Snack foods include potato chips/crisps, trail mix, dried fruits, nuts, candy, and other items that are frequently eaten separate from a meal experience. Package requirements vary with the type of items being packaged, but may include barrier to light, oxygen, or moisture, as well as good toughness, and sealability. Because many snack foods are impulse purchases, most packages have glossy surfaces and eye-catching graphics to attract consumers' attention. Smaller sized pre-packaged snack foods provide the convenience of portability and portion control.
Materials frequently selected for use in snack food packaging include:
- Polyethylene resins such as ATTANE™ ULDPE resins, DOWLEX™ polyethylene resins, ELITE™ enhanced polyethylene resins, and DOW™ LDPE resins
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) products listed below are well-suited to meet your needs in this application.