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Food Packaging Companies and Services

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of food packaging companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top food packaging companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any food packaging company can design, engineer, and provide food packaging to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach food packaging companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's  portion control food packaging, aluminum food packaging, and polyester food packaging.

  • Greeneville, TN 423-638-1284

    We make it our mission to stay committed to quality, service, and reliability. These are traditions we’ve upheld for over the past 35 years. Our dedicated staff strives to turn first time customers into life-long connections. We have our researchers working around the clock to ensure only the latest and greatest in food packaging technology. Whether you need a one-time deal, or your requirements are continuous we are here to help find the product to suit your needs.

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  • Anaheim, CA (949)793-0635

    For more than 40 years, Consolidated Strategy Group has been a leader in packaging solutions through stock packaging and contract manufacturing. With our expert team, we are able to provide high-quality products and build long-lasting relationships with our customers.

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  • Minneapolis, MN 612-788-4444

    Established in 1987, Gamer Packaging provides customized packaging solutions for companies in the food, beverage, cosmetic, and chemical industries. Our process includes custom designs, engineering support, prototyping, and sampling. We ensure our clients are equipped for success.

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  • Morgan Hill, CA 408-782-2500

    We are a contract packaging specialist meeting the needs of aerospace, consumer, electronic and industrial markets with packaging specialties-barrier and injection; dual cartridge and syringe; fill and seal; tube filling (plastic, metal); syringe filling (frozen, one part, premix); bottles; cans; jars. Call or visit our website today for more information about the products and services we offer. We would love to work with you soon!

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  • Glenwillow, OH 440-528-7100

    Established in 1975, Custom Products Corporation offers contract packaging, inventory management, and packaging material solutions to manufacturers nationwide. Not only do we maintain a variety of packaging capabilities, but we assist customers with fulfillment, design, repairs, and assembly.

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Food Packaging Industry Information

Food Packaging

Food packaging is any material that is used to enclose food items during storage, shipment or while it is awaiting purchase. At some point on the timeline of production, shipment and sale, all food items come into contact with some form of packaging. Even fruits and vegetables sold in open coolers at grocery stores must be carefully packaged during shipment between origin and destination.

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Applications for Food Packaging

A typical list of examples for food packaging are:

  • Baked Goods
  • Meat
  • Frozen Food
  • Cooked or Prepared Meals
  • Seafood
  • Spices
  • Dairy Products like Cheese
  • Condiments
  • Raw Ingredients
  • Take-Out Food

These items are all stored, sealed, shipped or otherwise enclosed in some variety of packaging at some point between their production and consumption. A given food product’s properties require amenities and accommodations specific to certain packaging.

For example, bananas typically require little more shelter than a cardboard box during shipment, while eggs, because of their fragility and sensitivity to temperature, require softer packaging and refrigerated shipping and storage environments.

Many beverages also require refrigeration and special packaging. Frozen juice, for example, must be able to expand and contract with temperature changes without damaging its packaging. For this reason, a combination of metal and paper-based packaging are often used; this kind of packaging also allows for easy opening by the consumer.

Types of Food Packaging

Packaging protects food from damage during shipping, prevents contact with dirt or contaminants and provides a means by which a food product producer can display its brand name, the product’s nutrition facts and other important information.

There are many possible materials for use in food packaging. Glass, aluminum and paper products are commonly used for food packaging. When possible, though, food product producers generally prefer plastic packaging.

Plastic Packaging
More durable and lightweight than glass; this makes it less expensive to ship and reduces the risk of product loss due to broken packaging. Also, because plastics can be engineered to varying specifications of flexibility, clearness, thickness and many other physical qualities, plastic packaging can be designed to suit the needs of many different food products. High and low density polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most commonly used plastic materials in the fabrication of plastic packaging.
Shrink Wrap
A plastic film, is often used to cover produce in grocery stores.
Plastic Blisters
Snacks like candy and gum are often packaged in plastic blisters.
Plastic Clamshell
Larger prepared food items like cupcakes and confections are often packaged in plastic clamshells that feature molded chambers for each item.


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