ardagh1As a long-time customer of DS Smith Packaging Featherstone, Ardagh Glass, one of Europe’s largest glass packaging manufacturers, relies on the team at Featherstone to interpret their needs and review any new technology that might bring benefits to their packaging supply chain. That is exactly what happened when Featherstone recognised the impact R-Flute® could have on this customer’s packaging line.

The previously used B-flute hampered the packaging process as the weight of the bottle made an indentation on the board. R-Flute® has excellent resistance to crushing caused by bottles or cans and this helps with the ‘sweeping’ nature of the packing process, making it much more effective and reducing line downtime. The crush resistance of R-Flute® brought the annual packaging weight down by 160 tonnes. This translates into a reduction of 142 tonnes of CO2 emissions. 1700 pallets have been taken out of the supply chain and 68 fewer trucks are needed for deliveries. What’s more, valuable warehouse space was freed up, saving money and creating space for new sales opportunities.

DS Smith Packaging – Beech House, Whitebrook Park, 68 Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead,Berkshire SL6 8XY

Tel: 0845 260 70 80

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