Get started with sustainable packaging: right sizing, case design & pallet layout - Esko

Get started with sustainable packaging

Right sizing, case design & pallet layout

The prospect of designing and using sustainable packaging may be daunting for a lot of companies. However, small steps have a big impact.

How to get started with designing and producing sustainable packaging? How can Esko help? With decades of helping converters and brands maximize their packaging process, Esko offers very tangible solutions that help with:

  • Rightsizing packaging
  • Reducing your ecological footprint

Esko’s ArtiosCAD and Cape Pack are uniquely suited to help companies make progress in sustainable packaging design.

ArtiosCAD, Esko’s structural design editor and Cape Pack palletizing software work together seamlessly to help you improve your profitability by optimizing your packaging design for shipping.

By evaluating the size of your packaging and optimizing the pallet and truck load, companies are able to make an impressive dent in their carbon foot print.

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Benefits of an integrated solution for sustainable packaging design

Design your packaging in structural design editor ArtiosCAD. Cape Pack palletization software automatically determines the best pallet load scheme and sends it back to ArtiosCAD.

Alternatively, Cape Pack can right-size the primary package, arrangement and shipping carton to be transferred to and automatically designed in ArtiosCAD.


ArtiosCAD links to CAPE software to determine palletization configurations very quickly. We removed 15-20% of the cost of a project by the reduction of fiber. There were also pallet-handling efficiencies of 10-15%. Overall savings were about 30%.

Rod Goudreau, VP Business Development, Abbott-Action

Optimize packaging, pallets & shippers

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is very clear on the definition of sustainable packaging. They have the complete list on their website. Some highlights:

  • Sustainable packaging is beneficial, safe and healthy for individuals, and communities, throughout its life cycle
  • Meets market criteria for both performance and cost
  • Is sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy
  • Is physically designed to optimize materials and energy

Reduce your carbon footprint

Optimizing and right sizing packaging and shipping will not only significantly boost your profitability, but also reduce truck miles, fuel and carbon dioxide, which benefits the environment.

Did you know?

A global corrugated packaging supplier started using Cape Pack palletizing software. Within 2 years the company saved 909,000 truck miles driven, or 1,463,000 km, which equals 2 (two!) trips back and forth to the moon.

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