Clever and environmentally-friendly ideas for optimum handling
For the launch of the new product assortment from tesa®, called ACXplus, DS Smith Packaging Germany developed a packaging with high logistical and environmental benefits. The corrugated box can be set up in no time. With reduced use of materials, it also underlines tesa®’s claim to have a particularly environmentally-friendly portfolio with the ACXplus range of adhesive tapes.
The construction of pre-glued carton developed by DS Smith Packaging Germany for one of the leading manufacturers of technical adhesive tapes resulted in a tremendous time saver. For the new ACXplus product line from tesa®, DS Smith Packaging Germany developed an 8-point glued pack with automatic base. The key: with a rotating movement, the box is erected and, at the same time, a core in the shape of a cross web forms from the material of the bottom flaps, serving as a holder for the adhesive rolls. The rolls can be picked faster, are better protected against slipping and damage and are easier to extract for the end-user.
To achieve a second construction advantage, DS Smith Packaging Germany focused on the quality of the tesa® cartons. All pages are down by 90 degrees to the inside and glued. This results in a corrugated cardboard packaging that does not require any visible cut edges.
DS Smith Packaging Germany’s design is made with reduced resources. As packaging material, a lightweight E-wave is used, which provides sufficient stability to the pack. Compared to the usual B-wave, this means a reduced use of materials. By a clever arrangement of the blanks on the corrugated sheets during production, the proportion of waste could be significantly reduced.