Schoeller Allibert presents award-winning Smartleaf®

Schoeller Allibert presents award-winning Smartleaf® – future standard in customised plastic packaging solutions for petrochemical products and gets the famous GPCA Award 2013.

Market leader in plastic packaging Schoeller Allibert, based in Europe and represented globally in 50 countries, is proud to present a bespoke new product targeted at petrochemical products suppliers specifically. Its latest product, Smartleaf®, has been designed to store petrochemical products and will be available in a returnable system. This week Smartleaf® received the Plastics Innovation Award 2013 – Excellence and Ideas in Plastics Conversion from the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA), awarded in the category Sustainability of Plastic Products and Processes.

Schoeller Allibert specialises in innovative and cost-saving packing solutions, designed and developed in-house. Schoeller Allibert is a relative newcomer in the industry, though founded on a vast experience in plastics: last year leading companies Schoeller Arca Systems and Linpac Allibert decided to join forces and solidified this effort in a relaunch of the company under the name Schoeller Allibert. Their mission is to keep customers at the forefront of their markets. How? By making available an extensive amount of knowhow and skills in plastic packaging. And most of all, by thinking ahead about ways to save cost for customers by providing made-to-measure, reusable packaging.


Schoeller Allibert is at the forefront of its market by making sustainability and reusability key elements in its production chain. Smart and efficient design ensures more efficiency and reduces costs. As any market, the petrochemical industry seeks to save on costs. Moreover, the notion of environmentally friendly processes draws more attention than ever. Schoeller Allibert wants to be an active contributor in this respect. “As such, we as a company have sought to distinguish ourselves by taking the initiative in coming up with new ways to look at packaging”, Ludo S C Gielen, Chief Commercial Officer.

“The latest in cost-effective packaging solutions are two products designed to suit the very specific needs of petrochemical products suppliers: in a range of over 2000 packaging products, Schoeller Allibert now introduces Smartleaf®, a specific packaging unit complementing our existing plastic pallet Longleaf®.”

Its most remarkable characteristics are its sustainability and durability, qualities which adhere to these packaging products being made from a very familiar material: plastics. Schoeller Allibert only uses top quality raw materials from top petrochemical suppliers. Why not introduces this market to a revolutionary use of its very own base product? Schoeller Allibert offers a cradle-to-cradle solution fit for the future. All Schoeller Allibert packaging is long-lasting and will finally be reground for a next cycle of use, saving millions of trees.


The 1300x1100 pallet sheet Longleaf® aims to successfully replace one-way wooden pallets used to store and transport petrochemical products. This brand-new and revolutionary system allows not only convenient relocation; it also provides a more efficient storage solution. In the development of this range of products, great emphasis was put on its returnable and reusable quality. Longleaf® products can be used over and over again.

Smartleaf® is the latest addition to the Schoeller Allibert product range. This nestable and stackable plastic storage solution can be easily combined with Longleaf® pallets, using a nesting tray. Clean, safe, secure, robust, these packaging units represent the best in the market. Smartleaf® packaging units are great space savers and can be more easily stored and transported. For example, a gain of 10 per cent on storage space is guaranteed in standard freight containers.


Companies interested in implementing Smartleaf® into their production chain can do so by either purchasing this packaging system, or by participating in the deposit system offered by Schoeller Allibert's logistics partner Smart Carriers Service. All units are returnable at very competitive rates:

A customised packaging and transport system at a very competitive price, the Smartleaf® units offer a cradle-to-cradle system in a closed loop. Any petrochemical company can eliminate the cost of importing wood from around the world for the construction of one-way wooden pallets. No more waste, no loss through damages or injuries, considerably less environmental effects to take into account and the public opinion is influenced in a positive way: the advantages are numerous.

Schoeller Allibert invites the participants to the highly esteemed 2013 Polyolefin Plastics Arabia to be a part of this innovative market development. André van Uffelt from Smart Carriers Services Middle East (Abu Dhabi based): “We present the dawning of a new standard in packaging. Our goal is to encourage our potential petrochemical customers to be part of this closed-loop packaging process. We believe in actively contributing to a better world and hope for the petrochemical industry to join us in our efforts.”

Schoeller Allibert is honoured to be recognised for its efforts in innovating plastic packaging systems and cordially invites you to attend a business presentation by GPCA – Gulf Petrochemical and Chemicals Association... about the revolutionary development

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