Pet Food Packaging
Pets have always been a major part of many families. More so recently than ever, owners have started pampering pets and being more attentive to their needs. This growing love for the family pet has created a booming animal product marketplace.
Countless new pet foods, treats, supplements and specialty products have been introduced into the market giving pet owners a wide range of options when choosing products for their furry or feathered friends. The launch of these new products includes the introduction of their own packaging.
Since pet foods typically require the same barrier characteristics as human foods, very similar materials are used in both industries. Stand up pouches, flat pouches and gusset bags are all very common bags in the pet food industries. Poly, metallized and foil materials are all used depending on the product requiring packaging.
The packaging designs between pet and human foods have even become challenging to differentiate, as many pet product manufacturers are targeting comparable markets to specialty foods. Pet food packaging is no longer just plain bulk paper bags or cardboard boxes. The expanding interest in pets and pet products will only help to broaden the scope for pet product packaging in the future.