Primary and secondary industrial packaging: the definition
What is meant by primary packaging?
By primary packaging we mean the packaging in direct contact with the product. This is certainly the type of packaging that stands out the most and on which the eye of the potential final consumer falls, therefore the one most taken into consideration. With product protection and conservation as the main functions, primary packaging also provides for the presence of information necessary for the consumer, such as the date and production lot and identification code. In the case of foods, we will also find maturities and nutritional properties.
And what is meant by secondary packaging?
As we can deduce from its name, secondary packaging is a second packaging that covers the primary. In this way, the individual products of the same type are grouped, usually with cardboard or film specifically designed for packaging. This type of packaging usually requires inkjet marking with barcodes, logos, etc.