Faller Packaging
Competent partner also in matters of sustainability

16.02.2022 In the pharmaceutical industry, the issue of sustainability is increasingly coming into focus. This also means a rethink for packaging manufacturers, who have to offer flexible and environmentally friendly concepts. Faller Packaging sets a good example: the specialists for secondary packaging offer a broad portfolio of modular folding cartons, laminate-free labels and package inserts for biopharmaceuticals and sterile products.

Sustainability is a top priority at packaging specialist Faller Packaging: The portfolio includes sustainable folding cartons, labels and package inserts made from monomaterials.
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Sustainability is a top priority at packaging specialist Faller Packaging: The portfolio includes sustainable folding cartons, labels and package inserts made from monomaterials.

Faller Packaging has specialised in secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry for many years. Sustainability is a top priority at the company, which has its headquarters in Waldkirch, Germany. The annual sustainability report, but above all sustainable product developments such as the Eco Flex Box are examples that Faller Packaging is on the right track ecologically.

Perfectly packaged with the Eco Flex Box

With the Eco Flex Box, pharmaceutical manufacturers can quickly adapt their production processes to the life cycles of their products with just one packing size. Different inserts offer the injectable medicines the best possible protection and break resistance against impact, falling or pressure. They also facilitate flexible and secure packaging of various sterile products on conventional cartoning machines.

Faller Packaging's portfolio also includes other sustainable products: For example, the company has developed a multipage adhesive label for glass, plastic, paper and cardboard containers that dispenses with the usual film lamination. It is made exclusively of paper and can be recycled without hesitation – thus the label makes a considerable contribution to making medicine packaging more environmentally friendly.

Faller Packaging also acts sustainably with the package inserts and uses a thin printing paper that has been specially developed and optimised for the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. This enables the packaging specialist to achieve the same print image as with conventional pharmaceutical papers with up to 20 per cent less ink – without compromising opacity, printing and folding properties.

Ecologically on the right track

However, sustainability is not only one of Faller Packaging's central corporate goals at the product level, but also in its own production. The manufacturer mainly uses paper and cardboard from sustainable and certified forestry for its packaging. In the production of folding boxes, package inserts and labels, the company only uses inks and varnishes without heavy metal compounds, mineral oils and aromatic solvents.

All of Faller Packaging's German sites also obtain 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources – in Waldkirch, for example, solar power is used from the company's own roof. With the MANUVO project in Tanzania, the company is making an important contribution to supporting local small farmers and counteracting climate change through reforestation. All this already forms a very good basis for the packaging specialist to live up to its ecological responsibility. Detailed information on this and insights into the past business year can be found in the sustainability report that Faller Packaging regularly publishes in spring.