Flexible packaging has completely revolutionized the packaging industry, growing to a $62 billion sector in the United States alone. Precedence Research predicts that trend will persist over the next few years, forecasting a 4.35% CAGR for flexible packaging through the end of the decade.
Compact, lightweight, and extremely versatile, flexible packaging has many significant advantages over traditional rigid packaging. However, the ability to seal and re-seal the package repeatedly is what sets “flex pack” technology apart.
Depending on the kind of product being packaged, there are several closure mechanisms to take into account. In this blog post, we'll examine five different types of flexible packaging closures and the uses that each kind is best suited for.
5 Types of Flexible Packaging Closures
1) Press-to-close zipper
The ubiquitous press-to-close zipper, the most popular style of flex pack closure mechanism, is recognized for being both inexpensive to create and simple to use. Press-to-close designs capitalize on the high barrier properties of flexible packaging to preserve the freshness of perishable products.
Ideal for: Food and pet products
2) Child-resistant closures
Child-resistant closure mechanisms are called upon anytime access to the product inside must be controlled for added safety. Such closures have been rigorously tested in laboratory settings to conform with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards regarding Poison Prevention Packaging.
Ideal for: Pharmaceuticals and cannabis products
Hook-to-hook closures, such as Easylock by Aplix®, provide a VELCRO®-like closure mechanism that does not require precise alignment for closing. Made from recyclable food-grade polyethylene, this style of closure mechanism is often easier for children to use.
Ideal for: Powdered products
Not just for rigid bottles anymore, spouts can also be added to flexible packaging to facilitate easy, mess-free pouring. Refillable, re-closable, and eco-friendly, spout closures are easily adapted to many different styles and shapes of pouches.
Ideal for: Liquid products
The Pouch House: Flexible Packaging Made Simple
The Pouch House manufactures custom-printed flexible packaging products for customers across a range of industries. We offer low minimum order quantities and fast turnaround times. And, our ordering process couldn’t be easier.
Need one of the closure options mentioned above but not seeing it on our site? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our flexible packaging specialists to get a custom order started. We've got you covered!
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