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Materials, Containers & Consumables

(178 companies)

PMMI members that supply packaging materials and containers are featured in this category, ranging from flexible packaging materials (pre-made bags, labels, and rollstock) to rigid containers (bottles, cups and trays). Also included in this category are closures, folding carton converters, protective packaging, bulk packaging containers and consumables (adhesives, tape, stretch film, machine knives and ink) and other supplies.

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Flexible Packaging (67 Companies)

Flexible packaging can be bags, wraps and films, made of one or more layers of plastic, foil, paper, or other materials that are usually lightweight or bendable in some way.

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Flexible Packaging Types

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Containers (34 Companies)

Any semi-rigid or rigid vessel that holds or contains raw product such as a liquid or solid. Many of the containers mentioned here can be used in a wide variety of applications; examples are for illustration purposes only.

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Containers Types

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Closures, Lids & Dispensing (22 Companies)

Lids, caps, nozzles, lugs and other container parts used for functions such as sealing containers as well as re-opening and dispensing product.

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Closures, Lids & Dispensing Types

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Consumables (44 Companies)

Materials and tools used in packaging and processing operations in very high volumes during the course of regular operations.

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Consumables Types

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Labels & Leaflets (17 Companies)

Labels are applied to flexible and rigid containers and contain instructions, branding, nutrition and product information. Leaflets are small, multi-page booklets that are folded and typically can be affixed to the exterior of the package.

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    Bulk Packaging (12 Companies)

    Containers that store or are used to distribute bulk items within a plant, for industrial distribution and related applications.

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    More on Materials, Containers & Consumables

    Explore the functionality and benefits of machinery used in producing materials, containers, and consumables for packaging, including flexible and rigid options, closures, and various packaging supplies. Materials, Containers & Consumables encompass a broad range of packaging solutions, from flexible materials like pre-made bags, labels, and rollstock, to more rigid options such as bottles, cups, and trays. This category also includes essential items like closures, folding carton converters, protective packaging, and bulk packaging containers. Additionally, consumables such as adhesives, tape, stretch film, machine knives, and ink are integral components, supporting various stages of the packaging process. The machinery designed for producing these materials and containers operates through a series of automated and semi-automated processes. For flexible materials, machines perform tasks such as extrusion, printing, and laminating to create diverse packaging formats. Rigid container machines handle injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming, techniques that shape plastics into durable packaging products. Closures and folding cartons are produced using precision cutting and assembly machinery, ensuring that each component fits securely and performs its function effectively. These machines are utilized across multiple industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and consumer goods. In the food sector, for example, flexible packaging is favored for its lightweight and customizable properties, which extend the shelf life of products while reducing material usage. Rigid containers are often chosen for their robustness and reusability, particularly in industrial applications where durability is paramount. Closures and folding cartons provide essential sealing and security for products, enhancing their integrity and shelf presence. The benefits of using specialized machinery for materials, containers, and consumables are manifold. Efficiency is significantly enhanced, with machines capable of high-speed production runs that minimize human error and material waste. This automation not only speeds up the production process but also ensures consistency and quality across batches. Furthermore, the ability to customize machine operations for specific packaging needs allows manufacturers to respond swiftly to market trends and consumer demands, thereby maintaining competitiveness. For professionals seeking to enhance their packaging operations, a wealth of options is available through various suppliers and manufacturers. The PMMI ProSource directory serves as a comprehensive resource, listing numerous companies that specialize in the production of packaging materials and machinery. Exploring this directory can provide valuable insights into the latest technologies and services available, aiding in the decision-making process for procuring the most suitable machinery and materials for specific packaging needs.