Wood in packaging
Today, packaging designers need to find materials which respond to marketing team briefs as well as conform to more rigid envirnomental regulations, a condition of sustainability. Wood is, therefore, a top tier material.
Part of the Quadpack family, the Technotraf division of the group offers excellent packaging products based on wood, and promotes use of the material among fragrance and cosmetic brands. Technotraf offers standard items and customized solutions with relatively low tooling costs.
More and more, wood is being recognized as a viable and fashionable material, not only because it's natural, but also due to its unique character and tactile warmth.
Everyone understands the importance of the preservation of our forests. It is key to preventing global warming and ensuring air quality for future generations.
That’s why Technotraf is certified by the two leading forest management programmes: the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
These certifications ensure that the wood we use comes from sustainable forests - it can be traced from source to finished product. When forests are managed responsibly, wood becomes an endlessly renewable resource.
All the waste from our wood-shaping facilities is recycled then used for chipboard, animal bedding, or biomass fuel.
Technotraf was founded in 1986 and acquired by Quadpack in 2013, located north of Barcelona in a small town halfway between the city and the Pyrenees. The area has a long tradition of wood working and at one time this region was well known for artisanal hand turners. The Technotraf plant is a former textile factory built in 1895 beside the river Ter.
The manufacturing process today is completely automated, without the need for manual labour.
Technotraf specializes in the production of large quantities of small format wood pieces for several markets, including the fragrance, beauty, food and beverage, and household spaces.
Wood sources and types
The majority of our wood is sourced in Europe. When this is not possible we always ensure that all our wood comes from authorized forests.
We have a substantial list of woods available. We only use wood that is feasible in terms of its technical characteristics and economic cost, as well as its sustainability.
Below are some of the types of wood we use most frequently. We can consider the use of other types upon request if they comply with our normal conditions.