Jan 20, 2021 | Uncategorized

Shopping is an integral part of the daily lives of most people – home for domestic use, supplies for office, clothing and accessories. Chances are, that our shopping would be wrapped up in a nice little bag or box. Therefore, packaging is essential. Do you ever wonder how packaging began?

Packaging is a concept that has been around since the beginning of man. In ancient times, packaging was used to transport, assist, store or protect items using natural materials such as leaves. In the Middle Age, wooden barrels were the most common way to store goods.  In the 1900’s, paper and cardboard became more important packaging materials.  As our world continued to evolve, so did packaging.

The Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) sparked a tremendous change in the way that people lived. Ultimately, hands were replaced with machines in the workforce, which led to faster and higher levels of production. This naturally created a higher demand for different types of packaging.

The Great Depression brought in the rise of the ‘self-service’ culture where people began going to grocery stores more often. This new trend changed the way that items were packaged. The use of packaging turned into more of a sales tool, also known as the ‘silent salesman’ because it influences the taste and size of shopping.

The later half of the 20th century brought about the rise of digital technologies, and the production world became more competitive;

Products had to be differentiated on the shelves and the mass production allowed businesses to venture globally.

Packaging is a separate business within the creative/printing industry and services different industries like food/beverage industries, pharmaceuticals etc

As packaging evolves over time from wood in the ancient time to paper cardboard in the 1900’s AFKAR is one of the leading companies that has transformed the packaging sphere through the introduction of digital technologies in the printing design and die-cutting of product packaging for various brands.

We engage the latest industry-standard machinery and equipment manned by highly skilled professionals to ensure top-quality production.  Visit our website at to view previous jobs and as well book for your quote.

What is packaging?

From the above background information on packaging, “Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of designing, evaluating, and producing packages.”

We shall be expecting your packaging orders!