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Plastic-free packaging

Cardboard packaging in musical instrument manufacturing

Since January 2020 all shipped goods from Blockfloetenshop, FEHR, Kunath Instrumentenbau and Paetzold by Kunath are packed without plastic.

Today, one year later, we can look back and say: It works great!
Cartons made of recycled paper are used for shipping.
These are printed with the respective company logo using water-based inks.
Paper tape coated with water-soluble adhesive is used for sealing.
During shipping, the size of the carton is detected by a sensor at the packing station and the adhesive strips are dispensed automatically in the appropriate lengths.
In this way, the amount of adhesive tape required is reduced to the necessary size in each case.

Cardboard strip mats, which are produced on site from old cardboard boxes using a perforation machine, are used to pad the shipping boxes.
In this way, old packaging is used a second time before it can be reintroduced into the material cycle by customers after receipt of the goods, free of charge and without any problems, via the waste paper collection system.

Plastic packaging or cushioning materials made of plastic are stored separately and used for shipment to specialized retailers.
The idea of this sorting is that the plastic materials can be used further times by corporate customers.
Private end customers usually cannot store such materials and have to dispose of them through the garbage.

We are pleased to be able to contribute to a resource-saving economy in this way.

Who says the recorder isn't cool?

This cool gang not only won 1st place at Jugend Musiziert in Freiburg, Germany, but is also living proof that the recorder is cool.
Silvia Ott, the boss of the gang, once again made it clear with the performance of this "magic 4" who is in charge in the ring.
She has been choreographing the performances of her student groups with great attention to detail and great commitment for years.
The full-blooded pedagogue enables young musicians to play on larger instruments, with which pupils of this age group usually do not come into contact.
This motivates and leads almost inevitably to the winner's podium.

Congratulations to: (from left to right) Maxime Ogoudélé - Lennox Lietz - Noah Ogoudélé - Metin Erol

You are the icing on the cake ...

coffee cup with icing

Historically, we are one of the younger instrument making workshops in the field of woodwind instrument making.
If you look at our growth, you can count us among the "trend brands" without exaggeration, as we have been able to take responsibility for two strong and influential traditional sites in addition to the successes of the core brand Kunath over the past few years.

  • Herbert Paetzold Recorder making
  • H.C. FEHR Recorder making 

Both markets have become an integral part of the Werkstattgemeinschaft Kunath Instrumentenbau and have made Fulda a centre for recorder making in Germany.

We are happy that our team has grown by five more people since 1.11.2019:

  • Roberto Bonanno - cabinet making and finishing work
  • Nora Dhom - Repairs and Voicing
  • Lucia Eisel - Sales, Telephone Service, Recorder Shop
  • Tomy Hofmann - Surface technology
  • Svetlana Moor - key construction, body preparation

In particular, we would like to thank you, our customers, for your wonderful support of our work. Through your suggestions and wishes you spur us on again and again to become a little bit better every day.

Thank you! You are the icing on the cake on our day.

the team in the recorder paradise

And the winner is ...

Jennifer Hövelkamp wins the Bildungsoscar 2019 in the field of woodwind instrument making

The publications on the subjects of wood, materials science, music history, stylistics and work theory fill several metres of shelf space.
On each page you will find existing knowledge that needs to be understood, interlinked and combined into new ideas.
The Oscar Walcker School in Ludwigsburg can certainly be described as the elite forge of musical instrument making worldwide.

Legendary are the partly worldwide excursions of the trainees, which take place in the context of the training.
The curriculum includes the subjects and fields of knowledge which cannot or only with difficulty be taught in specialised companies.
Within the framework of the block lessons lasting several weeks, the young instrument makers come together intensively with the other fields of instrument making.
In this way they can exchange ideas, learn by transfer and overcome their own company blindness in a reflective way.

Each year, the best trainees are awarded the Education Oscar by a panel of experts.
The fact that Fulda is the new centre of recorder making is not only underlined by the number of brand manufacturers who have set up their workshops in the city (FEHR, Kunath, Mollenhauer, Paetzold by Kunath),
but also by the fact that the educational Oscar in woodwind instrument building went to Fulda for the third time this year.
In 2015 Maja Huber (Kunath Instrumentenbau) secured the coveted trophy, in 2016 Sina Bayer (Conrad Mollenhauer GmbH) won the prize and in 2019 Jennifer Hövelkamp (Kunath Instrumentenbau) kidnapped the Oscar again to Fulda.

It is worthwhile to keep an eye on this new centre of recorder making.