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24th June 2019
However the concern many have is; will environmentally friendly packaging maintain the current levels of protection?
Everyone is painfully aware of the consequences of badly managed plastic waste disposal and organizations worldwide are getting more and more aware of the urgency to take action to resolve the crisis. The sooner the better, companies can make the decision to help create a cleaner and greener future today. If you want to be a precursor in this revolution, you will need a great alternative for your existing packaging. If you want packaging that guarantees safe protection of your goods then paper is the way to go. Its protective powers make sure that your product will reach its destination without any marks, dents or breakages. Wrap or cushion the product in paper and you will make sure that it is protected against the forces caused by falling, shaking or bumping. It is also flexible enough to make sure that you can fold it into every shape to protect the most vulnerable parts of any object.
We probably don’t have to tell you this, but paper is also very sustainable. It is made out of wood: a completely natural material that is entirely biodegradable and recyclable. Paper can be reused at least seven times, and even when it’s totally at the end of its run, the waste comprises of completely non-toxic fibres. What’s more most of our paper products are FSC® certified guaranteeing the responsible management of the forests in the supply chain ensuring the paper you use is as green as it can get! Sure, paper is protective, flexible and sustainable, but you probably want to know about appearance too: is paper packaging pleasing on the eye? Well, of course it is! Paper is a material with many faces, very easy to modify to your taste and the style of your company. It can even communicate an air of luxury -no matter how you want your paper packaging to look, it always shows off your environmentally friendly side.
Design – In order to find the best solution to your needs, it is important to start by reviewing how you currently package your products. Our packaging experts will create a solution using one of our environmentally friendly option and the new solution will be present to you a detailed report of the new packing process along with images and cost comparisons.
Testing – Our packaging engineers will test the design to ensure it will perform to the same standard, or above, as your current packaging and further testing can be carried out through your own supply chain. We partner with an International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) certified laboratory who can conduct an ISTA performance test on the solution.
Training – Once we have found the best packaging solution for your product, our team will continue to support and assist you in implementing the new process. Our packaging experts can provide on-site training to your packing team and help with cost analysis and performance reports for your own internal use.
Biodegradation is the process by which biological organisms break down substances into basic compounds like CO2, water, and biomass. For natural items like paper this process can take as little as a week to a few months. Other man-made products, as plastics, can take so long to degrade that for all practical purposes they are considered non-biodegradable.
Paper is one of the most sustainable products as it is made from renewable resources. It is biodegradable and can cycle back in its original source for renewable energy. As trees grow they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Furthermore, as a wood product, paper also continues to store carbon throughout its lifetime.
Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps landfill space available. Paper recycling reduces our dependence on oil products as plastic, which have some horrific effects on the environment. Paper is the most recycled product in Europe with a rate above 72%.
Maxpack has years of experience in the automotive industry. We can help you find the best packaging solution for your specific needs and our experience in shipping heavy duty items provides our customers with reliability and cost reduction.
Our customers in the electronic industry can rely on us for optimal protection, increased throughput and minimized costs. We offer perfectly tailored cushioning, wrapping and void fill solutions for every type of electronics application.
In the glassware industry, maximum protection during shipping is critical. Our paper solutions ensure that products arrive at their destinations in perfect condition, exactly the way they were originally packed.
With a range of product sizes and product weights, warehousing and transport customers require flexibility as well as reliable protection. Maxpack provides personalized packaging solutions that maximize customer satisfaction and minimize damage rates.
The medical supplies industry needs packaging solutions for a highly diverse range of products. Items from fragile medical equipment to medical supplies have to be precisely packaged. Ranpak has the capability protect these products, while at the same time maximizing efficiency.
In the home furnishings industry, it is important to not only ensure products are not damaged during shipment, but that they are perfectly presented when the customer opens the package. Maxpack provides the solution to both criteria.