DS Smith Tecnicarton successfully designs sustainable packaging for Groupe PSA car batteries
The new packaging system makes it possible to replace a returnable metal container with a sustainable single-use wooden carton packaging
DS Smith Tecnicarton has successfully designed a new innovative, high-performance packaging system that replaces a returnable metal container with a sustainable, single-use cardboard/wood packaging for the batteries of the French PSA Group of cars.
The solution consists of a triple-channel carton body anchored to a pallet by means of plastic clips. This body guarantees maximum protection for the battery, allowing it to be stacked and offering the possibility of printing. The immobilization of the battery in the packaging is in charge of different elements such as metal hooks, wooden blocks or screws, among others, placed according to the reference to pack.
This solution, which has Class 9 approval for dangerous goods, as it is made from single-use timberboard, eliminates the costs of return, maintenance and cleaning, making it a much more sustainable package than its metallic predecessor. Moreover, due to its lightness, it considerably reduces transport costs with the consequent environmental impact that this entails.
Cost reduction and process optimisation throughout the Supply Chain has been one of the priorities in this design, covering all the logistical requirements of the loader and receiver: dynamic and static stackable packaging with the consequent savings in transport and storage costs; specific fixing systems that eliminate auxiliary packaging materials such as strips, film...; simple battery immobilisation systems in the packaging that facilitate the handling of the batteries and multi-reference packaging that can be used for several references.
At DS Smith Tecnicarton we design mixed packaging of maximum resistance for very bulky and/or heavy products, totally customizable according to the needs of each client with the aim of facilitating the transport and logistics of these industrial products.
In addition, as they are available in very small manufacturing batches, they allow for a reduction in logistics costs, packaging filling/emptying times and packaging assembly processes.