Colorpak Packaging is an Australian packaging company that has developed strong relationships with clients in a number of leading industries, including:
- cosmetics; and
Traditionally, medical vials and test tubes are stored in polystyrene units, which take up a great deal of storage space for customers when delivered, as well as during transportation.
Colorpak's solution was to develop a storage unit that is made from unprinted, fully recyclable and biodegradable cartonboard. This unit can hold up to forty vials, while requiring around 60% less storage space. Manufactured from 100% PEFC (Pan-European Forest Certification) certified material, once packed the unit is easily stacked for transport and storage.
Colorpak has also developed a sustainable packaging alternative for transporting ampoules. In this case, the company was contacted by a client that wanted a quicker system for packing ampoules. The client also wanted to eliminate the need for two separate pieces of the packaging to be made from different materials.
The glass medical vials/ampoules were previously packed in vacuum formed plastic trays, which were then placed into an outer carton, a method of supply that was not only unsustainable, but also costly for all involved.
Colorpak's solution was to develop an ampoule matrix that utilises a one piece design for more efficient handling while packing and unpacking the medical vials.
Also made from 100% PEFC certified material, the carton is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The design of the matrix also eliminated the need to use other packaging materials while reducing space required for storage.