n Food Manufacturing Africa - Moving forward with flexible packaging : packaging

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2309-5334



FLEXIBLE PACKAGING IS growing in use among brand owners in food and beverage (F&B) industries on the continent. One of the drivers of this growth is the availability of form fill seal machines, which offer affordable entry into the market and more ease of use when compared to other packaging technologies. The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), a manufacturer of plastic resins and packaging solutions provider, indicates flexible packs are becoming more attractive in a tougher economic climate. The lightweight features of this type of packaging ensure lower transportation overheads and reduce overall supply chain costs. These weight savings also reduce overall breakages during transportation and allow companies to achieve a lower carbon footprint.

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