Dr. Stöcker introduces cardboard packaging for car wash chemicals

With a new packaging system, detergent manufacturer Dr. Stöcker contributes to the sustainability of professional car washing. The new Bag in Box system uses a 20 litre foil bag with an environmentally friendly cardboard outer packaging. 

Dr. Stöcker’s detergents now come in environmentally friendly packaging. The new Bag in Box packaging has a capacity of 20 litres and features an environmentally friendly cardboard outer packaging. The packaging ensures 90 per cent less plastic compared to conventional 25-litre plastic jerry cans. Not only does the new packaging reduce the amount of plastic used, it also brings major savings in terms of transport.

Large quantities of plastic packaging in car washes used to be unavoidable. Plastic was necessary for the safe transport and storage of the chemicals. The Bag in Box saves a lot of space after the packaging is empty: The foil bags are stored flat and the outer packaging can be disposed of with waste paper. This reduces the storage requirements for car wash operators, which in turn reduces costs.


To increase the sustainability of the washing chemistry, it is not only the reduction of the plastic content in the packaging that plays an important role. The CO₂ savings can also be found in the transport of the chemicals. In particular, the elimination of the need to transport large, empty jerrycans and the space-saving transport of empty plastic bags make a major contribution to lowering the CO₂ balance.

In Neustadt, Germany, the Globus supermarket car wash has already been able to test the new system. Jeroen Houweling of Dr. Stöcker in the Netherlands says that the connection of the first location in the Netherlands is planned for next month. The only requirement for the installation of this packaging is that there is a technical room, otherwise, according to Houweling, the connection is simple and safer than with plastic packaging.

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Author: Sandra Schäfer

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