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Friday, October 28, 2016

Photoblog: Interstate Container at PMA Fresh Summit 2016

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Interstate Container met with growers and packers at 2016 PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo to work Hand in Hand in the transition away from wax boxes to eco-friendly, FBA-certified 100% recyclable and repulpable Greencoat® wax-free boxesThe summit took place from October 15 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.









About Interstate Container

Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a division of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses located in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, East and South regions.

Contact Info

Jeff Cormier, National Sales & Marketing Manager
Interstate Container
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921

Tel: 410-221-1508
Email: Jeff.Cormier@interstatecontainer.comWebsite: www.interstatecontainer.comwww.greencoat.net

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Interstate Container Helps Growers Shift to Greencoat® Recyclable, Coated, Wax-Free Boxes at PMA Fresh Summit 2016

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Interstate Container will work Hand in Hand with growers to help transition from wax to Greencoat® boxes at Booth #3285 during PMA Fresh Summit 2016 from October 15 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

October 4, 2016, Columbia, South Carolina – Interstate Container helps growers and packers shift away from unrecyclable wax boxes in response to the growing demand from foodservice distributors, supermarket, and restaurant chains to reduce carbon footprint. During 2016 PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo, Interstate Container will be available at Booth #3285 to discuss and explore Greencoat® applications, benefits, and solutions to meet the needs of growers/packers and retailers.

By working Hand in Hand across the supply chain, Interstate Container makes the transition to Greencoat®, recyclable, coated, and wax-free boxes simple. Offering free trials alongside current packaging, Interstate Container provides growers and packers a chance to effectively test and compare Greencoat®’s strength and performance. These wax-free corrugated boxes are a durable, water resistant, less costly, and 100% recyclable option that meet customer needs.  Why use unrecyclable wax boxes, or dry boxes that don’t perform?  Greencoat® is the box that gives the farmer and retailer the best of both worlds, and saves both money.

Reasons for Growers to Transition to Greencoat


In addition to meeting customer needs for eco-friendly packaging, Greencoat® presents other key advantages for growers and packers.

Stronger & More Durable

Greencoat® corrugated boxes are a true hybrid offering for the industry as they are coated, strong, and also 100% recyclable.   Interstate Container is the only company that can offer a coated, recyclable option that can endure rigors of packing, cooling, and long distance refrigerated trucking to mirror wax corrugated boxes.

Improved Bottom Line

Greencoat® boxes cost less than traditional wax cascaded boxes, offering farmers savings combined with a product that works.  Farmers also don’t have the burden of the administration, damage back charges, and supply concerns that accompany reusable plastic crates (RPCs).

Food Safety


Hygiene is critical for packaging that comes in contact with food products, including fresh produce. A study conducted by researchers from the University of California Davis and the University of Guelph demonstrated that reusable plastic crates (RPC) frequently remain contaminated even when reaching produce packers. [2, 3] Greencoat® eliminates the food safety concerns of packing in unhygienic RPCs.

 Why Greencoat® is Ideal for Retailers


Produce Freshness & Quality

Without strong packaging and the right shipping conditions, fresh produce will reach retailers bruised and wilted. Greencoat® boxes provide the needed strength and water-resistance to ship vegetables in the right temperatures and conditions and maintain freshness and quality.

Revenue Generation

Grocers, foodservice distributors, supermarkets and restaurant chains no longer need to pay $50-70 / ton to landfill wax boxes. Greencoat enables retailers to generate new revenue of $70-100 / ton from recycling the boxes.  This is an enormous benefit to the end user that wax cascaded boxes and RPC’s cannot offer.

Lower Carbon Footprint

Fibre Box Association (FBA) certified, Greencoat® wax-free boxes are 100% recyclable and repulpable. 1,527 million BTUs can be saved by recycling 100 tons of Greencoat boxes, in addition to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 312 tons of MTCO2E and 85 tons of MTCE.

About Interstate Container


Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a division of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses located in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, East and South regions.

Reference:

Contact Info


Jeff Cormier, National Sales & Marketing Manager
Interstate Container
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Interstate Container to Showcase Greencoat® Double Wall Cabbage Boxes at PMA Fresh Summit 2016

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Greencoat®’s new double-wall, coated, wax-free cabbage boxes for growers and packers offer farmers a strong, and cost effective solution to their packaging needs. Find Interstate Container in Booth #3285 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from October 15-16.


October 4, 2016, Columbia, South Carolina – After a successful Spring Interstate Container will display their strong, coated, Greencoat® double-wall cabbage boxes at Booth #3285 during the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida. Interstate Container is the only manufacturer that can offer this hybrid, coated and recyclable, box offering farmers a unique solution.

Working Hand in Hand with cabbage growers and packers, Interstate Container designed the new 50lb double-wall box to meet the packing and shipping requirements specifically for cabbage.

Greencoat® boxes are strong, water repellent, less expensive than wax, and a 100% recyclable replacement for boxes that commonly ship fresh produce. In addition to double wall cabbage boxes in 10lb, 25lb, and 50lb sizes, Interstate Container produces ½ bushel, ¾ bushel, 1 1/9 bushel, green bean, and many other produce packing options.

Increased Strength & Endurance


Packing and distributing cabbage requires additional strength. Greencoat® double-wall boxes provide 15% increased top to bottom compression strength and higher resistance to bulge.

Enhanced Shipping Performance


Farm-friendly, Greencoat® wax-free boxes protect vegetables from the field or packing shed to foodservice distributors, retailers, and restaurants. Greencoat’s strength and coating give the boxes the power to withstand wet cooler conditions and the strain of long-distance refrigerated trucking.

Reduced Packaging Costs


The packaging costs of Greencoat® boxes are less than wax cascaded boxes. Farmers see a tremendous financial benefit as Greencoat® boxes are less expensive to purchase than traditional wax cascaded boxes.  In addition, the end user can now recycle the box eliminating the need to pay up to $50-70/ton in pickup and landfill costs, while instead generating a steady revenue stream of $70-100/ton when recycling the boxes.

Furthermore, Greencoat® boxes eliminate the administration, damage chargebacks, food safety concerns, and supply issues associated with reusable plastic crates (RPCs).

Improved Grower / Retailer Brand Image


Foodservice distributors, retailers, restaurant chains, cities, and municipalities are increasingly pressuring growers to transition to sustainable packaging. Greencoat® wax-free boxes are 100% certified recyclable and repulpable by the Fibre Box Association (FBA). Recycling 100 tons of Greencoat boxes saves 1,527 million BTUs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 312 tons of MTCO2E and 85 tons of MTCE.

“Did you know that every truckload (770 boxes) shipped of cabbage, in wax boxes, has over one ton of material that has to go to the landfill? By transitioning to Greencoat® wax-free boxes, our customers and customers’ customers save money while drastically reducing their carbon footprint.” – Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container National Sales & Marketing Manager explains.

About Interstate Container


Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a division of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses located in the Eastern, Southern, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern US.


Contact Info


Jeff Cormier, National Sales & Marketing Manager
Interstate Container
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921


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