Our Top 5 Packaging Fun Facts

Here at Springpack, we’re always looking at new and innovative packaging solutions, but did you know, packaging can be fun? If you don’t believe us, then why not read our top 5 Packaging Fun Facts! Here’s our countdown from 5 to 1. Enjoy!


Fun Fact Number 5.

Number 5 on the list is Apple. Believe it or not, Apple employs a dedicated box opener. We all now how important the ‘unboxing experience’ is, and Apple take this very seriously indeed!



Fun Fact Number 4.

In at number 4 is the reason the egg carton was designed. Protective Packaging is something we take very seriously at Springpack, and this was the case for Joseph Coyle of Smithers back in 1911. The egg carton was designed to reduce the number of breakages when fresh eggs were supplied by a local farmer to a hotel owner.


What a cracking story!




Fun Fact Number 3.

No we’re getting serious. Number 3 in our list of Packaging Fun Facts is… Recycled Paper. Did you know that recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution that manufacturing from raw materials.


This is a staggering amount, and one of the many reasons why continue to focus on using recycled content within our products.




Fun Fact Number 2.

Just missing out on top spot, number 2 on our Packaging Fun Fact list is…. Coffee. Coffee you say? How can that be?

Well, it’s actually the packaging instant coffee comes in.


The first time you open a new jar, the coffee smell hits you instantly (pardon the pun!), but the aroma is actually sprayed onto the lids to provide the scent of freshly ground coffee!




Fun Fact Number 1.

Drum roll please.


Our number 1 Packaging Fun Fact is about Bubblewrap. Did you know that bubblewrap was originally designed to be used as textured wall paper!


In 1957 Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes used 2 pieces of a shower curtain and a heat sealing machine, and bubblewrap was born! Several years later, the pair went on to found Sealed Air Corp.


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