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Antalis Packaging reduces Sloemotion's transit breakages to zero

24 Sep 2021 —
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Antalis Packaging created a fully insured, pulp-based bottle protection solution for Sloemotion Distillery – an artisan spirits business – which has resulted in a reduction in transit breakages from 1 in 20 to zero.

Antalis Packaging created a fully insured, pulp-based bottle protection solution for Sloemotion Distillery – an artisan spirits business – which has resulted in a reduction in transit breakages from 1 in 20 to zero.

Sloemotion Distillery based in Yorkshire is a business creating spirits and liquors. Farm shops form their main customer base along with direct sales from their online shop. Antalis’ northern packaging team helped Sloemotion to create a bespoke outer box, with a three-part moulded pulp insert capable of holding bottles of various shapes and sizes, to reduce in-transit breakages.

 

Antalis' Packaging team visited the Sloemotion Distillery to assess the scale and scope of the requirement. Sloemotion’s existing packaging was a standard carton with either a six or twelve cell divider. Bottles of different shapes and sizes needed to be accommodated – a single box might contain a variety of bottles.

 

Antalis helped to create a three-part moulded pulp solution to keep the bottles secure in the outer carton. The 10cm-deep base of the insert has multiple ridges, enabling it to hold a variety of sizes of bottles. The middle part sits on the shoulder of the bottle while the final part sits over the top of the neck. In total, 90% of each bottle is covered, offering optimum protection during transit. Bespoke outer cartons in four different sizes were also produced to ensure a snug fit and quality of presentation. To ensure effectiveness, drop tests were carried out with a success rate of 100%.

 

" The client’s damages were harming the company’s bottom line, as well as the environment, due to over packaging. The solution we devised used off-the-shelf and bespoke components. The fact that they are now able to ensure their deliveries arrive safely is testament to the effectiveness of the new packaging.”

Ben Oakes, Packaging Account Manager at Antalis UK