Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has launched a new range of eBottle packaging solutions for the rapidly growing online beverage and liquids market. The new portfolio includes a variety of sustainable solutions for single and multi-pack products, including the Rollor bottle pack, BiPack, and Pop-up insert.
Smurfit Kappa has introduced an innovative new Vitop® tap to its Bag-in-Box range as part of its ongoing sustainability activity. The Natural Vitop tap does not contain any carbon black pigment which is classified as an unwanted component by many recycling facilities due to the fact that is not always detected by the optical sorting near-infrared (NIR) scanners used. The new tap has a translucent body which is more likely to be recycled.
Didier Pontcharraud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Vitop, said:
“We are always looking at how we can make Vitop taps more sustainable and introducing a product that is easier to recycle is a strong first step. In countries where flexible packaging is widely collected, sorted and recycled, the Natural Vitop increases the probability that our bags are correctly sorted and recycled.”
Thierry Minaud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, added:
“Our priority is to minimise our impact on the environment throughout every aspect of our operations; from supply to manufacturing to distribution and recycling. Our Bag-in-Box packaging uses fewer raw materials and streamlines transport leading to reduced CO2 emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.”
The introduction of the Vitop tap has revolutionised Bag-in-Box packaging due to its tamper-proof design and high oxygen barrier which significantly increases shelf life. Over 4 billion Vitop taps have been produced since 1989. Smurfit Kappa provides a complete Bag-in-Box packaging system with films, accessories, bags, taps and filling lines.
Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has joined forces with KHS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and liquid food industries, to roll out its sustainable TopClip multipack product for bundling canned beverages. The partnership brings to the market an end to end solution for beverage companies.
Smurfit Kappa launches sustainable new alternative for banana producers
BanaBag is an innovative and sustainable product created by Smurfit Kappa to address the quality assurance needed for excellent bagging during the complete growth cycle of the banana plant. It is a unique solution for organic producers because it protects the fruit from disease and insects, whilst also reducing the overheating that can result from using other materials like plastic.
Smurfit Kappa’s innovative packaging recognised with 18 EFIA Awards
Smurfit Kappa has walked away with a substantial 18 awards at the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards, including three Gold awards and a Special Award, further consolidating its leadership in the packaging industry. Creative and innovative packaging solutions for brands including Stella Artois, Head & Shoulders, Hendricks Gin, Huggies, Haribo and Kimberly Clark resulted in Smurfit Kappa receiving this wide spectrum of awards.
Smurfit Kappa’s strength in sustainability leads to success at Nestlé supplier awards
Smurfit Kappa has been recognised as a valued sustainable solutions partner at this year’s Nestlé Supplier awards. The packaging leader, which has a strong track record in creating innovative and sustainable solutions, won a total of five awards including the prestigious ‘Best Sustainable Supplier’ award and an ‘Outstanding Individual’ award.
Smurfit Kappa's new TopClip product is launched by leading beer brewer Royal Grolsch
Smurfit Kappa's sustainable TopClip solution will be launched on the market by leading beer brewer Royal Grolsch as a paper-based replacement for the plastic shrink wrap currently used on their can multi-packs. The change is part of Grolsch's goal to become a zero-waste brewery.
Smurfit Kappa unveils innovative new packaging portfolio to replace single-use plastics in beverage packs
Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions for bundling canned and bottled beverages. The innovative new corrugated range eliminates the need for single-use plastic and is 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable.
Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging
As part of its ongoing Better Planet Packaging initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with one of its partners, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging. A combination of Smurfit Kappa’s expertise in paper-based packaging and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s strength in coated papers has led to the first product in the new range being shortlisted as a finalist in the Swiss Packaging Awards.
Smurfit Kappa has worked with a well-known Belgian specialty brewer to produce a sustainable packaging concept that eliminated the need for shrink film. Smurfit Kappa made recommendations for a 100% recyclable, paper-based solution which eliminated the requirement for shrink film. The sustainable new pack was also attractively designed and featured an in-built handle to facilitate easy transportation for the consumer.
Smurfit Kappa, global packaging leader, continues its investment in sustainable technology in Mexico, with a state-of-the-art new digital printer. An advanced new printer is set to be installed in the Atlacomulco corrugated plant in Mexico in response to the growing need for high-volume digital printing.
Swedish lighting specialist IFö Electric approached Smurfit Kappa to create a packaging solution that would enable its lamps to get from A to B in perfect condition. The lamps, which consist of a heavy ceramic base and glass top, were sometimes broken in transit. A replacement packaging solution was developed which recently won a ScanStar award, commended by the jury for it being a simple solution that solves several problems.
Smurfit Kappa has once again been recognised by the FTSE4Good Index for its commitment to sustainability. The packaging leader’s strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices have secured its place on the list for the sixth year in a row. In order to be eligible for the listing, Smurfit Kappa was assessed on a rigorous set of FTSE4Good criteria which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Smurfit Kappa sees surge of interest in sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce
Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables. Portuguese grape producer Pomares do Sol approached Smurfit Kappa with the intention of finding a solution that would meet its sustainability requirements, increase the profile of its brand and have the capacity to withstand the journey through a complex and demanding supply chain.
Smurfit Kappa has created an innovative eCommerce packaging solution which has led to an impressive growth in sales for a fresh flower provider. Jardines de Los Andes is a leading Colombian flower grower that developed a brand called ‘Enjoy Flowers’ to target customers through the eCommerce channel.
Smurfit Kappa designs innovative eCommerce packaging for Latin American egg provider
Smurfit Kappa has used its eSmart service to enable the leading Latin American egg provider to successfully enter the eCommerce channel. Granja Mantiqueira decided to launch a new ‘Egg Club’ through which consumers could order eggs online for home delivery in Brazil.
Smurfit Kappa has won three awards for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions at the 2019 WorldStar Awards. The first product was for a life-saving dialysis kit, the second winning product was the stand-out ‘Cardboard Castle’ toy box and the third award for its ‘Packed like Sardines’ automotive pack.
Smurfit Kappa receives top innovation award from Kellogg's in the Americas
Smurfit Kappa has been awarded with the ‘Transforming Innovation’ award from Kellogg's, in the Americas. The award was recognition for a recent project in which Smurfit Kappa redesigned the cereal giant’s packaging to optimise its supply chain.
Smurfit Kappa has won the RedEAmérica CSR award for its community development programme in Colombia. The ‘Integral Territorial Development’ programme, which was launched by the Smurfit Kappa Colombia Foundation over a decade ago, involved close work with a number of rural areas that were in need of development and support.
Smurfit Kappa has joined forces with the Plastic Soup Foundation to stress the growing need for sustainable packaging. A strong synergy exists between the Plastic Soup Foundation’s mission to stop the plastic soup at the source and Smurfit Kappa’s Better Planet Packaging initiative which aims to address the challenge of packaging waste and litter that ends up in oceans and landfill.
Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable replacements for shrink film for multipacks. The packaging leader, which launched its Better Planet Packaging initiative last year, has been working on a portfolio of products designed to replace shrink film, starting with the innovative Nor-Grip solution.
Smurfit Kappa Roermond Paper Mill’s integrated steam system has been held up as a shining example of sustainability for reducing its CO2 footprint by a further 3% in 2018. The steam project is part of an ongoing intensive energy and CO2 reduction programme at the mill which has achieved a specific CO2 emission reduction of 23% since 2005.
Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging firms, has opened a new plant in Tijuana, Mexico, demonstrating its long-term commitment to the country. The new folding carton plant will strengthen the company’s footprint in the Baja California region and neighbouring Northern Mexico states.
Smurfit Kappa has called on the world’s innovation community to contribute to the development of the sustainable packaging solutions of the future. The packaging leader has launched a new competition as part of its drive to solve one of the biggest challenges in the packaging industry – to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste that is generated every day.
Smurfit Kappa helps wine company increase sales by 13%
Customers were having difficulty telling accolade's three product tiers apart as their packaging had been designed primarily for logistics rather than display. Smurfit Kappa worked on a new design which resulted in a 13% sales increase when the new solution was implemented and a 22% increase in brand recognition.
Smurfit Kappa’s Vitop company, leading producer of Bag-in-Box taps and connectors, has launched an innovative new tap for high density products such as detergent, chemicals and oils. The Delta tap, which holds a worldwide patent, has been designed to permit air to enter without requiring an extra air fitting and can be screwed on to rigid plastic packaging.
Smurfit Kappa showcases new Shelf Facer technology at successful Shopper Marketing event
Shelf Facer is a shelf-ready pack designed to boost product sales and raise brand awareness in-store. Trialed in a UK pilot scheme for premium cereal bar brand Stoats, the Shelf Facer led to an impressive 13.8% uplift in sales. Smurfit Kappa drew on insights from its ShelfSmart service and replaced Stoats’ existing pack with the Shelf Facer which has an in-built merchandising solution to maintain an attractive on-shelf presence.
Smurfit Kappa receives ‘Best Environmental Approach’ award in Colombian Andesco Sustainability Awards
Smurfit Kappa has a strong track record in sustainability and embeds circularity across all its business operations. The company has been recognized for its ongoing work by winning an Andesco Award, the Colombian award which recognises the exemplary achievements of companies in the public utilities and communications sectors.
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