Published byat December 29th, 2021 , Revised On February 14, 2022
If you run a food business, no matter what type of, you will need food packaging boxes to service delivery and takeaway orders.
A food business is one of the most lucrative and rewarding career journeys in Pakistan. At Nashonuma, we make customised and bespoke food packaging boxes as per your exact requirements. Our experience in this industry enables us to deliver cost-effective and environment friendly solutions to your food packaging needs.
Over the last several years, we have seen a rise in small scale and home-based food businesses. Home bakers and home chefs are always on the lookout for affordable food packaging boxes to market their brand.
However, expect to face many problems if you are trying to arrange for disposable food packaging boxes within budget without compromising the quality and design.
Here are some issues that you can expect to come up against:
While there is a range of food packaging materials out there, the most common materials for the Pakistani market are as follows:
Plastic food boxes have been under the radar of environmentalists and social activists for several reasons.
Despite their unsuitability for food packaging and the health and safety concerns regarding residual components from plastic, they are still the most common and wide-ranging material used in the food packaging industry.
They are mostly used for convenience, their inexpensiveness, microwavablity and ease of fabrication into a range of shapes and sizes.
Glass is a highly reliable and one of the least toxic packaging materials for foods and drinks. However, it does have it share of advantages and disadvantages. It is heat treatable, microwaveable, strong and hygienic.
On the other hand, one of its drawbacks is that it is fragile and can easily break during transportation.
Paper is arguably the most environment-friendly, sustainable and oldest packaging material used for food. Its use dates back to the early 17th century.
Paper packaging is gaining popularity in the Pakistan food market at a very rapid pace. Today, as consumers are more aware of the toxic characteristics of plastic packaging materials, they expect food businesses to fulfill their social responsibility by packaging their food with sustainable material like paper.
Food paper boxes are readily available in kraft paper, parchment paper, sulphite paper, and greaseproof paper.
Like paper, paperboard is equally sustainable and attractive, but only thicker and heavier. Paperboard disposable food packaging can be produced with whiteboard, chipboard and solid board.
Lastly, aluminium and steel tin boxes are less common than paper and paper board but still widely used in the food packaging industry. However, for smaller businesses on budget, steel and aluminium tin boxes may not be the best choice because they are much more expensive. Steel and tin boxes are more popular in cosmetics with many companies selling creams and lotions in them.
More information on the different types of materials can be found here.
Almost all types of foods require packaging for takeaway and delivery orders. For example in Pakistan, you will need to arrange food packaging boxes if you are selling any of the following types of food.
There are a few things to keep in mind when ordering food packaging boxes.
Size and dimensions – Make sure you clearly establish the size of the food boxes you need. You will need to provide the length, width, height and other dimensions to the food packaging supplier. Imagine getting thousands of boxes made and printed only for you to find out that the size of the boxes is not according to your requirements. So be extra careful with the measurements.
Packaging material – The world’s environment is deteriorating at an alarming pace largely due to the burning of toxic packaging materials such as plastic. The use of plastic is not only causing pollution on land but also resulting in the loss of marine life on a very large scale. Climate change is real and there is no hiding from it. So as a business owner, you must choose a packaging material for boxes that is sustainable and less polluting. Kraft paper and kraft paper boards are good choices to reduce your carbon footprint on the planet.
Strength of the packing material – You don’t want a material that is not strong enough to hold the product. For example, if you are proceeding with kraft paper for cakes, the GSM grade of the kraft board you use is strong enough to hold the weight of the cake over longer periods of time.
Design and shape – There is a range of design and shape options available for food packaging boxes. You might want to carry out a competitor analysis to see what type of shapes and designs they are using for the boxes. A design that is pleasing to the eye, and a shape that allows the consumer to easily unpack the box is something you should be looking for.
If you sell products with branding, then there is a good chance you will need some sort of packaging boxes arrangement. The world around is changing at a rapid pace. We must evolve to give space to new ideologies, one of which is sustainable food packaging.
If you want your business to make a positive impression on your audience then your packaging boxes should be made of sustainable material. There is no room for plastic boxes and plastic packaging material in today’s world.
At Nashonuma, we sell all types of sustainable and planet-friendly food packaging boxes for food. Whether you own a restaurant or a food delivery business or even you are a home chef, we can provide you with a great selection of food packaging boxes.
Take your takeaway packaging up a notch with our range of recyclable and biodegradable food packaging. Shop bags, boxes, cups, trays, cutlery & more.
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