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If you are in the food and beverage packaging business and are considering different types of product seals, you may be thinking about plastic seals and aluminum seals. Does it really matter which one you use? Is one kind of seal really better than another? The answer to both these questions is "yes." There are at least three reasons why plastic seals are better than aluminum ones.
Plastic Seals Can Be Various Thicknesses
Most aluminum seals that you see on packaged goods are often so thin you are left wondering if they are effective. Plastic seals can be made to absolutely any thickness, from a few millimeters to a few inches, if that is what the customer wants. Additionally, the plastic seals can be made as inserts or external wrapping seals. As "inserts," the plastic seals are inserted, like wine corks, into the body of the container, thereby preventing the flow or escape of its contents. As external wrapping seals, the seals encase the package and grip the outer edges tightly.
Plastic Seals Are Recyclable AND Washable
Although both aluminum and plastic seals are recyclable, aluminum ones are more frequently placed in the trash because most of the food or drink behind them sticks to the seal. Most consumers do not take the time to thoroughly wash an aluminum seal just to place in recyclable materials bins. However, plastic seals wash and release liquids and foods quickly and easily, and can be placed in the same recycling bin after they have been rinsed. Then the plastic seals, bottles, plastic lids, and other plastic packaging is all melted down together and is reused to create more plastic seals and packaging. This makes plastic the more "green" option of the two.
Many Plastic Seals Are Hermetically Sealed and Heat-Crimped
Aluminum seals are often stretched over package tops, crimped and cut. They manage to keep some air out, but they are not hermetically sealed. Plastic seals do very well with hermetic sealing because absolutely no air gets past the plastic seal once it is in place. In addition to the hermetic sealing of plastic, this type of seal may also be heat-crimped, meaning that it is "melted" and crimped tightly over the tops of bottles and around the ends of other packaging. It is a very tight seal that requires some force to break open but virtually guarantees that the food or beverage within is healthy and safe.
For plastic seals, contact a company such as Seal Pneumatics.