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.
Ab Chipsters Food Oy has a long history as a major player in Finnish fish processing. The company has a proud history of focusing on safety, product safety and environmental performance.
According to the company's philosophy, production materials are chosen on the basis of their environmental impact. The company wanted to find a solution that would meet its needs and which could significantly reduce the use of plastic. But given the size of Chipsters’ operations the solution needed to be scalable to an industrial scale.
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.
An automated packing machine designed and manufactured by DS Smith was installed at the Chipsters factory, to assemble the waterproof corrugated boxes instead of the previously EPS boxes. The new packaging solution was carefully tested in joint venture testing that found that it meets the requirements of food eligibility, is hygienic and can withstand collisions, leaving the delicate foodstuff intact throughout the logistics chain.
The benefits of a combined packaging solution and packaging system multiply across their supply cycle: 80% fewer trucks are needed to transport empty packaging because they lie flat, the packaging works with an existing recycling stream and with modern printing the packaging becomes and important communications tool and brand-builder. Chipsters have made use of this opportunity and built a product family with special attention to the visual identity and complexity of the product with a cheerful design that projects unity, high quality and freshness.
- Significantly better environmental performance with fewer CO2 emissions from logistics and far greater recyclability with water-soluble colours
- Lower costs and greater efficiency with an automated packing machine
- Simplified operations with a single point of contact for their entire packaging process
- Better branding and communications as Chipsters' can distinguish their product from competitors and better appeal to customers
“The choice of the Tuoreboxi for our business was ultimately easy, as through the concept we got a solution that supports our responsibility in an effective way. We want our customer's work to be easier when the packaging can be flattened in a smaller space after use and disposal is therefore easier and cheaper for them.
The work done together with DS Smith has been profound and rewarding, and has helped us learn from each other. I am very happy that we now have the packaging, which is hygienic, functional, and has an integrated cover solution which is highly valued on its own by our customers! — Jean Gallen, Deputy Managing Director Ab Chipsters Food Oy
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.
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.
- Jo Webb
- Brand Launch
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