Non-food packaging systems: what you need to know

Non-food packaging systems what you need to know

When it comes to selecting non-food packaging, there are countless options available to suit your individual preferences or the needs of your business.

Key considerations such as durability, volume, quality and aesthetics come into play when it comes to deciding on the type of non-food packaging you select.

We’ve compiled the must-knows on a selection of useful non-food packaging options to help make the decision easier for you and of benefit for your business.

Non-food packaging solutions

Non-food packaging can be used to provide solutions for a wide array of industries which include:

Depending on your business and product offering, there are numerous non-food packaging options available for you to choose from.

Cardboard boxes

Cardboard boxes offer a highly versatile form of packaging which deliver a solution for a range of non-food products.

Available in a variety of formats and different thicknesses, measurements, layers and flaps, this type of packaging will cater for a wide range of industries.

Corrugated cases increase the strength of the boxes and make them more robust, whilst the additional strength offered by double wall boxes will cater for the storage of heavier products and deliver a sturdy solution.

From book and CD boxes to clothes storage solutions, cardboard boxes offer a variety of options to suit your needs. Cardboard boxes also have the potential to be custom-printed, wax-coated and produced in a variety of colours, enabling them to compliment business branding and personal preference.

Polythene bags

Like cardboard boxes, polythene bags also offer an extensive range of options for the storage, movement and protection of non-food items.

Manufactured in numerous thicknesses, polythene bags are typically available in light, medium and heavy duty varieties:

  • Light duty (100/120g) – these offer an ideal solution for wrapping appliances and its main function is to prevent items from getting dirty or dusty. This type of polythene bag is also suitable for light items such as clothing.
  • Medium duty (200/250g) – double the thickness of light duty bags, medium polythene bags offer a solution for multiple items needing to be packed in one place and can withstand slightly sharper corners. Items such as plastic plumbing, cables and light clothing can be easily packed in medium duty bags.
  • Heavy duty (400/500g) – this type of bag can withstand heavier weights and sharper edges and offers an ideal solution for bulkier items such as sand, gravel or shingle.

With a variety of sealing options, strengths and thicknesses, polythene bags offer a perfect non-food packaging solution for a variety of industries.

Pallet wrap

Pallet wrap, which is also known as stretch wrap, provides a robust solution for heavy duty materials. It is often available in both clear and black to suit individual product preferences and requirements.

Pallet wrap offers industrial-strength material that can be used to secure loads onto pallets, cartons, and parcels. With its tear-resistant qualities, high resistance, and film thickness, it offers a perfect solution to safely secure goods during transit.

Garment and clothes packaging

Looking to keep your clothing protected and free from dust and dirt? Self-seal garment bags offer the perfect solution. Clothes packaging, such as garment bags, also enable clothes to be displayed and include punched holes to avoid suffocation, keeping the materials looking and feeling their best.

Whether you are looking to safely store smaller items, such as scarves and gloves, or larger items like jackets and dresses, garment bags are a safe and reliable solution to keep your clothing protected at all times.

We also offer 40-micron polypropylene bags which are available in three sizes and offer a premium quality solution for your storage. Alongside transparent garment packaging bags, t-shirt packaging also includes a black or white hook, to safely and securely store, transport or display your garments.

Tissue Paper

An ideal packaging solution for smaller items such as jewellery or ornaments, tissue paper is available in a variety of colours and patterns to suit your business branding and tie-in with the product. You can also rest assured knowing that your items will not become discoloured or damaged in any way by the paper, due to its acid-free and bleed resistant qualities.

Postal and mailing bags

Postal and mailing bags are a perfect way to keep your smaller non-food items safe and secure. These cost-effective packaging types are also smaller, keeping your postage costs to a minimum.

Self-seal strip mailing bags also offer added security, as the receiver will be aware if the bag has been opened when it is received. Jiffy Bags offer added protection with padding, making them an ideal choice for smaller, more delicate items.

Find out more

If you have any questions about non-food packaging solutions or need any advice, please get in touch.
Our expert team will be more than happy to answer any queries you might have and help you select the best non-food packaging item for you.

Priding ourselves on providing ideal packaging solutions since 1953, Transpack supply high quality packaging materials wholesale to individual customer, small business or blue-chip companies.

Author: Sally Abdy

Sally acquired Transpack in 2009 as Managing Director and joint owner, having spent 25 years running a print and design partnership where she gained extensive knowledge in developing bespoke print and packaging solutions for clients. Prior to this Sally worked in the Grain Trade. Today her focus is providing sales and comprehensive technical product advice whilst constantly researching and bringing new products to market in response to customer demand.