When and How Did Plastic Packaging Take Over the Painting Industry?

  • By Piber Plastic
  • May 9, 2023

Paint is a product that’s canvased all the surrounding things, whether it’s buildings, vehicles, or anything else for that matter. Painting is all around you, but how does it get there? More often than not, you will find 15 ltr paint buckets lying around.

Plastic pails and buckets are the most common forms of transportation and storage.

The materials and types of containers used to store and transport paint have evolved. Although metals were used back in the 1800s, plastic pails with lids are now ubiquitous in the painting industry.

Read on to find out more about how plastic packaging became so popular in the painting industry.

First Major Innovation in Paint Packaging

The painting industry has come a long way since its inception in the early years. The resealable metal cans that people often take for granted were an innovation that came out in the late 1800s, and their airtight packaging qualities made transportation and storage easier.

Still, the metal cans were relatively expensive and difficult to recycle. Due to the rust and corrosion of the container over the years, the paint would lose its quality.

Plastic Packaging Takes Over

Plastic packaging was an innovative solution that came out in the 1950s, and it was significantly cheaper than metal alternatives and offered a lot more flexibility. To top it off, the plastic containers were non-reactive, eliminating the quality concerns that came with corrosion and were also easier to recycle.

Advantages of the Plastic Packaging in the Painting Industry

1. Cost-effective:

Most plastic packaging materials are inexpensive and readily available. Moreover, it’s easier for manufacturers to produce plastic pails and pain buckets of various sizes and shapes in bulk capacities.

2. Lightweight:

All thanks to the lightweight plastic packaging, loading, unloading and transporting paint buckets is significantly easier, and it translates to lower logistics and storage-related costs.

3. Non-reactive:

Due to their chemical resistance, paints stored in plastic pails with lids have zero risk of contamination from the packaging materials.

4. Versatile:

Plastic containers can be easily manufactured in various shapes and sizes, making it easier for manufacturers and distributors to choose the right type of packaging for their products.

5. Durability:

Plastic packaging containers are less susceptible to damage from impact during transportation and storage. They are also resistant to moisture and other environment-related factors, reducing the chances of contamination, spoilage, or spillage.

Plastic packaging is currently one of the most common forms of packaging used across the painting industry. Over the years, the manufacturing firms like Piber Plastics have taken a step towards sustainability by creating 100% recyclable packaging products and setting up facilities that help recycle all that plastic.

If you are looking for cost-effective, lightweight and versatile plastic packaging solutions for your products, you should contact the experts at Piber Plastics. We can guide you through the entire designing and manufacturing process to give you an edge over your competitors with cost-effective packaging solutions that’ll grab everyone’s attention.

To know more, call us on (03) 8390 4637 or write to us at sales@piberplastics.com.au