Business cases


UV lacquers require clean and secure packaging
UV lacquers require clean and secure packaging

MacDermid Autotype manufactures UV curable lacquers which are used in the automotive industry. CurTec spoke to them about the specific packaging requirements and drive to invest in high performance packaging.

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Zehentmayer increases customer acceptance of dietary supplements
Zehentmayer increases customer acceptance of dietary supplements

Who wants to buy a damaged or contaminated product? Nobody, right? Inadequate packaging can cause customer rejection. Zehentmayer decided to improve their product and avoid brand damage.

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Wasco improves performance of service technicians with Wisselbox
Wasco improves performance of service technicians with Wisselbox

Do you want to simplify the procurement and logistics of installation materials and save time and money? Then Wasco has a useful solution for you with Wisselbox.

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Katoen Natie achieves faster order picking
Katoen Natie achieves faster order picking

Katoen Natie provides Intergamma with order fulfilment for its online stores. To keep up with the rapid growth of Intergamma’s online stores, efficiency improvements and cost savings were needed. Katoen Natie achieved both aims by investing in a flexible warehouse configuration.

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TwinOxide® starts using the new 10 litre Click Pack
TwinOxide® starts using the new 10 litre Click Pack

Last week, CurTec was invited by TwinOxide® to celebrate the first delivery of the 10-litre Click Packy. CurTec developed the new Click Pack capacity especially for TwinOxide®. Henk Pontier presented director/owner Paul van Camp with a cake to celebrate their renewed cooperation.

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Sanner replaces cardboard boxes with GMP compliant crates
Sanner replaces cardboard boxes with GMP compliant crates

Sanner, manufacturer of primary packaging for pharmaceuticals, was looking for an alternative to the cardboard boxes it had been using to pack closures after production. The packaging not only needed to provide benefits in the process, it also had to meet GMP regulations. CurTec’s Lidded crate offered significant benefits compared to other suppliers.

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Why Unither uses plastic drums as primary pharma packaging
Why Unither uses plastic drums as primary pharma packaging

Packaging plays an important role in satisfying supply chain needs. In order to guarantee safe storage and internal distribution of pharmaceutical powders, Unither decided to replace one-way disposable plastic bags by a more efficient system.

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What moves CB Fashion
What moves CB Fashion

Operating in a market that is highly susceptible to trends and seasons requires CB Fashion to respond quickly to everything that happens on the shop floor. CurTec's order picking crates help create a flexible warehouse to meet their logistical demands.

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Synthon chooses custom designed packaging for pharmaceuticals
Synthon chooses custom designed packaging for pharmaceuticals

Synthon was looking for a new high-quality package for its tablets and capsules. CurTec developed custom packaging that is not only easier to use and recognize but also able to reduce supply chain costs.

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Vitamin E derivatives well-protected in Click Pack
Vitamin E derivatives well-protected in Click Pack

Isochem uses Click Pack for a hot-fill application in a clean room environment. The nestable container is used as a primary pack for a Vitamin E derivative called TPGS.

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Role model: the UMCG distribution chain
Role model: the UMCG distribution chain

In 2007, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) started its own distribution centre several kilometres from the hospital. They used a pioneering system for handling their entire distribution.

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Battery collection safer, thanks to sauerkraut
Battery collection safer, thanks to sauerkraut

UN certified packaging as a collection vessel for spent batteries was one of Stibat’s main requirements. An additional requirement was that gases could escape from the collection vessel. CurTec applied a piece of historic knowledge: its experience with packaging in the sauerkraut industry.

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A compact solution for DSM food enzymes
A compact solution for DSM food enzymes

DSM Food Specialities produces many specialty chemicals including food enzymes which help food manufacturers to get more out of their raw materials.

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Optimised processes and a high level of service at Pluripharm
Optimised processes and a high level of service at Pluripharm

Using a fully-automated roller conveyor system together with CurTec lidded crates led to greater flexibility, faster deliveries and more convenience for pharmacists.

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What makes Nic. Oud successful in e-fulfilment?
What makes Nic. Oud successful in e-fulfilment?

For many years, Nic. Oud Webshop Service was the logistics partner for the travel sector in the Netherlands. However, they have focused increasingly on the rising trend of on-line stores over the last five years. And this has been a success. They now provide fulfilment services for around 85 on-line stores.

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Chemtura: “Granulates and powders with a high-quality appearance”
Chemtura: “Granulates and powders with a high-quality appearance”

Chemtura was looking for a packaging solution for premium powders and granulates. Amongst their requirements were safety, ease of use and acceptance by customers. “The appearance of the packaging must be in keeping with our quality”, said Leen Verhoeven, Packaging Project Manager for Europe.

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New battery collection drum sets standard
New battery collection drum sets standard

A cooperation between the packaging company CurTec and the German group Gemeinsames Rücknahmesystem Batterien (Common Return System for Batteries - GRS) has produced a collection drum for used batteries that meets all requirements.

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No more damaged products through the use of lidded crates
No more damaged products through the use of lidded crates

This is crucial for a magazine distributor. Publishing companies do everything they can to make their magazines stand out. They want to quickly and safely distribute magazines without damaging them. PVS found a solution.

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New distribution method creates efficiencies in supply chain
New distribution method creates efficiencies in supply chain

Jeans Centre is a Dutch retail chain with 100 stores which sell fashionable, affordable branded jeans and stylish fashion clothing. By switching to plastic lidded crates, Jeans Centre is expected to make substantial savings on transportation cost

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Risks should not be underestimated
Risks should not be underestimated

medentex from Bielefeld (Germany) is a full service provider in the area of dental waste collection. They use CurTec screw top drums and jars as collection containers for waste containing mercury, because they are UN certified, easy to handle and sustainable.

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TNT Innight - RFID = added value
TNT Innight - RFID = added value

Clients who use night distribution reduce their decentralised stocks and at the same time speed up their logistical processes. Many TNT Innight clients often choose to dispatch their valuable and fragile shipments in plastic CurTec crates. They thereby make considerable savings in packaging costs.

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Plastic trays add value to bulb forcing process
Plastic trays add value to bulb forcing process

Some years ago, Sande switched from wooden to plastic bulb forcing trays because they offered many advantages over the traditional wooden containers.

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Sorbo innovates with swingbar crates
Sorbo innovates with swingbar crates

The complexity of the Sorbo product range has resulted in the complexity of customer-specific materials handling. To meet the needs of its customers, Sorbo has implemented a number of new systems for storage and consolidation. CurTec's swing-bar crate effortlessly forms part of the innovation process.

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How logistics efficiency increases with order picking crates
How logistics efficiency increases with order picking crates

In just a few years, Brandunit has grown from a garage-based company to an ambitious e-commerce operation. To keep growth stable and profitable the company has reviewed its main processes. Internal logistics is one of them.

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Innovative bio chemicals require an innovative pack
Innovative bio chemicals require an innovative pack

Bachem is a bio chemicals company servicing the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Bachem is specialised in the process development and manufacturing of peptides and complex organic molecules as active pharmaceutical ingredients.

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The basis of intensive magazine distribution
The basis of intensive magazine distribution

Aldipress is a distributor providing marketing support and services for the distribution of 650 different magazine titles. Read about the logistic challenges they were facing in the area of order picking.

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Every supply chain has its risks
Every supply chain has its risks

Having a thorough understanding of the manufacturing requirements that lead to the right package to fit the entire supply chain process requires a packaging manufacturer with the experience and in-house R&D to customize the package. Just purchasing any bulk drum in the end, will lead to higher supply chain cost or loss due to inferior quality. Colloidal dispersions require special attention.

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