How the Biggest Food Processors Save Money on Lidding Film

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Although they might not know what it's called, more consumers expect easy-to-open lidding film on a huge variety of food products. From fresh fruit to the most decadent ice creams, lidding films are showing up all over the food pyramid.

At the same time, food processors and packaging distributors are facing rising costs, while running out of new ways to increase performance on the packaging lines. If you need to implement new lidding film packaging machines in 2016 and improve performance on your packaging lines at the same time, then there is a solution: turnkey packaging solutions that combine high-quality lidding films, automation, and inspection systems.

If you need to find lower-cost solutions to your food packaging needs, then turnkey food sealing machines are the solution you've been waiting for. Although this principle holds true whether you need lidding films or vacuum pouches, let's use lidding films as an example:

Find High Quality Lidding Films
It doesn't matter how efficient your packaging line is if your films fall apart. That's why it's crucial to make sure you're working with high quality films first. A one-size-fits-all solution simply doesn't work in the packaging industry, so you'll need to find lidding solutions that offer a number of options, like:

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging: MAP shrinkable lidding films
  • Standard or high barrier options
  • Easy peel lidding
  • Perforated
  • Variety of color options

And of course, the best food sealing machines come with a built-in automation system, allowing you to increase efficiency as much as possible. With the right turnkey solutions, there's no reason you can't further improve performance on the packaging line, even when rolling out a new product.

There's another added benefit to improving performance and efficiency: 52% of consumers choose products based in part on packaging that shows a brand's commitment to making a positive social and environmental impact. In 2016, packaging experts estimate that for every pound of plastic packaging, food waste is reduced by 1.7 pounds. And there's no more effective way to deliver food than plastic. Just two pounds of plastic packaging can deliver 1,300 ounces of soda, while the same job would require three pounds of aluminium, eight pounds of steel, and more than 40 pounds of glass.