It has been around for a long time, but its popularity is increasing now more than ever. Around the world, ketchup and sauce are widely used flavor enhancers found in nearly every kitchen. However, in many countries, tomato sauce and chili sauce are the most popular sauces.
We can't imagine eating pizza, burgers, noodles, or samosas without tomato ketchup. Because ketchup is essential to our eating habits, sauce producers must ensure that their sauces reach consumers in the best possible condition by using suitable packaging material. Small flexible pouches, stand-up pouches, and plastic (PET) bottles are all packaging sauces and ketchup. On the other hand, Glass is ranked as the best packaging material for a variety of reasons.
The following are five reasons why packing sauces and ketchup in glass bottles are better for consumers and producers alike:
- Permeability is zero:
Glazing protects the contents of a container from the air, moisture, and other liquids that can create a breeding ground for microorganisms in sauces/bottles of ketchup. Since glass bottles do not affect the taste or smell of sauces and ketchup, their owners do not have to worry about this.
Glas' material and shape are not affected by external temperatures, such as heat, as opposed to plastics, which can melt and affect product quality. Packaging food and beverages in glass ensure that they stay fresh for an extended period.
- Material for packaging that is as safe as possible
Consumer products packaged in Glass are one of the safest materials to use. Glass is the only widely used food packaging material to be GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) certified by the CDSCO, which proves why it is an excellent choice for sauce and ketchup manufacturers.
Alumina and silica are natural materials that make them inert and non-reactive. That's great news for companies that make hot and spicy sauces, which tend to be acidic! Acidic substances have a greater chance of causing packaging materials such as plastic to leach into a product, affecting the consumer's health and lowering your product's score.
- Shelf life extended.
Sauces and ketchup packed in glass bottles have a shelf life of up to 33 per cent longer than those packed in plastic. Increasing the shelf life of a product has several benefits, including more time for exporting to new or distant markets. It also increases customer satisfaction by allowing the product to be used for more extended periods. Because the ketchup in the glass bottle will prevent premature expiration losses, producers and consumers will save money.
- The product is given a premium appearance.
Similarly, glass bottles give a premium appearance to the product and are more visually appealing than other packaging materials. Human nature dictates that we purchase visually appealing products, even if they are more expensive. Due to their premium appearance and attractiveness, sauces and ketchup packaged in glass bottles can increase sales.
- Ongoing Purchase Reminders:
Once the ketchup or sauce has been consumed, the glass bottles are not thrown away but are used to store oil and other homemade syrups, which provides additional benefits. Glass jars and bottles remind consumers of the actual product they purchased earlier, which increases the likelihood of repurchasing it. As a result, it increases the chances of customer retention.