IPPE 2015 attendees can witness first-hand the strength and durability of pioneering Greencoat® wax-free corrugated boxes at booth #B7929. Interstate Container will set up a Greencoat® box display to support a 900 lb ice sculpture throughout the duration of the show. The 100% recyclable Greencoat® corrugated boxes offer customers moisture-resistance, strength and cost-effectiveness, while reducing the carbon footprint for both the customer and the end-user.
Strong, Sustainable, & Cost-Efficient Greencoat® Wax-Free Poultry PackagingTested Strength & Water Resistance. Greencoat® boxes are moisture resistant, and strong enough to package and transport poultry, meat, seafood and other refrigerated and frozen products. This box can endure shifts from cold-to-hot, rough handling, and long trips without sacrificing strength or performance. Interstate Container works hand-in-hand with customers to develop customized packaging solutions, as well as conducts on-going customer trials.
Proven Sustainability. Greencoat® wax-free boxes are FBA-certified 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. The eco-friendly box reduces environmentally-harmful greenhouse gas emissions generated from burning unrecyclable corrugated packaging. According to Global Green USA CoRR, fresh produce, meats and seafood producers generate 1.45 million tons of solid waste from paraffin-coated cardboard alone. Thus, an industry shift to recyclable corrugated packaging could reduce America's annual carbon emissions by 4.5 million mtCO2e. Since shifting nearly 100% of its 500 million square feet of boxes to Greencoat®, Mountaire Farms has reduced 150,000 mtCO2/annually.
Demonstrated Cost Saving. By using Greencoat® boxes, the retail industry and restaurant sector will cut or avoid landfill disposal costs ranging from $65-$125 / ton (tipping fees and pull). ‘Retailers and restaurants could realize a net benefit of combined cost savings and revenue generation of $200 million nationwide’ – Global Green USA CoRR. Additionally, Interstate Container coats the wax-free box in-house, reducing unnecessary additional transportation costs to third-party providers. The manufacturer also assigns expert engineers to work with customers to develop “right size” customized packaging that builds strength while reducing costs.
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 ContainerInterstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning corrugated packaging in nine plants located in the eastern United States, including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With recent growth in the south, Interstate Container supplies poultry processors across the region through its comprehensive network of warehouses, including new warehouses in Jackson, MS, Gainesville, GA and Albertville, AL.
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.