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.

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  • Packaging Products for Safety

    There is much talk about different ways to package, especially in the contract packaging industry. People talk about packaging for visibility, packaging for visibility, and packaging to get your items to sell. However, fewer people talk about the safety issues involved with packaging. In some cases, the best packaging method considers the safety of the object and consumer. In the modern world, many stories come out every day about contaminated food products, packages, and more. This causes people to distrust the food and packaging industry, which leads to fewer sales....

  • Food Packaging You Can Eat

    I recently went to a concert at a local venue. Excluding the overpriced PBR served in plastic cups, it was a fantastic experience. After the show, all that remained was a floor littered with empty cups as the hot and sweaty audience rushed out the door. It would make cleanup a lot easier if people could eat the cups after they finished their beverage. Well, after recent innovations in food packaging, that actually might be a possibility. Harvard professor of biomedical engineering, Dr. David Edwards has created an edible membrane...

  • Foam Cup Phase Out

    McDonald's shareholders recently proposed a resolution by As You Sow to re-evaluate the use of foam cups. Shareholder support for the resolution was nearly 30 percent, which is the highest vote any As You Sow proposal has received regarding recycling. The company is now initiating a program to phase out the polystyrene beverage cups. McDonald's is currently testing double-walled paper hot cups at 15 percent of its U.S. restaurants. Throughout the program performance of the paper cups, customer acceptance and operational impact will be assessed. It's refreshing to hear that...

  • New Development in Packaging Technology

    Glue Dots International, or GDI, has introduced a new development in packaging technology. GDI has made an adhesive applicator that is designed to seamlessly seal corrugated food and beverage packaging. The QuikDot Pro was designed for packaging repair to reduce the cost of broken package return. It was made as an easy to use, palm fitting time saver. It was specifically made more corrugated food and beverage packaging repair. I can see were something like this might be useful. It would be an inefficient pain for a shipper to return...

  • BPA Controversy Ensues

    The controversy over the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, persists after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected a petition demanding a ban on the chemical in food packaging. The FDA stated that there was not enough scientific evidence to justify a change in current regulations. Supporters of the ban believe BPA contains properties that are similar to hormones. The chemical can normally be easily eliminated through the kidneys but the concern lies for children who are still developing. Supposedly BPA can effect early brain development and may lead...

  • Food Packaging: Dried Meat Provides Tasty Treat

    Occasionally I get a hankering for some beef jerky. The dried, salty and brittle meat subsides my hunger and pleases my taste buds. Who doesn't enjoy gnawing on a piece of leathery meat testing the strength of their teeth? When I buy jerky at a gas station it always comes in a rough plastic bag. I'll normally get Jack Link's but I'm sure Macho Man Randy Savage would rather have me step into a Slim Jim. Most bags have zip locks to reseal the package after it's been opened. However,...

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.

Baked goods, meat, frozen food, cooked or prepared meals, seafood, spices, dairy products like cheese, condiments, raw ingredients and take-out food 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.

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 is 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, which is a plastic film, is often used to cover produce in grocery stores. Snacks like candy and gum are often packaged in plastic blisters, and 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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Food Packaging – Valk Industries, Inc.
Food Packaging – Valk Industries, Inc.
Food Packaging – Valk Industries, Inc.






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