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    Guide: The Optimal Food Packaging

    Everything you need to know about the requirements for food packaging, how to pack food safely – and why packaging made of environmentally friendly paper and cardboard is a good choice.

    Food Packaging

    Sending frozen meat in summer at 32 degrees? This is not a problem with the optimal packaging for food. We have put our refrigerated packaging through its paces with fine heat sensors: they maintain the desired temperature for up to 36 hours. Even in hot summers. You can find out how to do this on this page.

    However, reliable insulation is only one requirement for food packaging. Food packaging is regulated by law and must be well thought out: because it protects food and keeps it fresh, provides consumers with the right information and is at the same time practical and environmentally friendly.

    Food packaging: three examples

    For bottles

    High-quality cardboard bottle packaging is ideal for shipping with freight forwarders. Bottles can be shipped shatterproof, horizontal or upright.

    For freezing

    For frozen products, such as frozen meat, it is crucial that the cold chain is not interrupted. Refrigerated packaging makes a significant contribution to this, as secondary packaging for your product. Although it does not touch the food directly, it naturally meets all hygiene standards.

    For liquids

    Bag-in-Box is the tried-and-tested packaging for liquid food. Whether it's milk, cream, salad dressing or cooking oil – the dream team of bag and box forms an oxygen barrier so that liquids can be kept longer. Beverages and other liquids can be filled and tapped very easily. No spilling, no product waste.

    Food packaging: quick tips

    Of course

    Packaging with flax fleece

    The natural material in thermal packaging insulates and protects your food from moisture


    Heavily stacked

    For storage, it is important that your food packaging is stackable.


    Test Shipping

    Do you want to sell groceries online? Test in advance whether your packaging can withstand the shipping conditions.

    Promotion of your food

    Display, POS Packaging, Stands

    Do you need promotional packaging for your food? We offer you a wide selection: from multi-material solutions to individual short runs to adapted Model Basic solutions. Contact our experienced designers and display builders for your tailor-made offer.

    Food packaging: three packaging levels

    Primary Packaging

    The first packaging is in direct contact with the product. For example: individually wrapped chocolate wafers.

    Secondary packaging

    The second packaging usually has a high paper content or is made entirely of corrugated cardboard. It can be removed without touching the actual product - the chocolate wafer.

    Tertiary packaging

    The third packaging serves as a transport and storage aid. For example, when the bags of chocolate wafers are loaded onto a pallet, wrapped with strapping and sent optimally protected.

    Packaging food: This is how it works

    Cool, keep warm, protect from moisture

    Thermal insulation is the magic word when it comes to food packaging. Cold or frozen food should stay cool, warm food should stay warm – and everything should be as fresh as possible. Did you know that paper has a very high insulation value? It is even used to insulate buildings. Together with its partner, flax fleece, paper is ideally suited for thermal packaging. This is because flax fleece can absorb moisture in packaging without damage.

    Secure closure

    To ensure that nothing leaks, the insulation remains intact and the packaging remains hygienic, packaging for food products needs a particularly secure seal. In addition, you can work with environmentally friendly power tape.

    Easy to open & close

    Food packaging scores points when it is easy to open and close. In the catering industry, and also privately, no one wants to fiddle with closures or repack products for a long time because the original box was damaged when it was opened.

    Labeling packaged foods

    What needs to be put on the secondary packaging? In Switzerland, pre-packaged foods should be labelled in at least one official language (D, F, I). Mandatory information must be displayed clearly, legibly and permanently in a clearly visible place. You can find out what this information is in the Ordinance on Information on Foodstuffs. In addition, there is the Food and Commodities Ordinance as well as product-specific regulations.

    The right size

    Deceptive packaging? Food packaging should not give this impression. In addition, oversized packaging wastes raw material and storage space. Custom-fit food packaging is better received by customers and the environment and is easy on your budget. Feel free to talk to us about your requirements for tailor-made food packaging:

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