Six Step Method
For Cushioned Package Development
A cushioned package design project may be broken down into 6 manageable tasks. Each provides information which helps to develop an optimum packaging solution.
- Define the Environment
- Assess the Product Fragility
- Provide Product Improvement Feedback
- Evaluate Cushion Material Performance
- Design the Package System
- Test the Product/Package System
Designing the package is only a small part of the total package development process. Much effort is put into accurately determining how the package should perform so that it can provide the proper amount protection. Once this information is understood, an optimum solution can be reached which takes into account the weaknesses of the product, the hazards of the distribution environment and the characteristics of the packaging materials.