• DS Smith and ERFURT win the Corrugated Board Innovation Award 2021 for making wallpapering easy


    Professional painters and do-it-yourselfers appreciate it equally: The quality wallpapers of the traditional brand ERFURT. It all started with woodchip wallpaper. Today, the family business ERFURT & SOHN KG, managed in the seventh generation, sells a diverse product portfolio all around the world for contemporary wall design in addition to its sales classics: from non-woven, smooth non-woven and embossed paper wallpapers to individually designable digital print wallpapers.

    Modern non-woven woodchip and non-woven wallpapers are very much in vogue, as they enable a particularly convenient and clean method of renovation with the wall-pasting technique. ERFURT & SOHN now offers an extra plus in convenience with the wallpaper box developed by DS Smith. The special highlight: The innovative solution for the professional and do-it-yourselfer saves the wallpaper table. The wallpaper strip can be attached directly from the wallpapering box to the pre-glued wall from the running roll. The integrated wall spacer, the positioning tabs for the ladder and the cut edge marked on the packaging ensure that the strips are always the right length. Waste of wallpaper material can be reduced considerably in this way. At the same time, the wallpaper box protects the wallpaper roll against soiling.

    Thanks to the printed assembly instructions, DS Smith's wallpaper box can be set up in no time at all and can be easily adjusted to the size of the wallpaper roll by means of reduction tabs inside the box. And it is just as easy to use

  • Range of wax lined boxes for food


    Wax lined boxes, also commonly referred to as ‘meat boxes’ are suitable for direct contact with food thanks to their PE (wax lining) and are strong, robust, fibre-based, solid board boxes ideal for packing moist and chilled solutions, even in humid environments. One of their added benefits is that food can be directly frozen or stored in the box without the need for additional bags, however, if additional bags are favourable, they can be used in conjunction with our range of blue tint gusseted bags.

    Commonly used within the food industry to transport or store raw meat, poultry, cakes, vegetables and much more, they are available in two sizes, both of which are easy and simple to erect.

  • Smurfit Kappa launches innovative punnet portfolio for fresh produce market


    Recent research by Smurfit Kappa has found that consumers prefer a punnet that balances visibility of the contents with sustainability, with over half (58%) of respondents rating these as the most important attributes of fresh produce packaging. The research also found that 75% of consumers surveyed believe paper-based punnets to be the sustainable choice . In addition, Eurostat's latest figures affirm consumer’s beliefs as it confirmed that 83% of paper-based packaging is actually recycled.

    As a result, growers and retailers are increasingly selecting sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce that respond to, and address, a multitude of customer needs.

    Commenting on the announcement, Arco Berkenbosch, VP Innovation and Development at Smurfit Kappa Europe said: “Our research shows that consumers across Europe have a preference towards sustainable packaging when shopping for fresh produce, and the Safe&Green portfolio offers growers and retailers a range of sustainable punnets that enables them to respond directly to these customer preferences.”

    The Safe&Green punnet portfolio consists of packaging solutions that can be implemented immediately, or customers can choose to develop bespoke designs tailored to their specific requirements.

    “Demand for fully sustainable punnets that are not only aligned with anticipated regulations, but that are durable, hygienic and allow for visibility will continue to increase. By working with our customers to develop bespoke designs that meet their requirements, in addition to the current punnet portfolio, we are providing a tailored sustainable solution to help our customers increase sales, optimise supply chain and ultimately, make their businesses more sustainable,” concluded Mr Berkenbosch.

    Safe&Green is part of Smurfit Kappa’s Better Planet Packaging portfolio of innovative packaging solutions which are designed to be more sustainable.


    The past year has been one during which we saw a major wave of recycled products coming into use. Many global packaging companies announced the arrival of new designs incorporating recycled paper, recycled plastic. This year foresees the induction of fully recyclable and/or fully recycled packaging for most big brands.

    Let’s elucidate some of the benefits of recycling used paper and plastic and further using the recycled product:

  • Singapore Airlines’ new catering gets a container boost


    The new container is also deeper than the prior version, allowing it to hold saucier meal options. It also can better withstand the reheat process with the gravy-heavy options now on the menu.

    "Developing eco-friendly packaging solutions that can improve quality of food has to take into consideration various challenges unique to the preparation of aviation meals. We are pleased to lend our culinary expertise and knowledge of food and packaging technology to collaborate with SIA to transform the travel experience". – Mr Kerry Mok, CEO Food Solutions, SATS

    The paper-based offering dramatically reduces single-use plastics on board. And the new containers are notably lighter, helping to reduce fuel burn related to the catering.

    Waste from the catering process will be returned to Singapore and processed at SATS, converting it pellets that can be used as refuse-derived fuel. Because it is processed on-site by SATS it reduces additional emissions tied to transport and incineration of the trash. This also represents a milestone in handling of international air traffic waste. Typically it is required by law to be incinerated rather than reused or recycled.

  • Absolut Announces Trial Of Prototype Paper Bottles for Spirit Packaging

    The latest iteration of the paper bottle is not entirely plastic-free, however, and is composed of 43% plastic, all of which is recycled and recyclable. This phase is the first planned market test, which will be followed by another trial next year based on feedback from consumers. While still containing plastic, the pace of Paper Bottle Company’s development is promising, as the firm only came into existence just last year.

  • EUBP criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

    Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets made use of a biased interpretation of the report to draw a distorted picture of biodegradable and compostable plastics.