Important Benefits, Features and Applications of Heavy-Duty Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated packaging is often confused with regular cardboard boxes. However, there are a number of differences between the two and heavy-duty corrugated packaging is specially prepared for shipping applications. Corrugated materials are developed with more durable materials for long-distance transport, and provides superior protection for heavy, high-value, fragile, or bulky contents.

Major Applications of Heavy-Duty Corrugated Packaging

Heavy-duty corrugated packaging has primarily found roles in 3 key industrial verticals. These include electronics, agriculture, food and beverage processing, crockery and glassware, and consumer good and appliances.

Electronic goods are prone to getting damaged from even minor impacts, owing to high sensitivity of components. In addition, consumers often judge electronic goods from the premiumization of packaging. Consequently, heavy-duty corrugated packaging has been viewed as a viable option in the sector. Similar trends also influence the demand for corrugated packaging for consumer goods and cookware packaging.

When it comes to agricultural products and processed foods & beverages, hygiene becomes critical for packaging materials. This factor has made corrugated packaging a popular choice in these industries. With proper storage settings, corrugated packaging also helps in maintaining low moisture levels which is important for food related industries.

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Key Features and Benefits of Heavy-Duty Corrugated Packaging

Heavy-duty corrugated packaging has gone through many changes over the years. Major manufacturers provide packaging products in an extended range of double and triple walled board materials. In addition, corrugated packaging provides great scope for bespoke specifications to meet unique requirements of varying end users. Also, heavy-duty corrugated packaging can be incorporated with other materials such as timber, foam, polystyrene, and plastics to bolster performance parameters.

Heavy-duty corrugated packaging is also rapidly gaining traction owing to their high recyclability and use of renewable resources. Further, these materials make for good substrates for high quality printing applications which has enabled advantages to shippers in terms of branding, supporting overall adoption.

Heavy-duty corrugated packaging is also finding interest in the logistics industry, as these packs can be shipped in a flat configuration, and can be easily reassembled whenever required, which bolsters productivity, administration and inventory management. Also, corrugated packaging provides superior thermal insulation for contents and is safer to use than metal, plastic or timber packaging applications.

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The Role of E-Commerce in the Heavy-Duty Corrugated Packaging Industry

Sales in the e-commerce industry are continuing to soar in recent times. This trend is expected to have a substantial influence on the demand for heavy-duty corrugated packaging. The high complexity of logistical operations, which is required for direct-to-consumer delivery has generated a requirement for cost-effective secondary packaging, made from corrugated board. Also, good branding and printing advantages of corrugated boxes are likely to contribute to the prospects of heavy-duty corrugated packaging in the e-commerce sector.

Heavy Duty Corrugated Packaging Market

Sustainability in Retail and Corrugated Packaging

Heavy-duty corrugated boxes have become popular in the packaging industry owing to the growing importance being given to sustainability in the value chain. Recycling corrugated packaging into container board has bolstered application, over foam-based alternatives.

According to a report recently published by Future Market Insights, growing levels of foreign direct investment in the retail sector in developing countries has created favorable environments for the application of heavy-duty corrugated packaging. In addition to recyclability, lower costs of production, fuel and shipping have helped generate key opportunities for growth within the industry.

Key regions including, India, Brazil, and China have displayed increased production and consumption of corrugated packaging, particularly for FMCG superstore applications. The fragmented nature of the industry influences pricing. However, sustainable production processes are largely popular among the leading manufacturers in the industry for the long term.

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