Packaging Gateway examines some of the key issues facing the industry as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, including the effects caused by self-isolation rules, companies moving sourcing away from China, and reconsidering materials used in packaging.
The Covid-19 or coronavirus pandemic has had a considerable impact on the packaging industry. Self-isolation rules have resulted in short supply and event cancellations, and supply chains are looking to move sourcing away from China following manufacturing and production disruptions. Packaging Gateway examines some of the key issues facing the industry.
Stocks have been in danger of running short
One of the main concerns in the industry comes from workers having to self-isolate, especially in China where many packaging companies rely on manufacturing facilities. This month, Australian supermarket heads warned that packaging supplies were in danger of being hard to obtain due to factory closures in China.
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