Packaging is the process in which we seal one or more objects with some objectives, usually for sale. Packaging is done for one or more of many reasons. Packaging provides physical protection against sunlight, air, heat, pressure, and other physical forces. Packaging enables proper stocking and handling; for example, it is easier to pack a dozen pencils than one pencil, or to pack a pouch of spices rather than one grain. Packaging usually comes with a label which provides useful information regarding the production and use of the product. Packaging helps in marketing the product. Packaging enables proper handling, ensures against theft and adds aesthetic value to the product.
Packaging had been done to all types of products for a long time. After the discovery of microbes, food packaging has become one of the primary areas of packaging, wherein food is packed in certain ways so as to ensure its nutritional value and to ensure that no microbial damage is done. Fragile objects need proper packaging and instructions to ensure their careful handling. Electronic goods are packed in boxes to ensure easier stocking and handling. Some products are packed in certain ways so as to minimize damage to handlers and the environment. Large industrial goods are packaged in wooden boxes with other padding so as to reduce loss due to manhandling and friction. We are so used to receive all products in proper packaging that we do not usually notice the benefits of packaging. It is obvious that packaging ensures that the value of the product is retained so that we may benefit from it.
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