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Cubitainer vs. Bag-in-Box: 3 Major Differences

Posted by Hedwin on March 13, 2017

CUBITAINER® and bag-in-box (BiB) systems both provide reliable, effective liquid packaging solutions — however, their properties and benefits are different across applications.

To help packaging professionals choose the best option for their specific needs, the team at Hedwin has analyzed the key differences between the two and outlined their unique features and advantages. Below are three major differences to keep in mind when selecting a liquid packaging solution.

1. Container Construction

BIB products.pngThe biggest difference between CUBITAINER® and bag-in-box solutions is their construction. BiBs consist of a pliable internal bag, which must be supported by an external carton. The bag is formed by laminating several layers of film, with the types depending on the application. These BiB options are generally available in two rectangular styles: pillow-style and gusseted.

Cubitainer products.pngCUBITAINER®, however, is available in a variety of shapes due to its semi-rigid low-density polyethylene (LDPE) material. Produced through traditional molding techniques, the size, shape, and opening location can be customized as needed.  The rugged CUBITAINER® can stand on its own, without need of an external carton.

2. Types of Materials

While bag-in-box solutions are most commonly used to package beverage products, such as wine, CUBITAINER® can be used for more viscous or granular products in addition to liquid products. CUBITAINER® is also available with a UN rating and is capable of handling hazardous materials.

3. Capacity

CUBITAINER® products are available in sizes ranging from 1 to 20 liters and can be customized to meet specific needs and standards. When making use of specially engineered films, BIB packaging solutions can handle up to 1000 liters.

Learn More

To learn more about the differences between CUBITAINER® and bag-in-box solutions, and for help deciding which is right for your next packaging project, download Hedwin’s free CUBITAINER® vs. Bag-in-Box presentation today.

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