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Mar 26, 2019

As the packaging industry is constantly evolving, our corrugated cardboard experts have predicted a number of key trends that will emerge in the sector. So without further ado, here are 4 upcoming cardboard box trends to watch out for in 2018...

1.Environmentally friendly initiatives

The development of innovative packaging designs is being driven by increasingly demanding environmental and sustainable requirements. It’s no longer sufficient to show environmental awareness, but that the use of materials have been manufactured in a responsible way. This will help play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste.

2. Marketing Element

Consumers are more savvy to advertising than ever before, however, packaging is a core marketing element and businesses can utilise this to make an impact and communicate a brand effectively

3. Small but mighty

More and more businesses are being condemned for the amount of packaging they use. Only recently Amazon hit the headline for posting a tiny battery in the size of a shoe box.The battery was reportedly a quarter of 1% of the volume of the box which sounds somewhat ludicrous.

4. Tough E-commerce marketplace

Increased online shopping will trigger brands to reinvigorate their shipping packaging. 
Ecommerce is growing 23% year-over-year; with men and women both spending 5 hours per week shopping online.