DS Smith on Paper Bag-in-Box: Ideal Alternative Package for Soap Hand Cream Dispensers (8/07/2018)

DS Smith on Paper Bag-in-Box: Ideal Alternative Package for Soap Hand Cream Dispensers (8/07/2018) 

These products you may recognize are already currently designed for and in use in some high-traffic restrooms, some school systems, and in food preparation stations / kitchens. With the ever-growing need to highlight the ability paper has as an equal but much more sustainable and biodegradable resource to create products from, a Bag-in-Box solution could help ensure and propel paper product sales significantly in the near future.

DS Smith (London, U.K.) presented the following argument on behalf of a paper packaging type product alternative / replacement idea that could represent a large amount of future orders for such products if the paper-supplied packaging industry is able to replace other products that are less sustainable and more resource hungry than paper-based constructed dispenser products currently in wide use for soap and hand cream dispenser packaging.

Whereas refilling soap dispensers from bulk containers can cause spills and messes, the fact first to be mentioned is that a Bag-in-Box solution comes in a contamination-free sealed pouch with integrated dispensing means. This makes the product described easier to store and quicker to handle.

With cleanliness being a top priority in any hospitality and healthcare facility (a healthy portion of the market that DS Smith believes could be successful candidates for more Bag-in-Box commercial application) a Bag-in-Box idea for containment of the dispenser system is said to be one of the most popular solutions proposed for next generation wall-mounted hand soaps, sanitizers, moisturizers, and other personal hygiene liquids that could be introduced to the market in response.

Currently in use in some high-traffic restrooms, some school systems, and in food preparation stations / kitchens, typically there is in use an 800-1200 milliliter Bag-in-Box cartridge that can be designed to suit most wall-mounted dispensers in the general dispenser market. For the hospitality industry, smaller sizes could become the popular option in the near future for shampoo, body gel, hand cream, and other personal care products. For high volume industrial applications, the ideal option is a three or five liter Bag-in-Box for hand soap and sanitizer.

Benefits of Bag-in-Box liquid soap dispensing system:

  • Simple and quick re-fills without spillage
  • Portion control – precise dosing
  • Effectively utilizes full inner-dispenser space
  • Collapsible bag ensures less wasted product
  • Sanitary-sealed bags with integral nozzle area
  • Less plastic than alternatives.

For even lower environmental impact, a "box-less" bag option is also available with a multi-pack transit wrap-around allowing to improve the product-packaging ratio. For example, for four liters of soap, the flexible bag uses 125 grams of plastic against 800 grams used for HDPE bottles, reducing packaging waste by an impressive 85%!

DS Smith Rapak produces a wide variety of bag sizes and specifications, as well as a choice of dispenser systems, caps and tubes that suit different product viscosity.

If you would like to know more about this technology and its promise in helping the paper production and paper product industry become a larger segment of the soap and hand cream dispenser market due to its advantages, DS Smith noted that you should contact them directly on this subject by going to their company web page with your ideas, comments, or questions.