Do you know the main types of food packaging for your delivery? More than protection for food, the packaging is also an essential agent for promoting your company. In addition, choosing the suitable material for its preparation allows better preservation of the flavor of the food.

When a customer orders a meal via delivery, he wants speed in delivery, pleasure in eating well, and the feeling that his food arrived well-protected. As much as he is in a hurry to eat, a package that is pleasing to the eyes will certainly catch his attention.

To better understand the importance of packaging in delivery, we list below some main types.

  1. Paper

Currently, paper is the best alternative used for food delivery packaging. First, in addition to preserving the temperature of the food, there are now waterproof options. Second, sauces and liquids do not leak, maintaining the dish’s integrity.

In addition, the advantages of paper packaging are many to the detriment of other options. Thus, paper packaging is highly customizable in both formats and high-resolution prints. With this, the brand’s visual identity can be optimized, giving personality to the product. Papers that resist the freezer, traditional and electric ovens, as well as microwaves are now available.

As you can see, there are many reasons why paper packaging is increasing. Added to this, it is a much more sustainable material compared to other materials. Even more, it is an excellent option for those who want to pay cheaper, be ecologically conscious, and be the best without losing the style of their delivery. Paper packaging could significantly optimize the delivery customer experience if that weren’t enough.

  1. Cardboard

Pizzas and snacks usually come in cardboard boxes. Depending on the weight, cardboard packaging is more resistant than paper. The cardboard helps keep food warm and allows safety during transport. This type of packaging can also be recycled, but it does not have the same sophistication as cardboard.

  1. Aluminum

Aluminum packaging can keep the food warm. In addition, when uncapped, aluminum pans can be heated in the oven. Their disadvantage is that they cannot be used in microwave ovens. Generally, they are very malleable. Therefore, they do not maintain the perfect presentation of the dish. This also impairs the sealing of the package, resulting in leakage of liquid food. Another negative point is that they limit creativity when printing the brand’s visual identity. In this way, they become a versatile and safe alternative to dishes that are served hot.

  1. Plastic

Among the different plastic materials, polypropylene is the most used for food packaging and food container (กล่องใส่อาหาร which is the term in Thai). It is a recyclable material that can be frozen or heated in the microwave. Plastic packaging is known to pollute the environment. The ban on plastic packaging in the foodservice sector is a reality.