Last updateSun, 27 Sep 2020 6pm

Food packaging made of cardboard - anything but cheese

"What's the point of organically produced cheese if it's not packaged in environmentally friendly ways?" Frederik Hohnstedt, owner of the Siebenhäuser Dairy, and his plant manager Christian Preuß have asked themselves this question very often in recent months and have been searching intensively for a solution. They finally found it at Topac in Gütersloh. Together with the specialist for print products and carton packaging and the machine supplier Ribbeck, the innovative dairy from Rehden in Lower Saxony has set up a pilot project in the dairy industry and developed sustainable carton-based packaging for Siebenhäuser's various cheese specialties. The majority of the packaging is made of environmentally friendly cardboard, only the thin barrier layer required to protect the cheese is made of plastic.

"To realize our vision of sustainable packaging, we have not only found a reliable partner in Topac, but also a model producer who is committed to environmental protection and reduction of packaging waste in the food industry. As a privately managed Bioland dairy, we are very proud to be a pioneer in the sustainable packaging concept of the dairy industry," says dairy boss Hohnstedt. And Topac Managing Director Sven Deutschmann adds: "The Siebenhäuser Dairy is the ideal partner to prove that food production can be ecological and resource-saving in all areas without any loss of quality and efficiency".
Topac, a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Printing Group, has been working on the market for sustainable food packaging since the beginning of 2019. In March of last year, the company obtained the DIN FSSC 22000 certification required for the production of primary food packaging and shortly afterwards began manufacturing packaging products that make it possible to reduce the use of plastics by up to 70%. Since then Topac has continuously built up further know-how in this business field and is working on completely new packaging concepts in its own product & design development department.


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