Carton packaging - a wise choice in the long run
AR packaging, under the A&R Carton brand has vast experience regarding different virgin and recycled carton board materials and material handling. We can provide you with many high-quality options that reflects your brand image and ensures that your packaging performs the way you and your consumers expect.
Boosting your brand
It is estimated that about 70% of purchasing decisions are made at the point of sale - packaging can help ensure that a product is seen and purchased. Cartons have a high quality image, offer strong shelf impact and are highly regarded by the consumer. Innovative shapes and interesting print effects combine to offer instant attraction. Cartons signal quality and value. Consumers then tend to relate the value to the product so giving carton packed products a better chance of success.
The sustainable choice
Carton is made from wood pulp – a renewable material – and has a low environmental impact compared to other materials. Carton board gains ground as an ecological packaging material in the wake of increasing environmental awareness. Carbon is stored in the wood fibres and as long as forests are managed in a sustainable way, carton is a premium sustainable choice. A&R Carton purchases all carton boards from sustainably managed forests or from recycled board. An analysis carried out by ECMA shows that carton is an even more favourable choice when biogenic carbon sequestration is included in the lifecycle analysis. This is an important aspect when comparing carton to alternatives.
Improvements in carton board technology, have led to significant reductions in the weight of board needed to produce cartons. Reduced weight and the strength and rigidity of cartons also means that there is lower wastage in transport from producer to consumer. Cartons are easy to crush and recycle and have an excellent record with facilities in place all over Europe to recover and return them for recycling.
Providing security and efficiency
Cartons are cost-effective packaging at high speed. Effective shelf stacking, fast bar code reading and the ability to utilise upcoming technological developments such as RFID. This provides significant benefits in the supply chain when using cartons. Cartons can be designed to incorporate a wide range of security systems, based on both covert and overt technologies. Designs can include tamper-evidence, child-resistance or other security benefits through tagging mechanisms, creative constructional design as well as print and ink system technologies. Cartons offer an ideal packaging medium in achieving efficiency as they can be packed fast, stacked easily and efficiently, and moved through the supply chain with minimum damage.
Complete packaging systems
With our customers’ needs and demands in mind, we continuously develop new ways of achieving efficiency and productivity within our field of expertise. A&R Carton offers complete innovative machine systems and concepts which provide a unique packaging solution to match your specific needs. Both packaging and machinery are developed by A&R Carton. They are part of a total solution from an experienced supplier with system knowledge and continuous R&D. We take full responsibility through conceptualisation, installation, verifications on site as well as service support over time. And we ensure that your total packaging solution performs just as effective and convenient as you and your consumers expect.