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 U.K. 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 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.