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”.
Sicher, flexibel und umweltfreundlich
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.
How Schubert packaging machines save energy
We are continuously working to further improve the energy efficiency of our machines. To achieve this, it is essential to know the power consumption of the various components such as robot drives, cooling, lighting and the like. This is why our experts analyse the machine data in detail in order to define the right levers for reducing consumption. For example, compressed air and drives are the biggest energy guzzlers in a packaging machine. With the information gained, our development team can implement new, more economical solutions. With the ECO dashboard, we also make some of the consumption data available in the customer portal.
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
Packaging Perspectives – researching, developing and optimising
The customer is the one who makes the packaging decisions
At Schubert, it’s the customer who decides what type of packaging they would like to use for their products, not the packaging machine. And thanks to the expertise of Schubert Packaging Perspectives, our customers find the best solution with us. Because our machines can pack product into paper-based flowpacks and with composite films, into plastic and cardboard trays, into shipping cartons and reusable boxes or 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
Packaging Perspectives – your path to sustainable packaging
Schubert Packaging Perspectives – these are the services we can offer you to meet all your sustainable packaging needs. With our consolidated expertise, we will support you in choosing the right material and finding the ideal format for your environmentally friendly packaging solution. Whether using films or cardboard packaging, the combined know-how of our experts, Schubert’s advanced packaging technology and a holistic consulting approach guarantee you efficient, cost-effective and sustainable packaging processes.
At the Schubert Technical Centre and laboratory, we test materials and packaging in terms of their functionality and machine runnability. With the help of this data, our packaging experts find the best material and the best cut to meet your specific requirements. If needed, we can develop new cardboard packaging for you or design a complete solution that goes far beyond the packaging line itself. As a complete solution provider, we work with strong partners to drive the development of innovative packaging for a sustainable circular economy.
With Packaging Perspectives, you save resources, use recycled materials, position yourself sustainably on the market, win over end-customers and benefit financially.
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Recyclable films – take advantage of our expertise and technology
Do you package your products into flowpacks? We can help you find a sustainable, reliable and cost-effective film quickly and easily. With our Comfort Package sample database, we offer you a large pool of marketable flowpack films, which we test extensively for their functionality. We are not only very familiar with the sealability and tear resistance of each product, but also its potential for smaller packaging sizes.
For us, it is clear that the ideal flow-wrapping film combines product protection, recyclability and a perfect seal. And that’s why our flowpacker is equipped with flexible, state-of-the-art sealing technology that can easily handle conventional films as well as sensitive monofilms and paper-based films. Our customised forming shoulders ensure maximum process reliability and first-class packaging quality.
Test your preferred combination of product and film at our Technical Centre. If required, we can analyse the composition of your flow-wrapping film in the laboratory or develop new forming shoulders for efficient processing in the machine.
With Packaging Perspectives, we aim to support our customers in the selection of materials as much as packaging machine design.”
Plastics Engineer at Schubert
Cardboard packaging – unleash untapped potential with us
Are you considering cardboard packaging? Regardless of whether your product has never been packaged in cardboard before or whether you would like to improve existing carton packaging – we will support you in finding the perfect solution with Packaging Perspectives. Cardboard is incredibly versatile: Baked goods, confectionery and dairy products can be packed in cardboard packaging with Schubert machines, as can beverages, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. The recyclable material is suitable as an alternative for shrink films or plastic trays, as a stable sleeve for containers, boxes with precisely formed compartments and for many other applications.
Why not simply come visit us with your product? Our packaging development team designs customised, machine-compatible trays, boxes, wrap-arounds, sleeves and other cardboard packaging. At the same time, we will improve your blanks so that you not only save material, but also benefit from an automated packaging process. Through re-design and a space-saving configuration of the goods in the cardboard packaging, you can achieve the very best in efficiency and sustainability. Because the more compact the packaging, the more products fit onto the pallet. And that’s sustainability times two.
We want to avoid any product and packaging material waste with our packaging, which is perfectly matched to the machines.
Head of Packaging Development
New ecological packaging with Packaging Perspectives
In our laboratory and packaging development department, we are continuously researching new environmentally friendly packaging solutions together with our industry partners. The spectrum ranges from glue-free cardboard trays to paper flowpacks, sustainable multipacks and thermoformed packaging alternatives. The goal is always the same for each variant: Packaging that fulfils all the functions of the conventional material while being highly efficient and cost-effective to process in machines. We check the suitability of the prototypes in extensive tests directly on our packaging machines and use the results to match the materials even better.
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.