Board Converting News, June 6, 2022

Baumer hhs Offers Options, Solutions For Adding Adhesives On Corrugated Baumer hhs is ready to introduce its customers to its solu- tions and options for applying pressure-sensitive adhesive on thick corrugated board grades or solutions for light- weight shipping boxes. As the world and industry as we know it evolves, packaging companies are being forced to think beyond “must-haves” like cost, convenience and performance. The McKinsey management consulting firm has de- fined three requirements that packaging converters will increasingly have to address going forward: 1. A good sustainability narrative 2. Packaging that meets all hygiene requirements 3. Packaging that is designed for e-commerce and di- rect selling Globally, the buying trend has been moving away from traditional retail for quite some time. E-commerce has tak- en our world by a storm, and its development has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. E-commerce is changing many areas of packaging production simultane- ously. Packaging companies must respond and adapt to this if they want to participate in the boom. Market researchers at Smithers Pira estimate that the market for e-commerce packaging will reach EUR 40 bil- lion ($44M USD) by 2020, and they expect an average growth rate of 15 percent by 2025. Significantly higher growth rates are expected regionally. Corrugated Board E-commerce is causing a shift in the importance of in- dividual packaging features as protecting the contents is becoming a more central focus. Consequently, corrugated board is often the material of choice in packaging. Corru- gated board is sustainable, has a high recycling rate (>85 percent) and enjoys a positive image among consumers. Because corrugated board is impact-resistant, it protects products effectively and hygienically against external in- fluences, also yielding a much more favorable ecological footprint. Packaging also must have sufficiently leakproof and durable closures that are easy to open or seal. Having an easy way to re-seal a shipping box is very important for customers that wish to conveniently return goods that do not meet their expectations. The unboxing experience contributes to a consumer’s overall positive experience, and a simple re-sealing function will elevate this. Baumer hhs’s Solutions Baumer hhs’s e-commerce solutions have met the needs of this market and the overall consumer experi- ence. The principle: a pressure-sensitive adhesive strip is applied to the corrugated board and then covered with a silicone paper strip. The consumer simply peels off the silicone strip and seals the box with the pressure-sensitive adhesive strip. Baumer hhs was one of the first suppliers to CONTINUED ON PAGE 36



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June 6, 2022

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