as their food counterparts. Quality, robust and functional packaging is key to the success of a product, whilst eye-catching pack designs and materials provide dynamic shelf appeal. The commitment of brands to move to sustainable packaging also carries through to the non-food sector and helps to build brand loyalty with their customers.
The trends that have been seen in the food sector have been reflected across non-food, with demand for pouches growing and consumer appetite for sustainable packaging being a key issue that brands and retailers need to address head-on.
Resealable packaging is again a feature that presents consumers with added convenience and ease of use. Packs with multiple measures and reusable products, can be kept within the packaging keeping the brand name in front of their customers.
With state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing capabilities and a technical team with decades of experience and expertise, we are extremely well positioned to support brands in developing and producing flexible packaging for their non-food products. Our solutions include:
- Stand-up pouches
- Pre-made bags
- Resealable packaging
- Flow wrap
- Cold seal
- Lidding film
FFP is committed to developing sustainable packaging solutions and has bought to market a number of innovative and award winning solutions that are 100% recyclable and can be collected now through existing waste collection streams.
FFPE is an all PE laminate which can be recycled with carrier bags at supermarkets and supplied as pouches, pre-made bags and film on a reel. It can be supplied with a PE zip to address resealability without compromising on recyclability and it can also be provided with high barrier. FFPE runs smoothly on packing lines with no need for capital investment and modifications.
Another solution that we can supply and that we are seeing increased demand from in the personal care and cosmetics sector is paper based packaging. With a tactile and natural look and feel, it is appealing to consumers and brands who are seeking a sustainable solution that can be widely recycled.
FFP have also developed ‘Esterseal’ which is a resealable PET lidding film designed to be used with a PET tray to produce the first resealable pack in the UK to be classified as Recyclable by OPRL and collected in its entirety through the pots, tubs and trays kerbside collection system. Esterseal can also be supplied with up to 50% recycled content and an EVOH barrier.