Before you Buy Lidding Film and Food Trays

Before you Buy Lidding Film and Food Trays

Feb 15, 2023 / By : / Category : Containers, Films

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Checklist of What to Consider When Purchasing Lidding Film and Trays

When sourcing food packaging, such as lidding film and trays, it’s important to consider these factors:

  1. Product requirements: Consider the specific needs of the food you’re looking to package, like shelf life, temperature requirements, weight, and quantity.
  2. Container shape & size: Determine the best sizing and container shape, such as a multi-compartment tray, or single-serve cup for your food product.
  3. Barrier properties: Ensure the packaging materials provide an adequate barrier to oxygen, moisture, and other elements that can compromise the freshness of your food product.
  4. Sealing properties: Consider the sealing properties of the lidding film, including the type of seal (peelable, lockdown, peel & reseal) and the strength of the seal.
  5. Printing: If the lidding film will be printed, check the print quality and ensure that it meets your company's standards.
  6. Package quality: Confirm that the tray and lidding is made from food-grade materials and is safe for direct food contact that is also resistant to punctures, tears, and leaks.
  7. Equipment: Check to see if the trays and lidding film are compatible with your heat-sealing packaging equipment and processes.
  8. Supplier certifications: Make sure the packaging supplier has the necessary certifications and accreditation, such as ISO 9001:2015, BRC, SQF, etc.
  9. Supplier quality: Research the packaging supplier's reputation and track record for quality, reliability, and customer service.
  10. Lead time: Consider the supplier's lead times and delivery schedules to ensure that you can meet your own production and shipping deadlines within your budget.

If you’d like to learn more about purchasing the right packaging solution for your food product, our packaging specialists at Preferred Packaging are available to walk you through the process.

Preferred Packaging is a fully integrated packaging material & equipment supplier for prepared meals, fresh cut fruits & vegetables, snacks, sides, dips, sauces, and more. Our materials provide enhanced sealing properties to improve efficiencies, reduce leakers, and enhance output. Preferred warehouses most items to help manage your costs and production needs.