Mettler Toledo continuously works on optimising its ecological footprint


DS Smith designs sustainable alternative to plastic packaging for Mettler Toledo. (Credit: DS Smith)

The customer is a laboratory tool, application and instrumentmaker, who wanted to replace their existing cardboard and Styrofoam packaging for sensors towards a more sustainable one, using only one material – corrugated cardboard.

Mettler Toledo continuously works on optimising its ecological footprint: from development and manufacturing of the precision instruments to their shipment and ultimately disposal. The company was therefore looking for a more sustainable and efficient alternative to the previous solution. material only.

Our approach: Easy setup corrugated cardboard box
DSS Plant Oftringen (Switzerland) created a single-material solution which is easy to set up without any additional inlays.

Monomaterial solution – corrugated cardboard
Easy to recycle – better environmental protection across the supply chain
Easy to set up which leads to higher efficiency
Packaging fit for several sizes of the product
Lower cost and lower complexity
The solution won the World Star and Swiss Star Packaging Awards in 2016.

Source: Company Press Release