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Sustainably managed forests

Virgin fiber folding carton is made using only virgin fibers, based on a pure mixture of wood pulp, cellulose and water. The natural basis of our product is wood, sourced from sustainably managed forests in our own European region. In Eerbeek it is delivered in the form of wood chips. In Baiersbronn they make these wood chips themselves, from wood supplied directly.

Reusable and recyclable

Wood is beautiful, strong, environmentally friendly, CO2 neutral, recyclable and also renewable, as long as it comes from sustainably managed forests. In the forests where our wood comes from, every harvested tree is replaced by a new tree.

In this way, we maintain our forests for plants, animals and people, and the forest remains an inexhaustible source of wood. Also for our children and grandchildren; the future generations, that is important to us at FOLBB. The virgin fiber folding boxboard we produce from this wood is also reusable and subsequently recyclable. This creates a virtually closed material cycle.

The replacement material in plastic substitution

The demand for alternatives to plastic packaging material is growing rapidly. Because companies and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of a sustainable world and a healthy climate. Governments are also pushing for far-reaching plastic substitution with increasingly stringent regulations. Because of its sustainable properties and the many possibilities for reuse and recycling, cardboard is the ideal replacement material. This is why more and more products that were previously (partly) packaged in plastic are being provided with complete cardboard packaging.

FSC® and PEFC certification

In line with the principle of using resources responsibly and using raw materials sustainably, our FOLBB plants are certified according to the international certification systems for legal and sustainable forestry FSC® and PEFC. The FSC® and PEFC certification is available on a number of our products; this can be indicated in the order process. Please contact your sales for more information.
FSC® licence code for Baiersbronn Frischfaser Karton GmbH: FSC® C170723
FSC® licence code for Folding Boxboard Eerbeek BV : FSC® C170805

In cartonboard production, the latest technological methods and scientific findings are always applied to improve cartonboard properties in order to meet the high expectations of customers in terms of quality and product safety. In development, the questions of reducing the consumption of the raw materials used and the energy and water consumption necessary for production are also at the centre of the comprehensive considerations.

 

Pro Carton

Sustainable drive in our industry

The paper and board industry has been active in process sustainability for many years. Reducing water and energy consumption, lowering the CO2 footprint. Many tangible results have already been achieved in recent years.

Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, is a non-profit organisation representing over 40 cartonboard mills in 13 different European countries and North America, supplying more than 90% of Europe’s demand, as well as the carton converting industry across Europe.

It also promotes the functionalities and benefits of cartons and cartonboard as a renewable, recyclable and competitive packaging material to brand owners, retailers, designers, the media and EU policymakers.

On the Pro Carton website you can find the results that we as a total industry have achieved in making our production processes more sustainable.

Pro Carton “Carbon Footprint of Carton Packaging 2023” – Pro Carton