Folding cartons and packaging solutions firm A&R Carton has unveiled new sizes of the composite can Boardio with an optimised fibre content of 90%.
New cans replace full plastic containers used for nutritional supplements, snacks, chewing gums, and powders.
A&R Carton performance packaging segment sales director Johan Werme said: “Our new Boardio packaging has attracted lots of interest with its clear environmental profile.
“Its flexibility in shape and size makes it ideal for a wide range of food and non-food products. The new smaller sizes are a sustainable alternative to full plastic containers and can thereby support brand owners to reach their set targets on environmental footprint reduction.”
A&R Carton supplies all components and machinery to manufacture the Boardio packaging range. The components used for Boardio can minimise resources used for transportation and storage.
The company is currently in the process of optimising the environmental profile of the Boardio packaging.
It also plans to introduce bio-based plastic, which is estimated to increase the recycled content to more than 95% with maintained pack integrity.
Werme said: “The high ratio of renewable fibre-based material and minimised use of plastics make Boardio recyclable in a similar way as all carton-based liquid containers.
“Currently, the fibres are recycled and used for new products while the minimised plastic part is energy-recycled. Intense development and investments are ongoing both in Europe and globally, which will make the small plastic part recyclable into new products in the near future.”
A&R Carton, part of AR Packaging, currently operates 15 manufacturing facilities across 11 countries with 2,950 employees.