In the 1960s, a car battery manufacturer sought an efficient way to transport fluids, leading to the invention of bag-in-box (BIB). Originating from battery acid transport, it quickly expanded to various industries. Within a few years, the main focus for BIB shifted to the food industry, where it became the leading technology for storing and transporting liquid food products all over the world. Numerous developments have
taken place over the years, solidifying its position as a crucial and innovative solution in the food and beverage sector to this very day.
Food security involves ensuring access to nutritious food, which is vital for well-being. Food safety complements this, focusing on contamination-free food suitable for consumption. Aseptic bag-in-box has outperformed traditional solutions, reducing preservative use and improving product quality. It facilitates longer transportation, expanding accessibility to diverse foods globally. Nowadays, food supply challenges necessitate secure, efficient, and durable packaging for safe long-distance transportation.
Recognizing this necessity, Aran has taken a step further by introducing the “Premium Flex 2.0” – a novel and improved bag design. Crafted with durability in 0mind, this bag ensures safe travel over extended distances, displaying resilience against flex cracking.
Bag-in-box packaging integrates a multi-layered film bag, a versatile fitment, and a protective rigid box to transport and dispense liquids while maintaining product quality efficiently.
Made from multi-layer polymers, the flexible film can contain an oxygen barrier layer such as EVOH or a metalized PET layer. The bag serves as a safeguard for the liquid contents throughout the entire process.
The spout is sealed to the bag and is the primary entry point for product filling and dispensing. The fitment category encompasses a range of products such as caps, valves, and more, connecting to the bag spout. This can range from simple caps to
advanced dispensing valves or connectors, facilitating seamless integration with external dispensing equipment. The diameter of the spout can be from 0.4 inches to 4 inches, providing flexibility in design and accommodating various filling and dispensing requirements.
The outer box, which varies from cardboard to industrial wood box or metal drums, encapsulates the filled bag, ensuring both safety during transportation and ease of
dispensing. This comprehensive system ensures the quality of the liquid product from production to consumption. Ensuring that the products stay fresh and arrive
Aran’s aseptic bag-in-box offers lightweight packaging, efficient transportation, preservative-free fresh food, and does not require refrigeration. It addresses food security concerns amidst global challenges like climate change, droughts, and population growth, providing sustainable, nutritious, and safe food solutions.
Aran ships over 70 million BIB annually. Contrary to assumptions, BIB has a smaller carbon footprint than other packaging, contributing to sustainability. Its plastic composition results in lighter weight, saving energy, reducing fuel consumption, and lowering shipping costs.