STI Group produces sustainable fibre-based packaging,
from folding cartons and gift boxes to shipping and
transport packaging. 

Our customers include brands from the beverage, food,
cosmetics, pharmaceutical, DIY, non-food and electronics industries.

A leader in sustainable packaging, our fibre-based cardboard and corrugated solutions are designed to support the circular economy!

Our innovative creations are tailormade, taking the entire value chain into account:

  • enabling strong brand communication
  • ensuring cost-efficient processing in our plants
  • providing optimal protection for even the most delicate products
  • supporting effective retailer logistics
  • delivering an excellent consumer experience


Cardboard and corrugated board made from paper and alternative fibres

Printing and finishing

Offset, flexo and digital print, wide range of finishing options


During packaging development, our expert team can advise customers on everything from food safety and counterfeit protection to toy regulations and PPWR (Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation). Whether your priority is a compact size for shipping, a plastic-free design or a reusable pack, our solutions are as individual as the products they contain. Our designs always consider responsible use of resources, optimal recyclability and climate protection.



What types of packaging are there?

There are four main types: product, shipping, transport and service packaging.

Product packaging should present the brand, provide consumer information, protect the product and enable efficient logistics. Examples include food packaging, non-food folding cartons, wine bottles, cans and even yogurt pots.

Shipping packaging protects products delivered to end consumers, for example those bought online. It is usually made of corrugated board to provide optimum protection for the products and may be branded or plain.

Transport packaging serves the retail or B2B sector and may include a pallet container of products, a corrugated board shipping carton, and retail-ready or shelf-ready packaging. The latter is often branded.

Service packaging is mainly used by the foodservice industry to protect takeaway food for a short time until/while it is consumed, and includes pizza boxes, coffee cups and burger packs.

What makes packaging sustainable?

Sustainability is largely determined during product development. Sustainable packaging will be made from renewable or recycled raw materials with a supply chain as short as possible and are recyclable after use. Our goal is optimal product protection with the minimum amount of material. We achieve this by fully understanding each material’s technical values through extensive testing and analysis. Mono-material designs are more recyclable, so we always look to replace plastic packaging elements with fibre-based alternatives and also consider the recyclability of inks and coatings. Using recycled materials enables us to close loops: we use more than 85% recycled material in our corrugated packaging, using virgin fibres where necessary for technical or legal reasons.

Where is our packaging manufactured?

STI Group has specialised packaging plants in six European locations: Lauterbach, Alsfeld, Greven and Neutraubling in Germany, Kecskemét in Hungary and Rumburk in the Czech Republic. Our Hong Kong sourcing office offers packaging development and implementation expertise for customers who produce in Asia.

Which corrugated profiles does STI Group work with?

STI Group has a wide range of materials and corrugated profiles at its disposal: B-, C-, D-, E-, F- and G- flutes and flute combinations are produced at our various sites. We are also an innovation partner for alternative fibres, having produced commercial packaging from silphie fibre, grass fibre, and even agricultural waste – all of which can be recycled via existing systems.