Packaging engineers aren’t usually what first comes to mind when we think of an engineer.
Packaging engineers play a crucial role in our world today. In order for hazardous materials
to be safely transported it is necessary for an experienced packaging engineer
to design and test the proposed packaging materials. That packaging engineer also
has to understand shipping standards, which may vary depending on type of
transportation used. International packaging regulations are much more stringent
than national standards oftentimes requiring further and more specific
evaluation by a packaging engineer. A company can save a lot of money by
investing in a packaging engineer experienced with shipping standards and
procedures. This investment will save in the long term.