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Flexible Packaging For The Nutraceutical Industry – Lead Time And Other Challenges

Nutraceutical Companies rely on high barrier lamination packaging to effectively move product from production to consumerIn today’s globalized world, many nutraceutical manufacturers have traditionally purchased packaging materials overseas. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the risks and uncertainties associated with long lead times and supply chain disruptions. In addition, as increased globalization opens up new opportunities for firms around the world, it has become more important than ever to develop reliable packaging for your nutraceutical products. As a result, more and more companies are turning to domestic barrier lamination manufacturers to reduce their lead times and improve their supply chain resilience. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of short lead times and high quality packaging design and engineering from domestic barrier lamination converters for nutraceutical manufacturers.

The nutraceutical industry is faced with challenges to delivering product to customers quickly and profitably. Below are a few of the ways firms can minimize those challenges and improve competitive positioning in a crowded market.

Faster time-to-market

Shorter lead times mean that nutraceutical manufacturers can get their products to market faster. This can be especially important in the nutraceutical industry, where trends and consumer preferences can change rapidly. By reducing lead times, manufacturers can respond quickly to market demands and launch new products more rapidly. Lead times are particularly sensitive to changes in the global supply chain as small interruptions can lead to large impacts. However, these challenges are not unique to global supply chains. Domestic suppliers can easily cause delays that impact your bottom line, making it even more crucial to qualify multiple suppliers to allow you to pivot to get your product to market when one cannot deliver. 

Improved supply chain resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the risks associated with long supply chains and overseas manufacturing. Disruptions in transportation and shipping have caused delays and shortages for many manufacturers. By working with domestic barrier lamination manufacturers, nutraceutical manufacturers can reduce their dependence on overseas suppliers and improve their supply chain resilience.

Greater flexibility

Shorter lead times give nutraceutical manufacturers greater flexibility in their production schedules. They can more easily adjust their production volumes and respond to changes in demand. This can help them avoid overproduction or underproduction, which can result in costly inventory management issues.

Better quality control

Working with domestic barrier lamination manufacturers allows nutraceutical manufacturers to have greater control over the quality of their packaging materials. They can more easily monitor the production process and ensure that their materials meet their exact specifications. This can help to reduce waste and improve product quality.

Cost savings

While it may seem counterintuitive, shorter lead times can actually lead to cost savings for nutraceutical manufacturers. By reducing their dependence on overseas suppliers, they can reduce shipping costs and minimize the risk of customs delays and tariffs. They may also be able to negotiate better pricing with domestic suppliers due to the higher volume of business they can provide.

As you can see, the benefits of finding a domestic packaging manufacturing partner who has the technical expertise to develop and deliver the highly complex flexible packaging structures needs to distribute nutraceutical products can yield significant benefits. However, finding the right partner is not always so simple, but an easy way to narrow your search is to work with a manufacturer that has already found success servicing similar products within the industry.

Flexible Packaging from Momar Industries

Download Momar's Nutraceutical Flexible Packaging Capabilities One PagerMomar Industries is positioned well to address these challenges in the nutraceutical industry. Momar specializes in adhesive lamination and the production of barrier lamination film essential to the nutraceutical industry supply chain.  Our highly engineered and customized laminations deliver critical barriers to light, moisture, and oxygen, to ensure nutraceutical products can be distributed globally and remain safe to consume when it reaches the consumer. 

Types of Flexible Packaging Offered by Momar:

Sachets and Packets

Sachets and Packets are types of flexible packaging typically used to hold small amounts of liquid, powder, granular products or other single-us portions of consumable products. They are commonly square or rectangular and are made of a thin, flexible lamination of a variety of materials, including polyethylene, paper, and foil depending on the contents of the package and the barrier performance required. For the nutraceutical industry, sachets are often used for small single dose packets of dietary supplements, vitamins and minerals. 

Nutraceutical companies often prefer the sachet flexible packaging structure because they are highly convenient for on-the-go consumption. Additionally, they can be used for a wide range of products so a single package design can be used for multiple product lines, which helps to save on costs.

Nutraceutical Industry Experience

Momar has served the nutraceutical market for over 25 years.  We have the knowledge, expertise, and supply chain strategy to provide superior service for nutraceutical customers and their contract manufacturers.   Furthermore, our precision converting process ensures consistent quality and barrier performance.

A Wide Range of Structures

Momar is unique in that it offers multiple barrier solutions for nutraceuticals.  Our highest performance product is a multi-layer foil based lamination.  In addition, many of our customer partners prefer a transparent package in order to show which tablets or capsules are inside the package.  For these applications, Momar offers a high barrier transparent film lamination based on Aluminum Oxide coating technology.

Alleviating Lead Time and Supply Chain Challenges

With our extensive experience serving the nutraceutical market, Momar has refined it supply chain and logistics functions.  We have several proven and established products that can be quickly produced once an order is received.  As a result, we are well positioned to rapidly deliver our laminations from coast to coast. 

There are many benefits to working with domestic barrier lamination manufacturers for nutraceutical packaging. Shorter lead times can help nutraceutical manufacturers get their products to market faster, improve their supply chain resilience, provide greater flexibility in their production schedules, allow for better quality control, and even lead to cost savings. As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and companies look to expand into global markets, nutraceutical manufacturers should consider partnering with domestic barrier lamination manufacturers like Momar Industries to improve their packaging supply chains. Contact Momar today to take advantage of a highly experienced domestic supplier of barrier laminated film.