Reusable Pallet Containment Nets: an Interview with Gary Priestley of Gaprie

Reusable Packaging News recently reached out to Gary Priestley, the owner and director of Gaprie™. In 2018, the company launched its latest product, P.C. Nets, an innovative and simple-to-use reusable pallet containment system which eliminates the need for plastic stretch or shrink wrap.   RPN: What’s important to know about Gaprie, the … [Read more...]

New Report from Wharton, IGEL and CHEP Covers a “Revolution in the Making: The Quest for Net Positive Supply Chains”

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and CHEP have released a special report on a “transformative vision” to improve the environment by improving supply chains worldwide. “A Revolution in the Making: The Quest for Net Positive Supply Chains” explains what the net positive … [Read more...]

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels. The … [Read more...]

Svenska Retursystem implements RPCs in the restaurant and catering industry

The Industry Association for Food Wholesalers (Branschföreningen Livsmedelsgrossisterna) in Sweden, including member companies such as Menigo and Martin & Servera, has concluded an agreement with Svenska Retursystem to implement the food industry's reusable packaging system for restaurant and catering. The goal is to increase sustainability by … [Read more...]

2019 Industrial Pack Awards–an evening honoring professional excellence in the industrial pack industry

After exceeding all expectations in 2018, INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 promises to deliver even more opportunities to network & learn from top industry leaders. Industrial Pack 2019 - Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA - March 27-28, 2019 Industrial Pack Awards is set for opening day, Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. This event is certain to … [Read more...]

IPP commits more than £2.5m to new Leicestershire depot

IPP has committed more than £2.5 million to a new automated pallet inspection and repair service centre in Leicestershire which will initially process more than three million reusable pool pallets each year. The company has signed a long-term lease on the premises on the Interlink Business Park in Bardon Hill, Coalville, near junction 22 of the … [Read more...]

Aeris and Roambee Unite to Enhance Cold Chain Monitoring via IoT

Companies Work Together to Help Enterprises Improve Global Monitoring On-Demand Goods and Assets Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is working with the Roambee Corporation, an IoT supply chain and enterprise asset visibility company, to help enterprises improve their monitoring of shipments and … [Read more...]

End Shrink Wrap Expense by Using Reusable Pallet Containment Systems: Wraps, Bands, Straps and Nets

Reusable pallet containment systems, including pallet wraps, bands, straps and nets, can eliminate the cost of shrink wrap and stretch wrap, reduce solid waste, and provide better product protection. If you feel dizzy from the rising cost of stretch wrap, or the awkward ergonomics of hand wrapping stretch film to a pallet load, you are not … [Read more...]

The Importance of IoT for Cold Chain

The promise of real-time cold chain visibility has long intrigued cold chain leaders. For practical purposes, however, that initial excitement seemed to atrophy into many years of ‘hurry up and wait.’ The promise of real-time cold chain visibility has long intrigued cold chain leaders. For practical purposes, however, that initial excitement … [Read more...]

Forest2Market Report Shows Changing Demand for Wood Fiber is Impacting Residuals Markets

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fiber residuals. The report, Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017, … [Read more...]