CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q3 2017: “We experienced a very strong market in the quarter, resulting in positive sales performance. Net sales were up 3% and volumes were up 1% on last year. Overall, we have had some difficulties with production availability in recent quarters, so we have established a new organisation to work proactively on both availability and quality at our facilities. I am confident that this will generate results over the coming years. Looking ahead, market conditions appear encouraging, and we see good opportunities for continued growth. In the longer term, we will have additional support from increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions. In this respect, our major investments, which will start to deliver in 2018 and 2019, will make a significant positive contribution to our growth on this market.” Click Read More below for additional information.
Whereas refilling soap dispensers from bulk containers can cause spills and messes, a Bag-in-Box solution comes in a contamination-free sealed pouch with integrated dispensing means. It makes refills easy to store and quick to handle.
With cleanliness being a top priority in any hospitality and healthcare facility, Bag-in-Box is one of the most popular solutions for wall-mounted hand soaps, sanitizers, moisturizers and other personal hygiene liquids.
High-traffic restrooms, schools and kitchens typically use 800-1200 ml Bag-in-Box cartridges that can be designed to suit most wall-mounted dispensers in the market. For the hospitality industry, smaller sizes are more popular for shampoo, body gel, hand cream and other personal care products. For high volume industrial applications, the ideal option is a three or five liter Bag-in-Box for hand soap and sanitizer.
Benefits of Bag-in-Box liquid soap dispensing system:
Simple and quick re-fills without spillage
Portion control – precise dosing
Effectively utilizes full inner-dispenser space
Collapsible bag ensures less wasted product
Sanitary-sealed bags with integral nozzle area
Less plastic than alternatives
For even lower environmental impact, a “box-less” bag option is also available with a multi-pack transit wrap-around allowing to improve the product-packaging ratio. For example, for four liters of soap, the flexible bag uses 125 grams of plastic against 800 grams used for HDPE bottles, reducing packaging waste by an impressive 85%!
DS Smith Rapak produces a wide variety of bag sizes and specifications, as well as a choice of dispenser systems, caps and tubes that suit different product viscosities.
Autokap filling machines for Bag-in-Box by Rapak®
Bag-in-Box filling equipment requires very low investment compared to any other technology and only occupies 5-70 m2 space, which is five times less than PET bottle lines. Rapak offers a variety of semi-automatic and fully automated fillers with an easy operator interface and Cleaned in Place (CIP) feature.