“Striving For Perfection is Harmful”

When it comes to sustainability, there are great opportunities for optimization in the B2B sector and logistics. Lukas Lehmann from Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund explains in an interview what these are and how a lack of data and fault tolerance hinder practical implementation.

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OTTO Ships Orders in Compostable Bags

OTTO is the first online store in Germany to send selected online orders in fully compostable, biodegradable shipping bags. These are made of grass paper and a bio-based plastic substitute that is produced from plant waste and, according to the manufacturer, degrades within two weeks.

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Reusable Transport Box Made from Mono-Material of the Same Type

Conventional transport packaging is mostly designed for single-use transport and is often made of corrugated cardboard. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, in collaboration with Berges GbR based in Darmstadt, have developed and patented an alternative solution to single-use packaging. A fully material-recyclable reusable transport solution for sensitive goods protects the environment and allows users to improve their companies’ carbon footprint.

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“Metropolitan Areas as the Raw Material Centers of the Future”

Gunhard Keil from Vienna is an entrepreneur, consultant, and keynote speaker for the Zukunftsinstitut. At FACHPACK, he will give the opening talk of the trade fair in the Breakfast Talk entitled “Stucture Follows Strategy or Customer Follows Packaging? Bold Thoughts on the Future of the Supply Chain”. In an interview with packaging-360.com, Keil reveals some of his cheeky thoughts in advance.

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Award for Robotics Solution

SSI Schaefer received the IFOY Award 2022, the “Oscar of intralogistics”, in the category “Integrated Warehouse Solution” for a pallet system solution. The system is in use for the furniture retailer IKEA.

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