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Compared with other materials, paper products have advantages such as low cost, simple production process, diverse shape changes, and green environmental protection. The advantages of paper packaging are reflected in various aspects such as production, storage, transportation, promotion, sales, use, recycling, and treatment.
Low cost of paper materials:
In recent years, the price of domestic paper has increased significantly. Even so, the cost of paper materials still has obvious price advantages compared with metal, plastic, glass, ceramics and natural fiber packaging materials. Due to the mass production and high degree of automation of paper packaging, its production efficiency is much higher than that of packaging containers made of other materials.
Simple production process for paper packaging:
Paper packaging can be produced both on a large scale and on a small scale, even in small workshops without mechanization. Compared with other materials, the production process of paper packaging is simple, processing efficiency is high, and quality is stable. The paper packaging industry is already in its mature stage.
Paper packaging is lightweight and easy to transport:
Paper packaging is lightweight and has good physical properties. Some paper packaging can also be folded into flat shapes during transportation, saving space and reducing weight. These characteristics are significantly superior to containers made of other packaging materials.
Paper packaging design has plasticity:
Paper packaging has good plasticity, and can be designed with various suitable box, box, bag types based on different forms of goods. Even liquid containers that require complete sealing, hygiene, and non-toxic can be easily achieved, thus serving a wide range of products.
Paper packaging has safety:
From the perspective of food safety, plastic packaging has been widely used in food packaging in the past. In recent years, composite paper has become the preferred material for food packaging and special product packaging. Due to many consumer concerns, many manufacturers are gradually phasing out using plastic packaging for food. Composite paper can completely seal packaged products, isolate external pollution, preserve freshness, avoid light, prevent leakage, extend shelf life, avoid shock during transportation, and have a strong protective function due to its sturdy structure. Therefore, this trend and characteristics have brought rapid development to the use of composite paper.
From the perspective of transportation safety, as transportation packaging, cardboard boxes have good cushioning, can protect the contents from external impacts, and prevent the loss of the contents. They also have good sealing and are convenient for transportation, so they can safely deliver goods to their destination.
Excellent printing effect for paper packaging:
Even with conventional printing equipment, the surface of paper materials can absorb ink and coatings well. Text, patterns, and colors can be clearly presented, and the printing effect and adhesion are good. Unlike packaging materials such as metal, glass, and ceramics, which require special equipment and techniques to complete printing.
In addition, paper materials have low elasticity, are not affected by heat and light, and have better stability. Therefore, surface printed graphics and text can also present various textures and are not easily damaged.
Green and environmentally friendly paper packaging:
From an environmental perspective, packaging materials such as metal, glass, and plastic are extremely difficult to degrade naturally and occupy space. The increasing demand for consumer goods undoubtedly increases the demand for packaging, and disposable plastic packaging is rampant, causing serious environmental pollution. Therefore, some developed countries have partially restricted the use of some packaging materials. Paper packaging is made of natural materials with decomposability, which can easily decompose into the soil even if discarded. Therefore, paper materials have significant advantages in the effective utilization of resources compared to other materials. Paper products can be utilized more reasonably and effectively, and after use, they can be recycled as resources to generate raw paper, which can be reused as paper products. The recycling rate of paper packaging worldwide now exceeds 90%, and the paper industry has a very high recycling rate, making it the industry that maximizes the effective utilization of resources.
In summary, paper packaging has achieved significant results in technological progress, new variety development, use of new raw materials, and improvement of product quality. In the future development process, attention should be paid to organically integrating design, production, transportation, sales, and use, promoting the advantages of paper materials, and further consolidating and strengthening their dominant position in the packaging industry.