Den Braven, a world-famous producer of sealants and glue and DS Smith Plastics co-designed one universal state-of-the-art briefcase to be used both for retail and E-commerce. DS Smith Plastics has the technique to produce packaging made from post-consumer plastic waste but Den Braven wanted to take this a step further and challenged the R&D department in Bilzen to produce the packaging of recycled empty tubes of seal and glue.
Schneider Electric tapped into our expertise, knowledge, and creative ideas. As packaging strategists, we’ve helped them, help their customers reduce waste.
Electrical manufacturer Schneider Electric is keen on protecting the environment; they have a firm focus on not only reducing CO2 emissions, but also on cutting water consumption and waste. For them, waste management is a priority in environmental protection.
Since Schneider Electric’s superior energy management products help customers cut their carbon footprint, it seemed only right that their packaging should too. Schneider Electric wanted to do more to cut waste from the packaging protecting their products. Eliminating the paper instruction sheets included with many of their products reduced the amount of packaging disposed of by their customers.
In France the electrical manufacturer turned to DS Smith for help in finding a solution. They were confident that, as packaging strategists, we would be familiar with all the latest techniques and materials for developing what they needed.
Our experts at the DS Smith PackRight Centre in Rochechouart put their thinking caps on and came up with some imaginative ideas. To eliminate the wasteful insert, they printed the instructions directly onto the packaging.
Testing proved that our solution would work for Schneider Electric’s customers, so they adopted it for a number of their products. The packaging did more than reduce waste for customers; it also helped Schneider Electric cut their own packaging costs.
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The packaging did more than reduce waste for customers; it also helped Schneider Electric cut their own packaging costs.
The packaging, aimed at electricians and other professionals, serves two purposes:
- protect high-value electrical products
- provided necessary technical information
Through our long-term partnership, we have done and will continue to help Schneider Electric resolve the packaging and marketing challenges they face. By sharing our knowledge on emerging packaging trends, we will help them maximise value in the future.
UK catering company Posh Nosh chooses expanded Polypropylene boxes to transport food
DS Smith Plastics, Foam Products worked with Posh Nosh Catering to strengthen their professional delivery image by supplying durable catering boxes which complimented their brand. The EPP foam boxes were selected for their excellent insulation properties that would keep catered food fresh during hours of transportation and also at the event itself.
Northampton Growers switch to Greencoat
Northampton Growers is one of the most respected produce companies in the United States, packing quality produce for distribution to grocery retailers, wholesale and terminal markets. With a goal of providing high-quality product in fresh condition to their customers, packaging that performs plays a key role in their success. From happy customers to cost savings, Northampton Growers has realized numerous benefits from their switch to Greencoat.
Tuoreboxi delivers sustainability, automation and better branding for Ab Chipsters Food Oy
Ab Chipsters Food Oy has a long history as a major player in Finnish fish processing. DS Smith's Tuoreboxi (Fresh Box) concept is a watertight, fibre-based, and recyclable packaging concept, which was successful in the New Wood 2017 competition in Finland, and a perfect fit for the Chipsters challenge replacing plastic-based solutions such as EPS boxes. The concept takes into account the whole packaging process, helps the company to achieve cost savings and improves environmental performance facilitating the company's everyday life.
Better Shelter is a social enterprise that develops and provides innovative housing solutions for the many people displaced by conflict and natural disasters. Through a groundbreaking collaboration with the UNHCR and the IKEA Foundation, Better Shelter started to develop ideas and designs for new shelter solutions.
With over 150 years of excellence Hardy Cognac has a history to celebrate and just the right product for celebration. But you cannot enjoy Cognac without just the right glass, so when Cognac Hardy approached DS Smith to create a unique packaging that included both a bottle and a glass we relished the opportunity.
At DS Smith we take pride in understanding the various sectors in which our customers operate. For example, the summer season is crucial for brewers, so in the spring our Danish sales team came up with an idea to help Royal Unibrew sell more beer at this key point in the year. Royal Unibrew loved the idea and the resulting displays drove sales in BILKA stores from mid-June.
Riese & Müller make exceptional e-bikes and need quality packaging to get their products safely and securely to market. Below is a condensed version of a recent article in VerpackungsRundschau about how DS Smith looked at their entire supply cycle to develop an entirely new packaging that’s better for protection, and better for customers.
- Elias Bittan
- Brand Launch
- Created 23 Oct 2015
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