RPN: iGPS Auction Okayed, Less Product Damage with Reusables, ORBIS RPM Service Center in Mexico

In this week’s roundup, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has given a green light for the auction of iGPS. U.S. Bankruptcy Jude Kevin Gross cautioned, however, that his final approval of the actual sale would not be won unless the floor price set by a joint venture that includes two private equity firms goes up “considerably.” iGPS auction, after reconciling issues reported last week. (Read more.)

Meanwhile, new research by Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM) -a German foundation for reusable systems- carried out by Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Bonn, found that throughout the whole supply chain for fresh fruit and vegetables from the producer to the retail, around 4 percent of all disposable packaging was damaged, while this figure was just 0.1 percent for reusable packaging. The study was published by the Association of Logistics Operators for Eco-sustainable Reusable Items (Areco), whose members include IFCO, CHEP, Europool System, LPR, and Logifruit. (Read more.)

ORBIS Corporation has announced the opening of a Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) Beverage Service Center located in Queretaro, Mexico, which will provide support to the Rexam Mexico facility. ORBIS works with Rexam, one of the world’s largest beverage can manufacturing companies, to provide management of its plastic pallets which are used to transport cans from Rexam’s can manufacturing plants to customer filling plants. (Read more.)

Goplasticpallets.com is promoting the  new addition to its Cabka-IPS plastic pallet range – the 1200mm x 1000mm full perimeter, medium duty CPP 875 PO plastic pallet.Bild 019 The 15kg pallet is manufactured from recycled polyolefin. And despite its low weight, the CPP 875 PO is described as “impressively robust” and can carry up to 1500kg in transit, giving the pallet an extraordinary weight-to-load capacity ratio. (Read more.)

Also in the news, CAPS has been named a top green provider once again. Meanwhile, Bede Whiteford, President of Amtek Pallet Corporation, reports that his hybrid wood/plastic pallet has performed very well in laboratory testing, and is getting closer to readiness for its commercial launch. (See photo at left).hybrid

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