It has been designed under the concept of ‘eco-design’ with 100% of the packaging made of corrugated cardboard. The most notable innovation of this design is the replacement of Velcro with cardboard tabs.
DS Smith Tecnicarton has developed an ‘eco’ solution for the maritime export of dashboards. It is a large packaging designed under the concept of ‘eco-design’ as it is composed entirely of corrugated cardboard. The most notable innovation of this design is the replacement of Velcro, an environmentally unfriendly material, with cardboard tabs that serve to fix and immobilise the side positioners for the placement and removal of the parts.
These car dashboards are shipped by sea and end up directly on the customer’s assembly line. For this reason, the packaging has been designed to optimise space and fit the maximum number of dashboards, eight in total per unit. It is also designed to make the most of the inside of the sea container, giving rise to two levels of packaging. In addition, it is a vacuum folding kit that also saves space in the container and in storage.
This development does not require external elements for its assembly as it has them integrated: Pallet, lid and two half bodies and a bottom with two lateral supports as positioners.
As Antonio Cebrián, Commercial Director of DS Smith Tecnicarton, explains, “this design is the result of DS Smith Tecnicarton’s commitment to the search for innovative and sustainable solutions that are fully customised and designed to meet the needs of our customers”.
Reusable tray with side automatic base – less complexity, more sustainability
DS Smith’s team in Germany has introduced an innovative product development to the market with the quickly erectable tray. Equipped with two lateral automatic bases, the stable, material-optimized packaging solution can be erected in no time at all, saving valuable time in logistics. The smart, 100% recyclable construction made of 100% corrugated cardboard also scores with its high sustainability. Because when the tray is no longer needed, it can just as easily be folded up again and stored in a space-saving way until it is needed again. Whether for transport, storage or product presentation – the easily and safely stackable reusable tray is suitable for a wide variety of sectors and uses.
In both display and packaging development, the company pursues a holistic approach that takes the entire supply cycle into account. “Our designers consistently apply the Circular Design Principles that the company developed together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,” DS Smith stated in a release. “One of the five principles is ‘we find a better way’ which is all about challenging what is really possible.”
As in the case of the quickly erectable and reusable tray that DS Smith recently presented in Germany. Thanks to the unusual design with automatic side bases, this innovative solution not only simplifies logistical workflows. The tray is material-optimized (reduce), reusable (reuse) and made of 100% recyclable corrugated cardboard (recycle).
The new solution is delivered flat and pre-glued. It can be erected on-site in just a few steps. The integrated stacking lugs allow several trays to be stacked safely and without slipping. The reinforced corners ensure high load-bearing capacity. When the trays are no longer needed, they can be folded up again quickly and easily thanks to the automatic bases on the sides. And without damage, so that their functionality is fully preserved for the next use.
Source: DS Smith