When was the original packaging paper bag born

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As early as the 19th century, when large-scale retailing was not yet in place, people usually purchase everything from the grocery store near their work or residence. Those everyday items are packed in wooden barrels, cloth bags or wooden boxes. After being shipped to the grocery store in bulk, how to sell them to consumers in a scattered manner is a headache.

People can only go out shopping with baskets or homemade linen bags. At that time, the raw materials for papermaking were still jute fiber and old linen head, which were of inferior quality and rare in quantity, and could not even meet the needs of newspaper printing.

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Around 1844, the German Friedrich Kohler invented wood pulp papermaking, which greatly promoted the development of the paper industry, and indirectly gave birth to the first commercial paper bag in history.

In 1852, the American botanist Francis Waller invented the first paper bag making machine, which was later extended to France, the United Kingdom and other European countries. Later, the birth of plywood paper bags and advances in paper bag stitching technology have made cotton bags used for bulk cargo transportation replaced by paper bags.

 To mention that the first paper bag for shopping was a kraft paper bag, it was born in 1908 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. In order to promote sales growth, a local grocery store owner, Walter Duvina, began looking for ways to allow consumers to buy more at once. Duvina believes that it should be a prefabricated bag that is inexpensive and easy to use, and can withstand at least 75 pounds.
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After repeated trials, he locked the texture of the bag on kraft paper because it uses long-coniferous wood pulp with wood fibers and is treated with milder caustic soda and alkali-sulphide chemicals during the cooking process. The original strength of the wood fiber is less damaged, so the final paper is made, the fibers are tightly connected, the paper is tough, and can withstand large tension and pressure without breaking.

Four years later, the first shopping was born in a brown paper bag. It has a rectangular bottom and a larger volume than a conventional V-bottom bag. A rope runs through the bottom and sides to increase its load-bearing capacity, and two pull tabs for easy lifting are formed at the upper end of the paper bag. Duvina named the shopping bag in his own name and applied for a patent in 1915.
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At this time, the annual sales volume of such shopping bags has exceeded 100 million. This kind of shopping bag is the originator of the current portable paper bag, but the structure of the material bag of the paper is more diverse regardless of the application field. This has also made the customization of handbags more and more diverse.
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