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skin pack, Skin Packing, Skin Packaging

Skin packing, Skin Packaging

Skin packing, or Skin Packaging, is carded packaging where your product (or products) are placed on to a piece of cardboard and a thin sheet of transparent plastic (LDPE, PVC, ionomer, etc.) is placed over the product and cardboard.

The printed/unprinted cardboard has a heat-seal coating. The plastic film is softened by heat and a vacuum is applied to assist a firm fit around the product. The film bonds to the heat-seal coating on the cardboard. The skin-packed piece of cardboard is then cut into individual units sometimes with a euro slot/sombrero or round hole for product merchandising.

Skin packaging somewhat resembles Blister Packing, with the major difference being that the plastic surrounding the product is formed over the product, instead of being pre-formed.

Skin Packing can be a far cheaper alternative to Blister Packs where a generic backing skin board can be printed and used on a wide variety of products. With almost zero set up costs and low material cost skin packing is an option that should be considered..

Skin packing is perfect for low value or low volume products were the costs of blisters and the tooling are too prohibitive.  With Skin Packing we can simply and securely, seal your products to a backing card with a clear film and cut the cards to a size you require or with the correct die-cutter a pre-printed skin card can be produced to provide a very similar product to a blister packed card.  You can either supply us with the required cards from your existing supplier, or we can assist you in the design and supply of the cards to your specification, call us on (01934) 429008 to discuss you product..

The advantages of choosing Skin Pack, Skin Packing (or Skin Packaging) for your product are?images

  • The tooling cost for set up is minimal
  • Very low volumes can be accommodated
  • You can print a generic backing card for use with a wide range of products
  • You/we can then apply a product label or barcode to each type of product

Here at Colman Packaging we can offer you printing on perforated Skin Packing board via our supplier along with labels to your own artwork. 

Call us today to discuss your Contract Skin Packing requirements on (01934) 429008