5 things you definitely didn’t know about cardboard

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  • In 1817 in England, Sir Malcolm Thornhil produced the first commercially made cardboard box although they required significant labour to produce.

2.

  • This was however, 200 years after the Chinese actually invented cardboard as a means to wrap food

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3.

  • In France there is a museum of cardboard and printing called Musée du Cartonnage et de l’Imprimerie, which features early cardboard boxes that were made to transport silkworm moths and eggs

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  • The first patent for a cardboard products was used for the high hats worn by English gentlemen in the 1850s

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  • Nabisco ordered cardboard boxes in 1896 for their biscuits, and Kellogs for their cereal in the early 1900s, both of which significantly impacted the future of food packaging in boxes.

 

2016-10-13T10:06:31+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Features|