Boxon continues to invest in digital printing technology.

We are now the first company in the Nordics with an HP Indigo 6900 upgraded to HP Indigo 6K.

HP Indigo 6900 upgraded to HP Indigo 6K

Boxon has, for a long time, seen the benefits of digital printing technology and the positive solutions this means for us and our customers.

Stylish design, safe color recycling and variable printing, create good conditions for You, our customers, to reach a successful sale of your product.

We have different production methods with optimal solutions for both existing and future requirements. Various solutions that generate great flexibility in for example design and delivery.

Boxon is one of the Nordic region’s leading packaging suppliers with a unique packaging concept where labels are a significant part. From our production in Borås, we have been producing labels and offering system-integrated label solutions since the 1970s, and we invested early in digital solutions in collaboration with HP Indigo.

Now we are investing further and will be the first in the Nordics with an HP Indigo 6900 upgraded to HP Indigo 6K. The new printing press is already delivered and installed by Visutech and is in full production at our production facility in Borås.

Jukka Wallin, Production Manager and Toni Bauer, Operator

New functions mean new opportunities for our customers

With the latest HP Indigo technology in the new printing press, Boxon is well equipped for the future.

Spot Master is a new tool for color automation that enables Boxon to produce a brand’s unique color in just a few minutes on different types of materials.

Brand Protection includes several completely new adaptive security solutions for brand protection and can give the labels several layers of protection such as invisible colors, micro text, unique QR codes, variable data and much more. Everything can be printed in one pass.

Web to print

Digital printing technology sets high demands on digital workflows. Boxon has developed an appreciated website with a web shop that creates opportunities for our customers to order and manage their various labels and packaging solutions online. Most recently, we launched “Design your own label“.

We are developing this further and our ambition is for customers to be able to handle their designs and orders online.

Boxon offers a new sustainable label

In our production in Borås, we can now offer labels (Boxon Eco label) on fossil free PP. The label material has the same characteristics as before, but is made in a more sustainable way. Developing more sustainable packaging solutions is one a significant part of Boxon’s strategy and therefore it is incredibly fun and important that our label customers now get to be a part of this.

Unlike previous synthetic material, this is prepared from a residual product (tall oil) from paper production. The process is called Mass Balance Approach which is ISCC certified.

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Did you know that our label production in is FSC certified? With our solutions you can get everything from small labels with washing thread to global standard labels within transport and logistics solutions, QR codes, RFID codes and everything in between. We offer a variety of options in terms of label types, materials, effects, printing and brand protection. Read more >>

As a new or existing customer, you are welcome to contact us throughout the summer. We are happy to receive your order but consider to order your labels well in advance as a slightly longer delivery time can be expected during the summer period.

Want to know more or order?
Contact us by email at order@boxon.com or call us on +46 42 – 25 07 00

Boxon wins PackTheFuture Award 2020

We are happy to announce that Boxon wins the PackTheFuture Award 2020 for the rPET Big Bag! The award is based on an initiative by ELIPSO, French association for plastic packaging and IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. 

Out of a total of 58 submissions, Boxon’s rPET Big Bag, which is made from used PET bottles collected in Indonesia, receives the award the category “social benefit”. The award is based on an initiative by ELIPSO, French association for plastic packaging and IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. The aim of the competition is to focus on the innovative potential of plastic packaging across Europe.  

IK and Elipso have announced the winners this week in a press release. All winning submissions are presented in the “Innovation Book” which is available on the official award’s website. The award ceremony will take place on November 24th, 2020 at the packaging fair ALL4PACK in Paris. The original date 12.5.2020 as part of the Interpack in Düsseldorf had to be postponed due to the Corona crisis.

It is an important recognition that shows that the packaging sector, which has a very specific responsibility towards environment, can create new sustainable packaging solutions and perspectives for a better future through innovation and commitment. For this reason, Boxon promotes the sustainability dialogue within and beyond the packaging industry – be it with customers, suppliers or own employees.

The R-PET system: How a used plastic bottle becomes a Big Bag

The award-winning product is a big bag made entirely from recycled PET bottles. The PET bottles used for this purpose are collected in Indonesia in public buildings such as schools or organizations before they are delivered to the recycling plant. Since the used bottles are collected directly after use, they are of good quality. The re-use for big bag production prevents marine pollution as the bottles do not end up as litter in the oceans.

Overall, the R-PET Big Bags have numerous positive effects on the environment: Learn more about the award winning rPET Big Bag on our website.

Boxon produces 3D Printing Face Shields

Boxon recently provided 3D printing face shields for frontline medical staff in Sweden by cooperating with Lund University.

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Boxon produces the face shields with 3D printer and follows the 3D printing guidelines offered by 3D organization 3DVERKSTAN. The first batch of face shields was delivered to the X-lab at Lund University on the 17th April. Lund University is supporting the hospitals in Malmö and Lund with 1000 pieces of face shields per day.

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The bracket of the Face Shield is made of PLA (polylactic acid). PLA is a kind of biodegradable material made from starch extracted from renewable plant resources such as corn and cassava and therefore environmentally friendly.

 

The whole world is suffering from COVID-19 and so is Sweden. The medical staff in Sweden is in desperate need of face shields but there is heavy shortage. In order to speed up the supply of protective masks, the Swedish 3D printing organization 3DVERKSTAN initiated the 3D printing face shield project and cooperated with Lund University’s X-Lab. 3DVERKSTAN published the guidelines on their website to ensure the face shields’ quality so that the same digital model and instructions are used.

3D Printing Face Shields

 

Numerous individuals and companies around the country volunteered to join and donate the 3D-printed parts. In these uncertain times, we have really seen what a great community and collaboration we have. Throughout the world, inspirations, ideas and knowledge are shared between hobbyists, designers, companies and volunteers. By working together, we can really help those who desperately need medical products and parts.

Since supply chains are being broken all over the world due to high demand, panic purchases and closed borders, 3D printers now have even greater impact in manufacturing locally and filling the gaps where traditional supply chains fail.

The 3D-printed face shield is approved as a temporary solution by the majority of county councils in Sweden, but should only be seen as a supplement until approved equipment is available. Watch the movie.

When engineering meets art, that is Boxon Innovation Team!

Sustainability Report 2019

In these times, which have created unexpected, new situations for all of us, we feel every day how important it is to take care of each other and the world around us. As an international packaging company, Boxon has to take it’s responsibility. Responsibility towards it’s employees and customers, but also in the context of international production and the impact on the environment.

In January, Boxon Group joined the United Nations Global Compact. We are committed to the 10 principles and to being transparent with our stakeholders. We therefore publish a Sustainability Report on an annual basis, where we inform about our activities in the areas of human rights, labor and social conditions, environment and anti-corruption.

In our latest report, which has been published recently, we look back on the year 2019: find out more about our commitments, our past year’s activities and results, and what goals we have set for 2020. In addition to interesting figures and facts, we also present you our CSR statement, which summarizes Boxon’s positioning and objectives in the area of ​​corporate responsibility.  

The report is out now: Access our web reader

Boxon offers the first carbon neutral stretch film on the market

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Boxon launches a new stretch film concept – REBORN, which is based on Scandinavian tall oil developed on residual pine products. It is also produced in one of our Swedish factories.

Environmentally friendly alternative

Stretch film is used to protect goods against various factors such as moisture and dust, while at the same time securing goods on the pallet to minimize damage and complaints during transport. Boxon’s existing standard range already contains several high quality stretch films. Now the range is further expanded with two products that are completely carbon free:

• Machine stretch film in 15my with stretch up to 340%
• Hand stretch film in 7my with reinforced edges.

It is very positive to be able to offer a green stretch film alternative“, says Mikael Jonsson, Product Specialist at Boxon.

Reborn has all the features that Boxon’s other range of stretch films have. In addition, Reborn is fully recyclable together with other plastics. With the help of the new bio-based stretch films you can reduce your carbon footprint even more without compromising on load stability. Reborn has also exceptionally good optical properties, so that labels are visible and easily readable.

Overall, there are many benefits with Reborn:

  • developed from a sustainable source
  • fully recyclable
  • 0% carbon footprint
  • ergonomic
  • very good optical properties

 

Packaging Engineer Tina Jin

Before International Women’s Day, we interviewed Tina Jin, packaging engineer from Boxon China. She shared her experience and ideas about work and life with us.

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Q:  What made you decide to become a packaging engineer?

Tina: It was a very natural thing for me. I majored in packaging engineering (logistics related) from University and took an internship in a packaging testing company during school. Above that I have always been interested in packaging and as the saying goes “interest is the best teacher”.

Q:What do you think of the challenges and advantages for female packaging engineers compared with males?

Tina:The job requires energy both mentally and physically. Packaging engineers need not only make packaging drawings but also test packaging on site, figure out packaging problems, and go on business trips. As a result, some enterprises prefer males when recruiting packaging engineers because they consider that males are more qualified physically.

However, women are good at communication and are inclusive in general, which are the advantages for teamwork and communicating with clients.

Q:Could you please share with us one thing that was impressive and unforgettable at work?

Tina:I had a 6-month long employee training at my first job after graduation. I was assigned a packaging design task for a small client. It consists of 20 components and no data model was provided. I spent two months in measurement and designing and the packaging was completed at last.

It was the first time for me to see that my design became a real work, which was very impressive to me. In addition, my ability to develop packaging for multi-components was improved a lot. And I was also very grateful to the co-workers who helped and supported me.

Q:What are your thoughts about the trip to Europe last year?

Tina:We had a one-week session internally with colleagues from various countries to share our knowledge and experience and to discuss problems. We learnt the markets and projects in different countries and got to know each other better. This will absolutely benefit the team work especially for mega-projects and work efficiency.

Besides, we also visited the clients. This could make us learn their real needs and offer them just right packaging solutions. It also made me understand my work focus and direction better. 

I met some quite outstanding colleagues as well, who inspired me to work harder.

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Q:How do you balance your work and family?

Tina:Do right things; be concentrated while working; work smart; don’t take work pressure home.

Q:Do you have any suggestions for women who are or would like to work as packaging engineer?

Tina:First, you should think deeply before choosing this job. Packaging industry isn’t fancy and requires patience and perseverance. If you are not interested in packaging, you are more likely to change jobs.

Secondly, a strong packaging company is important to the freshmen as it would have a big influence on your career. The pay should not be the first consideration.

Q:How will you spend international women’s day? Any greetings to women?

Tina:International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. However, in view of the special period of COVID-19 control, I will stay at home rather than celebrate it outside. I cannot wait to go back to work next Monday after the isolation.

I wish all women a happy festival and all the best!

Do you have packaging issues? Leave a message or call us directly and we are glad to offer support!

We can do this!

We have taken precautions for the safety of our employees. Boxonites all over the world are working from home or in safety shifts in the offices and warehouses keeping the business going. A very special thanks to everyone, let’s keep the good spirit up – we can do this! Take care!

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Boxon sponsors Team Rynkeby

Team Rynkeby – Good Morning, is part of a European charity project that raises money for children with cancer and their families. The participants are organized in different teams that jointly cycle down to Paris.

Team Rynkeby was founded in 2002, when 11 amateur cyclists associated with Rynkeby Foods A/S decided to cycle to Paris to see the final stage of the Tour de France. Rynkeby Foods was the main sponsor of their trip, which was also backed by other companies. In fact, the cyclists who joined the world’s first Team Rynkeby team were so accomplished at finding sponsors that, when the team returned to Denmark just over a week later, the team had made € 5,100 profit. Team Rynkeby donated their profits to the children’s cancer unit at Odense University Hospital.

A tradition was born! Now each year in July, Team Rynkeby – Good Morning participants, cycle to Paris to pay attention to the project.

2,100 CYCLISTS IN EIGHT COUNTRIES

Today, Team Rynkeby comprises 2,100 cyclists and 550 volunteers, divided into 57 local teams from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Germany and Switzerland. Team members are selected from thousands of applicants, who have completed the application form on the Team Rynkeby website.

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ANNA HALLSTRÖM

Anna600x400One of the members this year is Anna Hallström from Helsingborg Sweden. She is now preparing herself for the cycling in July. We asked her some questions:

How did you get in touch with Team Rynkeby?

I came in contact with Team Rynkeby when the project was very new in Sweden. Paul, who is Country Manager Sweden and was in the start up, also happened to be the parent of my football buddy. Therefore, I have seen the project grow and so has the interest in it.

What made you want to participate?

I want to participate to hopefully fight childhood cancer. All forms of cancer are terrible. My father has been ill for some time with cancer so unfortunately the disease has come up close. That someone’s family and relatives should experience this, even worse if a small child gets sick, is terrible. Children and cancer do not belong together! Team Rynkeby has increased the chances with their work, now 85% survives. I want to contribute to this work.

What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you when you leave?

The biggest challenge will probably be to work with attitude and mental will. The cycling itself I can manage, partly because I am a marathon runner, but mainly thanks to strong team mates who support each other and fight so that everyone comes all the way. But it is only me that can influence the mental part and the team is depending on my effort.

The important thing is not to come first, but to do this as a whole team – together.

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THE MONEY GOES TO CHILDREN WITH CRITICAL ILLNESSES

Throughout most of the year, not only must members be prepared to cycle the 1,200-kilometre trip to Paris, they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for children with critical illnesses. The money is raised from a variety of sources including sponsorships from generous businesses, who contribute with either cash or in-kind contributions to the project.

Team Rynkeby is a voluntary initiative, which means that we rely on sponsors to supply many of the things we need for our trip. This includes vehicles, fuel, food and beverages. Our participants pay their own way via the participation fee.

In 2019, Team Rynkeby donated 10,6 million EUR to organisations that help children with critical illnesses in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

Boxon sponsors

As a sponsor of Team RynkebyGood Morning, we not only donate money to charity. We also help put a healthy lifestyle and seriously ill children on the agenda throughout Europe.

Team Rynkeby – Good Morning is undoubtedly the exercise and charity project in Europe that receives the most exposure in the media, which every year contributes to inspiring thousands of people to do something good for themselves, while also doing something good for others.

Read more about Team Rynkeby:

Web: www.teamrynkeby.com
LinkedIn: www.team-rynnkeby.com/linkedin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teamrynkeby

 

Solar Energy for education and jobs in Tanzania

In 2019, 35 committed Boxon customers compensated for a total of 395 tons of CO2 by ordering 36.760 climate neutral Big Bags from Boxon. A great result, that we aim to even surpass in 2020.
In the context of the carbon offsetting programm, we support a climate protection project in Tanzania, where tons of CO2 are reduced every year by replacing harmful kerosene by affordable solar energy panels. With the contribution of our customers, we help to maintain the project.

High-Tech-Solar-Home-Systems

The climate protection programme implements high-tech solar home systems including a GSM modem that deliver a clean, affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households and small enterprises in Tanzania. The technology reduces carbon emissions effectively, owing to an innovative monitoring approach. 

2.5 billion people worldwide live without a reliable electricity source to fill their daily energy needs. They use inefficient and costly fuel-based lighting sources such as kerosene lamps, which greatly curtail their activities once darkness sets in. Kerosene gives little light, is expensive and can cause burn
injuries as well as respiratory and eye diseases – especially children are at risk.

Mobisol, the programme developer, combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microfinance to provide high-tech solar home systems (SHS) to remote households across Africa.

The larger solar home systems can power small businesses enabling entrepreneurial customers to create additional income. It also illuminates schools like Arusha Secondary School. The SHSs include a solar panel, battery, lights, as well as a cell phone charger. The systems are currently available in four different sizes meeting the needs of low income households as well as of small enterprises. The smallest unit can light two rooms and charge four mobile phones per day. The largest system powers multiple lights, consumer appliances such as laptops, televisions or solar powered refrigerators and charges up to ten mobile phones simultaneously.

The larger solar home systems illuminate schools like Arusha Secondary School.

Jobs & education

Thanks to this modern information and communications technology (ICT) solution, this PoA will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the displacement of fossil fuel use, such as in fuel-based lighting systems and/or stand-alone power generators. By substituting kerosene lamps with strong solar powered LED lights and reliable energy, environmental but also social and economic benefits can be achieved. Taking advantage of longer light hours achieved by the electrification of their houses, beneficiaries can greatly increase their productivity through working in the evening.

Impacts and benefits achieved so far

• 9981 t CO2 reduced per year

• More than 200 000 people benefit from better air

• 350 created jobs

• 42600 Solarsystems distributed since project start

• More than 700 people trained on solar installation

• Creation of 24 market hubs and information centres in Tanzania 

Be part of the project

By purchasing climate neutral Big Bags from Boxon you can optimize your supply chain’s carbon footprint significantly and in the meantime, help supporting our climate protection project in Tanzania.
Every customer taking part in the project will get an official certificate from the independant climate protection organsation MyClimate with the amount of compensated CO2 and their company name on it. Just ask us about it, we will be happy to help you!