FAQ - frequently asked questions
We quote each project individually. There are several factors that determine the price, like:
- Product type (granulate, powder, liquid, gel, balm etc.)
- Size of the package and amount of product
- Laminate type
- Complexity of the production
Let’s start with explaining what laminate is. Laminate is a multilayer material on a roll. Each layer gives the laminate certain characteristics to achieve the best packaging material. Some layers give laminates certain resistance to mechanical or chemical damage, allow print, give a certain barrier for the packed product or allow transparency to show the product inside.
The choice of laminate should not only contain the product inside the sachet or pouch, but should also guarantee that the product has the same properties until the expiry date.
Here we should mention high barrier laminates. These laminates are used mostly for products that are vulnerable to sunlight or microbiologically sensitive. One of the layers in high barrier laminates is either aluminium, SiOx, AlOx, Metalized PET or EVOH.
Another type of laminates are laminates with very high resistance to mechanical damage. You may have seen small sachets with product samples glued inside magazines. This sort of sachets are made of four- or five-layer laminates and need to withstand 1.5 to 2.0 tons of pressure . For comparison sachets intended for promotion or sale can be made out of two- or three-layer laminates and withstand a pressure of 100 to 500 kg, depending on the type of product, the thickness of the laminate and the size of the sachet. To increase the mechanical strenght of doypack sachets with a capacity of more than 1000 ml, an additional reinforcing layer is applied to the laminate.
In the era of stricter regulations aimed at reducing the footprint we leave behind in nature, recyclable laminates, i.e. monomaterial laminates and laminates consisting of the same group of materials - polyolefins, are also very popular.
Packaging made of biodegradable and compostable laminates is another topic. Biodegradable laminates are made of organic raw materials that come from renewable sources, such as cellulose, legumes, bananas. Such a laminate, when in contact with proper environment, degrades into biomass and nutrients. It is a process that can take years and is not interfered with by human action. Under the influence of natural conditions, packaging made of this type of material breaks down into small pieces, in which, unfortunately, you can find residues of various chemicals.
Compostable laminate packaging can be transformed into compost, ie organic fertilizer. Moreover, the degradation process due to microbial action is much faster and in a short time the packaging will be transformed without leaving visible or toxic residues. Packaging made of this type of laminate can be directly thrown on the home composter.
There are many different laminates on the market, but not all are suitable for the packaging of certain products. Below we present the most popular applications together with a proposal:
- Household chemicals (e.g. fabric softeners, washing liquids, washing-up liquids) - PET / PE
- Cosmetics (e.g. lotions, creams, shampoos, conditioners, face masks) - PET / Alu / PE, Pet / AlOx / Pe
- pharmaceutical products (e.g. dietary supplements, parapharmaceuticals) - PAP / Alu / Surlyn, OPP / Alu / Surlyn
- powders with high dustiness (e.g. powdered soups, spices, dietary supplements) - PAP / Alu / Surlyn, OPP / Alu / Surlyn
- fertilizers, plant protection chemicals - PET / Alu / PE, PET / PE
- sauces (e.g. ketchup, mayonnaise) - PET / Alu / PE, PET / PET met / PE
Choosing proper and most importantly safe laminate for your product is very important. Why?
The inner layer of the laminate is usually polyethylene (PE), a material with a low barrier.
Polyethylene is permeable to many chemical substances. Although it does not react with the product itself, it allows its penetration into subsequent layers of the laminate.
That may cause adverse reactions both for the product as well as the laminate itself. As a result, the laminate’s bond between layers may be weakened and it will peel. Its strenght and aesthetic properties may be lost.
Additionally, chemical changes in the product, and thus also its properties, are likely.
That is why we recommend compatibility test of the laminate with your product.
Failure to do this test could be catastrophic. The test usually lasts 6 weeks.
Our team of specialists also provides help, knowledge and experience.
We offer packing your product adding extra protection to it. By packing your product under nitrogen atmosphere we restrain the oxidation as well as growth of aerobic microorganisms. This process is basically replacing the air in the packaging with nitrogen.
We produce high-purity nitrogen ourselves thanks to a modern generator.
In our company, we are dynamically working towards obtaining the best solution in this area. So far, we have managed to implement several recyclable laminates. We offer monomaterial laminates and laminates consisting of the same group of materials - polyolefins.
Thanks to the packaging section of our company, we have the possibility of e.g:
- packaging of the product in individual small packages/ small boxes (so-called displays/displayboxes)
- gluing of e.g. nylon gloves/ plastic hat packed into transparent pouches,
- folding of sets according to customer specifications
- and many more
The later stages of the 'journey' of your products, i.e. loading, unloading, distribution, transport would be significantly more difficult without packaging.
This is most often the summary cardboard box where your pouches/sachets are packed - stacked or packed loosely.
The main function of summary boxes is to protect your products from mechanical damage and to organise the appropriate logistics.
Therefore, summary packaging needs to be properly selected depending on the value of the goods, the type of goods, the purpose and length of the journey and the type of transport.
Well-chosen and designed summary packaging significantly facilitates the work and increases the safety of the goods.
This is determined on an individual basis with each customer depending on the type of medium and the quantity to be produced. The most commonly used are:
- Canister/ bucket
- Barrell with disposable plastic bag inside
- IBC container/palletised container 1000 L
- Pellecon with disposable plastic bag inside
- Plastic bag
- ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems,
- ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems,
- ISO 22716 Quality Management System for the cosmetics industry,
- ISO 13485 Medical devices - Quality management systems.
All certificates are available for inspection under the QUALITY tab.