Mylar bags are a popular choice among companies producing consumer food products. Companies intent on preserving their products’ freshness while also protecting them from package tears, punctures and the environment appreciate the benefits a custom mylar bag offers.
Mylar is tough and durable. Flexible packaging made from mylar also takes up less storage space on retailers’ shelves. Here are some of the top food products benefitting from mylar packaging.
Uncooked white rice has a long shelf life, but whole-grain brown rice doesn’t. The oils in the brown outer layer cause whole grains to decompose faster. Brown rice benefits from the freshness-preserving qualities of mylar packaging.
Uncooked white rice also benefits from mylar packaging; it’s usually sold in large quantities that are “space-hungry” and damage easily. Flexible mylar bags, especially stand-up pouches, require less space and offer greater damage protection.
Uncooked pasta may have a decent shelf life, but mylar bags provide exceptional resistance to tearing and puncturing. Cardboard box packaging has its weaknesses and looks unsightly when it accumulates dents and collapsed corners.
Mylar packaging allows for a see-through area that won’t break easily like the “window” sections of cardboard boxes. Shoppers can safely see what’s inside while they also take in a photo-quality image of an appetizing cooked product.
Freeze-Dried Fruits and Veggies
Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables require an oxygen-free and moisture-proof packaging environment to maintain their shelf lives. Regular polyethylene or polypropylene packaging can’t provide enough protection. The porous nature of these plastics allows moisture and oxygen to penetrate.
Metal cans once solved the problem of oxygen and moisture penetration, but mylar provides a better solution. Unlike metal cans, flexible mylar bags conform to the content’s shape. Mylar also reduces the shipping weight. These qualities also make mylar-based sachet packaging services an ideal choice for companies introducing new products through single-serving sample packages or smaller-sized travel packs.
Beans and Flour
Beans and flour have much to benefit from mylar bags. One of the most nutrient-dense foods available, beans are particularly sensitive to humidity and oxygen. Humidity brings mold growth and oxygen can cause the fats in beans to become rancid. With its ability to prevent both moisture and oxygen from entering the packaging, mylar solves both issues.
Mylar’s ability to keep out what’s in the environment also serves flour’s specialized needs. In addition to humidity causing mold to grow, flour easily takes on the smells of other items stored nearby or during transit. Mylar packaging prevents flour from smelling like the inside of a truck or warehouse.
The Right Flexible Packaging Choice Can Increase Your Bottom Line
Whether you require custom packaging for frozen food, meal ingredients or freeze-dried products, your choice of a well-designed mylar bag can increase your bottom line. Your packaging helps draw customers to your products on retailers’ shelves. Stand-up pouch packaging reflects an increasingly popular option; it helps assure that shoppers will see your best marketing images.
A digital-first packaging provider can guide you through the range of mylar options and easily accommodate the most demanding design requirements. Digital printing also allows you to eliminate printing-plate costs. You can order economical smaller-volume production runs for regionally specific product promotions. With all the many benefits and options available, working with a reputable flexible packaging partner is a smart business decision.