DS Smith and Krones join forces to launch ECO Carrier, an alternative to shrink film

19, September, 2022


D. S. Smith collaborates with the supplier of machinery and packaging systems Krones to create ECO Carrier, a fiber-based alternative to shrink film for PET multipack bottles. 

Unveiled at the Drinktec trade fair in Munich from September 12-16, ECO Carrier can be implemented with Krones' machining system for its LitePac Top range, which applies sustainable packaging solutions for PET bottles. The system uses corrugated cardboard ties to hold the PET bottles together and is particularly suitable for a range of bottles from 1L to 1,5L, in 2×2 or 3×2 multipacks.  

Marc Chiron, Director of Sales, Marketing and Packaging Innovation at DS Smith, said: “Our customers and consumers are demanding more sustainable solutions that replace problematic plastics and integrate seamlessly into their production lines. Through our work with Krones, we strengthen our ability to help our customers reduce plastic use, increase recyclability and transition to the circular economy by providing fully recyclable fiber-based alternatives with an easy-to-implement solution.”

wolfgang huber, Head of Order Center and Assembly, Packaging Technology at Krones added: “Our collaboration with DS Smith represents our shared goals in sustainability, which seek to offer products that meet the growing desire of consumers to lead a respectful lifestyle. with the climate and the environment. As a turnkey supplier to customers in every corner of the world, we have the experience, technologies and reach to make a substantial contribution to today's and tomorrow's complex sustainability challenges using state-of-the-art, proven packaging machinery. manufactured by Krones.

Engineered with DS Smith's innovative Circular Design Metrics, ECO Carrier has the potential to reduce carbon footprint by 71% compared to shrink film, is 100% recyclable, 100% renewable sourced and 100% Safe for the planet1.


You may be interested in continuing reading ...

Quadpack launches a recyclable stick for solid formulations
Quadpack's range of packaging made from PCR (post-consumer recycled material) is expanded with Multi Stick, a stick designed for solid formulas, perfect for a line of sustainable cosmetics. ...
Davines Heart of Glass, a new range for blonde hair
The new line of products for blonde hair (natural and colored) from the Italian firm Davines is called Heart Of Glass. The containers are post-consumer recycled plastic jars and are s ...
Alzamora Group wins the Best Convenience Packaging award with Eco-Basket
Alzamora Group has obtained the Best Convenience Packaging award at the World Food Innovation Awards (WFIA) with Eco-Basket, the recyclable and totally biodegradable solution that replaces the packaging ...
Michele Bianchi, new president of Cepi Cartonboard
Michele Bianchi, CEO of the RDM Group, has been appointed president of Cepi Cartonboard, the European Association of Cardboard Manufacturers. The European association, based in Zurich, brings together 22 manufacturing groups ...
Metsä Board simulation and testing services for developing safe pharmaceutical packaging
The coronavirus vaccine and other vaccines are usually stored and transported in extreme cold conditions, which can be as low as -70 degrees Celsius, before being thawed and ready ...
P&G advances in its sustainability objectives 'Ambition 2030'
Procter & Gamble (P&G) continues to advance its sustainability strategy to achieve its 'Ambition 2030' goals. P&G is promoting numerous circular economy projects in Eu ...
LIASA The Cotton Industry
monomer Tech
Winter Company Spain
Leca Graphics
We Are Aktivist, SL
quad pack
Translate »