For growers and packers, protecting fragile fruits and vegetables during shipment is critical to providing their customers with the high-quality, damage-free produce they expect. At PMA Fresh Summit 2013, Interstate Container will exhibit, at booth # 447, strong, water-resistant Greencoat wax-free boxes that effectively pack, protect, and transport fresh produce.
During the event, farmers and packers can experience Greencoat® performance first-hand, as well as schedule side-by-side trials with their current packaging. Interstate Container representatives will meet with key decision makers in the fresh produce industry and discuss how Greencoat® boxes offer significant savings, stronger and safer packaging, and a reduced carbon footprint.
Greencoat® Box Performance
Following five years of focused R&D and on-going customer trials, Interstate Container developed FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free boxes which are 10% stronger than the competition, and offer suppliers a customized packaging solution that also reduces retailer costs.
With tested performance, Greencoat® boxes withstand exposure to moisture, shifts in temperature, and rough handling while effectively safeguarding fragile products. The water-resistant corrugated box offers a durable packaging solution that is perfect for long transportation and storage. Greencoat® boxes pack fresh produce, seafood, poultry, floral and stone products.
Greencoat® Box Cost Savings
Interstate Container assigns experienced produce packaging experts to work with customers to develop customized packaging that builds strength while decreasing costs. This process helps reduce unnecessary material use and waste. Greencoat® boxes are also easier and less costly to glue than traditional cascaded and curtain coated wax boxes.
Due to recyclability, Greencoat® wax-free boxes offer retailers cost savings by cutting landfill disposal fees, typically ranging from $65-$125 / ton (tipping fees & pull).
Get to know why…
8 Reasons Why Greencoat® Boxes Meet Your Sustainable Packaging Needs
Read customer testimonials and success stories:
- Patriot Pickle Shifts to Greencoat® Boxes by Interstate Container
- Sustainable Greencoat® Boxes Effectively Pack & Ship Seafood in New Orleans Pilot Trials
- Global Green Congratulates Allen Harim Foods & Interstate Container for Switching to Innovative Recyclable Packaging
- GREENCOAT® Wax-Free Boxes Open Doors to Green Packaging for Construction Industry
- Grocers, Farmers, Box-Makers & Global Green USA Partner to Develop & Pilot Recyclable Produce Boxes
- Global Green USA Releases Blog about ‘Follow that Box’ Tour to South Florida
- Interstate Container to Visit Farms in South Florida with Global Green USA’s CoRR
About PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo
PMA Fresh Summit is an annual event that brings together key decision makers in the fresh produce industry from around the globe. The event aims to provide a platform for players in the industry and across the supply chain to connect, as well as present new business opportunities for exhibitors and attendees.
PMA Fresh Summit consists of a convention and an expo, gathering foodservice operators and distributors, grower-shippers, importers/exporters, processors of value-added products (bagged salads etc.), retailers/wholesalers, as well as suppliers of equipment, packaging, technology, transportation, food safety programs, financial services, marketing.[i]
About Interstate Container
Interstate Container’s manufacturing plants in Columbia, SC and Cambridge, MD produce 100% of the pioneering Greencoat® corrugated packaging in-house without sourcing from third parties. FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free corrugated boxes are 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. Interstate Container’s sustainable packaging solution can withstand shifts from hot to cold, and offers the same strength as wax curtain coated cartons without the carbon footprint. Greencoat® boxes can pack fresh produce, poultry, meat, seafood, stone and other fresh and frozen products that require durable water-resistant packaging.
Interstate Container also produces corrugated retail ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, protective packaging and industrial packaging in Lowell and Westminster, MA; Brunswick, NJ; and Reading, PA with sister companies in Asheboro and Greensboro, NC and Greeneville, TN.