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Smurfit Kappa launches Bag-in-Box packaging solution for hand sanitiser

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Smurfit Kappa launches Bag-in-Box packaging solution for hand sanitiser

July 02, 2020 - 06:22
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DUBLIN, Ireland, July 1, 2020 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box packaging is perfectly suitable for sanitiser due to it being a hygienic, easy-to-use and flexible solution that is available in a range of sizes from 1.5 to 20 litres and is suitable both for end consumers or as a refill solution.

Furthermore, Bag-in-Box’s high performance films have a high oxygen barrier to protect products from air and light so the hand sanitiser’s physical and chemical properties remain intact. The packaging also brings a number of environmental benefits including the ability to optimise the supply chain and reduced weight and plastic in comparison to other traditional packaging. For instance, a 5L Bag-in-Box pack uses 54% less plastic than to a 5L PET bottle.

Equipped with the blue Vitop tap specifically designed for detergents and a reinforced gland, the new pack has performed very well in tests. Testing is still underway to ensure compatibility with as a wide range of hand sanitiser formulae as possible.

Depending on their formulae, it may be required that hand sanitisers are provided in UN homologated packaging solutions. This is an area in which Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has previously demonstrated its expertise as it already includes homologated 5L and 10 Bag-in-Box solutions in its portfolio.

Thierry Minaud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, said: “We are extremely proud to have gathered our expertise and means in such a short period of time to successfully answer today’s urgent need for hand sanitiser.”

“This demonstrates once again the strength and determination of our company to constantly improve its products and to identify new markets that could benefit from our packaging solutions and technology.”

Smurfit Kappa is the market leader of Bag-in-Box packaging solutions in Europe and is currently exploring the development of its packaging solutions for other non-food markets.