May 4, 2016 - Rigid Packaging

Three Corrugated Packaging Market Trends

The corrugated packaging market segment is rapidly growing, forecast to reach $339.95 billion by 2025. Ensure you are up to date with what’s driving market growth:

Trend #1: Addressing Environmental Concerns

To address demanding environmental and sustainability concerns, packaging manufacturers are using more corrugated packaging materials in their designs. According to Corrugated Packaging Alliance, corrugated is the single most recycled packaging material. Additionally, the average corrugated box consists of 47% recycled fiber.

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Trend #2: “Rightweighting”

Manufacturers are seeking to reduce overall packaging weights. As a result, corrugated packaging is replacing wooden packaging in the market as a lighter weight option.

Yet switching to corrugated packaging does more than help decrease weight. It also provides more flexibility for designers. Corrugated can be cut and shaped to almost any dimension. This means it is perfectly optimized for particular products. Manufacturers experience significant efficiency and savings when shipping and storing, which offers greater advantages than wooden packaging.

Due to corrugated packaging’s ability to improve packaging overall, Greener Package cites that this trend is called “rightweighting”.

Trend #3: Online Shopping

The rise in online shopping has contributed to an increase in corrugated packaging to ship orders. Corrugated packaging is ideal for shipping for the following reasons:

  • Easily printed on
  • Very strong and durable
  • Excellent protection against temperature variations
  • Widely recycled

Contact a Bostik expert for insight into how corrugated adhesives can further help you address market trends.

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