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Amongst many options in packaging material, plastic is a top favorite because of its many benefits. Plastic was the most preferred material for custom cosmetic packaging products even at a time when the issue of plastic pollution was at its zenith.
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It continues to be the most widely used packaging material today with biodegradable and recyclable plastics replacing earlier plastics. Cosmetics manufacturers, cosmetic packaging manufacturers, and customers prefer plastic cosmetic packaging for various reasons, including affordability, durability, lightweight, let us focus on the different packaging methods possible with plastic:
Versatility in packaging methods
Standard packaging and custom packaging are the two broad divisions of plastic packaging. Standard packaging refers to common packaging such as bottles, containers, bags, foam sheets, bubble wrap, cling film, and so on.
Customized packaging, on the other hand, refers to the packaging made for a specific type of product. The different types of packaging possible with plastic allow cosmetic manufacturers to wrap products beautifully, neatly, and in attractive styles. The different types of packaging are:
Sachets are small disposable bags containing a single-use quantity of any cosmetic material such as shampoo, body lotion, face cream, and so on.
In skin packaging, the product or products are placed on a paperboard or pre-made tray and then sealed with a thin and transparent plastic sheet. The paperboard normally has a heat-seal coating. For a firm fit, a vacuum is also used. Skin packaging is used to hold cosmetics such as perfume bottles.
Blister packs are used for small cosmetic products such as eye pencils. A blister pack consists of a cavity or pocket made of plastic and a lidding (check spelling) made from paper, paperboard, or plastic. The product is placed in the cavity and is then sealed on the paper or paperboard.