What is the difference between flexible packaging and rigid packaging?

With the development of science and technology, there are all kinds of flexible packaging and rigid packaging in our daily life. However, few people know the difference between them. Next, LDPACK flexible packaging suppliers will introduce the difference to you.

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Both packagings are used for all major industries including, food, medical and industrial packaging, etc. The former is made of plastic films, ply (one or multiple), graphics, and sealed generally with heat and/or pressure. The latter is made from paper, corrugated or fiberboard/paperboard materials. There are a wide variety of plastic polymers used to produce films for flexible packaging that include polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, and polyester. Aluminum foil and metalized plastic films are very popular as well. They are used to form a bag or pouch to produce a flexible package.


Flexible packaging is growing at an accelerated rate versus rigid packaging, offers more market and application potential. The flex-pack undoubtedly is a dynamic and innovative packaging format. A recent report by Transparency Market Research has predicted the growth of this sector globally to be around 5% (CAGR) from 2016-2024, while the projected growth in the emerging markets of Asia like India will be in the bracket of 15 – 20%.

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The rigid packaging has many technological limitations. In contrast, the flexible packaging is more highly advanced with modified atmospheric packing, controlled release of packaged content packaging, security enabled packing and a host of other smart packaging concepts.


In India, Uflex is the best company to develops flexible packaging materials and solutions. Uflex Ltd. is time and again credited for revolutionizing the Indian market with a variety of solutions in flexible packaging.


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