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The 5 easiest packaging materials to see

The annual packaging costs of products bought and sold worldwide are billions of dollars.

It is estimated that 10% of all retail product costs are packaging costs. When the product is on the shelf,

The company will spend a certain amount of money packaging into a form of marketing to attract customers.

There are many materials used for packaging. The following is a list of the most common packaging materials.

1. Paper/Cardboard/Fiberboard

Cardboard and fiberboard are used in the company's primary and secondary packaging.

Paper is used to making a variety of thinner product packaging, including labels, paper bags... etc.

Cardboard is thicker and more durable than standard paper materials. Cardboard is usually used for primary packaging.

Cardboard is used for milk and juice cartons, candy boxes, frozen food boxes...etc. Cardboard provides slightly stronger product protection than paper materials, while fiberboard offers less.

Fiberboard is used to make corrugated boxes. The fiberboard groove forms a ridge between the two flat fiberboards, thereby improving strength and compressive strength. According to the US Forrest and Paper Association, more than 95% of the products in the US are transported in secondary packaging made of grooved fiberboard.

2. HDPE/PET/hard packaging

High-density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate are derived from polyethylene, which is harder and harder plastics than other plastics. Both materials have excellent moisture resistance while maintaining a strong protective structure.

The most common uses of HDPE and PET are bottles and jugs.

Most soda bottles are made of PET. Most water tanks with caps are made of HPDE, which is harder and stronger than PET materials.

3. LDP/LLDPE/flexible packaging

Low-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene are flexible packaging materials for primary and secondary products worldwide. This material has a soft hand feel and also has good puncture resistance properties...

Low-density polyethylene is usually used in the manufacture of various packaging bags and films. LDPE has a variety of thicknesses and is usually used for packaging food, auto parts, tools, etc.

Low-density polyethylene is also used to make shrink-wrapped films used for secondary packaging such as water bottles and can be packaging.

Linear low-density polyethylene is usually thinner than LDPE and is usually used for stretch packaging in the packaging industry. LLDPE has extremely high mobility and ductility.

4. Aluminum packaging

Aluminum packaging plays a big role all over the world. The most common applications of aluminum packaging are aluminum cans and containers.

According to the Aluminum Association, more than 7 billion aluminum foil cans and containers are produced every year. Although aluminum has a prominent use in cans, aluminum packaging has several other uses.

Aluminum foil packaging is used as a barrier protectant in medical, food, beverage, cosmetics, and many other industries. Aluminum foil helps protect the product from moisture, sunlight, and other external factors.

Aluminum foil packaging is often used with adhesives to protect and preserve the unopened product.


Although the PE plastic market has consumed some glass packaging market, glass packaging still occupies an important market size in the packaging industry.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages constitute a large part of the glass packaging market. Other industries that have been using glass packaging include cosmetics and skincare products, food, and condiments.

Glass is the product of choice for some companies because it can be recycled 100% and is often reused in new containers.

According to the Glass Packaging Research Institute, glass can be recycled indefinitely without loss of quality or purity. Due to the value of the product, glass packaging may be the first choice.

Usually, more expensive products are packaged in glass packaging to provide a higher-quality appearance packaging as a comparison with other plastic packaging products on the shelf.

The entire packaging market is over hundreds of billions of Taiwan dollars and consists of many different materials. Some materials (such as the materials mentioned here) are packaging materials that have been used for many years. With changes in technology and market demand, other new materials have begun to gain market share.

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