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Food Packaging Companies

Plastic and Other Food Packaging Companies Seek High Quality Products

Food packaging companies in South Africa make extensive use of the products available from the International Group of Companies for several reasons:

  • Competitive bulk pricing which allows for cheaper packaging and higher profits for the companies in addition to lower cost to consumer.
  • High quality products which help to minimize the risk of food contamination.
  • Durable products help to ensure longevity of packaged items.
  • Recycle value of the products which helps to create jobs and to reduce the environmental footprint left by packaging.
  • IGC has been around for more than 60 years and all three the companies in the portfolio are trusted names in the industry.
  • Customization options such as the colour choice when it comes to woven vegetable pockets.


Why is Safe and Durable Food Packaging so Important to Companies?

  • Marketing and aesthetic value – food that is neatly packed in attractive containers will sell easier.
  • Protection against environmental factors – aspects such as water permeation and oxygen must be considered when packing food. As such proper packaging will protect the items against such and ensure freshness and longer shelf life.
  • Provision of information – without the necessary packaging of the foods, the companies will not be able to convey important safety and marketing information to the customers. Labels can be attached to the packaging materials to identify the products, recommended selling date and the brand.
  • Grouping of items – it allows for the packing of small food stuffs in one container.
  • Protection of the foods against damage that can occur from handling, transporting, and storing.
  • Ease of application – packaging provides a way to improve convenience for the wholesaler, retailer and end-consumer. Instead of having to weigh in several potatoes every time at a supermarket, the consumer can simply buy pre-packaged bags of potatoes.
  • Control of supply – the exact portions can be weighed after packaging allowing for standardization.
  • Conversion from bulk supply to portioned supply – the consumer will hardly want to buy 10kg of salt, but will appreciate salt packed in packets suitable for family size.


Plastic Food Packaging

Plastic food packaging used by the packaging companies can take the form of containers, punched plastic bags for vegetables, beverage holders, and fast food containers. One of the main benefits of packaging foods in plastic containers is the recycle value of plastics. Indeed, numerous materials used today also have high heat resistance, making the containers suitable for usage in microwave ovens and also in the fast food industries.

Typical Materials Available from IGC

Food packaging companies appreciate the extensive range of packaging materials available from us. Because IGC consists of three companies, it is possible for us to cover a wider range of related products, which in turn is more convenient for our clients. Buying from one supplier is better than having to purchase from various suppliers. Cost savings can be attained and longstanding relationships developed.

Our product range includes, but is not limited to:

  • Woven vegetable pockets
  • Knitted vegetable pockets
  • Circular woven vegetable pockets
  • Soft plastic packaging materials
  • Egg trays
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper packaging
  • Wrapping film
  • Fomo packaging
  • Twines
  • Adhesive tapes
  • Plastic bottles
  • Tape
  • Tags
  • Stickers
  • Crates

When considering the extensive range of materials available at competitive prices as well as our proven track record of superior customer service, one can understand why we are the preferred supplier of many of the small, medium and large food packaging companies in South Africa. Don’t compromise on quality, variety and pricing, get the best materials from IGC.