The bag-in-box industry has been trending upwards the last few years, and it’s showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. There are many advances in the beverage industry that are influencing this trend whether it’s new technologies in films, taps, or how the bags are made and filled. The BIB industry is here to stay. Here are five advantages to bag-in-box.
1. Better for the environment
Corrugate requires a lot less energy to produce than glass and the outer box and bag are recyclable. It is lightweight and also makes it easier to transport, so shipments leave less of a carbon footprint in the long run. Also, since BIB wine stays fresher longer, you are not as likely to waste half-finished bottles that have gone bad.
2. Save on transportation and storage costs
Bag-in-box is lighter and easier to transport than the traditional glass bottle which helps in lowering the carbon footprint. Not only are they lighter, but they also take up less space when they are being shipped and stored because they are packaged flat.
3. Extended product shelf life
BIB packaging preserves the quality of the wine better than a bottle does in multiple ways. First, the wine is fully protected by corrugate, meaning no light can come through. Also, the combination of a contracting bag and a tap system makes it nearly impossible for oxygen to get in. This results in the color, aromas, and flavors of the wine staying intact.
4. User-friendly dispensing
One of the most beneficial features that BIB packaging offers to the consumer is its ease of dispensing the drink. The package has a perforated cut-out where the nozzle comes out, so all you need to do is push it in or take it off and pull out the nozzle. No more do you need to look for a bottle opener or a knife to get that cork off the bottle.
5. Maximum facing for branding
BIB packaging allows companies the opportunity to differentiate their brand from competitors on the shelf in an efficient and creative manner. The entire package can be used for companies to tell their story and portray what they value to the customer without having to pay for any additional advertising.