Corrugated packaging key facts.
If corrugated packaging was invented today, it would no doubt be hailed as a miracle product.
13th March 2017 — Corrugated packaging offers an unrivalled combination of simplicity, flexibility and fitness for purpose.
Packaging, a vital part of modern society.
- The main purpose of packaging is to protect goods whist in transit, storage and distribution. Packaging prevents waste through breakage, spoilage and contamination
- A secondary purpose is to provide information about the product and with the opportunities for branding corrugated comes into its own
- Packaging is a good investment. Because of efficient packaging product damage in transit remains below 5% in the developed world, elsewhere damage can be as high as 30%
Corrugated, a very versatile material.
- Corrugated remains the most commonly used packaging material in the UK
- Almost all manufactured or farmed items are packed in a corrugated container at some point during their lifetime
- Corrugated packaging is a versatile material used for a very wide range of food, grocery and manufactured products
- Corrugated meets the demands of flexibility and efficiency and can be tailored to suit the rapidly changing demands of the supply chain. Suppliers can provide as few or as many boxes as needed.
- Opportunities for branding reach beyond the conventional brown box intended for behind the scenes transit packaging, into a high-quality customer focussed pack that provides the brand image central to today’s shopping experience
- For the packaging of fresh produce, hygiene standards are of the upmost importance to the consumer. Corrugated board, being used once and the recycled, offers confidence to both the retailer and its customers