Ebm-papst Mulfingen, the air and drive solutions manufacturer, approached Mondi’s Wellpappe Ansbach operation to look into the optimisation potential of their packaging solution for axial flow fans, with a focus on improved material efficiency and handling while ensuring compliance with top load requirements for international truck and container shipping. Our solution consists of a twopiece stacking corner designed to support the fan during transportation. When transporting industrial ventilation systems, up to six pieces are stacked and stretch wrapped for shipping. To achieve better handling efficiency and material usage, the new stacking corners are made from only one piece of cardboard delivering a 30% reduction in material usage for the customers compared to the former two-piece stacking corners (or 1.2m2 of cardboard per fan). As a result, Mondi received the German Packaging Award 2017 for the efficiency of transport packaging.



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