E-commerce is becoming a significant and high-growth opportunity for the corrugated packaging market to 2023, cites a Smithers Pira report. Sales have continued to show growth, and present a considerable opportunity for corrugated packaging suppliers.
The ability to custom design corrugated packaging for specific use underlies its versatility and performance in a wide variety of product and distribution scenarios. To design and engineer an efficient and cost-effective package, it is important to understand the package performance requirements of the environment.
The corrugated packaging market is set to grow from around $315 million in 2017 to more than $380 million by 2023, as trends such as e-commerce, digital print and sustainability drive ongoing growth, according to a study from Smithers Pira.
Corrugated packaging and recycling industry groups recently met to review recommendations for increasing residential recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC). The recommendations are a result of research conducted by RRS for the Fibre Box Association (FBA).
With RFPs, reduced volumes and shrinking margins, the packaging industry can feel like a commodity business and a race to the bottom. The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recent Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference offered industry leaders techniques for adding value to their packaging and escaping the commodity business.
Periodic testing performed to a protocol designed by food safety, microbiology and toxicology experts from the University of California-Davis and Haley & Aldrich, and sponsored by the corrugated industry confirms corrugated containers used to transport fresh produce are safe and clean.
The BoxMaker, a Pacific Northwest leader in digital print production for corrugated packaging, held the inaugural Packaging Experience Summit on January 16, 2018. Major brands from Washington, Oregon and beyond were in attendance to learn from industry experts how to leverage the potential of digital print.
From start to finish, and at every stop along the way, the familiar corrugated box perpetually excels as the world’s most renewable packaging option. Corrugated is a recycling success story that just keeps getting better, with a stellar 2016 annual U.S. recovery rate of 93%.
The October issue of Packaging Strategies centers around packaging design, as well as features cartoning, cobots, cleanable equipment advantages, aseptic packaging, household packaging trends and more!