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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.

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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