Choosing the Right Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging is one of the most common types of packaging and a top-choice of manufacturers today. Manufacturers must select the best flexible packaging options to have an effective and cost-efficient result. Whether it is a pharma company or a CBD and Cannabidiol

manufacturer, choosing the right material for flexible packaging is a balance between meeting requirements and minimizing packaging costs.

Common materials for flexible packaging

The industry of flexible packaging is extensive because it applies to a variety of different industries and products. When it comes to choosing the right materials for the packaging, there are several options. Some of the most common materials include Polyethylene (low, medium, high density), Polypropylene (cast, oriented), Metalized Polyester, Metalized Oriented Polypropylene, Polyester, and Nylon. When choosing the right material to manufacture flexible packaging for your product, there are certain factors that you need to consider.

The function of your flexible packaging

The first factor to consider is the type of product you are planning to pack. It can be liquid, semi-liquid, solid, or a perishable item. Because you need to select material compatible with the type of your product, you need to be aware of the different characteristics of each material and its reaction to the product.

Shelf life

The next factor to consider is the shelf life. You need to consider whether your products will have an expiration date or be affected by temperature change. The material you choose must protect the product to adhere to your standards and government regulations.

Display graphics on the package

Another factor is the type of graphics to be printed on the packaging. It is essential to determine the type of graphics to be printed on your packaging before you choose the material and if it will be compatible with the graphics.

Manufacturing equipment 

The last but crucial factor is the manufacturing equipment you plan to use for the packaging. The equipment needs to package your product efficiently and properly to meet quality and regulatory standards.


These are the essential factors that you need to consider before you choose the material for your flexible packaging. Liquipak has provided solutions for many industries including detergent, pharmaceutical, dental, cosmetics, first aid, and automotive aftermarket flexible packaging. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help your business produce a flexible package that will help your product stand out from the competition.