According to its cardboard look and feel worldwide, international ink company hubergroup Print Solutions has created a new sustainable idea for its secondary packaging.
The group has already been working on environmentally friendly paper since 2020. Now, new wrap-around boxes, pop-up boxes, and cartridge boxes will optimize and automate inner logistics methods. Sellers and buyers avail from less packaging waste and a better handling approach.
This preserves the environment and creates economic advantages such as less time and controlled space requirements when placing the cardboard boxes on site.
This refers to secondary packaging for 2.5 kg and 1 kg cans as well as 2 kg cartridges. Hubergroup has already been assigned with the application of bleach in its secondary packaging since 2020.
However, this was only the beginning step towards more environmentally friendly packaging in the printing ink business. The company is now including completely redesigned cartons for 2.5 kg and 1 kg cans global: a variant with wrap-around folding and pop-up boxes with dividers.
Furthermore, 2 kg cartridges are also set up in a revised carton. When optimizing the cases for 2 kg cartridges, hubergroup paid particular attention to the customers’ workflows.
Oliver Eigenbrod, Project Manager SCM and Logistics at hubergroup Germany, explains: “The most important change is the elimination of a separate perforated plate as an inlay, which is now integrated into the carton material. This reduces waste, as polystyrene is no longer needed as a filling material. Also, the new carton box can be opened quickly with a tear strip: a small but significant efficiency advantage in our customers’ daily operations.”
The changeover of the cardboards will take place gradually and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. “Our new wrap-around boxes for 2.5 kg and 1 kg cans will ultimately replace our standard bar boxes for these sizes.
Besides the environmental aspect, they are much more robust and stable and therefore, more useful for our customers. This has been proven by extensive tests with various parcel service providers,” explains logistics expert Oliver Eigenbrod.
The improved properties of the redesigned cardboard boxes accelerate internal logistics processes and lay the foundation for further automation.