Flexible packaging for powdered drinks: From standard powdered sport drink mixes to protein powders, teas, and juices and even powdered health foods, there is no shortage of powdered drink solutions out there.
However, for the many companies manufacturing their own powdered drinks, there is one major hurdle to overcome: packaging.
Packaging Options For Powdered Drinks
You will notice that many of the powdered drinks at the store come in different sizes and types of containers, from big, plastic hot cocoa jars to small plastic tubes of iced tea.
The packaging for any retail product is important, not only in terms of functionality but in its ability to help a product stand out on a shelf. Packaging can make all of the difference in the world, so what are your options when it comes to powdered drinks?
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Perhaps the most common solution you will see for powdered drinks is a rigid container or molded container. With the right manufacturing company, these containers can be made into virtually any type or style. Rigid containers will have a cap, but it is important with powdered drinks that the cap is resealable to maintain freshness.
Although rigid containers are popular, not all of them are created equal. It is important with powdered drinks that these rigid containers are always made with FDA-approved raw materials that are safe to be around food and beverages.
Pouches and Bags
Pouches are a much smarter alternative for storing powdered drinks. They are lightweight, eco-friendly and allow brands to store more product in a smaller package. These durable pouches are extremely popular in the flexible packaging sphere and are great for consumable items because they protect from odor, light, and vapor.
They are particularly well-suited for powdered drinks because they also protect from moisture. Pouches can also be made to be resealable – a game changer for the powdered drink industry as they can work to keep products fresh while still offering the flexibility that make pouches so popular.
While there are many different types of pouches, it is best to look for those made of durable materials that won’t leach smells or flavors into the powdered product.
Stand Up Bags or Doypacks
Similar in style to pouches, stand-up bags are another popular option for powdered drinks. They are easy to display, and like pouches are lightweight and offer more flexibility. In fact, they are essentially a type of pouch with a firm bottom that allows them to stand upright.
Stand-up bags may be lightweight and easy to transport, but they are also notoriously puncture-proof and durable – meaning customers and manufacturers don’t have to worry about spills or messes with powdered products.
These are all great solutions for drink mix packaging. However, flexible packaging options span beyond powdered drinks. They are useful on all types of products both inside and outside of the food and beverage industry.
For powdered drinks that are meant to be consumed on-the-go, there are single-use sachets. These smaller, airtight bags are perfect for single-serving powdered drinks and are small and convenient enough to fit in a work bag or purse.
Sachets can provide total air tightness to maintain the quality and integrity of the powdered product and make sure that moisture and air stay out. Manufacturers use certified raw materials like cellophane, paper, nylon, or aluminum to make high-quality sachets.
No matter which of these packaging solutions you choose, it is always important to make sure you are using FDA-approved packaging materials and solutions that will keep the product pure and safe. Using an inferior packaging solution can contaminate your powdered product or put it at risk for spoiling.
While finding innovative, eye-catching packaging products is fun, there is nothing as important as maintaining the integrity of a product.
If you are looking for products that can help provide your company with the flexible packaging solution it needs, then SigmaQ has you covered. In addition to providing items that will work for powdered solutions, our company offers a number of high-quality, sustainable, flexible packaging solutions that can work for virtually any product that you have. And we are here to help you bring it to life in a way that works for your unique brand.
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SigmaQ: The Right Choice
As you start to create the perfect packaging product for your needs, make sure that you have the right company behind you to bring your unique vision to life. SigmaQ is passionate about helping you create packaging that can truly represent your one-of-a-kind brand.
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