What customers repeatedly want to know – questions and answers

We have put together for you the answers to the most frequently asked questions about a wide range of different topics relating to paper production and safe use with foodstuffs. If your concern or question has not been addressed, we ask you to get in touch with us.

What exactly is Green Hightech and what are the Next Generation Products?

With high levels of investment and consistent development work over many years, Progroup has completely reconceived the notions of corrugated board and corrugated board packaging. The concept of Green Hightech represents a series of Next Generation Products: Next Fibre® containerboard, Next Board® corrugated board and Next Box® packaging which our experienced packaging partners in Central Europe manufacture.

What is the significance of the term carbon footprint in relation to the Next Generation Products?

Carbon footprint or the CO₂ assessment of a product is the sum total of all CO₂ emissions which occur during the course of its life phases. This assessment allows products to be compared in terms of their effect on the climate and also to be improved by assessing the individual production steps. Progroup has had a product carbon footprint prepared for its Next Board® corrugated board.

For which products has Progroup had a product carbon footprint prepared?

The PM2 paper machine in Eisenhüttenstadt enables fibre-saving production of high-quality containerboards. These Next Fibre® high-performance papers are the basis for lighter and yet strong corrugated boards with a new design, the Next Board® corrugated boards. They have been examined to determine their product-specific carbon footprint.

Which organisation carried out the assessment of the carbon footprint?

Progroup commissioned TÜV Rheinland to carry out this investigation and certification.

How much CO₂ can be saved using Next Board®?

The Next Fibre® high-performance papers are used to manufacture the Next Board® corrugated boards. Thanks to newly developed corrugated board designs, Progroup has successfully managed to achieve higher ECT values as well as improved compressive strength with less use of materials. The “Product Carbon Footprint” certification of TÜV Rheinland confirms that Next Board® saves up to 15% CO₂ pollution in manufacturing compared to customary grades available on the market.

How much CO₂ can be saved during transport using Next Board®?

Next Board® corrugated boards weigh less and are thinner, which means that 16% more m² can be transported on each truck. However, each truck load is heavier overall due to the additional quantity. As more corrugated board can be transported on each truck, fewer trips are required overall to transport the same amount of corrugated board. 1 in 7 truck journeys can be saved.