E-commerce opens New Horizons for Ancillary Industries, Paperboard Packaging Industry Receives Impetus

Published By : 14 Jan 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

E-commerce has set a newer shopping paradigm, predominantly in the BRICS nations. In these countries, a growing middle class due to the recently earned economic development has overhauled lifestyle to a significant degree. Purchase of ready-to-eat meals, placing mail orders for durable goods such as apparel, electronics etc. unlike before are evident of this change. These pursuits are heavily dependent on ancillary industries such as packaging and transportation and logistics, which are benefitted as well in return.

Paperboard packaging is the backbone of several business sectors, of which food and beverages is vitally important. In the developing countries of Asia Pacific, industrialization and urbanization has brought a sea of change in the lifestyle of the ordinary people, wherein convenience is sought for everyday functioning. This populace, wherein both the partners working is the standard family structure does not leave adequate time for fresh cooking on a daily basis. Packaged foods, which includes a variety of meats and seafood, cheeses, curries, fried foods, etc. is what these communities live on to fulfill work and domestic duties. 

Hence, the paperboard packaging industry is benefited for packaging of large variety of foods that are sold through grocery stores, quick service restaurants, and fast-food joints. For such reasons, the food and beverages sector accounted for more than 40% share in the global market for paperboard packaging in 2013.

Paperboard packaging is available in broadly in two forms – boxboard and containerboard. The various types of boxboard are folding boxboard, solid bleached board, solid unbleached board, and white lined chipboard.

Cleaning products, cosmetics, and perishable goods known as nondurable goods also exhibit a substantial demand for paperboard packaging. Paperboard packaging is manufactured from a paper-based material, which is either recycled or fresh for the purpose. Paperboard exhibits virtues of toughness, lightweight, and easy to cut, thus making it suitable for a number of packaging needs. Nevertheless, as stipulated by the International Standard Organization (ISO), the material has to adhere to a weight of 224g/m3 to be considered as paperboard. For packaging applications, paperboard has to maintain the weight-to-area ratio for the purpose.

Paperboard packaging befits as a sustainable packaging to cater to the ever-increasing packaging solution not causing severe environmental deterioration.

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