An increasing number of companies are choosing to use roll stock packaging instead of preformed pouches or other options for packaging products. Rollstock is printed, a laminated film that requires the use of Form, Fill, and Seal machinery to create packaging. Discover why rollstock packaging has become so popular, along with options for either acquiring FFS equipment or partnering with a co-packer or co-manufacturer to finalize rollstock product packaging.
Efficient and Superior Product Protection
Rollstock is the most efficient type of flexible packaging. When you need to package large quantities of identical products, rollstock is the fastest method. Order rollstock from a service that provides digital packaging printing services, including lamination and a choice of barrier films.
Preformed pouches are more prepared than rollstock and cost more than this type of packaging. When ordering rollstock, you should plan which FFS machinery you plan to use to complete the process of packaging products. Rollstock can be ordered in custom dimensions and then fed through an FFS machine to contain products in packets, pillow pouches, lay-flat pouches or sachets.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Rollstock can be a more eco-friendly approach to packaging than any method that uses rigid materials. While it is also possible to order preformed sachet packaging, the ability to simply ship a roll of printed and laminated packaging film is more efficient, especially for long runs.
An HP 20000 system can print high-definition packaging designs with photo-quality graphics on-demand in compostable polymer-based inks that do not contain hazardous air pollutants. Brands can also opt for solventless lamination, which is environmentally friendly and eliminates a common source of volatile organic compounds in packaged products.
Products that are packaged and sold in rollstock have a much lighter packaging weight than products packaged in rigid containers. It is also possible to fit more packets, pouches or sachets in each shipping box and ship more product at lower expense than would be the case if the same products were packaged in glass, metal or hard plastic. Choosing rollstock can shrink the carbon footprint of a company.
Custom Rollstock Design and Printing
Whether a brand has special demands for frozen food packaging or needs any other type of rollstock packaging, a packaging provider can recommend the best materials for custom designs. Brands can save money on this packaging by using a service that does digital printing without the need for making plates.
Brands that need shorter runs of an assortment of custom package designs may prefer to use preformed pouches instead of ordering rollstock. The availability of an FFS machine and any additional barrier film requirements for products are two more factors to consider when deciding whether to order rollstock or preformed pouches.
Rollstock packaging can be an economical choice for many brands. Whether you invest in FFS machinery or partner with a co-manufacturer or packer, taking this approach to packaging can be more practical than preformed pouches for many products. Rollstock is ideal for products that require long runs of high-speed and high-output product packaging.