The materials now available for packaging are paper and paper products, metal containers and foils, glass, plastics-rigid and flexible, cellulose films, textiles including jute, woven plastics and wood. Among the packaging materials, paper and paper based products continue to occupy a predominant place. Paper based materials used for packaging include bleached and unbleached Kraft, corrugated and solid fiber boards, and a large variety of converted items like wax coated, plastic coated, bitumen coated etc. Corrugated and solid fiberboard boxes have replaced the conventional wooden boxes as transport containers because of their lightweight and satisfactory strength.
Packaging has been assuming importance in the context of growth of industries in general and consumer industries in particular.
Paperboard packaging has gained prominence in the last two decades, with the emergence of modern retail formats where visual appeal, shelf life and unique brand identity have taken the centre stage. Paperboard packaging offers all these advantages and more – it is consumer-friendly, provides excellent product protection, is lightweight, easy to transport & stack and easy to dispose of. Most importantly, paperboard packaging is biodegradable. With increasing consumer awareness and focus on ‘green packaging’, paperboard is gaining ground in the packaging industry. Thus, as an entrepreneur this project offers an exciting opportunity to you.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· Ador Technopak Ltd.
· Borkar Packaging Pvt. Ltd.
· Egattur Printing & Packaging Ltd.
· Light Publications Ltd.
· Parksons Packaging Ltd.
· Plus Paper Foodpac Ltd.
· Suryo Papers Ltd.
· Viramya Packlight Ltd.