materials are often made from cardboard products and as new
demands have been made on materials so the finishes applied to boards
The traditional 'cardboard box' primarily used for containing products
in transit has seen a tremendous growth in the way in which cardboard
can support the marketing, and preservation of goods as well as
simply containing them.
the modern consumer requires the product to be attractively packaged
and so the pulp may need to be bleached and a printing surface
added. Additional processes such as these add cost to the
packaging and so eventually to the product. It is issues such
as these that concern the product /packaging designer as our environment
is a place that should be of great concern to us. The wasteful
use of materials or the addition of chemicals to the environment
should both be considered when deciding how to package items for
frequently seen use for unbleached pulp-product is centred
on the protection of items. Electrical equipment and fresh
eggs are often seen in the shaped containers suited to the
shape of the product.
A few minutes spent examining these items will show how a knowledge
of structures has been applied to the design.
product aimed at protecting items in transit is the 'cardboard box'.
This is often made from corrugated card and has simple printing
on its surface - or separate sticky labels attached - to identify
the manufacturer and the product. It is clearly not
aimed at the consumer with evidence of 'hand-hold' cut-outs suggesting
the correct way to handle the package without injury.