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Monday, December 22, 2014

Interstate Container to Exhibit at International Production & Processing Expo 2015

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Interstate Container, the fastest growing full-service poultry packaging company, will showcase a full line of products including the revolutionary Greencoat® recyclable boxes. 


Interstate Container will exhibit comprehensive corrugated packaging and services for the poultry industry at Booth #B7929 during IPPE 2015 from January 27th – 29th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As a full-service supplier to the poultry industry, Interstate Container manufactures both wax and Greencoat® wax-free boxes, supplies impregnated tray pack boxes and provides mechanical packaging services and recycling programs to customers.

At Booth #B7929, Interstate Container will demonstrate the strength and durability of innovative FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free, recyclable, repulpable, and compostable corrugated boxes. A Greencoat® box on display at the booth will support a large ice sculpture throughout the duration of the show to demonstrate the strength and water-resistant characteristics of the sustainable box.

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About International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) covers the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is an integration of three shows: International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo.

In 2013, the event attracted over 26,000 trade visitors from over 110 countries. Attendees came to Atlanta, Georgia to see the wide array of products and services offered by over 1,180 exhibitors in the industry. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) sponsor the annual event.

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

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.

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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Friday, December 19, 2014

Interstate Container Showcases a Strong & Cost Saving Alternative to Wax Packaging at SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference 2015

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Interstate Container, US-based corrugated packaging manufacturer, to exhibit a strong, sustainable and cost saving alternative to wax packaging for produce retailers and growers, at Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2015. 


During Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2015 (SERFVC), Interstate Container will display wax-free, water-resistant, coated Greencoat® boxes at Booth # 435/437 from January 9 – 10, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, GA. Farmers, packers, and other visitors can meet with Interstate Container packaging experts at Booth # 435/437 to discuss the cost-efficient sustainable box and schedule side-by-side trials with their current packaging. 

Greencoat® boxes offer growers and packers a coated, wax-free box to pack, protect and effectively deliver fragile fruits and vegetables, such as cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, peaches, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and yams, in addition to seedlings.

Greencoat® Box Strength & Sustainability

Interstate Container invested 5 years of R&D and customer trials to develop customizable Greencoat® wax-free boxes. The manufacturer continuously launches trials to test the water-resistant box’s performance under the most severe shipping conditions. Greencoat® boxes are 10% stronger than traditional wax coated boxes.

With tested performance, FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free coated boxes withstand cold and damp conditions and rough handling, offering a durable packaging solution for long transportation, storage, and field and shed packing.  Interstate Container ensures that all produce boxes feature A-flute single-wall, providing greater compression strength.

Greencoat® Box Cost Efficiency

Greencoat® boxes provide significant savings to both the retailer and grower by ending costly wax cascaded carton disposal fees ranging from $65-$125 / ton (tipping fees & pull) while protecting fresh fruits and vegetables like traditional wax coated boxes. Interstate Container also appoints experienced produce packaging experts to work with customers to develop customized packaging, build strength, and decrease box costs by reducing unnecessary material use and waste.  

Anne Vogul, Assistant Manager Retail Operations, stated during the Save-A-Lot-Trial, “These boxes are great for us on many levels. They take waste out of our waste room which allows us to reduce dumpster size. We also get to recycle the boxes which add a little bit of additional revenue for us. And in many cases these boxes can be cheaper than the present wax box that we are paying for so it is a win, win, win for everybody!”

About SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference 2014

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is an educational conference and trade show that 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 growers, vendors and suppliers. The event houses over 200 exhibitors covering specialty crop agriculture.

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.
www.interstatecontainer.comwww.greencoat.net

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