RM2, Sonoco ThermoSafe Welcomed as New Reusable Packaging Association Members

Leading provider of temperature assurance packaging, innovative composite pallet company join RPA.





RPA membership has announced the addition of Sonoco ThermoSafe and RM2 as new members of that group.

RM2 is a vertically integrated pallet provider, ranging from pallet development, production to supply and management services. RM2’s lead product is flagship product is the BLOCKPal™ pallet, a durable, multi-trip composite pallet that is ideal for both automated and manual applications where there are high levels of movements.

“The RPA’s research projects and studies attracted us to the association,” says Ruari McGirr, head of Communications and Planning at RM2. “The RPA invites innovation and is proactively seeking alternative reusable products to move our world’s goods in ways that minimize our reliance on natural resources. We look forward to contributing our expertise to this important goal. Also, the RPA gives us a new avenue to make more companies aware of the value that our pallet can deliver to their supply chains.”

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging designed for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products.

“We believe our reusable bulk insulated containers provide a unique value to the most complex supply chain challenges in storing and transporting temperature sensitive food, dry ice, pharmaceuticals, and other perishable items,” states Joe Laxamana,General Manager of Sonoco ThermoSafe. “By joining the RPA, we can assist more end-users and help them identify new revenue streams and cost saving opportunities.”

Sonocco recently sponsored a study of pharmaceutical cold chain packaging reuse. Read more here.

The Reusable Packaging Association is a collaborative effort between manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging. The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and uses its knowledge of the members’ products and services to advance the adoption of reusable packaging and systems throughout the supply chain. The RPA is focused on promoting the expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries. For more information, visit http://www.reusables.org or call (703) 224-8284.


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