Sustainable insulating packaging on the basis of straw and corrugated cardboard for shipping refrigerated groceries goes on the market. 

Remshalden/Stuttgart, 28th Sep­tem­ber 2015 – The Klin­ge­le Group, one of the lea­ding and inde­pen­dent pro­du­cers of cor­ru­ga­ted card­board and cor­ru­ga­ted card­board pack­a­ging for­ge a stra­te­gi­cal part­ners­hip with the engi­nee­ring com­pa­ny Land­pack to pro­du­ce eco-friend­ly pack­a­ging. The Klin­ge­le Group has deve­lo­ped its­elf into one of the most pro­li­fic pro­vi­ders of sus­tainab­le pack­a­ging solu­ti­ons for online shops. They now explo­it the tra­de with ref­ri­gera­ted gro­ce­ries via their coope­ra­ti­on with Land­pack, a pro­du­cer of inno­va­ti­ve insu­la­ting pack­a­ging on the basis of straw.

Online shops have grown a lot in the past few years. Klin­ge­le deve­lo­ps pack­a­ging solu­ti­ons for this sec­tor, for indi­vi­du­al needs that are gea­red towards main requi­re­ments like pro­duct safe­ty and effi­ci­en­cy while deploy­ing mate­ri­als. Klin­ge­le sup­ports the online shops’ busi­ness model and hel­ps to safe resour­ces and cos­ts. Examp­les for this are the pack­a­ging con­cepts Fast­Fix, that doesn’t need any pad­ding, and Click­Fix, that pro­tects its con­tents effec­tively, thanks to a click-clo­sure. Accom­pany­ing this, the com­pa­ny also offers logistics and con­sul­tancy ser­vice to opti­mi­ze pack­a­ging pro­ces­ses, engi­nee­ring con­cepts and intralogistics.

Klin­ge­le for­ges the new coope­ra­ti­on with Land­pack in the light of incre­a­sing gro­ce­ry shop­ping online: Land­pack has deve­lo­ped an insu­la­ting pack­a­ging made of straw panels that can be com­bi­ned into an effi­ci­ent and eco-friend­ly ship­ping pack­a­ging with cor­ru­ga­ted card­board by Klin­ge­le. Land­box® has been espe­cial­ly deve­lo­ped to meet for­war­ders of fresh and ref­ri­gera­ted gro­ce­ries’ needs and is the first eco-friend­ly alter­na­ti­ve to sty­ro­foam pack­a­ging. Even goods that are sen­si­ti­ve to shock can be safe­ly ship­ped sin­ce straw has a strong resilience.

Landpack’s exe­cu­ti­ve direc­tor Dr. Tho­mas Mai­er-Eschenlohr: “Straw is also an ide­al insu­la­ting mate­ri­al — hygie­nic, opti­cal­ly-plea­sing and fur­nis­hed with a high-tech bio­po­ly­mer struc­tu­re. It’s our goal to give a new pur­po­se to the cur­r­ent­ly rare­ly used resour­ce straw.“

Land­box: Eco-friend­ly Circulatory-Product

Sus­taina­bi­li­ty, resour­ce and ener­gy effi­ci­en­cy, the­se are words that cha­rac­te­ri­ze not only the end-pro­duct Land­box, but also its pro­duc­tion and dis­po­sal. The insu­la­ting panels by Land­pack are cli­ma­te-neu­tral­ly pro­du­ced. Raw Straw is pro­ces­sed in a low-ener­gy way and after methods of food engi­nee­ring, without any addi­ti­ves. The agri­cul­tu­ral bypro­duct can be used without worries to pro­du­ce the Land­box and can be dis­po­sed of in your orga­nic was­te or gar­den after­wards. When com­pa­ring the pro­duc­tion with the pro­duc­tion of sty­ro­foam, the Land­box only needs a small amount of ener­gy. The straw panels are enc­lo­sed by cor­ru­ga­ted card­board by Klin­ge­le, which can also be recy­cled without any pro­blems. After using it, the was­te paper will be put back into the cir­cu­la­to­ry-sys­tem and will once again be pro­du­ced. The who­le pack­a­ging con­cept is the­re­fo­re easy on natu­ral resour­ces and the reci­pi­ent has not­hing to worry about regar­ding the disposal. 

“We have been deve­lo­ping cus­tom and sus­tainab­le pack­a­ging for online shops for years and know all requi­re­ments.“, says Dr. Jan Klin­ge­le, exe­cu­ti­ve direc­tor of Klin­ge­le. „The Land­box has an opti­mal timing, online shops are gro­wing and goods that are sen­si­ti­ve to tem­pe­ra­tu­re and shock will bene­fit from this pack­a­ging. Fur­ther­mo­re, main cus­to­mer requi­re­ments will be ful­fil­led and the pack­a­ging pro­tects the envi­ron­ment. I am very con­fi­dent that this con­cept will trans­form the mar­ket and am hap­py to see new per­spec­ti­ves that will come out of the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Landpack.“

The Land­box will be pre­sen­ted at the Klin­ge­le booth (Hall 7, Booth 138) during this year’s Fach­Pack (29.9.–1.10.2015, Nuremberg).

Press Con­ta­ct Klin­ge­le Group
Syl­via Huber
T:         + 49 7151 701 278

Press Con­ta­ct Landpack
Patri­cia Eschenlohr
E:         Patricia.Eschenlohr(at)

About Klin­ge­le Paper Mills
The Klin­ge­le Group is based in Rems­hal­den (Stutt­gart) and is one of the five big­gest pro­du­cers of cor­ru­ga­ted card­board and pack­a­ging in Ger­ma­ny. Two paper fac­to­ries, six cor­ru­ga­ted card­board mills and six func­tio­n­al units at home and abroad are part of the group. They are one of the four part­ners of the Euro­pean Alli­an­ce Blue Box Part­ners and the­re­fo­re ensu­re an Euro­pe-wide deli­very to cus­to­mers. The fami­ly busi­ness has been foun­ded in 1920 and is now mana­ged by Dr. Jan Klin­ge­le in its third generation.

About Land­pack
Land­pack® is loca­ted in Puch­heim, near Munich, and deve­lo­ps and ope­ra­tes manu­fac­tu­ring faci­li­ties to pro­du­ce inno­va­ti­ve insu­la­ted pack­a­ging on the basis of straw. The Land­box® is the first eco­lo­gi­cal insu­la­ted pack­a­ging that can be dis­po­sed of as bio­lo­gi­cal was­te. Its insu­la­ting per­for­mance is com­pa­ra­ble to sty­ro­foam. Land­pack con­trols every step of the pro­cess, from plan­ting crops to the har­vest and up to their pro­ces­sing of straw and ensu­res con­stant quality.