PackagingCelulose Irani is one of the leading Brazilian industries in the packaging and corrugated board segment. In the Company´s production, papers of various weights are used that offer an excellent performance and sheets of single, double and triple corrugated card, with strict quality control and technical support.
For the manufacture of corrugated board products, IRANI has two manufacturing units in Vargem Bonita - SC and Indaiatuba - SP.
The packaging produced by IRANI has the FSC Chain of Custody certification. This certification ensures that the process followed by the certified raw materials, is monitored from the forest to the marketing of the product, besides the other woods with a controlled origin in accordance with the FSC requirements.
IRANI produces, besides the normal boxes and the cut and crease system with automatic and manual assembly, the HardSytem line.
The technologies used in the raw materials production, packaging paper, provide products that are lighter and more resistant.
The printing process that is used is flexography, which uses rubber plates or photopolymer and liquid water based inks. The system provides quick drying and high frictional resistance.
To produce highly durable packages for humid conditions, IRANI strives to develop treatments for the outer and the interior of the carton, providing protection for the final product for a longer period, even in cold storage, for example.
Besides being used for storage and transport, the carton provides a functional item of security that ensures product integrity and certifies that the carton has not suffered any form of violation in the logistics. This product adapts to different types of use.
The product will be marketed to all high added value segments, for example, the transport of textiles, chemicals, jewellery, electronic equipment, medicine, Internet purchases or purchase via mail, among others.
The IRANI Tamperproof Corrugated Cardboard Carton is made in one piece, which assists the assembly process.
The packages are manufactured from sturdy, corrugated duplex cardboard sheets. The HardSystem boxes have a storage capacity which can vary between 600 and 1.200 kg.
This packaging is suitable for transporting food, leather, automotive parts and petrochemical industry products.
The HardSystem is manufactured using renewable raw materials, which are recyclable and biodegradable; they comply with the most stringent international requirements, replacing, with a lot of advantages, wooden and plastic boxes.
Inner sleeves, intermediate parts, and the outer and inner core and the excellent use, ensuring the quality that the customer needs.
The IRANI corrugated sheets are available in the states of Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
IRANI professionals offer customers training on the handling of corrugated cardboard. This training is officiated by the R & D area of Company, and is intended for those employees who work with cartons and contribute to the development and growth of customers.
To develop custom packaging, Celulose Irani provides its Research & Development and Technical Assistance structure to produce boxes that meet and optimize the logistics of each specific client. It also offers in company courses.
With the support of a specialized team, IRANI monitors the overall development of the package, identifying opportunities and suggesting modifications aimed at ensuring the functionality and the reduction of costs and an increase in production efficiency.
There are indications that the first notions of packaging goes back to the origins of mankind, about 500,000 years ago, in the time of the ancestral Pithecanthropus. They were designed initially for containing and transporting water and food, the first packages were made from elements found in nature, such as hollow horns, animal skulls and large shells.
In about 4000 BC, in ancient times, writing appeared. This started the exchange of goods between Mesopotamia and Egypt. The packaging, with containment concept for transportation, storage and commercial purposes, had its origin in this period. The products were packaged and shipped in bulk inside vessels. The containers were made from clay and natural fibers.
With the need to transport products over long distances, the appearance of the packaging changed. Around the year 3000 BC, the Egyptians began making glass bottles from molding sand. These containers were rustic, used to package oils, perfumes and cosmetics.
With the evolution in transportation methods and the intensification in trade, the need arose to protect the transported products, avoiding losses and contamination.
In 1856, two Englishmen, Healey and Allen obtained a patent for the first known use of corrugated cardboard: used in hat liners. The paper was fed, one at a time, in a simple hand operated machine made from two corrugated rolls.
Later, in 1871, the first use of corrugated cardboard for packaging appeared. The American, Albert L. Jones obtained a patent for wrapping fragile items like glass bottles.
Also in the United States, in 1874, Olivier Long patented the concept of attaching a flat sheet to corrugated paper, to strengthen it.
Since then, in 1881, some U.S. manufacturers concentrated their efforts on developing new machinery, because they believed that corrugated cardboard was a packaging new concept. Thus, the first motorized machine for manufacturing SINGLE-FACE cardboard emerged, which was quickly shown to the Europeans.
The first known corrugator was designed in 1895 by Jefferson T. Ferres, of the Sefton Manufacturing Co. This corrugated cardboard box had simple walls (cover, core, cover) was first used in 1930 by a cereal producer, who obtained official approval for this type of packaging for transportation.
The first corrugated cardboard factory was built in 1935 by João Costa and Ribeiro, who entered the Brazilian market with the corrugated single wall carton, hitherto imported from Germany.
The production of corrugated packaging showed a rapid growth, following the Industrial Revolution. In the 1940´s and 1950´s, with the emergence of the first supermarkets, the selling function of the packaging began to receive more emphasis. Visual aspects, such as shape and color, become increasingly important. Practicality of use, aesthetic appeal and functionality become fundamental requirements for the success, or failure, of a particular package.
Aware of the fundamental sense that the packaging has acquired over time, Celulose Irani offers a variety of products. Based on the singular needs of its customers, IRANI develops high quality customized solutions to meet their demands.
In doing so, with contemporaneity in its actions and transparency in its relationships, IRANI became nationally recognized in the corrugated packaging segment.
IRANI with information from the Associação Brasileira do Papelão Ondulado (ABPO). (Brazilian Association of Corrugated Cardboard)