Smurfit Kappa Brazil, partnering with sommelier Myriam Echeverri, has won a prestigious Red Dot Award in the category of Product Design 2021. The packaging challenge came from Wine & Bite Box to secure and protect bottles of wine and food for a growing trend of tasting boxes being delivered to customers for an at home gourmet experience.
Smurfit Kappa has been at the forefront of sealant and adhesive packaging for over 35 years. Composite paper cartridges are just one way we’re continuing to help manufacturers boost sustainability and delight customers with the primarily natural-packaging format.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider making the switch from traditional plastic to composite paper cartridges:
1.Composite paper cartridges are more sustainable than plastic
If you’re looking to boost your environmental credentials, these are an ideal replacement for traditional plastic cartridges. They’re made from FSC-accredited papers and tinned steel, with just 10% of the cartridge being plastic.
They also break down much faster compared with standard plastic cartridges which take up to 500 years in landfill sites.
2. You can use your existing filling machines
Filling machines are expensive and difficult to replace. That’s why these cartridges work with your existing equipment – so it’s quick and easy to make the change to composite paper.
The process of filling these cartridges is exactly the same as for your plastic ones. They also fit into pre-existing and widely used skeletal guns, to allow easier access in tight corners and spaces.
3. You have a range of options to meet your different product needs
You have great flexibility with our composite paper cartridges. We offer a range of fill volumes, including 310ml, 350/380ml and 900/ 1000ml, [we can also look at 600ml, if required].
Choose from 2 internal diameters: 47mm and 66mm. For the nozzle, there’s a choice of a 75mm fixed spout or a 20mm spigot top for use with your own hanging nozzles.
You also have a variety of print options, so you can offer products with the quality and branding you need. Offset litho printing gives you high definition with up to 6 colours, and there are additional decorative options to enhance your branding on these cartridges.
Get in touch to discuss your specific needs – in terms of specification and sustainability
Smurfit Kappa has a long history of innovation and quality. Our composite paper cartridges are one way we’re helping sealant and adhesive manufacturers leverage those benefits while boosting their sustainability credentials.
Smurfit Kappa’s planned expansion and modernisation of its paper sacks business in the Latin American market continues at pace. As a global leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa is investing USD $40 million in response to growing market trends and the increasing need for environmentally sustainable paper sacks.
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.
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.
- Bianka Cramblit
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- Created 03 May 2021
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