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Skin packaging is an enduring cost-effective type of carded packaging for many hardware, autmotive aftermarket, and industrial B2B products that require visibility and protection.
Skin packaging uses a clear polyethylene plastic film tightly drawn to the product and vacuum sealed to a paperboard backer card – providing both product protection and visibility. The plastic film allows your product to be easily viewed and inspected. It is impossible to open this type of package without destroying it, making a highly-effective tamper-evident package.
Skin film is specially designed to conform to your products and seal them on printed skin board as well as corrugated pads. Use our printed skin board for gardening, construction, and automotive retail products. Use plain corrugated pads for protecting and shipping industrial items.
We provide high-quality skin board and skin film to perfectly seal your product, keeping it tightly sealed, and contained safely within the packaging.
Pro Pac provides high-strength, low-curl skin board with excellent film adhesion. This special paperboard is porous, with a surface that is not clay-coated, to allow a vacuum to be drawn. Because the surface must be porous, printed graphics are bold and attractive but not quite as vivid as printed cards with a clay-coated surface, such as blister cards. The heat-sealed skin film enhances the graphic appearance with a slight gloss.
Straightforward components of skin packaging create an effective low-cost package that is simple to produce.
Skin Packaging Board
Skin board has three components that are specific to skin packaging materials. First the SBS paperboard is specially prepared with tiny pores that allow air to pass through the board during the vacuum phase of the packaging process. Second, the paperboard is printed with special skin packaging inks. Third, the surface of one side of the paperboard is covered with a heat-sensitive adhesive that works with heat to bond the plastic to the skin board during the heating-sealing phase of the packaging process.
Skin Packaging Film
The skin of skin packaging is a vacuum packaging film. This film acts like a protective skin securing the product to backer card. Vacuum packaging skin film is highly flexible, enabling this film to securely package a wide variety of products including low and high-profile items, products with complex geometeries, and products with holes and voids.
Skin Packaging Machines
Skin packaging machines are simple machines that heat skin film and draw a vacuum to secure the film to the product and backer card.
Skin packaging machines are effective for packaging many types of products, including:
Creating a high-quality skin package requires specialized skin paperboard backer card with specific inks and heat-seal coating, skin film, and equipment to seal and die-cut the master sheet.
Please contact Pro Pac or call 888-318-0083 for for your skin film and board.
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