Packaging logistic and transport efficiency

Aseptic packaging sustainability: Vol. 5 – Transport efficiency

In the fourth episode of our series “Aseptic packaging sustainability”, we discussed about the so called “packaging efficiency”, i.e. the average amount of packaging material required to wrap a product up.

It is now time to move forward to the topic of this fifth episode: logistic and transport efficiency.

Aseptic cartons for beverages are an outstanding solution in the vast packaging industry, being engineered to keep beverages preserved, protected, safe, and easy to carry around. However, they actually go even further and provide sustainability benefits which are becoming increasingly important each passing day as environmental concerns keep growing.

To sum it up, being an excellent alternative to other traditional types of packaging such as plastic (PET) and glass, aseptic cartons standout even more in the F&B industry for their green advantage and unseen benefits - that go beyond just preserving the quality of beverages.

Let's briefly recap why.

Aseptic cartons for beverages vs. PET and glass packaging

There is a quite popular belief that PET and glass are the best materials to pack up beverages. However, truth is that the beverage industry has always been in constant search for better packaging solutions, and that is when aseptic cartons got in the game - soon proving to be a superior alternative.

Even though having considerable overlapping similarities in terms of functions, aseptic cartons, PET and glass packaging truly apart in terms of process and attributes.

Primarily made of paperboard, aseptic cartons are featured with a multilayer structure combining thin layers of plastic and aluminum, that keep light, oxygen and bacteria out, preserving the beverage quality for a longer period of time without the need for refrigeration. This means less waste and lower energy consumption, which are significant steps towards sustainability.

All in all, the whole production process is much more energy-efficient.

In contrast, PET and glass packaging often require more energy for production and recycling, which leads to more waste. Moreover, though PET and glass are recyclable, not all of them get recycled, adding to the problem of waste.

Logistic and transport efficiency of aseptic carton packaging in beverage industry

The beverage industry is a vast and complex network of production, distribution, and consumption dynamics. In this network, logistic efficiency can make a significant difference in both economic and environmental terms. And that is when aseptic cartons kick in.

The high packaging efficiency of such type of packaging leads to a much higher transport efficiency. Thanks to their uniform and optimised shape, aseptic cartons indeed maximize space utilization during both transportation - when they are delivered in the form of mother rolls - and storage.

This means that more products - 25% to 41% according to researchers at FH Campus Wien - can be loaded onto a truck in just one go, reducing the numbers of trips and heavy goods vehicles placed on the road - ultimately cutting down on fuel consumption, costs and carbon emissions.

Packaging logistic and transport efficiency

This level of efficiency in transport is unparalleled in PET and glass packaging

The future of beverage of packaging

Aseptic carton for beverages has many unseen benefits that go beyond preserving the quality of beverages. It enhances transport efficiency, reduces energy consumption, and minimizes environmental impact. Moreover, aseptic carton bricks offer a unique solution that combines practicality with sustainability.

By choosing aseptic carton for beverages, we can make a significant contribution to environmental sustainability. It is a simple step that can make a big difference in our efforts to protect the Earth.

We believe packaging can do more. Are you ready to take a step towards a greener future?

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