Pallet wrapping and plastic packaging play an important role in many different industries, from food, toys and even healthcare. According to research from this article http://www.packworld.com/material-type/polymers/healthcare-will-be-major-driver-plastic-packaging plastic packaging is expected to rise thanks to the healthcare industry.
The findings in the article will mean that packaging is set to see an increase for many reasons.
“According to the study, increasing demand for plastic packaging in the healthcare industry is expected to be one of the key factors driving the growth of this market. In addition, expansion of the food and beverage market, which is the largest application of plastic packaging, is expected to fuel growth. Furthermore, rising consumer preference for lightweight, durable, and highly aesthetic packaging is expected to significantly encourage growth of the market over the next few years.”
As more research is put in to the healthcare industry, the more medicines we will see, which requires specialist packaging products. This is great news not only for the health care industry in making new findings to help cure and rid of illness, but also for the packaging industry, as it will likely see a constant increase in a need for packaging.
Food is said to be one of the largest applications of plastic packaging. With food manufacturers coming out with new food products all the time there is no surprise that this is the case.
However, with all these packaging need on the rise, does this come at a cost to the environment? People are making concious decisions more and more about the type of products we buy, the packaging they use, as well as making an effort to recycle if we do use a lot of packaging. I think the important thing to note from these findings is that while it’s fantastic news that the packaging industry seems to be on an increase, we still need to keep in mind that we should be making an effort to consider what we do with our packaging once it’s been used for it’s purpose. If we keep up with recycling and reusing, then not only will packaging continue to grow, but we also won’t see any harm done to the environment.
What are your thoughts on plastic packaging and pallet wrapping?