Packaging is not new to today’s humans, however; it was not even existed in early evolutionary days. Today, it is the science, art, and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. It is now a complete process of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics, sale, and end use.
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Tracing the history of packaging then it may takes us to year 1035, when a Persian traveler visiting markets in Cairo noted that vegetables, spices and hardware were wrapped in paper. However, the usage of iron and tin plated steel were introduced in early 19th century. Whereas, paperboard cartoons and corrugated fiberboard boxes came at the end of same century.
The 20th century has changed the packaging industry because of numerous machines and latest technology let creative minds to bud the unique ideas of product packaging and when they did the technology turned those ideas into reality in the form of Bakelite closures on bottles, transparent cellophane overwraps and panels on cartoons, increased processing efficiency and improved food safety.
An interesting fact is that many prominent innovations in the packaging industry were developed first for military uses. During the World War II the military encountered problems in packaging therefore introduced Military Standard or “mil spec” regulations that were being applied to packaging by designating it “military specification packaging”.
Today, packaging design has the sole purpose of to attract customers’ attention. In order to so, a product needs to provoke certain feelings and communicate emotions through its effective packaging. In order to tickle our reader’s senses Webblog360 presents some products that looks novel, unique and communicate through their effective packaging.