The Benefits of Flexible Seafood Packaging
As with any other type of food packaging, seafood packaging continues to evolve. The standard boxes you find in the supermarket when shopping for frozen seafood – from fish fillets to fishsticks and more – is more often being accompanied, or even replaced, with more flexible alternatives. Flex-Pack is always looking at new ways to innovate packaging ideas and designs, so we have a good idea of the benefits of pouch packaging and flexible packaging for seafood.
Saving Your Storage Space
The economical use of space for food storage has always been important, and with more options for frozen products available all the time, it can be easy to run out of space very quickly. With more standard boxes for frozen food, it can often be frustrating trying to find space to fit everything – especially with a smaller freezer.
Many of us are familiar with taking frozen food from a box, then attempting to precariously put it back in our freezer, almost toppling the rest of the contents out as a result, before removing the box completely and using a zip-up plastic bag instead. With flexible seafood packaging, the need to remove or rearrange items is greatly reduced, allowing for a better use of freezer space.
Seafood of All Shapes and Sizes
Food comes in all shapes and sizes, whether a hefty cut of steak, a bag of french fries or packet of Italian sausages. This can be a real challenge in terms of product packaging, and many of these items will still come with unnecessary, space-wasting boxes.
Flexible packaging hinges on the idea of being adaptable for different products. Seafood packaging especially benefits from being able to contain all the shapes and sizes that fish, shrimp, prawns and other seafood comes in, while still saving space and maintaining freshness.
Keeping Your Fish Fresh
Speaking of freshness, flexible seafood packaging provides greater options for re-sealing food and making it last. While more traditional box designs can be closed – whether for freezing, refrigeration or storing in cabinets – this will not keep products properly sealed. You might have found that, even with closing the box and rolling up the plastic inside, your breakfast cereal inevitably goes stale.Once again, seafood is no different, and keeping the freshness of your fish is vital. Being able to properly seal packaging not only extends shelf-life but, with frozen fish and other food, can also help to avoid freezer burn. Seafood also tends to suffer a unique problem – no matter how delicious the fish might be, the overpowering smell is often a nuisance. A sealable pouch goes a long way to avoid saturating the rest of your kitchen with that distinctive seafood scent.
Once again, seafood is no different, and keeping the freshness of your fish is vital. Being able to properly seal packaging not only extends shelf-life but, with frozen fish and other food, can also help to avoid freezer burn. Seafood also tends to suffer a unique problem – no matter how delicious the fish might be, the overpowering smell is often a nuisance. A sealable pouch goes a long way to avoid saturating the rest of your kitchen with that distinctive seafood scent.
Seafood Packaging That Stands Out
If you are a supplier of seafood, you can also find benefits in the design options for flexible seafood packaging. Having a type of packaging that stands out – as well as one that offers greater convenience and longer shelf-life – can help to boost sales and increase customer loyalty to your brand. Pouch packaging and flexible packaging also offer more opportunity for unique, unusual or interesting innovations.
Flex-Pack Packaging Solutions
The team at Flex-Pack is always ready to talk about these unique design ideas, or any of our other options for flexible, adaptable and economical seafood packaging. Contact us today, or take a look at our other flexible packaging products.