A French television challenge recently showed a car crossing a bridge made ​​of corrugated cardboard! Filmed at the corrugated plant in Oyonnax (France) where the elements of the bridge were manufactured from ​100% recycled paper from the manufacturer’s own mills, the 1-ton car crossed over several times while the bridge stood the test easily.

High Volume digital printing on corrugated is now a reality. That was the conclusion of a well-attended workshop held by FEFCO. New technologies are opening up  new possibilities for maximising the use of packaging as a platform for communicating directly to consumers.

 With the FIFA football world cup in full swing, millions of supporters have been following their teams in Brazil mostly on TV, but for the lucky few live at the games themselves. There will certainly be no spare seats in the games to come! 

On this European elections week-end look out for these great corrugated board voting booths! They are funky, lightweight, easy to transport, store and put up. Now, all you have to do is cast the right vote!

More information on http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-27489648

 

 

A corrugated packaging manufacturer and washing liquid brand owner have developed RRP (Retail Ready Packaging) that created savings in time and management costs. Functionality was improved and savings on raw materials achieved.

The Finish packaging sector has come together to produce a campaign highlighting the wide range of benefits of different packages. The Quite a Package! Campaign is a series of highly entertaining video animations following 2 characters called Siiri and Rolle, who explore the benefits of different packaging types as they go about their daily life.

What do the French think of the cardboard as packaging material? According to a recent Ifop study they see it as a practical, economic and ecological multi-purpose material.

 

Young British entrepreneur Jimmy Cregan came back from a trip to Australia with a goal: to develop and sell ale the very best iced coffee. Launched in April 2011 and retailing in high-end stores in England, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee benefitted from the ideal partner: high-quality printed corrugated retail-ready packaging (RRP) of 6 or 12 single-serve 330ml cartons.

corrugated house

A French couple originally looking to enlarge their home to offer bed and breakfast facilities decided that they wanted to be involved in sustainable tourism development in their area. “We found out that a company was developing a new concept of cardboard house” said Nicole Lenoble.

Many elements help ensure that fresh produce is protected while it moves along the supply chain. Packaging must be efficient during transport and warehousing. In the picture the height of the corrugated tray in which the peppers are packed minimises movement and maximises protection to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition.