Sustainable packaging with expertise
Sustainable packaging is so much more than just a current trend. It is an economic factor that should not be underestimated in the future. With us, you have a partner at your side with comprehensive expertise and highly advanced technology. Our packaging machines excel with outstanding flexibility, durability and retrofitability. Our packaging developers and the Schubert-Consulting team also support you with expert in-depth knowledge to sustainably optimise your packaging and packaging processes in terms of materials, resources and future-proofing. Discover how sustainable packaging works with Schubert. Find out more under “Environmentally friendly machines and services” and “Sustainable packaging”.
Reliable, flexible and environmentally friendly
Relentless when it comes to energy efficiency and recyclability
The more efficient packaging processes are, the more sustainable production and packaging can be. Our modular machine concept and the consistent use of robotics ensure an ideal foundation for this. Our modular system is so flexible that packaging machines can always be adapted to your specific requirements. “The machines can process conventional packaging materials, such as plastic trays or composite films, as well as sustainable packaging made of cardboard or recyclable flowpack films,” explains Jan Köhler, Head of Line Planning and Projects. Schubert works tirelessly to improve the energy efficiency and recyclability of its lines.
An important aspect of making machines more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly is Schubert Service. Because we understand service not only in terms of machine technology, but as comprehensive support along all processes and over the machine’s entire lifecycle. With our CARE Digital Services, we analyse your line down to the last detail and increase efficiency and performance to the greatest extent possible. This is also what sustainable packaging is all about today.
Outstanding flexibility, retrofitability and proven durability are what make our packaging machines future-proof and sustainable for our customers.
Head of Line Planning and Projects
Flexible packaging with conventional and sustainable materials
The decision to package sustainably often means having to switch between conventional and more sustainable packaging materials over a longer timeframe. With Schubert’s modular machines, this is not a problem – even if new materials keep being added. Our highly flexible robot technology allows either plastic or cardboard to be processed in the packaging process without major adjustments. For example, as a plastic or cardboard tray, as a display box, a reusable box or as cardboard packaging without glue. We also have special sealing technologies that are so gentle that monofilms or paper-based flowpack films can also be used. And finally, we also design our systems and robot tools in such a way that a format change can be carried out in the shortest possible time. The machine can then immediately restart packing with impeccable quality without requiring any further start-up adjustments.
Our Flowpacker packs with all flowpack films, i.e. composite films, mono films and paper-based films.
Sustainable packaging thanks to material efficiency and waste avoidance
Research, develop and optimise
The customer determines the packaging
At Schubert, it is not the packaging machine that determines which packaging materials to use, but the customer. Our machines can pack product into paper-based flowpacks and composite films, into plastic and cardboard trays, into shipping cartons and returnable boxes, and even into cartons without glue. How can we say this with one hundred percent certainty? “At our Schubert laboratory, we work with development partners to design sustainable packaging solutions for our customers and test them on our machines,” explains Michael Graf, Director Consulting at Schubert Consulting.
On request, we also work on our customers’ existing packaging and modify it, for example, in terms of volume and material consumption. If you want to optimise not only your packaging, but also your entire packaging process, the experts from Schubert-Consulting will support you as experienced consulting partners. Together with you, we will improve your packaging processes so that you benefit several times over. This extends to more sustainable logistics, for instance, when one more box then fits onto the pallet.
In every packaging and in every process, there is sustainable potential that we can tap into and leverage for our customers.
Head of Schubert-Consulting
New ecological packaging from Schubert development
In our laboratory and packaging development department, we are constantly researching new environmentally friendly packaging solutions together with our industry partners. As a development partner for sustainable packaging, we bring together our expertise in machine technology with the most suitable material suppliers and material developers. The spectrum ranges from innovative cardboard trays to paper flowpacks and sustainable multipacks to thermoformed packaging alternatives. The goal is always the same for each variant: packaging that fulfils all the functions of the conventional material while being processed highly efficiently and cost-effectively in the machines. We evaluate the suitability of the prototypes in extensive tests directly on our packaging lines and use the results to adapt our machines even more closely to new materials.
We want to avoid any product and packaging material waste with our packaging, which is perfectly matched to the machines.
Head of Packaging Development
Schubert-Consulting: More sustainability throughout the entire process
Sustainable packaging means thinking about things differently – even beyond the issue of material. If only a few millimetres of cardboard can influence logistics, what are the effects at entirely different points along the supply chain? Schubert-Consulting helps you broaden your perspective. We bring everyone involved to the table at the beginning of a project: to find a joint solution that makes the actual packaging process as efficient as possible. Especially in packaging development, this collaboration is necessary, because packaging today has to fulfil many different requirements that go far beyond product protection and transport. This is how we can generate real business added value along the entire process chain – all the way to the consumer.