Frequent questions

Packaging - Materials and Uses

How many types of plastic are there?
The most common types of plastics used in packaging are PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) ♳, HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) ♴, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) ♴, LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) ♶, PP (Polypropylene) ♷, and PS (Polystyrene) ♸, along with others composed of composite materials in various layers ♹.
Which types of plastic materials are most suitable for my product?
The suitability of materials will depend on the processes and the food you intend to package. Not all materials are suitable for all processes (freezing, pasteurization, refrigeration, sterilization, or other thermal processes). Check our materials table or consult our sales representatives to find the perfect fit for your product.
Recycled Material - Do the packages contain recycled material?
Yes, some of our packages contain recycled material. We strive to incorporate recycled material into our manufacturing processes to reduce the consumption of natural resources and promote material reuse.
Are there packages suitable for sterilization/pasteurization or microwaving?
Yes, all our packages made of Polypropylene (PP) material or barrier multilayer material (PP-EVOH-PP) are suitable for these processes as they withstand temperatures up to 120ºC.
Packaging Recycling - Are the packages recyclable?
Yes, our packages are designed to be recyclable. We are committed to sustainability and reducing environmental impact, so we actively promote the recycling of our packages to contribute to the circular economy.
What is modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)?
Modified atmosphere packaging is a packaging technique that involves altering the gas composition inside the package to extend the product's shelf life. This is achieved by removing oxygen and adding gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, or mixtures of inert gases. Modified atmosphere packaging helps delay food deterioration and oxidation, maintaining its freshness and quality for a longer period.
What is skin packaging process? Skin packaging
Skin packaging is a packaging technique that involves placing a transparent film over the product and then sealing it around the contours of the product, creating a "second skin" appearance. This type of packaging is commonly used for fresh and delicate products as it provides an attractive presentation and additional protection against contamination and handling.

Viduca packaging

Bisphenol FREE - Is the plastic we use free of Bisphenol?
Yes, the plastic we use is free of Bisphenol (BPA). We are committed to offering Bisphenol-free packaging to ensure the safety of our products and the health of our consumers.
What capacities are available?
Available capacities may vary depending on the type of package and its design. Capacities can be measured in terms of volume, size, weight, or the amount of product the package can contain. Consult with us to learn about specific capacities available for the packages you need. Each of our products is identified with capacity in ml.
What are product ranges (1st RANGE, 2nd RANGE, 3rd RANGE, 4th RANGE, 5th RANGE, 6th RANGE)?
Product ranges refer to categories that classify foods according to their degree of processing and preparation. The 1st Range includes fresh and unprocessed products, such as fruits and vegetables. The 2nd Range encompasses minimally processed foods, such as pre-washed and cut salads. The 3rd Range includes fresh products that have been processed and packaged, such as packaged salads. The 4th , 5th, and 6th Ranges generally refer to more processed foods, such as cooked products, vacuum-packed, or ready-to-eat.
In addition to your standard options, can you create a design that fits our needs?
Yes, we have a design team that can create custom mold and package designs to suit your specific needs and requirements.
How can I choose the perfect package for my product?
Customizing your package is a simple and crucial process to make your brand stand out. You can start by choosing the type of material, shape, and size that suits your needs. Additionally, we offer customization services through digital printing labels and absorbent pads.
Can I use different packages with a single heat sealer?
Yes, some heat sealers are designed to be versatile and can be used with different types and sizes of packages. However, it is essential to check the specifications of the heat sealer and ensure it is compatible with the packages you plan to use. Additionally, you may need adjustments or additional accessories to adapt the heat sealer to different types of packages.

Quality and Food Safety

BRC Packaging Protocol - What is the BRC Packaging quality protocol?
The BRC Packaging Protocol is a global standard for safety and quality in the production and supply of packaging materials. It focuses on ensuring food safety, product quality, and packaging integrity throughout the entire supply chain. It includes detailed requirements for quality management, product safety, process control, and traceability.
Are the materials suitable for food contact?
Yes, our materials comply with food safety regulations and are suitable for direct contact with food.
Carbon Footprint - What is the carbon footprint of plastic?
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and continuously work on optimizing our manufacturing processes and seeking more sustainable materials. The carbon footprint of our plastic may vary depending on the type of material, production process, and other factors, but we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact at all stages of the supply chain.
What is the risk of chemical migration from plastic packaging to food?
There is a risk of chemical migration from plastic packaging to food when the packaging is in contact with acidic or fatty foods, or when subjected to high temperatures. However, at Viduca, we have all the certificates and migration studies for each package to ensure that they are 100% safe for food.
What guarantees do you offer regarding the quality and sustainability of your plastic packages?
Our plastic packages meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability. We are committed to innovation and continuous improvement to offer products that are safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly.
What is the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system?
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system is a systematic approach used in the food industry to identify, assess, and control significant hazards to food safety.

Design and Customization

How can I customize my package?
You can customize your package in various ways, such as choosing the material, graphic design, colors, and shape. You can also consider custom printing with digital label application.
What are applied digital labels, and what types are there?
Applied digital labels are digitally printed graphic elements applied to packages. They can be of different types, with materials compatible with our packages to facilitate recycling, and we have supports in white, transparent, or metallic colors that allow multiple finishes.
Can you print on digital labels?
Yes, printing on some digital labels is possible, depending on the material. However, it is essential to verify the material's compatibility with printing methods such as thermal printing, Ribbon, laser, or inkjet.
What is an absorbent pad? Uses and applications.
An absorbent pad is a material that absorbs liquids and is commonly used in packages for fresh products. Its main function is to keep the product dry by absorbing any excess liquid and extending the product's shelf life. It is used in foods such as meat, fruits, and vegetables.
In what format is it best to send us the files so that we can design a label?
Preferred formats are usually vector files, such as AI or EPS, to ensure print quality. Common formats like PDF, JPG, or TIF are also accepted. Contact with our design department for more information.
EU Regulation 1169/2011 Food Labeling: What information do I need on my label? What data is mandatory? Updates
EU Regulation 1169/2011 establishes requirements for food labeling in the European Union. Mandatory information includes the ingredient list, nutritional information, allergens, net quantity, minimum durability date or expiration date, storage conditions, and instructions for use. It's essential to review the updates and revisions of the regulation to comply with current standards and ensure accurate and complete information on your food labels.

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