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Who is the Duni Group?

We are the Duni Group. We have made a name for ourselves as one of the leading suppliers of sustainable and innovative concepts for the table setting and take-away sector. High-quality and environmentally sustainable products such as napkins, tablecloths and candles, as well as packaging and packaging systems for the take-away sector are our "daily bread".

Founded in 1949, we have grown into an international company known for our expertise in materials and design. Once known as a Swedish manufacturer of paper cups and napkins, we are now a market-leading supplier of innovative, sustainable products for table settings and takeaway meals.

Which brands are part of the Duni Group?

Our brand portfolio includes the brands ""DUNI"", ""BioPak"" and ""Paper + Design"".

With a focus on gastronomy, hotels, catering and care homes, the DUNI brand offers innovative and sustainable concepts and designs from tablecloths, napkins and glasses to candles, lighting and LED offerings.

Under the motto "Goodfoodmood", DUNI also addresses the end consumer when shopping in food retail stores with selected, sustainable and innovative tabletop products. The inspiring DUNI tab-top goods are popular decorations when it comes to grilling, celebrating and cooking among friends at home.

With the BioPak brand, the Duni Group serves the growing demand for sustainable disposable packaging made from rapidly renewable, plant-based or recycled or recyclable raw materials for flexible to-go enjoyment.

With eye-catching napkins, colorfully printed handkerchiefs or cheeky toilet paper from Paper+Design, good moods move into the home. At Paper+Design, innovation is not only reflected in the product range and manufacturing processes, but also in environmental protection and quality management.

How many employees does Duni have in Germany?

Almost 1000 colleagues work in Germany to bring Goodfoodmood to the tables of the world. With around 550 employees at Duni GmbH and another 400 or so at Duni Logistik GmbH, Duni is one of the largest employers in the Osnabrück region.

How is Duni positioned internationally?

Internationality is in our DNA. Our headquarters are in Malmö, Sweden, and production facilities are located in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Thailand and New Zealand.

What is Duni's position on sustainability?

We want to be the most sustainable supplier of environmentally friendly disposable products and have set ourselves the goal of having achieved a full circular economy by 2030.We are passionate about leading our industry into a world where we give more than we take.

With the corporate target within the Decade of Action to be carbon neutral as a company by 2030, Duni Group aims to exemplify an innovative form of economic, environmental and social alignment across industries and passionately create atmospheric, safe and practical solutions for all people who value good food, togetherness and ambience in harmony with the environment and sustainability. This intention is supported by all Duni employees in order to transport it competently and safely into the industry and markets.

You can learn more about this on our sustainability page: https://de.dunigroup.com/en/corporate/documents-and-reports

Who manages Duni in Germany?

Manfred Hargarten manages the fortunes of Duni GmbH together with Matthias Voß.

Does Duni have a factory outlet?

We operate a factory outlet near our Bramsch production site. There you can get a small part of our Duni and BioPak assortment at discounted prices.

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

9:00 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday

9:00 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 17:00

Friday

9:00 - 14:30

Every first Saturday of the month

9:00 - 12:00

Where does Duni produce its products?

We produce our high-quality disposable products in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Thailand and New Zealand.

Lighting: LED & Candles

What are LED candles?

LED candles are a modern alternative to real wax candles. They imitate candlelight in a safe and energy-efficient way.

Why should I buy LED candles?

The advantages of LED candles are obvious: they are energy-efficient, offer safe operation and can hardly be distinguished from real wax candles due to the flickering typical of candles. Another advantage is the practical and time-saving handling, because they can be switched on simply by pressing a button or timer.

Which color variants can I set?

Duni Mini Lamps have a wide color spectrum. Almost all colors of the rainbow provide great lighting mood. From red to green, yellow, blue, orange, pink and classic white. Choose one of 12 colors and make not only the eyes of your guests shine.

Our set LED plug prepare you in the color Warm White or in Multicolor a luminous pleasure.

Our LED Moving Flame set features a candle-like flickering flame and a beautiful warm white color.

How do I dispose of an LED candle?

LED illuminants are fortunately very durable. Despite their long service life, LEDs may eventually cease to function or lose their functionality due to damage. Unserviceable LEDs should not be disposed of with the usual household waste, but should be taken to a suitable collection point for electronic waste.

Tableware

Which products should not be missing on a set table?

A set table consists of so much more than just cutlery and plates. For a special feel-good mood and depending on the occasion, napkins, lighting, tablecloth or placemats should not be missing. 

Where can I get an overview of the entire range?

With such a large assortment, it is not easy to keep track of everything. It's best to take a look at our current catalogs or visit our online shop.

Are Duni napkins also suitable for crafts and creative work?

Due to the high quality materials and creative designs, our napkins are also great for crafts and creative work.

What is the ink used to print the napkins and tablecloths?

To protect the environment, we use only water-based paints.

What actually are "napkin pockets" and what are they suitable for?

Cutlery and napkin bags are the epitome of practical and hygienic table decoration and true quick-change artists. In a way, they have a 2-in-1 function. On the one hand, they offer space for fork, knife, spoon and on the other hand, when unfolded, they function as a mouth wiper.

Does Duni have products in the range that make setting the table easier?

We do everything we can to help caterers shorten their handling times and make them more time-efficient. This is helped, for example, by cutlery and napkin pockets or LED lamps that can be switched on at the touch of a button. Placemats also protect against soiling and are quickly set and changed.

Packaging & To Go

What is disposable tableware and why should I use it at all?

Disposable tableware is - as the name suggests - tableware that is designed for single use. After use, forks, knives, plates and the like are disposed of and not washed. Disposable tableware has become indispensable, especially in the takeaway and to-go sectors.

Which disposable tableware has been banned since 2021? What alternatives are there?

On July 3, 2021, the single-use plastic regulation came into force and many take-away items have been banned since then. However, this does not mean the end of disposable tableware. After all, there are definitely sustainable and resource-saving alternatives: Bagasse made from sugar cane, wood and bamboo, or even paper.

Why should you seal food?

Sealing offers multiple benefits in the foodservice industry. It keeps food fresh longer, preserves flavor and prevents food waste.

For whom is a sealing machine suitable?

Sealing is designed to prepare and package food hygienically. Sealing equipment is of interest to businesses that sell food directly or deliver it and want to ensure leak-proofness during transport.

Food service operations that offer take-out or delivery of food benefit from leak-proof packaging with sealed menu trays.

In the self-service sector, products covered with transparent sealing film allow the freshness and attractive presentation to catch the eye.

The system is perfect for use in commercial kitchens. Sealing makes your operations easier, whether you are delivering large quantities of delicatessen to the catering industry, organizing catering or delivering lunches to kindergartens, schools or companies.

Does BioPak Pluma disposable cutlery taste woody or rough on the tongue?

Good news for those with sensitive palates: BioPak Pluma disposable cutlery does not taste woody or feel rough on the tongue. The cutlery series is designed not to affect the taste and aroma of your food. That's why we named the product "Pluma," which derives from the Latin word for "feather" and pays homage to the feathery mouthfeel.

What is the advantage of paper fiber cutlery over plastic cutlery?

Although both types of cutlery are designed for single use, paper fiber cutlery (along with wooden cutlery) is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic cutlery. Not only is it made from renewable resources, but it degrades much faster than plastic cutlery. In fact, paper fiber cutlery can be composted, which reduces waste and contributes to a circular economy (please note local disposal conditions).

The example of Germany shows how important sustainable disposable cutlery alternatives are. There, the legal situation is such that plastic cutlery has been completely withdrawn from circulation as part of the single-use plastic ban ordinance. For German restaurateurs and consumers, a switch to disposable cutlery made of wood or paper is therefore inevitable.

In general, paper cutlery is less prone to breakage and splintering than plastic cutlery and is therefore safer to use. The BioPak cutlery series "Pluma" was produced with the clear goal of protecting the environment while providing a great dining experience.

Is paper fiber cutlery unstable?

Of course, the disposable paper fiber cutlery is not as heavy, hard and durable as reusable metal cutlery, but in terms of stability you will be surprised. Our Pluma series is designed to skewer or cut even harder foods with ease. Generally speaking, paper fiber cutlery is not as prone to breaking or splintering as plastic or wooden cutlery, for example. Over time and with prolonged use of liquid foods, the paper will soften and become more elastic, but paper fiber cutlery will withstand a delicious snacking experience without issue.

Is there environmentally friendly disposable cutlery?

The clear answer is: Yes! Disposable cutlery is better than its reputation - especially when knives, forks and the like are made of renewable and biodegradable materials such as bamboo, paper or wood. These materials decompose naturally in the environment.

Sustainability / Responsibility

Which environmental certificates can Duni show?

At Duni, we are working hard to minimize our impact on the "Decade of Action, we are working hard to minimize our impact on the impact. It is important to us that our products products are environmentally friendly, both in production as well as in use. The products in our collection have been awarded a number of environmental and quality certificates:


OK COMPOST INDUSTRIAL / SEEDLING
OK COMPOST HOME /DIN-TESTED HOME COMPOSTABLE
THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL®
(FSC)
NORDIC SWAN ECOLABEL
RAL QUALITY MARK "

What does "Ok Compost" mean?

The OK Compost label awarded by TÜV Austria ensures that the product is suitable for industrial composting and meets the strict requirements of the European standard EN 13432

What does FSC mean?

FSC guarantees that the product is made of wood from forests managed in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner.

Why doesn't Duni rely more on reusable packaging?

We are convinced that disposable products have their right to exist - as long as they are sustainable.

How are Duni and Relevo related?

The Reusable Packaging Act has been in force in Germany since the beginning of 2023. This means that, with a few exceptions, takeaway providers must offer reusable packaging in addition to disposable packaging. With our partner Relevo, we offer you smart suitable solutions, attractive starter packages, and will of course be happy to advise you.

What is Duni's sustainability / CSR strategy?

For more than 15 years now, the Duni Group has placed a strategic focus on the topics of economic, ecological and social sustainability. The company's Code of Conduct is based on the agreement on international labor and social standards (ILO agreement). In regular audits, suppliers are checked on the basis of their sustainable orientation and compliance with EU directives. In addition, the innovative sustainable products of the DUNI and BioPak brands are certified with recognized Ecolables. In addition to the FSC® for sustainable forest management for resource recovery and the Nordic Swan Ecolable as confirmation of the environmental compatibility of products, Duni products made of compostable bioplastics are awarded the OK Compost Label. All Duni Group subsidiaries in Europe are certified for the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 management system for environment and quality.

Purchase & Contact

How can I subscribe to the newsletter?

You want to be always up to date paperless? Our newsletter keeps you up to date. Be excited about news, announcements, special offers and events. Here you can easily subscribe: https://de.dunigroup.com/en/newsletter

How do I reach customer service?

Whether by mail or by phone: Our customer service is happy to help you: Duni GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Str. 4,
49565 Bramsche,

Phone: 05461 82 - 0

Professional, B2B

E-mail: service@duni.de

Consumer, B2C

E-mail: endverbraucher@duni.com

Customization

Which products can I have individualized?

 

You have the choice
... because we can do more than just personalize wipers. Individual design can be:

• napkins
• tablecloths
• Tête-à-Têtes table runners
• coasters
• To Go packaging
• To Go Cups
• Stickers & Sleeves
• placemats

What are the steps on the way to an individualized product?

 

1. our field service will advise you individually regarding
product & designs.

2. in cooperation with the customer we develop
the design.

3. our promotional printing department will create the customized layout.

4. usually 6-8 weeks after approval, the items will be delivered.