First and foremost, industrial packaging serves to protect goods in global trade logistics and aims to ensure that cargo is handled as quickly as possible during transportation. Examples include pallets – made out of wood or plastic – wooden boxes of varying sizes for lighter and heavier loads, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, shrink film, crates and corrugated cardboard as well as polyethylene and aluminium foil. As a side note, two thirds of all transport packaging is made out of corrugated cardboard, according to statements of the German Association of Corrugated Cardboard Manufacturers [Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie, VDW], with wood in second place.
When it comes to industrial packaging 4.0, manufacturers focus on
the different needs of each participant in the supply chain to optimise benefits for everyone, from logistics companies and shippers to forwarders, trademark owners and customers, as for some, protecting goods is just as important as the product’s presentation in our supermarkets.