October 3, 2016, Columbia, South Carolina – After a successful Spring Interstate Container will display their strong, coated, Greencoat® double-wall cabbage boxes at Booth #3285 during the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida. Interstate Container is the only manufacturer that can offer this hybrid, coated and recyclable, box offering farmers a unique solution.
Working Hand in Hand with cabbage growers and packers, Interstate Container designed the new 50lb double-wall box to meet the packing and shipping requirements specifically for cabbage.
Greencoat® boxes are strong, water repellent, less expensive than wax, and a 100% recyclable replacement for boxes that commonly ship fresh produce. In addition to double wall cabbage boxes in 10lb, 25lb, and 50lb sizes, Interstate Container produces ½ bushel, ¾ bushel, 1 1/9 bushel, green bean, and many other produce packing options.
Increased Strength & Endurance
Packing and distributing cabbage requires additional strength. Greencoat® double-wall boxes provide 15% increased top to bottom compression strength and higher resistance to bulge.
Enhanced Shipping Performance
Farm-friendly, Greencoat® wax-free boxes protect vegetables from the field or packing shed to foodservice distributors, retailers and restaurants. Greencoat’s strength and coating gives the boxes the power to withstand wet cooler conditions and the strain of long distance refrigerated trucking.
Reduced Packaging Costs
The packaging costs of Greencoat® boxes are less than wax cascaded boxes. Farmers see a tremendous financial benefit as Greencoat® boxes are less expensive to purchase than traditional wax cascaded boxes. In addition the end user can now recycle the box eliminating the need to pay up to $50-70/ton in pickup and landfill costs, while instead generating a steady revenue stream of $70-100/ton when recycling the boxes.
Furthermore, Greencoat® boxes eliminate the administration, damage chargebacks, food safety concerns, and supply issues associated with reusable plastic crates (RPCs).
Improved Grower / Retailer Brand Image
Foodservice distributors, retailers, restaurant chains, cities, and municipalities are increasingly pressuring growers to transition to sustainable packaging. Greencoat® wax-free boxes are 100% certified recyclable and repulpable by the Fibre Box Association (FBA). Recycling 100 tons of Greencoat boxes saves 1,527 million BTUs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 312 tons of MTCO2E and 85 tons of MTCE.
“Did you know that every truckload (770 boxes) shipped of cabbage, in wax boxes, has over one ton of material that has to go to the landfill? By transitioning to Greencoat® wax-free boxes, our customers and customers’ customers save money while drastically reducing their carbon footprint.” – Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container National Sales & Marketing Manager explains.
About Interstate Container
Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a division of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses located in the Eastern, Southern, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern US.
Jeff Cormier, National Sales & Marketing Manager
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com; www.greencoat.net