It’s common sense that there is little demand for clear plastic containers without any products to fill them with. Likewise, with an increase in production of product, there is going to be a higher demand for storage containers and protective packaging. The latter in particular is expected to see an impressive increase over the next few years due to increased manufacturing.

As the world struggles to recover from the economic crisis that has been splashed across the headlines for a few years now, there is finally expected to be growth in several important sectors of manufacturing, including food and beverage, electronics, and motor vehicles. What do all of these things have in common? They need special packaging to be transported without being damaged. That is where a plastics injection molding manufacturer might see an increase in business. It is expected that plastic protective packaging will continue to be one of the industry’s biggest areas.

Protection during shipment requires more specialized products than protecting at the end destination, where simple display cases can do the trick. Packaging during shipping needs to cushion the products, and manufacturers want it to be as lightweight as possible so that fuel costs are lower. It’s not surprising that foamed plastic is the single most widespread protective packaging product, since it addresses both of these needs very well. Mailers and mailing products such as bubble wrap and air packets will also be in demand to meet the increase in retailers shipping to consumers who shop online.

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