Here at UPAC Packaging, it’s not just boxes we supply all over Scotland to our customers, we also supply a massive range of consumables. 

But what are consumables?

Consumables in packaging refer to products or materials that are intended to be used up or consumed during the packaging process or as part of the packaged product itself. These items are typically necessary for packaging, preserving, protecting, or enhancing the product. Here are some examples of consumables in packaging:

  1. Adhesives and Tapes: These are used to seal packages and secure different components together during the packaging process. Examples include packaging tapes, hot melt adhesives, and pressure-sensitive adhesives.
  2. Labels and Tags: Labels and tags provide important information about the product, such as branding, ingredients, instructions, or barcodes. They can be made of paper, plastic, or other materials.
  3. Cushioning and Protective Materials: These are used to protect the packaged product from damage during transportation and handling. Examples include bubble wrap, foam inserts, air pillows, packing peanuts, and corrugated inserts.
  4. Wrapping Materials: Wrapping materials are used to enclose the product, providing protection and enhancing its presentation. Examples include plastic films, shrink wrap, stretch wrap, and paper.
  5. Seals and Closures: Seals and closures ensure the integrity of the packaging and prevent tampering or leakage. They can include caps, lids, foil seals, security labels, or heat-sealable materials.
  6. Desiccants and Absorbents: These materials help control moisture or absorb odors inside the packaging to maintain product quality. Examples include silica gel packets, moisture-absorbing pads, or activated carbon.
  7. Inks and Printing Supplies: These are used for product labeling, batch coding, or printing other information on the packaging. Inks, printing plates, and printing ribbons are examples of consumables in this category.
  8. Strapping and Banding Materials: These materials are used to secure packages together or reinforce packaging. They can include plastic or metal strapping, banding, or ties.
  9. Food Packaging Consumables: In the case of food products, consumables may include items like food-grade films, pouches, trays, or liners that provide barrier properties, extend shelf life, or maintain freshness.

These are just a few examples of consumables in packaging, we offer an extensive list of packaging items including pallet cones, paper tubes, mailing bags, layer pads and much more!

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