Research and Development

Accelerating innovation

We're surfing the wave of the future

Cutting edge techniques, technologies and skills contribute to our competitive advantage, so that our client companies can reap the rewards through innovative and environmentally sustainable machines, solutions and products.

Over the past 10 years, the company has reinvested an average of 9 percent of production value each year in R&D. Thanks in part to this policy, Grifal has filed 21 patents and 3 production processes in 22 countries.

To innovate is to collaborate

There is no innovation without collaboration, with each other and with our customers. Fully understanding partners’ needs is critical to developing machines, technologies, and solutions that exceed their expectations.

At Grifal, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to constantly finding new ideas and technologies to improve packaging solutions and products.

R&D that respects the environment

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our activities, and this commitment starts with R&D.

We use recycled raw materials, design recyclable packaging , and recover any production waste. Each year we increase our use of renewable resources, but we don’t stop there. We are committed to the promotion of environmentally sustainable practices and collaborate with our customers’ R&D teams to develop packaging solutions that not only reduce Total Cost of Ownership but also demonstrate how our effective packaging solutions are superior in every way to less environmentally sustainable materials and products.

Our R&D focuses on 4 areas:

Development and implementation of a new technology applied to the corrugation of packaging materials

This R&D project involves the introduction of a new technology that allows cArtù® to be produced using plain paper, reducing:

  • procurement time
  • production costs
  • production time
  • environmental impact

The strategy includes establishing cArtù®as an environmentally sustainable packaging standard. The new investment will expand the product range and increase production capacity. In the area of double-wave cardboard packaging, cArtù® will be able to establish itself against:

  • a better price-quantity ratio
  • better technical performance