May 14th, 2020

Supporting community during COVID-19 times

The corrugated industry is doing everything possible to keep supply intact and support communities, here are a few examples of the great initiatives being taken:

In Germany Klingele developed corrugated partition walls for offices and schools with an efficient, environmentally friendly solution. Link

In Spain International Paper has made a donation of thousands of corrugated cardboard boxes to various hospitals, medical units and the Red Cross in Spain, to help in the health crisis caused by the spread of Covid-19. Link

Mondi in Germany has transformed its manufacturing line to produce elastic straps to be used with face masks. The masks made through this initiative will be given to customers, along with medical and emergency works helping to combat the shortages of elastic straps. Link

UK-based DS Smith developed a new packaging solution designed to support delivery of everyday essentials amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The packaging maximises efficiency and provides everyday essentials to many of society’s most vulnerable. In France, DS Smith offered cardboard maquettes of planes and helicopters that children could assemble and colour as they liked. This was done in collaboration with a large French supermarket chain. Link

Smurfit Kappa designed corrugated workplace dividers to protect people who work closely alongside each other, and they will help maintain a safe distance while delivering their duties. The initiative named ‘Design for help’ also designed and delivered cardboard hospital beds and dividers. Link

Rigid Containers & VPK Packaging Group supplied cardboard boxes to local food banks and charities across the UK and Ireland to ensure the safe delivery of food parcels and essential deliveries to those who are in need. Link

Seyfert/Palm Gruppe designed mobile changing rooms made of corrugated for plants so that employees can change clothing whilst respecting the hygiene guidance rules. Link

FEFCO would like to thank all employees for their valuable contribution. We are proud to be part of this industry that supports essential activities and which is also sustainable!