Skin packaging provides outstanding product presentation and brand recognition for retail items. A skin package consists of two components: a clear Surlyn based film and a coated paperboard or corrugated backing. The board is typically coated with a heat-seal dispersion coating and can be printed in up to 10 vibrant process colors.
Skin packaging is used in two ways: visual carded display and industrial skin packaging. As a visual carded display, skin packages are typically rack hung and are a cost-effective alternative to blister packs, five-panel cartons, fold-over cards, and rack-hung thermoforms.
Industrial skin packaging is commonly used to protect products in transit. Products as divergent as hardware, fresh meat and poultry, service repair kits, and cosmetics may be skin packaged instead of using die-cut corrugated, foam-in-place, foam peanuts, and other stabilizing or dunnage materials.
Skin packaging offers high throughputs, and full visibility to check for tampering or missing components. Skin packaging allows for quick identification usually at no significant cost reductions.