DS Smith Tecnicarton, specialist in industrial packaging solutions, announces Max. It is a laminating technology that increases the resistance of the packages, optimizes their stacking and favors their possibilities of reuse. This reinforces the company’s firm commitment to sustainability and the circular economy.
Max is the label that culminates an investment process that emerged in 2017 with the opening of a plant in Alborç (Tarragona) and that from the very beginning specialized in a corrugated cardboard sheet laminating process. Since then, it has invested in changes, improvements and the optimization of the production process to achieve more resistant, more durable, easy to handle and reusable packaging.
With Max, DS Smith Tecnicarton has managed to superimpose up to ten layers of corrugated cardboard, standardize special folding slits and achieve an even larger and more resistant box format. It has evolved its 6-wave laminated packaging to solutions that include up to 10 channels.
This is the case of its heavy-duty packaging, Magnus-IBCKcraft, which has a capacity of 1,000 liters and a resistance of 10,000 kg. These bulk packaging are a sustainable and 100% recyclable alternative compared to traditional plastic IBCs.
With the technology of large laminates, it has been possible to make more special and ergonomic slits, which translates into packages that are easier to assemble and, in many cases, foldable. This saves space and facilitates the return of packaging in its reuse cycle, being especially useful in the automotive sector, where OEMs opt for solutions such as the cardboard Tecnipack, reusing the laminated strips of it up to 10 times in its internal circuit between Spain-USA.
The resistance offered by the laminating technology has made it possible to replace wooden packaging with 100% cardboard packaging on many occasions. These packages are lighter, cheaper and completely recyclable.
Miles Roberts, group chief executive of DS Smith, said: “Our ‘Now & Next’ sustainability strategy has made significant progress, but the world around us requires greater action from everyone. That’s why we are taking action today to ensure that our commitments are met at the pace of a rapidly changing world and to accelerate our transition to a low-carbon circular economy.”
With the technology of large laminates, it has been possible to make more special and ergonomic slits, which translates into packages that are easier to assemble and, in many cases, foldable
DS Smith Tecnicarton has achieved that 100% of its packaging is recyclable or reusable and the company is committed to helping its customers adopt more resistant packaging designs that allow them to reuse them, thus promoting their transition to the Circular Economy.
For all these reasons, Max represents a significant advance in the design and manufacture of packaging, supported by the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability, meeting market demands and offering an effective solution for a changing world.