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Beverage Packaging

Here are 5 things you must know while designing your beverage packaging:
 

  1. Classification of Beverage

 

  1. Basic requirements for all beverage packaging include:

  • Completely leak-proof
  • Prevents against contamination
  • Protect the contents against chemical deterioration
  • No pick up of external flavours
  • Be hygienic and safe

 

  1. Characteristics of beverage that need to be considered include:

  • Acidity
  • Enzymes
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • Added colouring and flavouring

 

  1. External factors that need to be considered include:

  • Expected shelf life
  • Legislation
  • Pack size
  • Aesthetic
  • Feasibility of manufacturing process
  • Moisture vapour ingress and oxygen permeability

 

  1. Types of materials that can be used for beverage packaging include:

  • Glass
  • Metal: Steel, Tinplate
  • Plastic: PET, Metallised polyester/polyester/ polyethylene laminated pouches
  • Aseptic Packages: Thermoplastic with paperboard and aluminium foil
  • Bags made of EVA-BA-EVOH-BAEVA or LDPE-BA-EVOH-BA-LDPE film

 

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