Sustainability and eCommerce to boost round corrugated box demand

By 26 Jun 2021

According to a Fact.MR Study, the global demand for the round corrugated box is set to rise with the boom of the eCommerce industry. Its increased usage as primary and secondary packaging in a range of end-use industries may complement the market expansion.

Round corrugated boxes offer protection to fragile or vulnerable products by keeping them in a fixed position inside the outer case. It is predominantly used as an addition to the existing case to provide stability for the product. The boxes are also designed to reduce 30% of the packaging weight. These boxes also provide a stable cushion for a range of products during transportation, shipping, and handling.

The study highlighted that are in demand in online retail companies. Hence, the growth prospects of the global round corrugated box market are expected to be positive during the forecast period.

Along with the rise of eCommerce, the cost-effectiveness and sustainable packaging prospects of the corrugated box are major driving factors. Its scope of application in the packaging of gifts, cosmetic, food, garments, and healthcare products along with the shifting consumer preferences towards new and unique packaging designs are other growth factors.

Besides this, the emerging trends of digital printing in corrugated applications offer the ability to personalise the unboxing experience and small- and mid-size brands’ rising inclination towards digital marketing has also helped increase the demand for the boxes.  

How are round corrugated boxes made?
Round corrugated boxes are made from solid board or cardboard. The outer coating and surface treatment of round corrugated boxes is done with the material finish - white, brown, or poly coat. There are a number of factors that are considered while making round corrugated boxes such as bending, buckling, compression, and collapse, among others, to make them suitable to take loads of up to 1000kg.


Moreover, the round corrugated boxes are multipurpose, which makes them suitable for retail-ready, transport, consumer, and display packaging and ensures reduction in transit damage as the main product is well fixed during transit. Matte lamination on round corrugated boxes is also one of the factors expected to fuel the round corrugated boxes market during the forecast period.

However, there are certain factors that are expected to hamper the growth of the global round corrugated boxes market during the forecast period. Thus, spreading awareness about the advantages of round corrugated boxes is imperative.

Key players in the round corrugated box market

  • International Paper
  • DS Smith Plc
  • WestRock Company
  • Pratt Industries
  • Huhtamaki
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • Stora Enso
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Georgia Pacific


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