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Biodegradable solutions for packaging of liquid dairy products


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RPC Superfos SuperCube ensures vertical vine growth

Packaging solutions company, RPC Superfos product The SuperCube has been chosen to pack 100 per cent biodegradable vineyard clips that ensure the vertical growth of vines.

The French company, Compagnie des Agrafes chose the 5.5 litre SuperCube because it wanted a convenient and reusable plastic pail to replace the more usual plastic bags in cardboard boxes.

Starch clips are used to keep the vines attached to the wire trellising allowing them to grow upwards which saves up to 10 hours per hectare of later gathering by being fully biodegradable.


“It was clear to us that we wanted to sell our new clips in plastic pails, but we were not more specific than that. During our packaging market search, the RPC Superfos website caught our attention and we got in touch. It was a sound decision and we are perfectly pleased to cooperate with this dynamic and attentive packaging provider,” explains Chloé Gautherot, Assistant Manager at Compagnie des Agrafes.

“We appreciate that RPC Superfos gave us the opportunity to test various pail options.  We finally opted for the square SuperCube solution because it hits the spot in terms of aesthetic aspects, reusability, dimensions and logistics.”

Gautherot also says, vineyard farmers feel that the practical pail adds value to the clips, as they avoid the need to transfer the clips from the bags to pails, which are needed in any case for trellising. The sustainability benefits of the reusable pails are a great match for the plant-based clips.

“The layout and drawings have been precisely transferred to the pail and everything was feasible thanks to the advanced In-Mould Labelling technique,” added Gautherot.

“The SuperCube pail looks exactly as we wanted it to be.  It is eye-catching, has great colours and is impossible to miss at the outlets selling our clips made of starch.”

Compagnie des Agrafes exports its products to wine-producing countries around the world, from New Zealand and South America to Europe.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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