Important points to know in fruit packaging
Fruit is one of those products that must be considered in order to be packaged and delivered to the customer. In addition to the fact that the fruit packaging should be in a way that protects the product well, it should also have an attractive and acceptable design because the appearance of the packaging can have a significant share in the sale of fruit in the market. Follow us until the end of the article to share the important points in fruit packaging with you
The importance of fruit packaging
As mentioned, fruit packaging should help maintain fruit quality. Improper packaging can adversely affect the quality of the fruit and cause it to spoil, in which case significant financial losses will be incurred by the fruit seller. It is also necessary to pay attention to the construction and design of fruit packaging because its beautiful appearance will attract the customer
Types of fruit packaging
There are different types of fruit packaging on the market today, and for this reason, to choose the type of fruit packaging, you should pay attention to certain points. In the following, we will see the types of fruit packaging.
Wooden fruit packaging
Due to its hardness and firmness, this type of packaging should be used for hard fruits such as potatoes, apples, onions, etc. This type of packaging is more expensive than other packages. It is usually used in wooden packaging in the form of boxes, baskets or pallets. Also, the wood used is usually Russian wood. Most wooden boxes are produced locally, so they do not meet the required standards for fruit transportation
Advantages of wooden packaging: Possibility of air conditioning, impact and pressure resistant
Disadvantages of wooden packaging: Unrefined wood is usually used for the production of wooden boxes, so these boxes have a high potential for mold and fungus growth, are not recyclable, and are not suitable for packing small and soft fruits such as berries.
Fruit carton packaging
Cartoon fruit packages are usually made of three-layer or five-layer cartons with one or two layers of kraft sheets and are available in different designs and dimensions in the market.
Advantages of carton packaging: lower weight, recyclability, lower cost, moisture resistant, used for packaging small and fresh fruits such as berries, the ability to print graphic designs, logo or brand on the packaging
There is another type of cartoon called laminated cartoon, which prevents the absorption of moisture, so it is very resistant.
Carton made of pulp
Another name for cartoons made from pulp paper pulp. This type of packaging is usually used for packing fresh and small products. The material inside this type of packaging absorbs moisture, so it is very suitable for fruits that need to be stored dry.
This type of cartoon is recyclable and recycled materials are used to prepare them. Of course, it should be noted that a certain degree of hygiene of the pulp is used to produce this type of packaging
This box is produced with a low height and therefore the fruits are not stacked. One of the differences between plastic boxes is their low price and light weight.
Lattice is usually used to wrap products such as onions because it allows ventilation due to the holes in it, but is not impact resistant.
Important points for choosing the type of fruit packaging
beautiful design: Use packaging that has beautiful graphic designs and can be printed in multiple colors
Storage: Note that if the products are stored, the fruit packages are stacked on top of each other. Therefore, the packaging should be such that the underlying fruits are not damaged and ventilation is possible.
Convenience of transportation: Fruit packaging should be designed so that it does not stick and can easily fit in transport containers, also the lower fruits are not under pressure and are not damaged.
Recyclability: Use packaging that is easily recycled or reused
Durability: Packaging can increase the shelf life of the fruit and prevent waste.
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