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Smurfit Kappa develops new Bag-in-Box® product for motor oil

​24 May 2017

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.


Motor oil has traditionally been stored in plastic bottles which typically use around 85% more material than the new Bag-in-Box®  solution.

The clever new design also facilitates easier, more precise pouring and reduces the likelihood of spillage. The reinforced bag inside the box is made of a unique combination of polyethylene and nylon films which contains the aroma and prevents the oil particles from migrating. The bag is also very resistant to flex-cracking thanks to strong seals and tough film.

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.”

Smurfit Kappa develops new Bag-in-Box® product for motor oil