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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Interstate Resources to Attend PACK EXPO International 2010

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

Executives from Interstate Resources, Inc. will attend PACK EXPO 2010 from 31 October – 3 November 2010 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.


Interstate Resources operates 12 manufacturing plants producing kraft linerboard, recycled medium, corrugated sheet and corrugated converting products in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Corrugated packaging includes retail ready packaging, shelf ready packaging, POP displays, wax alternative corrugated packaging, and corrugated cartons.

PACK EXPO International, the annual packaging and processing show, brings together companies from all over the world to showcase eco-friendly and other solutions for operational needs. The show targets a large array of industries, ranging from flexible packing, beverage and food, pharmaceutical and medical, cleaning substances and soaps, and so forth.


Interstate Resources, Inc. is a member of
INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Interstate Executives Attend SGIA Expo 2010

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

Interstate Resources Executives attend Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo 2010 held in Las Vegas Convention Center.


The three-day event, which took place from 13-15 October 2010, attracted visitors from a large array of industries. The annual SGIA Expo presents innovative printing and imaging technologies and appeals to an audience interested in specialty imaging technologies and trends. [1]



Interstate Resources operates plants manufacturing kraft linerboard, recycled medium, corrugated sheet and corrugated converting products in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Corrugated packaging produced include point-of-puchase displays, retail ready and shelf ready packaging, wax alternative corrugated packaging, and corrugated cartons.


Interstate Resources, Inc. is a member of
INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.


Reference

[1]
http://www.biztradeshows.com/trade-events/sgia-expo.html
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Packaging Services Wins Honors in CorrPak 2010 Structural Category

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

During
Corrugated Week 2010, PSI Packaging Services received high honors in the structure category of CorrPak® 2010 competition. The event took place from 4-8 October in Baltimore, Maryland.


PSI Packaging Services took 1st place in both the Counter Displays-Product and Floor Displays-Product sub-sections. Since 2006, the corrugated packaging manufacturer based in Greeneville, Tennessee, has consistently received a top-three position in the CorrPak® competition.

Judges assessed point-of-purchase (POP) display effectiveness, overall design, innovation, effortlessness of in-store set-up and assembly, as well as ability to display and support the product. [1]




CorrPak® 2010 Corrugated Packaging Competition

CorrPak® 2010, a biennial competition sponsored by TAPPI’s Corrugated Packaging Division, selects and awards the finest commercially produced corrugated products in the industry. [2] The event brings together corrugated package makers from around the world.

The competition covers three domains of corrugated packaging: [3]

Structure
Product protection
Self shipper displays
Displays

Printing
Flexo-printing combined brown board
Flexo-printing on white liner combined board
Flexo-preprinted liner - not corrugated/combined

Combined Techniques
Innovative use
Promotional

All entries in the competition, except for those entered into the 'Combined Techniques - Promotional' category, were required to be for commercial use. [4]

PSI Packaging Services is a member of Interstate Resources, Inc.

References

[1]
http://www.corrugatedweek.org/pdf/CorrPak_Brochure.pdf
[2] http://www.corrugatedweek.org/corrpak.asp
[3] http://www.corrugatedweek.org/pdf/CorrPak_Brochure.pdf
[4] http://www.corrugatedweek.org/pdf/CorrPak_Brochure.pdf

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Interstate Professionals Serve as Judges in CorrPak® 2010 Competition

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

CorrPak® 2010 competition awards the finest commercially produced corrugated products in the industry. The competition took place during Corrugated Week 2010 on 4-8 October in Baltimore, Maryland USA.



Dave Doberstein, Interstate Container Reading Plant Manager, served as one of five structural judges, while George Salloum, Interstate Resources Graphics and Design Development Engineer, served as one of the five judges for printing awards.

CorrPak® reviews the world's most innovative and high-ranked commercial corrugated packages. Interstate professionals were invited to judge the biennial competition due to their knowledge and experience in packaging design and printing.




Insterstate Container Reading manufactures corrugated retail-ready packaging (RRP), shelf ready packaging (SRP), point-of-purchase (POP) displays, counter displays, corrugated and specialty sheets.

The annual convention, Corrugated Week 2010, organised by the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) and Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC), gathers decision makers in the corrugated industry. The event provides an arena for networking, training, problem solving, one-on-one communicating and exhibiting.[1]


Interstate Container Reading of Reading, Pennsylvania is a member of Interstate Resources, Inc., a member of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.


References
[1] http://www.corrugatedweek.org/why-you-should-attend.asp


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Monday, October 4, 2010

Sustainability at Interstate Resources: GREENCOAT™. . .No Wax Allowed

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

Interstate Resources has published a series of PDF files about the U.S. corrugated manufacturing group's sustainability efforts. Download this story at:
http://www.interstateresources.com/PDF/Interstate-Resources-Greencoat-No-Wax-Allowed.pdf




Challenge:


A box industry challenge was to provide a viable alternative for waxed boxes. Traditional paraffin waxed boxes are on a path to extinction due primarily to their inability to recycle. Consequently they end up in landfills (or are burned as fuel).

Since 2005, many leading retailers and grocers, including Wal-Mart and Albertsons, have been demanding an environmentally friendly alternative to wax coated boxes from their suppliers. In addition, New York City and other major metropolitan areas are also considering bans on waxed boxes.

The future is clear – wax replacement packaging of poultry, seafood, produce, frozen food and floral products will become a necessity. Moist environments create challenging conditions for any wax replacement box. Performance is critical, as is the price point.



Solution:

Interstate Container Cambridge did the improbable. They created GREENCOAT, a patent-pending wax replacement that is effective, sustainable, 100% recyclable and cost effective. GREENCOAT meets or exceeds many wax performance benchmarks while remaining totally environmentally friendly.

Global Green USA, a non-profit organization committed to addressing some of the greatest challenges facing humanity, praised the development in a recent press release. The announcement discussed Hunt’s Point, NY, the world’s largest food distribution center’s move from non-recyclable transfer packaging to recyclable packaging.


Unlike traditional wax boxes, GREENCOAT wax alternative:

  • Is 100% recyclable and repulpable

  • Meets or exceeds most current waxed box performance

  • Features state of the art high performance

  • Integrates multiple use applications

  • Provides proven moist condition tolerance

  • Is compostable

  • Immediately promotes environmental and sustainability efforts

  • Saves customers disposal fees

  • And is cost neutral


Additional benefits include reduced carbon footprints by eliminating pre-steps required for traditional wax coated or cascaded corrugated packaging, as well as by minimizing supply chain steps.

Let Interstate Container Cambridge work with your team to solve your custom ice pack and moist environment corrugated box needs.


Interstate Container Cambridge, located in Cambridge, Maryland, is a member of Interstate Resources Container Divisiona member of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'

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