Smurfit Kappa makes world’s biggest cardboard box

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Smurfit Kappa has entered the record books by making the world's largest cardboard box. Measuring a staggering 40 metres by 20 metres, it was designed and manufactured by a team of creative thinkers in the Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant in the Netherlands.

The challenge was to make a box big enough to eclipse the previous world record set in 2014 in the US. The enormous cardboard construction, which was a feat of design and engineering, was unveiled at a special event for staff and customers at the plant in Helmond.

Speaking at the event, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant Wim Peeters said: “It’s not every day that you set a world record so there was a lot of excitement when it was confirmed by Guinness. We’re used to making extra-large boxes every day but this one was in a league of its own!

The record-breaking box has already gone on to be recycled and will be turned into new packaging for one of Smurfit Kappa’s customers in just 14 days. The Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant designs, manufactures and supplies corrugated cardboard packaging and specialises in extra large, heavy duty packaging for a range of sectors including food, automotive and logistics.

World’s Biggest Box in Numbers

  • Weight 1400kg
  • Number of staples used 3000
  • Circumference 120 metres
  • Height 20 metres
  • Width 40 metres
  • Length of double-sided tape 100 metres

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  • Elias Bittan
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  • Created 30 Sep 2016
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