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Sustainability

At BakPac we are passionate about providing the best sustainable solutions to meet your packaging needs. We produce flexible packaging products that provide alternative solutions to traditional packaging methods. By design flexible packaging pouches have a much reduced impact on the environment compared to rigid packaging. The planet’s resources are our future and need to be looked after

Packaging is often scrutinsed and used as the measure of a company’s overall sustainability.

To be a sustainable product it needs to be responsibily produced. By using BakPac to digitally print and produce pouches you can:

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Eliminate the need for plates and cylinders

Use less energy in production

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Print only what you need

Optimize inventory

Reduce material waste

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From its fossil fuel and water usage, to its carbon impact and product-to-package ratio, flexible packaging’s efficiency is environmentally effective. As a leading voice in the sustainable packaging movement, the Flexible Packaging Association has committed significant resources to support flexible packaging’s sustainability efforts. Through our ongoing research and initiatives, FPA provides a greater understanding of the environmental advantages and benefits of flexible packaging among consumer product companies, retailers and consumers

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Source reduction examples of benefits to using pouches 

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In the waste management hierachy, the most preferred options are Source Reduction and Reuse. Reusing the same packaging means, for example, using the same cup for refills in your local coffee shop. Source reduction means that a 5g recyclable flexible packaging is better than 50g rigid plastic container, which is also better than 200g of a glass jar for the same amount of product.

Carbon Footprint

Detergent: Rigid PET container emits over 7 times more greenhouse gases in production than flexible pouch with a zipper

Water Usage

Coffee: A steel can consumes 16 times more water during production than a pouch.

Material to Landfill

Baby food: Glass containers recycled at 30% rate, still means 7 times more material ends up in landfill compared to a pouch with spout fitting.

TRANSPORTATION:

Cans vs Pouches: When unfilled, 98 pallets of cans = 1 pallet of film for pouches.

PRODUCT-TO-PACKAGE RATIO:

Single serve juice beverages: Glass Bottle vs Flexible Drink pouch. For a glass bottle, 35% of its total weight is the packaging. For the pouch, only 3% of its total weight is the packaging.

FOSSIL FUEL USAGE:

Cat litter: A rigid pail uses 11 times as much material as flexible stand-up bag and uses 14 times more fossil fuel in manufacturing.

Trade Packaging

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Stand Up Pouches

As the name suggests, this packaging stands up on the shelf providing high product visibility.

Pillow Pouches/Sachets

A layflat form of flexible packaging heat-sealed on three sides.

Printed Film/Flow Wrap

Ideal for a wide range of products for customers with their own converting equipment.

Examples of markets we create packaging for

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Food

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A greater demand for fast, convenient and healthy food means the industry has been rethinking their approach to packaging. A great way to package these types of foods are lay flat and stand up pouches which are lightweight, easily stored and easily transported .

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Health and Beauty

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Lay flat and stand up pouches can be used for a variety of different products including gels, creams, oils, bath salts and serums. Pouches provide a hygienic way of keeping products sealed and fresh with the use of flexible packaging becoming increasing popular within in the industry.

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Pet Care

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Pet care such as food, treats, toys, health care and grooming can all be packaged in pouches of varying sizes, in a range of materials and different required barrier levels.

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Sports nutrition

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Stand-up pouches are an ideal choice for protein powders and vitamins due to their ease of use and storage, size options and how lightweight they are. They are also great protection from moisture, air and keep the product fresh by its resealable opening.

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Hot drinks

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Flexible packaging is a great way of protecting and storing coffee or tea with options for high barriers and vents. Both products need the packaging to seal in the aroma and provide protection from moisture, light and air.

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Seeds & cereals

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Using packaging that differs from the traditional cardboard box really can give a brand a competitive edge. Not only will flexible packaging make a brand stand out it also improves the shelf life of these products and more can fit into a bag without the box meaning less waste.

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Snacks & confectionery

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BakPak does not require a high minimum quantity order so when you do not want to order excessive amounts for seasonal packaging such as Christmas, Halloween or Easter confectionery, digitally printed pouches are perfect. Pouches can be useful for anything from baked goods to sweets or crisps.

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Household products

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Many household goods would benefit from the moisture proof protection provided by flexible packaging. This includes cleaning tablets, liquid detergents and cleaning powders. The wide variety of pouch sizes also means there are many options for quantities including bulk sizes.

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Dried foods

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Due to the wide selection of pouch sizes, serving sizes can be varied for either single use or resealable pouches for snacking on the go with both being great for keeping the products dry and fresh, perfect for storing dried foods such as nuts, dried fruit, jerky and dry mixes.

BakPac Team

Our leading team are here to help you.

As part of the Bakers family we have over 45 years of print and packaging experience. As the world of digitally printed flexible packaging evolves we guarantee to you that we will continue to invest in training and innovation programmes for our team. We love to learn and share the latest techniques with our trade customers!

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If you’d like to know more about how BakPac can supply you with flexible packaging please get in touch.

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