The use of plastic packaging has brought many improvements to global logistics by providing standardized and reliable packaging materials that can be integrated into and handled by automated manufacturing and loading systems. In early 2021, major logistics companies are meeting at various summits to discuss the future of their industries, drive new, coherent policies, and make predictions about the major trends that will dominate the industrial packaging world.

At these public events, industrial plastic packaging manufacturers presented their views on the best ways to serve their customers and develop sustainable growth plans for their packaging businesses. These insights are sure to be embedded in the future of plastic packaging materials and will represent the overall design and manufacturing principles applied by the largest manufacturers, which in turn will influence smaller packaging suppliers and logistics companies.

Not just green plastic packaging – sustainable & long-term solutions

The trend to use recycled or reclaimed materials for plastic packaging materials is not new, but will soon be revamped with a new concept: increased social responsibility among all key players in the lifecycle of packaging materials. Packaging suppliers work hard to educate their customers and encourage them to dispose of old and damaged packaging materials in a responsible manner.

In turn, companies in all industries are more savvy and cautious in choosing a logistics company that promotes environmental responsibility through the products and services it provides. When they purchase plastic packaging materials, logistics managers around the world are struggling to find business partners that promote these long-term sustainable values.

Why other companies need to know about upcoming trends

As an end customer of a packaging manufacturer, knowing these trends ahead of time means you can look for the latest and most reliable products, order ahead and benefit from improved quality and features. For example, if you plan to replenish your pallet inventory, you can wait until plastic pallet manufacturers introduce the latest models with special features and designs to meet your needs.

Green sustainable packaging
Green Sustainable Packaging

Affordable Customization for Challenging Products

A key aspect of plastic packaging trends in 2021 is the promotion of custom and tailored packaging solutions to meet the needs of companies that manufacture challenging products: special sizes, fragile, valuable, sensitive, or very heavy products. Customized packaging materials are always much more expensive than standard sizes, and sometimes the final solution still doesn’t fit the product.

With the introduction of smart manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, fully automated production lines, and modern and specialized raw materials, the process of customizing plastic packaging materials will become more efficient and cheaper, thus offering more affordable prices to end customers.

Integrating modern technology into packaging materials

Protecting products stored in boxes and containers during transport is one of the main objectives of plastic packaging manufacturers. So far, their products include large containers with RFID tags and lids with tamper-resistant locks and seals. Soon, NFC (Near Field Communication) technology integrated into smartphones will also be incorporated into plastic packaging materials to help logistics personnel easily identify packaged products and process large orders faster and more efficiently. 


Packaging materials are evolving with the times. It is important to choose the right packing materials for your products. With economic and convenient features, plastic is still one of the most significant packaging materials at present. And sustainable and biodegradable packaging material is an unstoppable trend. Taizy Packaging Machinery is a professional and reliable packing solutions provider. We are constantly developing new packaging materials and technologies.

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