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In it for the Long Haul: Industrial Packaging for Food Distribution

In today’s globalized food industry, expanding reach and tapping into new markets is a priority for food producers. However, the challenges of long-haul distribution can pose significant risks to product integrity, as it is crucial to ensure the durability of food packaging during transportation.

That’s where industrial packaging solutions come into play. Created to safely ship and store goods, these packaging solutions are filled with a wide variety of benefits.

  • Protection during transportation | Sometimes food products are exposed to various external factors such as temperature fluctuations, vibrations, and rough handling. Industrial packaging provides a protective barrier that shields the products from these external forces, minimizing the risk of damage or contamination.
  • Preservation of product quality |  Packaging that is not durable enough can lead to product spoilage, loss of flavor, or degradation of nutritional value. By providing a secure and protective environment, industrial packaging helps to preserve the quality of food throughout the entire distribution process.
  • Prevention of contamination | It is important for packaging materials and designs to ensure no leaks or breaches that could allow contaminants to enter the product; especially for perishable or sensitive food items that are susceptible to spoilage or bacterial growth.
  • Compliance with regulations | The food industry is subject to strict regulations and standards to ensure consumer safety. With stringent GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certifications, many industrial packaging manufacturing facilities offer reliable and secure packaging solutions to meet these regulatory requirements.

Greif Industrial Packaging understands the importance of durable, secure, and efficient packaging in navigating the challenges of long distance food distribution.

We offer a range of innovative packaging solutions designed to withstand the rigors of use.

Group of fibre drums
  • Liquipak® is specifically developed for liquid and semi-liquid applications. Liquipak® drums feature a full laminated plastic interior surface with a heat-sealed seam caulked bottom juncture, ensuring a leakproof design and maximum product protection. These drums are compliant with NMFC requirements for up to 700 lbs. of liquid material, making them ideal for long-distance transportation.
  • Weatherpak® offers added resistance to exterior wet and humid storage conditions, Greif offers Weatherpak®. This enhanced version of Liquipak® combines enhanced protection with the lightweight, high stack strength, and thermal stability advantages of fibre drums. Weatherpak® is particularly suitable for food products, ensuring their integrity even in challenging environments.
  • Harvestpak® drums, lastly,  are specifically designed for shipping food products. These drums feature an aseptic bag-in-fibre drum system, developed to transport tomato paste, purees, and other food items. Harvestpak® drums offer all the benefits of Liquipak® while catering to the unique requirements of food processors.

And as always, customized options are available to meet customer’s specific needs. Our packaging solutions can be decorated to enhance brand visibility and appeal, also offering various linings for hard-to-hold aqueous products or barriers to gasses.

As food processors aim to go global, robust packaging solutions are crucial for maintaining product integrity. By prioritizing durable, secure, and efficient packaging, food processors can ensure that their products reach consumers from coast to coast in optimal condition.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Geresa Gonsalves-Joe

Global Marketing Communications Manager / +1.843.368.0052

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