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DS Smith Rapak Enters Bag-in-Box for Paint & Coatings Market

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According to AkzoNobel ReColour report, 13% of paint is wasted every year and 99% of that paint is either burnt or buried in landfills.

There has been a lot of effort by the industry to find ways to reuse or recycle paint and to reduce the amount of product thrown away to a minimum. For now, any packaging that has been in contact with paint is classified as hazardous waste and is sent to incineration in most of the countries. To help reduce the amount of contaminated packaging, Rapak (UK), a global packaging manufacturer with 40 years of experience, has designed a Bag-in-Box solution for paint, coatings and varnishes that was revealed at the EU Coatings Show in March 2019.

In the Bag-in-Box packaging format, the only point of contact with the product is a thin and resistant flexible bag, which is 50% lighter than tin cans and uses 76% less plastic than HDPE jerrycans of the same size. The bag is surrounded by an outer cardboard box that protects the bag during the transport and handling. The outer carton box can be made of recycled material, it is stackable when full, foldable when empty and can be recycled.

In terms of CO2 emissions, the new packaging represents only a 10% carbon footprint when compared to aluminium cans of the same size, drastically optimising the logistics thanks to its flat bottom and modular shape.


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