Smurfit Kappa Launches Eco-Friendly New Type of Packaging for Motor Oil (6/02/2017)

Smurfit Kappa Launches Eco-Friendly New Type of Packaging for Motor Oil (6/02/2017)

New Bag-in-Box product, which protects and conserves the oil, has been specially designed for the automotive industry.
Motor oil has traditionally been stored in plastic bottles which typically use around 85% more material than the new Bag-in-Box® solution.

The clever new design also facilitates easier, more precise pouring and reduces the likelihood of spillage. The reinforced bag inside of the box is made of a unique combination of polyethylene and nylon films which contains the aroma and prevents the oil particles from migrating. The bag is also very resistant to flex-cracking, thanks to strong seals and tough film. 

As well as making car owners’ lives easier, the new Bag-in-Box product is also very suitable for car repair shops as it eliminates the need to stock space-occupying plastic bottles or the heavy drums. The rectangular Bag-in-Box product can be stocked on a rack and connected on a distribution system, with several different types of motor oil on one rack. 

Delivered flat, the palletization and transportation of the products are reduced and optimized. Filled Bag-in-Box delivers a 9% space reduction compared with a plastic pail and around 85% less material compared with equivalent rigid plastic bottles. It is very easy to separate the bag from the box, which are totally recyclable. 

Thierry Minaud, CEO of the Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, said that “the most recent disruptive innovation in motor oil packaging is more than 30 years old. Now it’s time to More information is available online.