#4. Want to reduce product waste? The patented “flexible tube with gussets” helps get more of viscous products out of the package, including squeezable foods and shampoo. Thinner than the typical tube (which it could replace), the hybrid package might also improve filling efficiencies—and potentially line speeds too—because you can reduce the heat and dwell time needed for sealing. Additionally, “Moving from a thicker injection molded bottle to laminated flexible packaging will offer significant reduction in packaging. Although the cap will remain the same, the material in the bulk of the container will be reduced by 50% to 80%,” says Sal Pellingra, vp of innovation and technology for converter ProAmpac.
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