Bag-in-box for motor oil

A 20-L bag-in-box package for motor oil has a number of logistical advantages over the round drums that are more typically used today.

Bag-in-box packaging as a replacement for a round plastic drum seems like an awfully good idea from the sustainable packaging angle. Kuwait Petrolum International is using precisely such a package for its 20-L (5.28-gal) Q8 OilQube in the UK. The company says the new package format produces 84% less waste than a more conventional plastic drum. Storage and distribution advantages are also gained because of the squared-off shape and the fact that the container can be shipped as a knocked-down flat blank rather than a round container.

The corrugated outer container, from DS Smith Speciality Packaging, is water-resistant and recyclable, reports packagingnews.com. The new package will be used initially on products in the agricultural and plant machinery sectors.

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