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Main types of packaging materials

Packaging of food articles should be done in a way that chances of contamination, reaction with packed material, decomposition etc. is avoided. Packaging must be done in appropriate way or as per the norms recommended authority.

Packaging materials can be grouped into two main types:
*Shipping containers, which contain and protect the contents during transport and distribution but have no marketing function. Examples include sacks, corrugated fiberboard (cardboard) cartons, shrink-wrapped or stretch-wrapped containers, crates, barrels or drums.

Corrugated boxes that are widely used today were developed in the 1850s, to hold a number of smaller packages and as a shipping container.

Wooden shipping containers are still used extensively as a protective outer package for bottles and other delicate items and enjoy increasing use for single-use field crates. They remain in common use for wine, tea and beer. Wooden chests have high impact resistance and are stackable.

*Retail containers, which protect and advertise the food for retail sale and home storage. Examples include metal cans, glass or plastic bottles and jars, plastic tubs, pots and trays, collapsible tube.

Advances in food packaging have facilitated the development of modern retailformats that offer consumers the convenience of 1-stop shopping and the availability of food from around the world.

Plastic container is a retail containers or consumer units that protect, attract, contain and inform consumers in convenient quantities for retail sale and home storage and use.
Main types of packaging materials

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