Advent calendar

On 1 December of each year it starts all over again: the countdown to Christmas. For 24 days impatient children’s hands and eyes move towards the Advent calendar. The excitement is great. All the greater is the disappointment when the surprise slips behind a door or is even missing. What if the compartments are so difficult to open that only brute force helps and the calendar tears. Through such incidents a large part of the daily joy is lost. Inferior Advent calendars of this kind are not an isolated incident. Again and again, poor planning and confection lead to bad evaluations.

Which services does FEURER offer?

As a specialist for packaging, FEURER offers its customers reliable quality even for the Christmas season. It is noticeable that even a tradition like the Advent calendar can be further developed and improved. Every calendar is mostly created in-house. From the development, packaging and manufacturing to the transport, nothing is left to chance. Precise gluing ensures that the contents cannot slip later. And because control is better than trust, FEURER has developed a testing procedure that uses a camera to scrutinise each calendar, checking it for completeness and providing an archive image. By means of a concealed individual serial number, each copy can be precisely identified and traced back to the end customer later on. The FEURER solution is also characterized by its cost-effectiveness: Highly efficient production lines and fully automatic inline gluing (between lid and tray) make the entire process as economical as possible.

Latest trends

Apart from the high quality standard there are of course further developments that FEURER takes up. Mr. Nußbaumer, Head of Sales, says: “Apart from the combination of lid and tray, there are other formats such as calendars that can be opened like a book. For a customer from the DIY sector, we are producing a cube with doors on each side. We are also working on an innovation to be able to do without plastic in the inlay. What is already possible today: FEURER fulfils its customers’ every special wish. Refinements such as cellophaning are just as possible as colored thermoformed inlays, embossing, hot and cold foil lamination, soft-touch or spot varnishes.”

Demand is increasing

Although the calendars from FEURER are not used for sweets, they still make children’s hearts beat faster: Boxes filled with toys are enjoying growing popularity, just as the overall demand for Advent calendars has increased. And with it the demands on size and material of the packaging. For a long time now it has no longer been just about the little ones. Even the adult world does not want to do without the ritual. Calendars from FEURER, filled with cosmetics or tools, are just the beginning. Then December 1st can come.

Robots swear by FEURER

A load carrier as a functional part in automated production – for Mercedes-Benz FEURER has made this vision come true: A load carrier for panoramic roofs has been precisely adapted to the requirements of industrial robots and ensures interference-free processes in automobile production.

Harald Cornet, sales manager in the field of load carriers, has overcome a major challenge for Mercedes-Benz: “The need was for a load carrier that could be drawn in by a vacuum by industrial robots. For this, the robots need completely smooth contact surfaces for their suckers.” The surface of EPP carriers tends to be rather rough. With fatal consequences: “If a robot could not reliably lift the load carrier, the belt stood still at first,” Cornet recalls. “Even glued-on plastic sheets were not stable enough over the long run.” Read more

WorldStar Award 2019 for FEURER

The world’s first EPS hazardous goods packaging without outer carton receives the WorldStar Award 2019, the highest global award in the packaging industry. Only the best ideas, innovations and technologies get the chance to participate in this competition.

The award-winning product in the Packaging Materials & Components category is a hazardous goods and insulation packaging made of airpop®. A packaging concept especially for dangerous and liquid goods of packaging classes I, II and III in inner packaging. Advantage of the packaging: The shock-resistant airpop ® does not need an outer packaging made of cardboard. Category X hazardous goods packaging for goods in packaging group I offers several advantages:

  • Approved by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).
  • Flexible in use due to the modular design.
  • Extremely impact-resistant and 100% recyclable due to the material used, airpop®.
  • Shipping without outer carton.
  • Accelerated packaging process, reduced shipping volume and cost reduction for shipping and disposal.

The packaging concept consists of a modular system. Bottom, intermediate rings and lid can be individually assembled to suit the goods and conditions of transport. This results in the smallest possible volume and reduces transport costs. A real benefit for the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, chemical shipping, laboratories and all those who ship hazardous materials cooled.

Special edition thermobox for food safety and handling convenience

The blue colour combination means: everything in this thermobox stays fresh. Or more specifically, cold food stays cold,  and hot food stays hot, while spoilage is prevented . But not only the crisp blue colour is new: entirely in keeping with food safety, the special edition KÄNGABOX®Professional comes with new features.

KÄNGABOX®FreshBlue Professional:

the special edition thermobox for food safety and handling convenience

More freshness

The newly developed knobs at the bottom of the thermobox allow an enhanced hot/cold flow – ideal for supporting cold chains according to HACCP standards. It is even possible to measure this : when keeping food cold or hot between -40°C and +100°C, the temperature drops or increases by only 1 – 3 °C per hour on average.

More hygiene

Food safety is also a question of sterility. That’s why the KÄNGABOX®FreshBlue Professional has also been optimised when it comes to hygiene. The new stacking feet on the bottom and stacking rim in the lid prevent contamination while ensuring stack stability. Thanks to the water drainage hole in the handle, the KÄNGABOX®FreshBlue Professional is completely dry when taking it out of the dishwasher .

More convenience

Large, comfortable handles and an empty weight of only 1.9 kg ensure that the thermobox is easy to carry even when heavily loaded. As always, the thermobox features the standard GN1/1 Gastronorm format and convenient recessed handles for removing Gastronorm containers.

The special edition also offers the proven benefits of the KÄNGABOX®Professional: such as the smooth, coated, hygienic surface, the tight-sealing lid and the convenient label fields. All in all, the KÄNGABOX®FreshBlue Professional thus offers more food safety and handling convenience for the gastronomy and catering industry, as well as for the food retail trade  and cold chain logistics.

Thermobox food safety

“Safe food” is the trend : avoiding food waste is good for the environment and the community, and, not least, saves money . FEURER is launching the KÄNGABOX®FreshBlue Professional precisely for these reasons. The insulation box made from exceptionally light EPP is characterised by excellent insulation properties, a high level of hygiene and additional convenience.

Have we piqued your interest?

Then order the new KÄNGABOX®FreshBlue Professional right away and benefit from enhanced food safety and handling convenience. Request your offer here

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The new blue colour combination of the box signals: Cold stays cold here, hot stays hot – and everything stays fresh. The special edition of the tried-and-tested thermal box made from 100 per cent EPP offers attractive benefits. Read more

Shrink films for extreme packaging sizes

Not only logistical and ecological decisions are crucial for choosing a certain type of packaging. Safety, stability and aesthetic are important too. Shrink packaging offers an optimal solution for many products. At FEURER, this is also possible for extreme sizes.

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Excellently Packaged

With Glass-wrap®, FEURER has revolutionised the packaging of flat glass – it is now safer, simpler and more affordable. In November 2015, the process won the PackTheFuture Award, making it the only prize winner in the category of product protection.

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Every year …

Filling Advent calendars is a challenge in terms of packaging technology. Especially when the filling does not consist of rigid contents but of parts that slide easily, such as sachets. A process specially developed by FEURER ensures that all contents sit at exactly the right spot. Even if they have different sizes or are difficult to handle.

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