When it comes to packaging options for your product, there are essentially two choices – corrugated packaging (cardboard) or plastic packaging. Go to any grocery store in your area and almost everything with a package will be found inside cardboard or plastic. While plastic packaging has its merits, there has been a rise in corrugated packaging for reasons that are beneficial to both the business, the environment, and the consumer who buys the product. We’ll delve into some of the ways that corrugated packaging is better than plastic.
Corrugated Packaging vs Plastic Packaging
One of the primary benefits of plastic packaging is that it is durable and has a longer shelf life than cardboard. On top of that, it is easy to shape plastic into unusual shapes to fit a specific product. There are certainly viable reasons to choose plastic packaging, but the negatives outweigh the positives to many companies and consumers. For example, plastic packaging is often not recyclable or biodegradable and every year eight million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. As environmental protection becomes a more important mission for consumers and businesses, the desire to use plastic packaging continues to shrink.
Corrugated packaging is a much more environmentally friendly packaging option. Cardboard will eventually break down completely, and it is much easier to recycle and reuse than even recyclable plastic.
When you customize a corrugated box, the kraft material helps absorb the ink much better than it would on plastic. Your designs will look just the way you envisioned them. Plus, you can print on any part of your custom corrugated box. Custom corrugated boxes are also the better option for businesses who don’t need their product perfectly fitted with packaging.
A Cheaper Option Than Plastic
Another benefit of corrugated packaging is that paper-based manufacturing is cheaper than manufacturing plastics. Plastic packaging needs to be extruded or shaped from its “raw” state, which takes time and costs more than it does to create cardboard boxes.
Corrugated Packaging is Highly Durable
Corrugated boxes will keep your logo or customization and product intact while in transit to your consumer. Boxes can fall or be jostled during shipping, so you need to be sure the packaging will be able to withstand the stresses of transportation. If you are worried about a broken or damaged product, corrugated boxes are your best option for avoiding those problems.
Custom Corrugated Packaging From Victory Box Corp
All of our products, whether standard or custom styled, are manufactured in house on our own machines. We also deliver using our own fleet of trucks and have a wide variety of inventory management programs to ensure your boxes are always available and on time. We deliver all of our boxes by truck to clients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The only thing you have to worry about is folding and filling the boxes once they have arrived.
Custom Corrugated Packaging For Any Product Or Need
No matter what you need shipped, we have the box for it. At Victory Box Corp, we have over 70 years of experience making sure our clients’ products arrive at their destination in the best of condition. We are in the business of providing sound solutions to your business needs.