DS Smith Extruded Products Designs Custom Returnable Packaging for Montibello

Montibello is a Spanish family business founded in Barcelona in 1967 that manufactures and distributes professional cosmetic products. They have a team of more than 260 people with an advanced laboratory with 22 professionals completely dedicated to research and innovation in the cosmetic sector. Their lab needed trays with dividers to protect their cosmetic jars when being sent to printing.

The Challenge

Montibello produces glass jars for their cosmetic cream and needed protective and returnable packaging. They approached DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products in Alcala de Henares, Spain to design a tray that would exceed their hygienic and technological standards.  Plastics’ Extruded Products polypropylene returnable trays would replace the current packaging Montibello uses due to its high contamination rate and waste levels.

Our Approach

Extruded Products custom designed trays that open from one side and has internal dividers for the jars. Adapting the design to the customer’s needs resulted in a tray that opens from one side to enable quick and simple extraction of the jars inside. By using corrugated plastic dividers and fittings that are made from polypropylene sheets, the trays and dividers can secure and protect the fragile jars.

The Results

Two versions of the packaging were presented; one row that fits 20 jars and two rows that fit 40. Montibello decided to utilize the packaging with one row. Montibello will place two orders of 10,000 trays with dividers each a year. The custom designed trays are designed to be efficiently used in continuous cycles without losing their integrity or quality. They are suitable for returnable packaging and at the end of its useful life; the trays can be recycled into a new product.

About Montibello

Montibello has 50 years of experience in the market and is positioned as one of the benchmark brands in the professional beauty sector, both nationally and internationally. After having reached the highest levels in the Spanish market, it has dedicated itself to distributing and adapting its products to international markets, achieving excellent positions in many countries in Europe, America and Asia.