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When considering plastic packaging for your products, one needs to determine whether they need rigid or flexible packaging.


Flexible plastic packaging is any package or part of a package whose shape can readily be changed when filled or during use. If the plastic packaging is soft, flexible or “scrunchable”, then if falls under this category. Examples of flexible’s are bags, pouches, shrink films, tubes and sleeves.


Rigid plastic packaging is defined as the material that exhibits no elastic deformation and perfect plastic deformation. Referred to as “rigids” in the industry, they are a category of plastics generally made from (but not limited to) #5 PP, #2 HDPE and #1 PET/PETE plastic polymers.  Many products that you use daily fall under rigids – the list is endless.

Plastic Bubbles range of rigids includes:

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This category in packaging focuses on a range of applications in different industries such as pharmaceutical, nutrition, hospitality, and chemicals, among others.


4 Common Benefits of Rigids

When it comes to the debate over flexible vs rigids, it really depends on what you are packaging and how it will be used. The benefits offered by rigid plastic packaging include:

  1. Products can be made in just about any shape
  2. They are highly protective
  3. Rigids are affordable
  4. They ae easier to recycle


  1. Any shape, any size, any colour… There is almost no limit for Rigids.

Rigid plastic packaging is suitable for a wide range of products, including food, medicine, electronics, toys, personal care items, office supplies, tools and much more. Colour variations are also versatile.

Plastic Bubbles can create rigid plastic packaging in just about any shape and size imaginable.


  1. Rigid Plastic Packaging Is Highly Protective

Rigid plastic is highly impact resistant. If a package falls off a shelf in a shop, the plastic can absorb the impact and protects your product. Durable packaging means less product damage, and this has a positive effect on your bottom line. On the other hand, if you drop a flexible plastic bag, the contents could be damaged.

If you are looking for the top level of protection to the product that packaging contains, rigid plastic packaging is the best option.


  1. Rigid Plastic Packaging Is Affordable

Plastic materials, in general, are affordable packaging materials, and it is not just because the materials are inexpensive. Rigid plastics are extremely lightweight and cost less to transport than any other packaging material. This allows you to ship more product per shipment and reduce the shipping cost or the amount of fuel needed to transport your goods.


  1. Increased Recycling Capabilities

Currently, flexible packaging cannot be easily recycled and most municipal recycling programs do not accept flexible packaging. On the other side, most rigid plastics, especially PET/PETE and HDPE, can simply be tossed in a recycling bin. Rigid plastics are easily recyclable, repeatedly, which makes this a more sustainable option than flexible packaging.

At Plastic Bubbles, we create packaging using recyclable materials. We also create packaging using recycled content.


Why choose Plastic Bubbles as your rigid plastic packaging manufacturer?

When it comes to design, our rigids earn an “A” for versatility. We make it our mission to understand your business and work intimately with each client to reduce the cost and the environmental impact of our products without compromising on quality.

Plastic Bubbles is passionate about finding innovative solutions that bring latest ideas to life with our in-house design capabilities, our 3-D printing, mould-making, manufacturing, and logistics offerings. We create packaging specifically for you, to fit around your product perfectly.

When choosing your partner in plastic packaging to treat your packaging with the respect and care it deserves, look no further, Plastic Bubbles has you covered.

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