Packaging Technology is the technology and art of preparing a good for packing, ease of transport, storage and sale.
The origins of packaging can be traced to the earlier Western commercial ventures. Back in those days, glass, clay and leather containers were used and their use has become widespread since the early days of the industrial revolution. Packages are designed to protect the goods from damages from the handling and other hazards such as weather conditions. Packaging is also used to increase the aesthetic appeal of the goods sold. Packages should be easy and cost effective to manage and usually inexpensive relative to the final price (or value) of the entire package product.
Various materials are used in the transport of different goods. Metal is used for liquid goods and wood are used for heavy loads. Corrugated or solid cardboard are used for lighter goods. Plastic today has also been used extensively because of its high insulation and durability. The most commonly used material in goods packaging is the cardboard carton as it is light and relatively cheap to manufacture in large quantity. Cartons used for transporting and storing goods are made in a dazzling variety of shapes and sizes.
Glass containers are a popular way to store chemicals as they are easily mass-produced and can be reused. Glass containers are widely used for the storage of liquid food, cosmetic products and drugs.
With advances in material engineering, the plastic industry has provided polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polyethylene, and polystyrene as packaging materials. Plastics are usually produced in the forms of bags, bottles, trays, boxes and transparent film through a method known as thermoforming and injection (or blow moulding). Favoured for their light weight, insulating qualities and flexibility, plastic are especially useful for pressurised packages and containers for food.
The nature of the packaged products needs to be factored in during the design and selection of the packaging container. Potential hazards during transportation, degree of fragility and cost and efficiency of the packaging container needs to be assessed to maximise product protection while minimising shipping costs.
To the average consumer, packaging usually conjure images of beautifully designed packaging material or container. To the factories, distributors and retailers, packaging plays a very big role in their supply chain management.
To the factories and distributors who face the logistical problem of packing the large quantity of goods involved, they need to harness the latest technology in packing and packaging technologies. The process between after producing the goods to packing and packaging it so that they can be shipped to their destination is known as packaging process.
To ensure the packing and packaging of large quantity of goods in a systematic and cost effective way requires dedicated knowledge in packaging technologies. For maximum output in packed and packaged products within the shortest time possible, we offer semi automated to full automated packaging machineries.