Primary and Secondary Packaging Material: Smart Packaging


Have you ever noticed that almost every product you buy comes in a package? When you go to the supermarket, you can find a wide variety of packages such as boxes, bags, bottles, plastic containers, you name it. Have you ever wondered why some products have more than one package containing it? If you want to learn more about primary and secondary packaging material, we will talk about it here.

Primary Packaging

Primary packaging is the one that is in direct contact with the product. It is the first container, wrapping or cover of a product, and its goal is to keep it safe, fresh, at a certain temperature, etc.

Since there are many types of products in the market, the materials used in primary packaging vary a lot. They can be plastic bags or bottles, cardboard, laminated or corrugated boxes, just to mention a few. It depends on the product’s characteristics and behavior, as well as the brand’s requirements.

Secondary Packaging


Secondary packaging is the second cover of a product. It contains the primary packaging, so secondary packaging doesn’t have direct contact with the product itself. It helps to keep the product safe, since the primary packaging may not be enough to protect it from outside factors.

Secondary packaging is used in cereal boxes: the cardboard box is the secondary packaging that contains the plastic bag (primary packaging) with cereal. It keeps it safe, fresh and displays what’s inside. There are many examples of secondary packaging, but the important thing is that it works as a protection, but also to display information such as brand, type of product, ingredients, and other details.

There are some companies dedicated to developing designs used in primary and secondary packaging. It is important to note that some of them do not offer both services; primary packaging companies need to follow strict rules, especially the ones packaging food or pharmaceutical drugs.

At VMA LOGDIST we are packaging designers and manufacturers. If you want the ideal packaging for your product, contact us. We will be happy to design something beautiful and efficient for you and your brand.