Heinz‐Glas will use fibre cast packaging from renewable raw materials to protect its premium glass bottles in transit in Upper Franconia, Germany.

According to the German bottle manufacturer, the fibre cast packaging developed together with the cologne-based companies PAPACKS Sales and Coty has more than fulfilled expectations.

The transport of the exclusive glass products is even safer. The 3D transport bowls are more dimensionally stable and shock-absorbent than their plastic predecessors and guarantee improved protection.

The innovation is based on 100% renewable fibres such as cellulose from trees and industrial hemp. This alone will significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of the packaging.

According to the zero-waste principle, the fibre cast transport packaging can either be recycled as wastepaper in the green cycle system or rot as bio compost within 6 weeks.

The cast fibre transport packaging is also robot compatible. It can be stacked to save space and allows easier handling when assembling the pallets due to the reduced number of components.

The mould concept for manufacturing the cast fibre transport packaging was developed and patented over the years based on PAPACKS 3D printing technology.

The fibre casting moulds coming from the 3D printer can therefore be adapted to individual customer requirements in a cost-efficient and flexible manner.