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The History of Packaging


Chapter One:

The Evolution of Packaging Materials

Packaging began with simple containers for transporting food. Find out how glass, gourds and tin cans led to a generation of cereal boxes, cellophane packs and beer cans with pop tops.

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Chapter Two:

The Birth of Packaging Design

Food, beverages and consumer goods were largely sold in unbranded sack clothes, glass bottles and tin containers until the late 19th Century. Discover how and when package branding and design changed everything.

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Chapter Three:

The State of Packaging Today

Find out how the demand for more recycling options, better packaging efficiencies and serialized packaging is driving innovation today.

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