With every new year comes new innovations that can take professionals by surprise if they aren’t making an effort to stay in the loop. Packaging systems have these innovations and trends just like any other industry. As the world continues to change at a breakneck pace, so too do the trends that we see in packaging systems. You might want to keep an eye out for these packaging trends you’ll see at trade shows in 2023.
Diversification and Flexibility
When we think of a packaging machine as part of an assembly line, we usually imagine each machine doing one job and one job only. However, as technology continues to improve, we find that there are plenty of opportunities to allow machines to be more flexible than ever before.
Machines that could once erect or seal only one specific kind of case may soon be able to handle many different shapes and sizes. This added flexibility allows manufacturers to diversify their offerings and packaging, finding the right fit for every product rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Refocusing on Green Practices
Green practices are essential for protecting our planet and our ways of life. One packaging trend you’ll likely see at trade shows in 2023 is a heavier focus on green and sustainable packaging solutions as opposed to ones that cause a lot of waste.
Reducing void-filling materials, creating recyclable packaging, and switching to lightweight and less resource-consuming components will all likely take center stage at many trade shows in 2023. This focus on sustainability will continue to become more important over time, so it’s good to start adopting these practices as early as possible.
More Customization Options
Packaging isn’t just a method of transporting a good from point A to point B. Nowadays, packaging is just as much a part of the experience as the item inside the package. That’s why you’ll likely see a lot of packaging machines incorporating customization options to better reflect a manufacturer’s brand.
Whether it’s the kind of materials used or it’s the design of the packaging itself, being able to customize packaging to fit a brand image can do a lot to cement a certain image into the minds of those who buy your products.
If you need the best in end-of-line packaging solutions for your own operation, OK International has the experience and packaging systems you’re looking for. Give us a call today to explore your options for the changing landscape of 2023.