What Are The Benefits Of Plastic Food Packaging

The most versatile of all food packaging materials, plastic is also much cheaper than many of its alternatives.

Measom Freer & Co Ltd have been a UK based manufacturer and stockist of plastic food packaging for over 80 years, and we manufacture a huge variety of food grade plastic packaging.

In this post, we’ll discuss the many reasons why recyclable plastic makes ideal packaging for foodstuffs.


Plastic food packaging won’t contaminate your food

Packaging and shipping food products comes with a responsibility to ensure that there is no contamination caused by the packaging itself. Plastic food packaging won’t react with foods, so it won’t be a cause of contamination. It can also protect your food from other contaminants.


Plastic food packaging is versatile

There isn’t much you can’t do with plastic. It can be manufactured to be transparent, so the customer can see the contents, or opaque.

It can be moulded into any shape you like, and you can choose for your packaging to be flexible and squeezable, or stiff and stackable.

You can also pick from absolutely any colour you choose! The options are virtually infinite.


Plastic is resistant

Numerous hazardous chemicals are stored in plastic bottles because it’s such a resistant material.

Many foods contain acid, and plastic is therefore a great material for food packaging as it won’t react with the acid, causing contamination.


You can print on plastic food packaging

It’s simple to print your logo, images, ingredients, and other important information onto plastic. Here at Measom Freer, we can take care of not only the plastic food packaging itself, but all your printing and labelling needs, too.


All our plastic food packaging is fully recyclable

As a leading plastic producer in the UK, we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously. That’s why all of the plastic food packaging we produce here at Measom Freer is fully recyclable.


Plastic food packaging can prolong shelf life

When used in combination with certain food packaging techniques, plastic packaging can actually prolong the shelf life of your food product, slow down any colour deterioration, and prevent strongly smelling food from contaminating other products placed nearby.


Most economical option for food packaging

Plastic food packaging is often far less expensive than other packaging materials – glass or metal, for example.

Measom Freer’s plastic containers and bottles are ideal for a range of food packaging uses.

Our plastic bottles are suitable for many food purposes, including sauces, oils, marinades and dressings. We have small, clear plastic boxes and tubes, perfect for packaging confectionery, cake decorations, nuts, spices or honey. And our measuring scoops are available in a range of sizes, and can be used for coffee, herbs, grains, dried goods and powders.

So, if you are looking for versatile, affordable, recyclable packaging that won’t contaminate your food, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can arrange an appointment with our experienced product development team by calling 0116 288 1588 or filling in our enquiry form.

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