Smurfit Kappa Helps Bostick Go Green

Smurfit Kappa and Bostik have teamed-up to create a ‘green’ pack for a new range of Evo-Stik adhesives and sealants.

The Greengrab and Greenseal are unique on the DIY market. They are the only products of their kind in the UK to have eco-friendly ‘green’ packaging.

Europe’s leading paper-based packaging manufacturer developed the pack which uses a cartridge body that can be cut away and recycled with domestic collections and a nozzle and plunger made from biodegradable plastics.

The board used for the cartridge is sourced from FSC certified forests and the label is made from 100% recycled paper. The products themselves are minimal VOC, which reduces pollution into the atmosphere.

Greengrab is an instant grab adhesive that delivers a powerful, long lasting bond and will stick almost everything to anything. Greenseal shower and bathroom sealants are mould resistant, waterproof and offer a lifetime guaranteed seal.

John Griffiths, product manager for Evo-Stik said, “Despite the current economic climate, green issues remain high on the consumer agenda. Our new ‘green’ range is the beginning of Bostik’s journey towards a more sustainable product offering. To realise these products we had to source environmentally friendly packaging. Here, Smurfit Kappa stepped in to provide the perfect solution.”

Keith Nichol, general manager at Smurfit Kappa Composites said, “We worked in close partnership with Bostik to source and develop an innovative product offering. Our FSC certified, recyclable and durable paper-based cartridges are designed to keep the product in perfect condition within the supply chain, whilst ticking the right environmental boxes – and still being cost effective to make.”

Smurfit Kappa offers a comprehensive range of innovative packaging solutions in every size, shape, finish and strength, whatever the packaging brief. Its unrivalled product range includes corrugated packaging and the widest range of specialist packaging components.

For further information on Smurfit Kappa environmentally friendly packaging solutions, please visit the Smurfit Kappa website.

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