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Monday, September 23, 2013

Patriot Pickle Shifts to Greencoat® Boxes by Interstate Container

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

Patriot Pickle, the Wayne, New Jersey-based manufacturer of fresh barrel-cured pickles, has replaced its secondary packaging with eco-friendly Greencoat® wax-free boxes by Interstate Container to transport and brand its “All American Pickle” products.
 
During processing, hot-to-cold temperature shifts result in moisture and condensation which compromise the integrity of corrugated packaging. This manufacturing environment presents Patriot Pickle with the challenge of utilizing the right box, one that offers necessary strength, water-resistance, and graphic appeal.

Interstate Container plants in Brunswick, NJ and Cambridge, MD collaborated to develop Greencoat® boxes specific to Patriot Pickle’s packaging structure, paper combination, and coating requirements.

Richard Loos, Interstate Container Brunswick Sales Representative, highlights:

“We quickly identified and solved this difficult and costly problem for the customer. Within two weeks of our first meeting, 200 samples of Greencoat® boxes were developed and shipped for testing.”

Within six weeks of the first meeting with Interstate Container, Patriot Pickle began shipping its pickles in Greencoat® wax-free boxes. 

The new Greencoat® wax-free boxes feature four main improvements to traditional wax boxes: increased strength, enhanced branding, cost effectiveness, and sustainability.

A Stronger Box

Although wax-free, Greencoat® boxes are 10% stronger than traditional wax-coated boxes and withstand moisture, shifts from hot-to-cold temperatures, and rough handling.

A Printed Box with Improved Branding

Without increasing the price, Interstate Container offered Patriot Pickle improved branding with a new 3-color box, as opposed to a 1-color box, featuring the company’s signature green pickle and the addition of the US flag for this ‘All American Pickle’ brand.

A Cost-Effective Box

Interstate Container reduced the overall cost of the box by decreasing the coating by 35% and light-weighting from double-wall to single-wall board.

Further, because Greencoat® boxes are wax-free and fully recyclable, customers do not have to pay costly wax disposal and landfill costs.

A Sustainable Box
Greencoat® is a Fibreboard Association (FBA)-certified wax-free packaging solution. One hundred per cent (100%) recyclable, repulpable, and compostable, it meets Patriot Pickle’s functional packaging requirements, while reducing costs.

Satisfied with their new packaging, Patriot Pickle transferred 100% of their packaging needs to Interstate Container.

Loos explains,
 
"By effectively identifying the Patriot Pickle's problem, we utilized our expertise and unique capabilities to find the right solution. We saved the customer money and offered them a stronger and more attractive package.
To date, we have successfully shipped roughly 200,000 boxes.”

Due to the success of the project and customer satisfaction, Patriot Pickle and Interstate Container will partner for an upcoming product development project.

About Patriot Pickle

Established over 30 years ago in Wayne, New Jersey, Patriot Pickle manufactures fresh barrel-cured wholesale pickles and pickle products for the Food Service industry nationwide.

Patriot Pickle manufactures products under Orthodox Union (OU) supervision. The food manufacturer meets Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) quality and food safety standards.

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container plants manufacture corrugated retail packaging and POP displays, shipping and transport containers, and other specialty applications in Lowell, Massachusetts; Westminster, Massachusetts; North Brunswick, New Jersey; Reading, Pennsylvania; Cambridge, Maryland; Asheboro, North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; and Greenville, Tennessee.

Interstate Container plants are members of Interstate Resources, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Contact Info

Interstate Container Brunswick LLC
501 Finnegans Lane
North Brunswick, NJ 08902


Tel: 800.821.8479 | 732.821.8100
Fax: 732.821.4040


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Interstate Container to Launch Greencoat® ICE Seafood Boxes at PACK EXPO 2013

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

At PACK EXPO 2013, Interstate Container will unveil Greencoat® ICE wax-free corrugated boxes tailored to effectively pack and transport seafood products on ice.

 
During the event, Interstate Container will display the first wax-free recyclable box for ice packed seafood at booth # S6338 from September 23-25 at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Greencoat® ICE seafood boxes
offer the necessary strength and durability to pack seafood and ice, while reducing the carbon footprint and eliminating expensive wax disposal costs for retailers and restaurants. Interstate Container representatives will be available at the booth to discuss Greencoat® boxes and schedule trials.


Greencoat® ICE for Seafood Packaging

 
Interstate Container partnered with Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) and leading seafood processors to successfully develop and trial Greencoat® ICE . The wax-free box can withstand frozen seafood packaging processes, while maintaining its structural and functional integrity.

 
Unlike the typically used paraffin wax-coated box and Styrofoam, Greencoat® boxes are Fibre Box Association (FBA)-certified as 100% recyclable and repulpable in line with the relative protocol for wax-alternative coatings.  Greencoat® boxes can withstand long transportation and rough handling, where Styrofoam and plastic could easily crack or break.
 
With this step towards sustainable packaging, retailers and restaurants could realize a cost-saving of up to $200 Million nationwide and reduction of 1.45 million tons of solid waste generated from waxed boxes. [1]


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.
 
Interstate Container plants are members of Interstate Resources, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Greencoat® Revamped Website Showcases Pioneering Wax-Free Corrugated Boxes

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

 
Learn about pioneering Greencoat® wax-free boxes on http://greencoat.net.

Visit the new and improved Greencoat® website to explore “the only sustainable, wax-free, water-resistant box that protects your product, the environment and your bottom line.”


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.

Interstate Container plants are members of Interstate Resources, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA.


 
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