Common Packaging Materials Companies Use

There are some packaging materials that are more common than others, and here, we’ll go over the most common ones that are out there, so you know what to use, and when to use it. 

Paper Products and Fiberboard 

Fiberboard along with paperboard are commonly used in secondary and paper packaging. Paper is great for other thinner types of packaging, such as labeling, paper bags, some kraft paper, and even butcher paper and food paper.

Paperboard is a bit thicker and is better when compared to normal kinds of paper.  This is used in a lot of primary forms of packaging. For juice and milk cartons, cereal and boxes, and even frozen food, candy, and other types of boxes, this is a great one, as it provides product protection that’s better than paper and fiberboard options.

Fiberboard, otherwise known as fluted fiberboard, is used in a lot of creations for corrugated packaging, including boxes. The fluting fiberboard options offer ridged edges between the two flatter boards, and it creates a higher strength and crush resistance options. The American forest and paper association is definitely something that offers more packaging than anything else, and fluted fiberboard creates this. 

PET and HDPE Packaging 

This is high density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate packaging. These are more rigid and harder types of plastics. Both of these are great for moisture resistance, and also offer a protective structure that’s more rigid than others.  These are used in jugs and bottles. 

A lot of soda and water bottles get made for this. Oil bottles, cartons of milk, and even bottle caps are made from the HDPE, and this is very rigid in terms of materials. 

Flexible Packaging 

Otherwise known as low density polyethylene or linear low-density polyethylene, flexible packaging is basically what’s used in a lot of secondary, and primary products out there. they’re soft, and usually offer the best puncture resistance out there. 

LDPE is used for a lot of films, bags, and also tubing for the packaging.  They’re usually called tubing, or poly bags, and they come in a variety of different types of thickness, and are used for packaging some foods, treats for dogs, even parts for carts and a whole lot more. LDPE is also used to make what’s called bundling film, and is used for water bottles, or canned food bundling. 

Stretch wrapping is also a type of LDPE, and is commonly used to wrap a bunch of products, and is stretchable, and flexible too


This is used for a lot of different applications out there and is recognized for containers and cans made from this. It’s also good for a lot of cans and containers.

Foil packaging is also a type of aluminum packaging, and is used for foods, medical items, cosmetics, and beverages, along with other types of industries, commonly considered a barrier protector. It protects your products from sunlight, moisture, and other elements, and it’s used with adhesives to preserve these products while they sit on these shelves. 

Jars and Glass 

Finally, jars and glass, a form of glass packaging, happens.  This is something that’s used for drinks both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, and this makes up the brunt of the market.  Cosmetics, personal care items, condiments, and also candles and home décor use this.

It’s totally recyclable, and will be used again and again, and this can be used without losing its value.  it’s one that’s preferred due to the value of this product.  A lot of people also like this because the products offer a more quality look compared to the other plastic products.