The Bag In Box, or the rise of eco-responsible packaging

2021-12-24 01:23:29 By : Mr. Mark li

What are the different types of flexible packaging for liquids for which Technibag offers its filling and packaging solutions?Technibag manufactures machines that allow all types of liquids to be filled in flexible packaging.Today, we are specialized in 3 types of containers.The bag in box, the most widespread, is a modern and practical packaging, with many virtues.It protects the contents from oxidation, does not take up space and is unbreakable.A bag in box pocket is mainly composed of an oxygen barrier polyethylene film and recyclable cardboard.The Pouch (or Stand 'Up Pouch) is a pocket that holds itself.We can collect 3 to 6 pockets, in the same box, thus reducing the use of cardboard.The Pouch is particularly practical for on-the-go use.Finally, the cheertainer: it is the same principle as the BIB except that the structure and the welds are different in order to strengthen the structure to obtain a square pocket.This packaging, which can be “UN” certified, is used for luxury or dangerous products, classified ADR, such as chemical liquids or hydrocarbons.This high-end packaging also guarantees not to lose any drop of liquid since it empties completely.Which markets can use this type of solution?Technibag started out by packaging wine in flexible packaging.Our customers were mainly French, then Italians, Spaniards, Germans ... We diversified about ten years ago.Today we work with many food and non-food sectors.For 20 years, this market has been growing steadily.From now on, all liquids can be transported in bag in box.For example, liquid tar to work on pavements, paint, hygiene products such as soap, hydroalcoholic gel, etc. There is no alternative to plastic containers for liquids, in particular to guarantee waterproofing.Finally, the sector's No. 1 objective is to reduce the weight of plastic used.The bag-in-box offers a major reduction compared to other plastic containers such as cans, jerry cans or water bottles.Faced with this diversity of customers, what are the constraints to be observed?Technibag knows how to adapt to different processes and packaging depending on the liquids.For this, we have a design office made up of 12 people.They are responsible for carrying out research and innovation targeted by product.For example, for liquid foodstuffs, we have to imagine filling solutions guaranteeing the expiration dates of optimal use.We don't use the same processes to package wine and juice.Technibag also adapts its filling solutions to pockets where the taps and necks are already welded.This expertise allows us to meet the expectations and requirements of large groups such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Danone, Andros… Many clients are multinationals, but we also work with smaller companies, which is our strength.Why so much enthusiasm for flexible packaging?The bag in box is eco-responsible packaging.Lighter than cans or bottles, the BIB makes it possible to consume less plastic.Its carbon footprint is also reduced.According to a study conducted by Performance BIB, a 3-liter bag-in-box bag of wine has a carbon footprint 5 times less than a 75 cl glass bottle of wine!Clearly, the BIB has the lowest CO2 emissions on the market.The development of bulk is also contributing to the rise of bag in box.The CLIMATE law of 22. 08. 2021 will require sales areas greater than 400 m2 to have at least 20% of their total sales area reserved for bulk sales without primary packaging.The Bag-in-box is fully in line with this approach because it allows the elimination of primary packaging for liquids when customers themselves fill the reusable packaging with which they do their shopping.It is a much more widespread packaging than what we can see because it is mainly used in the B2B trade. Fast food chains or coffee distributors use it.We are noticing this craze because we are receiving more and more requests for specific machines, filling machines for packaging new liquid products such as detergents, sauces, liquid eggs, motor oils ... Finally, Technibag must be able to respond. to this widespread use of flexible and more eco-responsible packaging.What were the consequences of the health crisis for your business?At the start of the pandemic, our production came to a screeching halt.Then from the end of the first confinement, our activity functioned very well thanks in particular to the start of the BIB in new sectors.Finally, the year 2020 was not so dramatic for Technibag.On the other hand, the main concern today concerns both the rise in the prices of materials such as plastic and stainless steel, and the shortage.Certain electronic components, in particular automation, used for our machines, are more difficult to obtain.The deadlines are getting longer and we do not know how the situation will develop.Despite this complex news, your market is growing.What are the essential developments?Our market is experiencing two major trends.First, new customers come to us because they want to get into the bag in box.Our role is therefore to support them in this process, by explaining to them how this technique works.Then, we are approached by long-standing customers who are seeing their production grow.Technibag must therefore offer them solutions to go faster, by increasing filling rates.This requires technical innovations and more automation.Today, we are able to provide both start-up solutions, such as small fillers, as well as fully automated high-speed packaging lines.The key is ultimately the same as for any business: Technibag must support all types of clients in all types of industries!This content was produced with SCRIBEO.The editorial staff of BFMBUSINESS did not participate in the production of this content.Absenteeism: will the Omicron variant put a stop to economic activity?© Copyright 2006-2021 rights reserved.Site edited by NextInteractive