Packaging. Packaging: History.
Before about 1850, packaging was limited to barrels, wooden boxes and jute sacks. Only after this date was paper made cheaply enough and paper bags began to appear.Other packaging materials such as tin, aluminium and various plastics developed alongside paper and board. Glass was one of the earliest packaging materials.The purpose of packaging is primarily to protect or preserve its contents and secondly to improve presentation. Protection is needed against handling and during transportation. The presentation to the customer provides necessary information and improves sales by making the product more visually appealing.