If you follow the Squared Away blog, you’ll notice that we’ll be focusing on contract packaging in the upcoming weeks. And there’s a good reason for that. Since 2008, the contract packaging industry has more than doubled in growth, according to a report from the Contract Packaging Association. The report was published in 2014, so imagine the growth that’s occurred since.
As growth continues, co-packers need a reliable adhesive to help them meet the increasingly complex packaging demands they face. Although a small part of the process, adhesives play a huge role in making sure product packaging remains intact until it reaches the consumer. Double-sided pressure sensitive adhesives, specifically, offer many advantages for the contract packaging industry.
PSAs: What’s in it for Co-Packers?
- Quick Reworks
Reworking, or repackaging, can increase your costs and hurt your bottom line; however, PSAs offer a timely way to make products compliant and shelf-ready. Pressure sensitive adhesives are safer than glue sticks and more discrete than traditional tape.
- Instant Bond
When you apply a pressure sensitive adhesive, you don’t need to wait for the adhesive to cure. The moment you apply it and compress your substrates is the moment adhesion takes place. Instant bonding increases your process speed, increasing your production.
- Maintain Brand Image
Brand image relies heavily on the appearance of packaging. PSAs provide a bond that removes cleanly without damaging packaging or leaving behind residue. Preserving brand image allows your customers to rely on your for consumer appeal.
- User-Friendly Application
Easy-to-use adhesives ensure you spend less time figuring out how to apply them and more time fulfilling your customers’ packaging needs. Applying pressure sensitive adhesives require no learning curve and can be applied in three easy steps – place, press and peel.
- Tackle Variety of Substrates & Coatings
Manufacturers often turn to contract packagers to fulfill complex packaging needs. PSAs offer versatility to meet many requirements, whether it’s bonding metalized PET or being removable for consumers. Pressure sensitive adhesives are available in a variety of sizes and tack levels to fit your exact contract packaging application.
From multipacks and gift baskets to point of purchase displays and sampling, our line of Adhesive Squares™ brand adhesive dots provide a reliable bonding solution for many contract packaging applications. Want to chat with us about using a PSA for your application? Call our technical service team at 1-800-844-1740 or use the contact form below.