The rise of the global online market has drastically increased the need for packing materials. With businesses all over the world shipping products to customers in various locations, there is a large demand for high-quality packaging boxes and materials. Some materials are designed for specific products or industries, while others are designed to be renewable. Whether you own a small business and ship your products directly to your customers, or you manage shipping services for a large international corporation, you can work with a company such as TriPak Ltd to find the perfect packaging solution.
Industry-Specific Packaging Materials
Some industries require customised packaging solutions. For example, the Subsea and Offshore Renewables industry requires specific items such as mica tape, cable bundling and armouring solutions, and special transport crates. The food industry also requires specialised consumable packaging. TriPak Ltd offers special hygiene pallet covers, coloured tapes, oxygen absorbers and plastic trays and liners.
Conventional Packaging Materials
There are many conventional packaging materials that are made sustainably or are renewable and reusable. High-quality boxes can be reused multiple times, and some are even made with recycled material. If you are specifically looking for boxes that can be reused, consider choosing double wall construction over single wall. These boxes are much more durable than the single wall type and can be made with recycled material.
Additionally, some transit packaging, such as dunnage bags from TriPak Ltd, has reusable valves. This is both environmentally friendly and helpful for your budget. Some paper packaging options, such as butcher paper, can be recycled into insulating or protective material in future shipments. Cylindrical postal tubes are very durable and may be used several times.
Reasons to Choose Renewable Materials
There are several criteria that must be met for packaging to be considered renewable or sustainable. These standards are set forth by certain government or private sector organisations. The general goals of renewable packaging are to be functional, cost effective, and supportive of long-term human and environmental health. Some factors that go into producing renewable packaging are a minimal use of materials (or using recycled materials), or using biodegradable materials. Other considerations are logistical and energy efficiency. Manufacturers must also take into account any negative effect on the atmosphere or ozone layer.
There are several benefits to choosing renewable packaging materials. Environmental responsibility is extremely important, and investors are more likely to choose to support a company that takes serious steps toward being eco-friendly. Some countries also have specific laws or regulations in place that require some packaging materials to meet certain renewable benchmarks. Some materials are renewable or sustainable not due to their physical material makeup, but because they are designed to optimise energy or save costs during transportation.
Companies that take steps toward environmental responsibility may also see benefits from consumers. People are becoming more environmentally conscious and choosing products and companies that fit into the eco-friendly lifestyle. Recycling packaging materials can have a positive effect on the overall budget. For small businesses this can be especially important, as lowering costs can dramatically improve a company’s viability.