It’s a box Jim, but not as we know it

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DHL Express has come up with a packaging range that it says is more environmentally friendly as it is made from 100 per cent recyclable material.

The range extends from an envelope to a pallet box, and includes a set of seven boxes of different sizes, two triangular tubes and four wine boxes. It will be available to customers in most countries around the world by late 2009, as a phased deployment plan progressively replaces the existing branded packaging items.

Each packaging item has been developed to minimise the amount of raw material used. Design changes have enabled strength and compression resistance to be increased while the total surface area particularly of the larger box items can be reduced. Protective expanded polystyrene filler material is no longer used in the new set of wine boxes.

Roland Thomas, vice president global products at DHL Express, said: “We can manage any parcel from 500g to 25kg, cater to a variety of shapes and with our patented pallet box, we can increase the weight range to 100kg.”

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