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22 Apr 2021

From bucket to bag: From 350 to 50 g packaging material

Reduction of storage and transportation costs of medical wet wipes

A packaging format offering a reduction in material consumption from 350 to 50 g per product

Hans-Georg Monert, Sales Manager of Schur Star Systems explains how the company rose to a customer's packaging challenge

Focus on sustainability

“Every business focuses on sustainability, every company strives to reduce its environmental footprint and to minimize their consumption of packaging - and we are here to assist them achieving their goals,” says Hans-Georg Monert, Sales Manager of Schur Star Systems. “And when a customer challenged us for an alternative and lightweight packaging format to replace their bucket solution, we immediately saw the potential of our box bag for the purpose.”

Hans-Georg Monert explains: "The products are medical wet wipes on reels, for use in, for example, clinics and laboratories. The reel of wipes was packed in a bucket, to which a disinfectant was subsequently added. The end user needed a practical solution. A vital requirement was therefore a packaging format that maintained functionalities and convenience of the previous solution.

Our answer was the Schur Star Box Bag: The stable construction of this bag format makes it retain its shape, even when there are only a few wipes left in the reel. In addition to the saving in packaging material, our customer achieved considerable savings in storage and transportation costs. Plus, he could reduce his manning on the packing line.”

The Schur Star Packaging Machine is engineered for packing under white room conditions and can be adapted to practically any requirement. For this particular application, the automatic multi-stage filling of the disinfectant prevents foaming issues, as it takes place over several steps.

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