Theoretically, Mylar is known as BoPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate), which is a polyester film which is made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Mylar bags are usually used for food storage, emergency mobility, and other purposes due to their durability and potential to block out light and moisture. Improving Mylar bags can enhance their performance and endurance. There are some creative and effective ways to do so:
1. Know your audience
First things first get to know your target audience, knowing your target audience is the main thing in expanding and creating a packaging design that differentiates your product and appeals to your customers. For example, you wouldn’t put a dainty design on a snack packaging. So getting to know your target audience is very important in packaging so a better artwork and logo is designed.
2. Custom Labeling
Originating custom tags with the packaging date, details, and any other related information. Attaching these tags to Mylar bags makes it easy to identify and organize.
3. Vacuum Sealing
Vacuum sealing your Mylar bags helps lengthen their shell life because Mylar bags are a fence against moisture and oxygen, With the usage of a vacuum sealer removing excess air can further help the products sustain.
4. Double Bagging
To fight against exterior factors and to add extra protection, double-bagging items should be done. To do double bagging you should Place one Mylar bag inside another it will create an extra layer of cushioning.
5. Using oxygen absorbers
Oxygen is removed from the sealed bag by oxygen absorbers (tiny packets of oxygen), to ward off any decay and extend the shelf life. One thing you have to make sure of while doing this is that you have to be careful when following specifications for the accurate size and number of absorbers per bag.
6. Desiccant Packs
Desiccant packs are inserted to battle the moisture that is escalated inside Mylar bags. Desiccant packs ward off the sculpt growth which results in extending the freshness of stored items.
7. Heat Seal Properly
When closing the Mylar bags make sure the heat seal is done properly. By using a heat sealer create airtight seals, and examine them for any seep out or imperfection. Shore up the seals if important.
8. Label with a Permanent Marker
Even though you have done custom tagging after custom tagging use a permanent marker to write directly on the Mylar bags. This will help in identifying and will make it according to up-to-date information.
9. Layer with Aluminum Foil
There are a few items that are heat and light-sensitive, for heat and light-sensitive items, the lining of aluminum foil should be done inside the Mylar bags. After lining with aluminum foil this will give extra protection against UV rays and temperature fluctuations.
10. Store in a Cool, Dark Place
To keep it safe from temperature proper storage is key to keep the contents of Mylar bags. Mylar bags should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry location to minimize exposure to temperature and light fluctuations.
11. Regular Inspection
Mylar bags should be inspected periodically from time to time in case of signs of damage or leaks. To maintain the uprightness of packing if there is any issue that should be addressed.
12. Repurpose Mylar Bags
Repurposing Mylar bags after using their contents should be considered for other uses. Mylar bags can be used for several things as waterproofing documents, can also use them as a shelter in case of an emergency.
13. Color Coding
Use colored markers or stickers to color-code Mylar bags based on their contents or expiration dates. This makes it even easier to locate specific items in your storage.
Ensure everyone in your household is familiar with Mylar bag usage and the importance of proper sealing and storage techniques.
15. Secure with Zip Ties
For added security, use zip ties to seal Mylar bags after vacuum sealing or heat sealing. This provides a tamper-evident feature and further prevents air or moisture ingress.
By implementing these creative and effective strategies, you can improve the functionality and longevity of Mylar bags for your specific storage needs.
Knowing the audience, keeping it in a dark and cold place and the few mentioned above are the key factors to make your Mylar bags effective and creative.