Advances in technology and industrialization of production processes in the food industry in the last few decades have led to increased demand for first-class foods and their extended lifespan.
Consumers on market shelves expect quality products that stay fresh for a long time and retain all the quality properties until the moment of consumption. In the complex processes of food production , food transport packaging plays the most important role.
Functions and properties of food packaging
Food packaging serves to preserve the quality of food during handling, storage and transport, as well as during the shelf life of the product. In other words, this packaging protects food from contamination and provides a barrier against microbes, moisture and UV light , allowing food products to travel safely over long distances while maintaining a high level of quality and freshness.
The main role of this packaging is the maximum retention of nutritional values as well as protection of food from external factors and damage, which allows a longer lifespan of fresh, processed or frozen foods.
Plastic packaging for transport and storage of food
The production and distribution of plastic packaging for the transport and storage of food is today one of the most developed sectors of the economy. We can say with certainty that almost every food product in some segment of its production process directly depends on plastic packaging.
This type of packaging is used in the food industry in all processes of handling, storage and transport of food products all the way to the consumer as the end user.
In line with the growing needs of the food industry, the plastics market has developed systemic and logistics solutions that are fully compatible with fast transport and automated storage mechanisms and have certificates for 100% food contact.
The wide range includes boxes, pallets, large collapsible containers and carts that increase the efficiency of processes and logistics for storage and transport of fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, milk and dairy products, bakery products or confectionery products. This type of packaging is compatible with highly automated food industry plants and allows heavy loads on the shelves of storage systems. The latest generation of plastic packaging also has a universal form of protection and monitoring in the form of integrated bar codes and RFID tags.
Large collapsible containers
Designed to meet the highest standards of the food industry , large collapsible containers represent a revolution in automated handling systems. Unique volumes up to 900L, these containers have a large internal volume which allows for higher carrying capacity during transport or storage of goods.
Made of lightweight and durable plastic, they enable the transport of food products over long distances and are suitable for transport by air. Equipped with a lid, these containers allow easy access to the product while the possibility of folding on return transport allows great space savings and up to 30% more folded units per transport vehicle.
Completely smooth inner and outer surfaces make these containers simple and easy to clean.
Rigid pallet containers
With their stable construction and the possibility of high load, they provide maximum safety and protection of food products during the period of long transport . Uniquely certified for 100% food contact, they are made of solid plastic, strong and stable bases and reinforced edges.
Thanks to the solid base of the carrier, they are ideal allies of automated warehouses. Certain models have sliding doors on the sides, as well as ventilation bases or container sides , which are suitable for transporting fresh fruits and vegetables, from which you can make excellent shakes for immunity .
Flat surfaces and rounded corners allow easy maintenance of this type of container.
Designed to meet the highest standards of handling in the food industry, plastic pallets are widely used in all segments of food handling. A variety of conceptual solutions comprehensively meet complex logistics requirements, making plastic pallets an indispensable component of production processes .
High operational efficiency as well as easy storage capability is enabled by the consistency of the shape and size of individual logistics units. They are characterized by high durability and maximum load-bearing capacity on the pallet surface. Certain models have a 7mm height stop that provides cargo safety and prevents loads from slipping . There are also specially designed models on the market with ventilation openings that encourage fast air flow and enable fast cooling of the pallet at high temperatures.
They are easy to maintain and clean and are not susceptible to insects and mold, which reduces depreciation and maintenance costs.
Plastic collapsible boxes
In the last few decades, with their fantastic characteristics, plastic folding boxes have almost completely supplanted wooden or cardboard boxes from the market. Simple design and minimal weight , allow easy manual and automated handling.
The unique disassembly option provides huge space savings in return transport. Certain models allow free air flow, which achieves maximum preservation of the freshness of the product . Reinforced edges and solid construction enable stable stacking in storage and transport processes.
Also, the ability to make in multiple colors allows easy identification processes in large warehouses.
Plastic collapsible boxes are resistant to extreme temperatures, chemicals or acids, which makes them the most adequate packaging on the market in all segments of handling, transport or storage of food.