Product packaging generally falls into one of three categories:
- Primary packaging, which contains all components of the individual product
- Secondary packaging, which are the pallets, cartons, and wraps that seal multiple products together for transportation
- Tertiary packaging, which is large packaging used to transport and store bulk amounts of products
Manufacturers must find the best type of packaging for all three of these categories if they wish to safely transport, store, and sell their products. Finding the right packaging to use is especially critical for liquid products, which mustn’t leak or spill at any point of the shipping and selling process.
Manufacturers have several options to choose from when determining the best liquid packaging for their needs. In this post, we analyze a few of the most effective liquid packaging strategies, as well as how to incorporate them into your next process.
Selecting a Container for Packaging Liquid
There are several key factors to consider when choosing a liquid packaging container. These include:
- Ease of use
- Materials and storage
- Waste reduction
Ease of Use
Primary packaging should enhance the user’s experience wherever possible, including during transport and unpackaging. Secondary packaging should be easy to grasp, hold, and carry, whereas tertiary packaging should be compatible with forklifts or other moving equipment.
Special consideration must be given to designing user-friendly liquid packaging, as any puncture in the primary packaging can lead to a 100% product loss.
Liquid packaging must be very durable and be designed to withstand impacts, jostling, and corrosion.
Liquids must be kept safe from any contaminants. This is especially important for liquid products in the medical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, as these products must adhere to rigorous governmental and third-party standards.
Many of the qualities that enable liquid packaging to perform well under the above four considerations impede its ability to biodegrade or be recycled.
Patented in 1956, Hedwin’s CUBITAINER is the ideal liquid packaging container. The CUBITAINER consists of a semirigid plastic bladder, or CUBE, that provides incredible performance at affordable prices and minimal environmental impact. These allow the CUBITAINER to be the best choice for handling, storing, and transporting viscous, liquid, and granular materials.
The CUBE is available in two different formats that are ready for use as soon as you receive them. CUBEs arrive already inflated, capped, and ready to fill in a corrugated carton.
We also ship CUBEs in bulk as knockdown products. This means that they’re deflated and shipped in greater amounts than preinflated cubes, but they must be assembled by the end user.
The CUBE weighs little, but it can handle a lot of punishment. This means that your liquid products will arrive to their end destination fully intact.
The CUBE also uses less plastic than competing products, which will help diminish your environmental impact. The cleanliness of our proprietary resin blends is unparalleled, and it is very easy to fill. Furthermore, there is neither glugging nor venting and it features complete evacuation.
The CUBITAINER: For All Your Liquid Shipping Needs
At Hedwin, we strive to supply eco-friendly, sustainable packaging solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations in many arenas. To learn more about how to choose the best liquid packaging container, contact us today or download our eBook, “The Importance of Choosing the Right Liquid Packaging Container.”