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Smurfit Kappa Extends Flute Range

Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa has extended its corrugated board flute range - which now boasts one of the widest selections of flutes and flute combinations in the business - to provide a symphony of packaging solutions.

Corrugated board is a highly creative and practical medium with applications ranging

from heavy duty and transit packaging to lightweight, curvable and highly printreceptive

product packs; And Smurfit Kappa utilises the optimum grades of flute to

provide economical and sustainable solutions that will help increase business for its


Ideal for the retail sector, Smurfit Kappa’s innovative new S-flute sits between its B

and E flutes, to offer a flute designed to be lighter, stronger and more durable than

many corrugated boards. S-flute benefits from the performance characteristics of B

flute – balanced perfectly for both transit and retail packaging - whilst producing the

outstanding printability and strong crush resistance of E flute.

Highly sustainable, S-flute is manufactured from FSC certified fibres, is fully

recyclable and designed to reduce supply chain overheads and the impact of

logistics on the environment.

As well as S-flute, Smurfit Kappa offers a Bpp grade, which falls neatly between the

standard B and C flutes. This grade offers an optimum performance packaging

product to customers, thus providing the most cost effective solution.

Smurfit Kappa’s extensive flute family demonstrates their vision of ‘Helping Our

Customers Sell More’. By combining global experience of markets, technical

expertise, industry-leading design tools and unrivalled sustainability credentials,

Smurfit Kappa are able to create the perfect solution for all packaging applications,

delivering tangible, real world, benefits to customers and consumers alike.

As an example of Smurfit Kappa’s commitment to and expertise in the retail sector in

particular, the business was chosen to be part of the Efficient Consumer Response

(ECR) workgroup in producing a set of guidelines for effective Shelf Ready and Retail

Ready solutions.

Dubbed ‘The Five Easy’s’, the functional guidelines act as industry standards that will

assist all disciplines involved in the supply chain to take into account the key factors

in becoming retail ready, namely that outers should be: Easy to Recognise, Easy to

Open, Easy to Shelf, Easy to Shop and Easy to Dispose. These five key areas can

be expanded upon to take into account the needs of the consumer; operations in

store; distribution channels; and packing and utilisation.

Clive Bowers, Smurfit Kappa UK CEO comments: “We have built our brand on

creating packaging that works in harmony with retailers and the environment and Sflute

is another example of Smurfit Kappa’s commitment to innovative packaging that

will help build our customers’ brands.”

For details of The Five Easy’s, new S-Flute and Smurfit Kappa’s complete range of

sustainable packaging solutions, please email: or call

0870 240 0361

Smurfit Kappa Extends Flute Range