Making plastic packaging too good to waste
Sustainability and a commitment to the circular economy are deeply embedded in our DNA at Schoeller Allibert. With our focus on returnable transport packaging, we already provide thousands of companies with a significantly more sustainable option for their supply chain logistics compared to single-use products that go to waste or have to be recycled after each use. Read more
Continuous innovation is at the heart of our business. We see it as our task to ensure our clients are prepared for future challenges. In today's competitive markets, advantages resulting from smart design will rapidly translate into improved performance and considerable benefits.
Foldable containers that are stronger but weigh less will result in less fuel consumption during transport. Containers with 10% more transport volume and 30% less return volume when folded can make the difference in highly competitive markets like the automotive industry or agriculture.
Many of the major innovations in plastic packaging systems were developed by Schoeller Allibert. We invented products like foldable large containers, such as the Magnum Optimum®, and bottle crates with in-mold labels. In addition, we invented and optimized production techniques like injection molding and mirror welding, each time resulting in lighter, stronger, and cleaner crates and containers. We take all the necessary steps to create a sustainable packaging cycle.
Schoeller Allibert is always at the forefront of returnable packaging solutions as a leader in the market. This requires a high degree of innovation throughout the organization. Of course, our new products are the most noticeable sign of innovation:
Combo Fructus® and Combo Excelsior® & Combo Excelsior Hybrid®
Three new Intermediate Bulk Containers for fluid handling which contain many new patented features.
They can be filled with liquids in a liner bag (in the IBC), transported to their final destination, and then folded for lower return logistic costs. IBC’s can be used for liquid food, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.
We have challenged ourselves to design improvements for the Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) concept in two major areas:
By winning several innovation awards for these products we have an independent acknowledgment that we succeeded.
BaYoPal® 1200 x 1000 mm pallet
The smartest pallet in the market! With this pallet concept, we created a perfect product fit for pallet pools and companies that base their decisions on the total cost of ownership. This pallet is very robust thereby minimizing damage. However, when damage does occur due to misuse, it is perfect for easy repair.
Magnum Optimum® 1208
Our MO 1208 is a Foldable Large Container with a footprint of 1200 x 800 mm. This is the newest version of our MO 1210 container which has been successful in the market for many years. Schoeller Allibert wouldn’t be Schoeller Allibert if we hadn’t introduced some fantastic innovations during the process of creating this smaller sized Magnum Optimum®. These innovations make the MO1208 both extremely easy to use and durable.
Schoeller Allibert’s Corporate Test Centre is located at Bruchterweg 88 in Hardenberg which is in the same industrial area as the Schoeller Allibert factory in the Netherlands. The Centre’s main activities include new product testing prior to release, benchmark testing of competitor products and tests as part of the development process of product innovations. The Centre is also used by our customers; the market managers use the Test Centre for customer product workshops and we also offer customers the opportunity to use our test facilities to simulate their own application.
Test/product related experience and expertise The Test Centre has two fulltime Test Engineers with many years testing experience of returnable plastic packaging to related test standards such as ISO. The Test Engineers are supported in their task by Schoeller Allibert’s team of product designers. Together they make the best simulations of field applications using reproducible and representative tests in a controlled environment. This is of key importance within the whole development process and beyond.
Test facilities The Test Centre is equipped with: - climate chambers with temperature ranging from -30°C up to 150°C - large compression testers up to loads of 16 tonnes - smaller compression testers up to loads of 1 tonne - racking testers, for static racking and forklift tests - drop testers, up to 6 meters for bottle crates and 4 meters for large products (e.g. Big Boxes) - Facility for bullet impact tests - Inclined plane tester (1 tonne and 1 m²) for dynamic impact/forklift tests - Slip angle test for pallets - Push and pull unit to simulate wear - Combo filling pump - Quick compression tester - Drop dummies for bottle crates - Shaker tester - The material test laboratory has equipment such as static and dynamic material testers; DMA and DSC analysis equipment.
Schoeller Allibert strives to continuously improve its products, services and processes. Customer satisfaction is SA’s number one priority. Because customers work on an increasingly global basis with SA, we are working with a certified QA system in the USA and EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) group. We are busy implementing this in our Asian sites as well. Schoeller Allibert keeps its customers at the forefront of their markets.
Schoeller Allibert is proud to be an ISO certified company with many of our sites conforming to:- ISO 9001: Quality - ISO 14001: Environment - ISO 22000: Food Safety - ISO 50001: Energy