Using a vacuum packer can prevent perishable foods or sensitive items such as electronics from rotting or becoming damaged while in storage. On a commercial level, using a vacuum packer can thus reduce the product that is lost during the transport process and thus prevent the loss of profits through product wastage. Similarly, using a vacuum packer in the home can prevent the loss of food stuffs or sensitive items that would otherwise have to be replaced at a cost.
2 – Less need for chemical preservatives
On a commercial level it’s common for chemical preservatives to be used to extend the shelf life of products when a vacuum packer has not been used. However, chemical preservatives are often expensive (the costs of which are passed on to the consumer) and can be damaging to health. Using a vacuum packer on the other hand, near dispenses of the need for chemical preservatives making production and shipping cheaper, and enables the products to be less damaging to health.
3 – Substantial increase in shelf life of products
By delaying the natural expiration of food, vacuum packing enhances the life span of perishable food products. This is beneficial, especially on an industrial level as vacuum packing means a product can be shipped further afield before inevitably becoming damaged. This is also beneficial for customers as vacuum packing means that products from further afield are able to be purchased. This is particularly important for specialist products, which would otherwise not be able to be shipped across the world without becoming damaged. Vacuum packing prevents this damage and increases local availability of specialist products.
4 – Cost efficient
Although vacuum packing requires a large initial investment to purchase the vacuum packing machine, the initial cost is pennies in comparison to the money saved from reducing waste. On commercial level vacuum packing is especially cost efficient by reducing the need for costly chemical preservatives or other costly methods of preserving food products during shipment.
Article written by by Tom Pearce.