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ÅR Packaging AB

P.O. Box 177, 221 00 Lund
Maskinvägen 1, 227 30 Lund
Sweden
Telephone +46 46 2873300
Fax +46 46 2873304
info@ar-packaging.com

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interpack 2020 hall map (Hall 10): stand D96

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interpack 2020 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.04  Fill and seal machines (FS) for
  • 01.02.04.09  Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cans

Fill and seal machines (FS) for Cans

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.08  Composite packaging materials based on
  • 02.01.08.03  Composite packaging materials based on Paper

Composite packaging materials based on Paper

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.08  Composite packaging materials based on
  • 02.01.08.04  Composite packaging materials based on Plastics

Composite packaging materials based on Plastics

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.02  Packagings
  • 02.02.03  Packagings / Carton
  • 02.02.03.04  Packagings / Carton / Boxes (folded boxes, rigid boxes, cut-outs)

Packagings / Carton / Boxes (folded boxes, rigid boxes, cut-outs)

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.02  Packagings
  • 02.02.03  Packagings / Carton
  • 02.02.03.06  Packagings / Carton / Cans

Packagings / Carton / Cans

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.02  Packagings
  • 02.02.03  Packagings / Carton
  • 02.02.03.10  Packagings / Carton / Cups

Packagings / Carton / Cups

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.02  Packagings
  • 02.02.05  Packagings / Composite material
  • 02.02.05.06  Packagings / Composite material / Foils

Packagings / Composite material / Foils

Company news

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Jan 22, 2020

AR Packaging completes its strategic acquisitions of rlc packaging group and Nampak Cartons Nigeria

Following customary closing conditions and local regulatory approvals, AR Packaging announces the completion of the acquisition of rlc packaging group, including indirectly a significant share in BSC Drukarnia Opakowań S.A., and Nampak Cartons Nigeria Limited.

Through these acquisitions, AR Packaging continues its successful growth development in line with the strategic plan to expand in selected segments and geographies. AR Packaging elevates to a leading market position also in the healthcare, pharma and beauty segment. The acquisition of the Nigerian operation is an important first step to establish a footprint in the African market and the Group now has the capability to serve its multinational customers from three continents.

AR Packaging is also pleased to having acquired 24.1% of the shares indirectly owned by the management of BSC Drukarnia Opakowań. Thereby the Group now owns 60.8% of this Polish company. The experienced management of BSC will remain in current positions as a valued assurance of continued successful development of the company.

“We are very pleased to having received full clearance on the acquisitions and warmly welcome the new companies in our group. This is a very important step in the development of AR Packaging which will now encompass 28 plants in thirteen countries with 5,500 highly experienced employees”, says Harald Schulz, President and CEO of AR Packaging. “The customers of rlc packaging, BSC and Nampak will benefit from our Group’s unique product portfolio including multi substrate packaging for a wide range of applications”.

All acquired entities will be operating under the name AR Packaging and the integration is in full progress together with the highly experienced local management teams.

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Oct 24, 2019

AR Packaging to launch fibre-based cutlery in cooperation with Bionatic

AR Packaging aims to meet the increasing need for replacement of plastic-based cutlery and has teamed up with the food service distributor Bionatic to launch a fibre-based cutlery range.

Since the European Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP) was introduced, both consumers and member states have started to reconsider many plastic packaging items on the market. By 2021, plastic cutlery will be banned in the EU. While targeting some of the issues related to unrecyclable items and potential littering, the demand for eating on-the-go will remain. There is therefore a great need for a new generation of food service packaging to fill this gap.

The leading packaging producer ÅR Packaging Group AB has teamed up with Bionatic GmbH & Co. KG, a food service packaging distributor, to launch a range of fibre-based cutlery with strong environmental benefits. With the companies’ combined and extensive understanding of fibre products and market demand, they plan to offer a series spoons, knives and forks in full commercial scale by the end of 2020.

With a long background and comprehensive expertise in carton conversion, AR Packaging is working intensely to bring next generation sustainable food service items to the market. Together with Bionatic, an experienced distributor of food packaging and disposable tableware made from renewable or recycled raw materials, the company has developed a set of cutlery which can compete with plastics in terms of strength, weight and barrier properties. The new cutlery range is designed to be repulpable, compostable, biodegradable, FSC certified, sourced from European wood and without any plastic content. Thus, it is fully designed for recyclability.

“With Bionatic we have a dynamic and entrepreneurial distributor of biobased packaging items for Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) on our side. They help to speed up processes and ensure product acceptance through direct consumer engagement,” says Ralf Mack, Innovation Director at AR Packaging.

“Being one of the leading wholesalers of sustainable food service packaging we believe it is better to process renewable raw materials than to use finite resources. We are therefore delighted to cooperate with AR Packaging and be able to offer fibre-based solutions as the next generation of food service utensils,“ says Michael Brink at Bionatic.

AR Packaging is a strong group of experts in barrier packaging, material converting, heat pressing and more. Based on its dedication to create fit-for-purpose and innovative solutions, the development team has created a set of cutlery. The range includes folded, pressed and moulded fibre solutions to suit the varying needs on the market. Typical applications will be mixed salads, different types of fast food and ice cream.

The new fibre-based cutlery is the first in a range of innovative food service items to enter the market. Next projects in the pipeline include fibre bowls, trays and containers

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Aug 8, 2019

Santa Maria tortillas save plastics with new packaging from AR Packaging Flexibles

Paulig, owner of the Santa Maria brand, actively strives to reduce their environmental impact and has worked together with Flextrus, a member of AR Packaging, for a few years to develop packaging which protects the products while minimizing its environmental impact.

It’s not easy to develop a material to package soft tortilla, especially not Santa Maria’s since their tortillas are made without preservatives. This means they are more sensitive; if not packed in a thoroughly evaluated and optimised packaging they will mould. So, after about a year and a half filled with a lot of testing of different lidding films and base webs, the right combination of materials is finally here!

The new packaging is made of a lidding film based on unbleached paper which is coated with tailored barrier material to secure the shelf life of the tortillas and thereby minimise food waste. The base web is a combination of environmentally sound plastics to ensure product protection with efficient use of material. Since the packaging now is based on paper, which is a renewable source, the carbon footprint is reduced by 35%* in comparison to the former packaging. And substituting plastics with paper means that Santa Maria will reduce its plastic consumption by 150 tons per year!

Flextrus has put a lot of effort into the development of the new tortilla packaging. Sales Manager Mattias Söderholm comments; “We have jointly done a great job to make this happen. Several departments and different areas of expertise have been heavily engaged in the project to make sure to deliver a great packaging for the consumer.”

The now launched packaging is a good achievement so far, but both parties are working hard to find an even smarter solution. Anders Jonebring, R&D Director at Paulig says: “This new packaging for our tortilla is an important milestone in our sustainability work. However, we continue to strive for even greater, sustainable innovations. We are already investigating solutions that will make our packaging even better. As of now, we celebrate saving 150 tonnes of plastics per year and want to thank our supplier Flextrus for their contribution in making this happen.”

*Comparison done by IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet (Swedish Environmental Institute)

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About us

Company details

AR Packaging is one of Europe’s leading companies in the packaging sector with net sales of more than EUR 900 million, 5,500 employees and 28 factories in thirteen countries.
We are a group of specialised companies with a unique  offering for the food, confectionery, healthcare & beauty, food service and tobacco industry. Our product range covers anything from folding cartons and cups & trays to flexible barrier packaging materials and complete packaging system solutions.
We create added value to our customers by providing innovative packaging solutions which meet the needs for branding and products safety with tomorrow's world in mind. 
The head office is located in Lund, Sweden. AR Packaging has an objective to grow both organically and by way of acquisitions. www.ar-packaging.com

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Company data

Foundation

1929

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)