Carbios Announces Strategic Alliance with the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse (INSA)

 Carbios and TBI (Toulouse Biotechnology Institute) set up an enzyme engineering research center of international scale on plastic recycling and biosynthesis. Carbios, a French biotech company developing enzymes to infinitely recycle all forms of PET plastic (e.g., soda bottles, colored plastics, polyester) has just announced a new partnership … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Achieves Industry First Sustainability Milestones in Energy Independence and Waste Conservation

Three facilities are now Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) platinum zero waste certified and more than 90 percent energy independent Taylor Farms, North America's leading producer of salads and healthy fresh foods, has received the U.S. Green Building Council TRUE platinum zero waste certification at three facilities … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover of Refrigerated Warehouse Storage Rack Increases Storage Space and Load Capacity

Rolling install enables facility to maintain ongoing operations during installation of new racking system. written by Kevin Curry, National Accounts Manager, Steel King Industries Americold, a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure, knew a significant amount of the rack in one of its facilities was outdated, but they … [Read more...]

Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2020

In 2019, the packaging industry developed both broader awareness of its impact on climate change, and laser focus on reducing that impact. Moving into 2020, industry partnerships, smart technology adoption, and a shift to less or reusable materials will facilitate the packaging industry’s evolution into a more responsible global economic … [Read more...]

Leasing Options for Reusable Packaging Equipment Acquisition: Q&A with AAM

Leasing can provide a quicker and easier path to reusable B2B packaging for your company, says AAM Durable reusable packaging systems generally can be relied upon to deliver a lower cost per use than expendable alternatives while providing additional benefits such as improved product protection, better interaction with automated systems and … [Read more...]

FMCG Pallet & Container Seasonal Hot Spots

When it comes to pallets and containers, is your peak season supply chain sizzling, or is it scorched? So, how is your high season execution unfolding so far? While this is the season of craziness for retail supply chains, it is worth your while to take a few moments to note the highs and the lows of your reusable pallet and container … [Read more...]

2020 Cold Chain Forecast — Ushering in the Next Decade of Change

By Kevin Lawler, Pelican BioThermal Vice President of Sales As we cross the threshold into a new decade in 2020, it’s a time to take stock of the significant changes that transformed the pharmaceutical cold chain industry during the past decade. The years from 2010 through 2019 indelibly altered the landscape of pharmaceutical development and … [Read more...]

Molded Fiber is Shaping the Future

By Keith Brazzell Across all industries, consumers and B2B buyers are paying closer attention to where their products and packaging come from. Movements like Farm to Table and Shop Local have taken hold, but they’re no longer restricted to food and retail items. Decision-makers are asking tough questions about packaging and single-use disposable … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best Pallet or Reusable Packaging Color

Things to think about when choosing pallet and reusable packaging color for your operations The color of a pallet remains an important consideration for many pallet pools. Just ask CHEP or other pallet and reusable packaging pools around the world that utilize specific colors to promote better control of their assets. While a variety of … [Read more...]

Over 40 Years Service and Technology Leadership for Japan Pallet Rental

Japan Pallet Rental. (This story first appeared in February 2017, with updates.) With a pool of over 8.5 million pallets, Japan Pallet Rental Corporation is the leading pallet rental provider in Japan. And while it was launched as wood pallet rental service back in 1971, it began introducing plastic pallets in 2000. Today, plastic pallets … [Read more...]