In the pharmaceutical industry, the issue of sustainability is increasingly coming into focus, forcing packaging manufacturers to rethink their strategies if they want to offer flexible and environmentally friendly concepts.Faller Packaging is setting a good example here because the secondary packaging specialist company offers a broad portfolio of modular folding cartons, laminate-free labels and leaflets for bio-pharmaceuticals and sterile products.
For many years now, Faller Packaging has specialised in secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. Sustainability is a top priority at the company headquartered in Waldkirch, Baden-Wuerttemberg. The annual sustainability report, but above all sustainable product developments such as the Eco Flex Box, prove that Faller Packaging is on the right ecological track.
Perfectly packaged with the Eco Flex Box
Thanks to the Eco Flex Box, pharmaceutical manufacturers can quickly adapt their production processes to the life cycles of their products – with just one package size. Different inserts give the injectable drugs the best possible protection and break resistance against impacts, falls and pressure. The inserts also facilitate flexible and secure packaging of various sterile products on conventional packaging machines.
Interested persons can get an overview of the full range of Faller Packaging’s sustainable packaging concepts on the company’s website. You can also find the brand-new 3D animated film of the Eco Flex Box on the website. Users can click on this film to interactively discover the unique and complex challenges presented by secondary packaging materials. It is an impressive product presentation with interactive videos, exciting 360-degree views and photo galleries to click through. You can request a sample of the Eco Flex Box here.
Optimised labels and leaflets
Faller Packaging’s portfolio also has more sustainable products. For example, the company has developed a multi-page adhesive label for glass, plastic, paper and cardboard containers that dispenses with the usual film lamination. The label is made of paper and can be safely recycled, significantly contributing to more environmentally friendly pharmaceutical packaging.
Faller Packaging also uses a sustainable approach with leaflets, thanks to a thin printing paper specially developed and optimised for the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. This enables the packaging specialist to achieve the same print image as conventional pharmaceutical papers, using up to 20% less ink without compromising opacity or printing and folding properties.
On the right ecological track
However, sustainability is not only one of Faller Packaging’s central corporate goals at the product level; it is also a primary objective in the company’s own production. The manufacturer mainly uses paper and cardboard from sustainable and certified forestry for its packaging, using only colours and varnishes without heavy metal compounds, mineral oils and aromatic solvents to produce its folding cartons, leaflets and labels.
Faller Packaging’s German sites also obtain 100% of their energy from renewable sources. At the Debrecen site in Hungary, production of solar power was started in 2021. With the MANUVO project in Tanzania, the company is supporting local smallholders and counteracting climate change through reforestation, building on a solid foundation for Faller Packaging to live up to its ecological responsibility. Detailed information on this and insights into the past financial year can be found in the Sustainability Report, which Faller Packaging regularly publishes in the spring of each year.
Interested persons can find the current Sustainability Report on the Faller Packaging website
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