As of now, the international folding carton database of the FFI e. V. (FFI) has been activated for data entry by cartonboard manufacturers. Cartonboard manufacturers are invited to enter the data on their products into the database. The database will be activated for users after a data entry phase of around five weeks.
Cartonboard producers can now enter their cartonboard products with the corresponding technical data, technical data sheets and certificates into the central online cartonboard database, which is available in German and English. The technical data include, for example, grade, basis weight, bending stiffness, thickness, moisture, whiteness. In addition to certificate management, the database also offers various research and comparison options.
A central cartonboard database not only reduces administration costs for folding carton manufacturers – cartonboard producers also benefit from this if they only have to enter updated documents or technical data into a central database once in the future, instead of having to send them hundreds of times to their customers at home and abroad or provide them on request, as was previously the case. The central database is thus a significant contribution to reducing supply chain costs in the cartonboard and folding carton industries. The basic function of the database can also be used by non-members of the FFI.