Fun Facts About Cardboard Packaging You Didn’t Know!

May 10, 2018 2:48 pm Published by

The cardboard box is one of the most preferred choices for packaging due to its lightweight and durability. And as the majority of us are now turning to online retailers for our shopping, we are seeing more cardboard packaging than ever!

To express our love for cardboard packaging, we’ve got 5 interesting facts that we’d love to share with you.

1: Sir Malcolm Thornhill produced the first commercial cardboard box in England in 1817

2: Creased carton boxes were discovered by accident by Scottish inventor Robert Gair when someone chopped through thousands of paper bags in his factory.

3: In 1840, cardboard boxes became very popular in France. They used boxes to transport moth eggs all the way from Japan.

4: Cereal giant Kellogg’s, has been using cardboard packing for their produce since 1900.

5: Cardboard boxes are no longer just a packaging material. 30% of businesses use printed packaging to increase consumer interest.

6: Virtually any design can be printed on cardboard boxes and it’s the only packaging material that can be cut and folded into any shape or size.

7: Corrugated cardboard packagings are the most environmentally friendly solutions on the market, due to their biodegradable and non-toxic properties.

8: In the UK alone, approximately 5 billion corrugated boxes are manufactured, and it’s a figure that is estimated to increase over the years to come.

9: Next time you are visiting France, be sure to check out ‘Musee Du Cartonnage et de Imprimerie’. It is a museum entirely dedicated to cardboard packaging.

10: Cardboard boxes are generally made out from re-used materials, as 70-80% of boxes are recycled.


If you’re looking for a custom designed cardboard box for packaging, why not contact our team and find out how we can help!

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