Stages of packaging

AHP can provide you solutions in whichever stage your packaging requirements are. 

In general terms, packaging can be classified in 3 stages primary, secondary, and tertiary.

Primary: This is where a product will be in closest contact with the packaging material, or the first envelop. Some examples of this may be, individual candy bars, single lollies, plastic wrapped fruit etc.

Secondary: Next stage, where products (primary packaged often) are grouped in larger boxes, cartons, packets, display units etc. For example on a supermarket shelf, where a group of candy bars (primary) are kept in a display box (secondary), box of strawberry punnets, etc.

Tertiary (End-of-Line): The final stage often the "end of line" packaging process, where secondary packed products are bulk packaged and palletised for storage and/ transport.