True Performance

How can you optimise the amount of paper used per box, yet still increase the level of protection to the product? Less is more at BillerudKorsnäs. We manufacture the world’s strongest fluting meaning we use less material, increase protection and therefore optimise losses in the supply chain. 

The secret of True Performance

To offer an optimised box solution we need to understand how the product and packaging is affected during the entire value chain – from product all the way to the retail shelf. Long journeys, varying climatic conditions, and constant levels of compression play their part. Mapping out this cycle with our customers is just the beginning of our own journey to a better box solution for you.

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At our Box Lab, we simulate demanding supply chain conditions in a controlled environment to test and verify packaging performance. We analyse the behaviour of boxes, boards and materials exposed to various kinds of stress and strain. This knowledge allows us to optimise packaging, reengineer structural design and optimise packaging weight, providing the best box solution for your needs.

Three steps to better packaging

Better packaging i three steps

Step 1 – Understand needs

Here BillerudKorsnäs analyses and maps out the value chain, understanding the specific conditions that the packaging is exposed to during its journey to the retail shelf.

Step 2 – Optimise packaging 

During step 2 we find the right material with the correct properties, improvments are made to the structural design and we run tests in a simulated environment to ensure the correct level of performance and reliability.   

Step 3 – Implement solution

Implementing the solution results in a minimal amount of spillage, a lower environmental impact and a reduction in costs.

For more information on our testing methods why not take a tour of our Box Lab.


Technical Services


Box Lab

Click below to find out more about the technical services available from BillerudKorsnäs:

Board optimisation

Our 3-step process helps customers optimise their existing corrugated box solution, improve cost performance and material consumption. We recommend a full value chain audit before beginning the optimisation work to maximise the results.

Box Reengineering

Stage 1 – Evaluation of existing board

Here we assemble packages from blanks, run paper and corrugated tests along with material analysis to give a better cost estimation.

Stage 2 – Development of new board

In the development of new board we look at the existing solution and then consider a variety of new proposals, comparing them using laboratory tests. From this we can then estimate the cost of new designs.

Stage 3 – Report

In the report we include lab test results, simulation test results showing how the proposed design will perform both practically and financially. Recommendations and comments are also included to provide a comprehensive evaluation.             

Box reengineering

Our 4-step process for box reengineering identifies new structural box design while improving cost performance and material consumption. A full value chain audit is recommended before reengineering work begins.

Box Reengineering

 

Stage 1 – Evaluation of existing box design

Here we assemble packages from blanks, run paper and corrugated tests along with material analysis to give a better cost estimation.

Stage 2 – Development of new corrugated board

In the development of new board we look at the existing solution and then consider a variety of new proposals, comparing them using laboratory tests. From this we can then estimate the cost of new designs.

Stage 3 – Development of new structural design

In stage three we generate the new design, assemble samples, review the structural design, perform standard testing on the box and provide a cost estimation for new designs

Stage 4 – Report

In the report we include lab test results, simulation test results showing how the proposed design will perform both practically and financially. We also provide a CAD file of the design along with all recommendations and comments.

Last updated: 2014-12-17