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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.

Leading Companies:

  • 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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  • New Britain, CT 860-224-2242

    SouthPack has been a One Stop Shop for our customers for over 30 years. SP can handle your entire packaging project under one roof, from Design to Packaging to Assembly to Displays to Distribution. We service all Markets - Medical, Retail, Food, Promotional, Electronics, OEM and more. We pride ourselves on being a Problem solver. SP offers multiple platforms to fit your budget and needs. We take great pride in our work because we know our products represent and protect your products.

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  • Airport, TX 972-660-6633

    Welcome to Ameripac's web site. We are a distributor of packaging products, packaging machinery, and package design services. We offer storage containers, corrugated boxes, poly bags, labels, mailing envelopes, mailing tubes, tapes, and more.

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  • Pontiac, IL 815-844-5111

    Since 1992, Exact Packaging has been a leading contract packaging manufacturer. Our expert team works alongside our customer through out the manufacturing process to ensure that our products meet their specification. We are committed to producing high quality products and exceptional service. Exact Packaging is an ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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  • Lyons, NY 315-946-9777

    At Ruspak, devotion to contract packaging, blister packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, medical packaging, cosmetics packaging and consumer product packaging is taken to new levels. Taking great care, we design a package to meet the high standards of all our customers.

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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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