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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Interstate Container Showcases Sustainable Greencoat® Boxes at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference 2014

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Read Interstate Container's press release about exhibiting at Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) 2014...

9 January 2014 - At SERFVC, Interstate Container will introduce Greencoat® wax-free boxes to farmers and packers at Booth # 429 – 431 from January 10 – 12, 2014 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, GA. Greencoat® boxes offer growers and packers the necessary strength and durability to ensure protection and safe delivery of fragile fruits and vegetables during shipment without increasing customer costs.

Interstate Container booth visitors can meet with representatives to learn about how Greencoat® corrugated boxes offer:

  • Significant savings by ending costly wax cascaded carton disposal fees
  • Stronger and safer packaging made for field and shed packing
  • Reduced carbon footprint
At the booth visitors will also experience Greencoat® performance first-hand and can schedule side-by-side trials with their current packaging. 

Greencoat® Box Strength & Durability

Interstate Container invested five years of focused R&D and on-going customer trials to develop the FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free boxes which are 10% stronger than traditional wax coated boxes and offer suppliers a customized packaging solution.

With tested performance, water-resistant Greencoat® boxes offer a durable packaging solution for long transportation and storage which can withstand exposure to moisture, shifts in temperature, and rough handling. Greencoat® boxes pack fresh produce, such as cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, peaches, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and yams, in addition to seedlings.

Greencoat® Box Cost Efficiency

Greencoat® boxes are easier and less costly to glue than traditional cascaded and curtain coated wax boxes. The wax-free recyclable box cuts landfill disposal fees, basically ranging from $65-$125 / ton (tipping fees & pull).

In order to develop customized packaging, Interstate Container appoints experienced produce packaging experts to work with customers to build strength and decrease costs by reducing unnecessary material use and waste.

Get to know why…8 Reasons Why Greencoat® Boxes Meet Your Sustainable Packaging Needs

About SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2014

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference covers specialty crop agriculture, housing over 200 exhibitors. The conference addresses food safety, specific commodity sessions on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies, as well as provides a forum for interaction between key suppliers and growers.

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 is a member of Interstate Resources Inc., a member of INDEVCO Group.
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