Claire Koelsch Sand

Finding the Right Co-Packer

To select a co-packer, experts advise factoring in the following considerations.

Define the Scale Needed. Volume flexibility is critical because a startup’s production volume may scale up rapidly. For most products, processing and packaging line speeds are difficult to increase with labor alone. Hence, equipment needs to run consistently at slow and high speeds, or the product needs to tolerate fast processing and packaging compatible with short production…

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About the Author

Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).