Packaging refers to wrapping, crating, filling or compressing of goods to protect them from spoilage, pilferage, breakage, leakage, etc. Various kinds of goods are placed or packed into appropriate containers for*protection and convenient handling.
Bulky materials like cotton and jute are compressed into bales. Liquid materials like oil and wine are put into bottles, barrels and cans. Heavy goods are crated and fragile products are placed in boxes, tins or special containers. "
On the other hand, packaging involves designing and producing appropriate packages for products. It is concerned with the determination of convenient size-lots in which the product is to be put in the market and the creation of proper packages for different lot sizes.
(i) Packaging Importance discussed here is that packaging provides innovational opportunity.
(ii) Packaging provides protection to the product.