Why Bag in Box as a container for sauces?

There is always change and evolution in the culinary realm. A notable example is the introduction of sauces in bag-in-box packaging. The ecology and consumer convenience are taken into consideration together with the practical benefits of this packing technique.

The Evolution of Sauce Packaging: Beyond the Traditional Bottle

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Soy sauce

First of all, it is necessary to explain briefly what a Bag in Box is. It is a container consisting of a box, usually die-cut, inside which a bag of liquid or semi-liquid product is placed, vacuum-packed, and which may have different types of taps or dosing valves. If we focus on the packaging for sauces, they can normally be grouped into two large groups depending on the place of consumption of the product.

Until a few years ago, for domestic consumption it was common to find only plastic bottles or glass jars, while for professional use (Horeca, collectivities) the most widespread containers for sauces were plastic buckets. Both groups have certain shortcomings as packaging for sauces, plastic bottles and glass do not provide a light barrier, plastic buckets once opened expose the product to the open air without any kind of barrier, and none of these packaging for sauces provides a barrier to oxygen, with the consequent oxidation of the product.

Versatile and Practical Solution

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Bag in box soy sauce

This is where the Bag in Box comes into play as a packaging for sauces, and there is no shortage of arguments to establish it as one of the best packaging for sauces:

  • The bag is emptied before it is filled with product.
  • The metallised film provides a barrier to oxygen and light.
  • If it is necessary to see the contents of the pouch, there is the EVOH film, which also provides an oxygen barrier and it is the box that provides the light barrier.
  • As it empties during consumption, NO oxygen enters inside the pouch, so to speak, it “collapses” until the last drop is used up.
  • It has a security seal as a guarantee of safety.

These packaging and preservation conditions extend the shelf life of the sauce, which for logistical purposes makes it possible to go further with the Bag in Box for sauces. Furthermore, the Bag in Box allows hot filling, HPP chamber treatment and the use of aseptic (irradiated) bags to maintain the highest possible asepsis.

Depending on the dispensing requirements, the bag in box can be supplied with a vitop tap, pressure cap, wide spout or screw cap, or with dispensing nozzles for pumps.

Another highlight of the bag in box as a sauce container is the optimisation of the transport and storage of empty bags and boxes, and subsequently, once the Bag in Box is full, its ease of palletisation and transport.

Finally, once empty and consumed, the waste can be stored again in a minimum of space and in a more optimal way compared to other sauce containers.

Not to be forgotten is the reduced environmental impact of the bag in box as a sauce container. From the initial bag manufacturing stage, with a reduced carbon footprint in the bag manufacturing process, throughout the transport chain, in the box usually made of recycled cardboard and in the recycling of the packaging in general.

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In short, the Bag in Box revolutionises sauce packaging with extended shelf life, enhanced freshness and environmentally friendly design. Its versatility to adapt to various dispensing methods and modern processing techniques highlights its adaptability to market demands. By prioritising sustainability alongside quality, it sets a new standard for environmentally responsible packaging. Adopting Bag in Box means a commitment to efficiency and innovation, ensuring convenient and environmentally friendly storage and distribution of sauces.

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