Smurfit Kappa has designed a new integrated packaging system following close collaboration with Signify, a manufacturer of connected LED lighting systems, by designing the BioShift UV-C Chamber Case, used to ship and transport UV-C lights that have significant antibacterial properties.
The new packaging solution is a 100% mono-material paper-based solution, that removes all plastics and reduces the number of packaging materials used, from five to one. The BioShift case is secured by a fit-to-size hood with special multi-use locks. The case is then placed on a corrugated pallet.
In addition to providing a more sustainable solution, the new integrated packaging system also reduces costs. The BioShift UV-C Chamber’s lightweight design reduces assembly labour and storage space, which allows for additional pallets per truck.
“UV-C lights are a growing segment of business for us, particularly in the context of the global pandemic. Smurfit Kappa has been vital in helping us reduce costs and ship our product in a safe and more sustainable manner,” said Damian Grzelak, Signify Strategic Buyer Packaging EMEA.
Separately, Smurfit Kappa has worked with Signify to remove almost all Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) from its packaging in Europe, helping Signify achieve its goal of carbon neutrality.
“Working with Signify locally to create a more sustainable packaging, that is innovative in design and optimised from a cost perspective, has brought a great sense of pride to our team, especially by supporting the world-wide shipping of a product with benefits of protection against viruses,” added Jacek Nieweglowski, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Poland.