Smurfit Kappa develops new Bag-in-Box® product for motor oil
Smurfit Kappa has launched an eco-friendly new type of packaging for motor oil. The new Bag-in-Box® product, which protects and conserves the oil, has been specially designed for the automotive industry.
As well as making car owners’ lives easier, the new Bag-in-Box® product is also very suitable for car repair shops as it eliminates the need to stock space-occupying plastic bottles or the heavy drums. The rectangular Bag-in-Box® product can be stocked on a rack and connected on a distribution system, with several different types of motor oil on one rack.
Delivered flat, the palletisation and transportation of the products are reduced and optimised. Filled Bag-in-Box® delivers a 9% space reduction compared to a plastic pail and around 85% less material compared to equivalent rigid plastic bottles. It is very easy to separate the bag from the box, totally recyclable.
Thierry Minaud, CEO of the Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box® , comments: “The most recent disruptive innovation in motor oil packaging is more than 30 years old. Now it’s time to move to a more environmentally-friendly packaging, which Bag-in-Box® definitely is.”