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Smurfit Kappa with McBride Introduces a Paper-Based Child-Lock Box for Laundry Pods

The Click-to-Lock Pods Box has a child-lock system that has gone through successful protocol testing and the presence of a varnish provides a moisture barrier safeguarding the contents of the box.

November 08, 2021

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Smurfit Kappa, Europe’s leading corrugated packaging company, has partnered with McBride to produce a 100 percent paper-based Click-to-Lock Pods Box, i.e., a sustainable substitute to the conventionally used plastic boxes for laundry pods.

As per the packaging company, the new packaging reduces CO2 emissions by 32 percent during production. Moreover, the company assures that the box itself is completely recyclable and biodegradable, having 25 percent more capacity than the plastic version.

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Notably, the Click-to-Lock Pods Box has a child-lock system that has gone through successful protocol testing in line with the International Association of Soaps, Detergents, and Maintenance Products. Additionally, a varnish inside the packaging also provides a moisture barrier safeguarding the contents of the box, as per Smurfit Kappa.

Speaking on the partnership with the Ireland-based packaging company, Chris Smith, CEO of McBride plc, remarks, “This project is an excellent example of the success that comes from pooling expertise between suppliers and customers to deliver the innovation to support the essential move to more environmentally friendly products.”

In the previous month this year, Smurfit Kappa had also launched a new paper-based portfolio for e-commerce particularly for the health and beauty sector that had a Tamper-Evident Pack featuring a double self-locking mechanism doing away with the need for tape and facilitating secure returns.

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Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, adds, “By combining our collective expertise, we have created this first-to-market innovative packaging solution that provides our customers with a child-safe, cost-effective, and sustainable packaging option for laundry pods.”