Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Interstate Container to Showcase GREENCOAT® Wax-Free Packaging at International Poultry Expo 2012

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GREENCOAT® wax-replacement corrugated boxes withstand shifts from cold-to-hot environmental conditions, exposure to moisture, rough handling, long storage and transportation.

Interstate Container plants in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC will display GREENCOAT® wax-replacement boxes at Booth # 5069 in the world’s largest poultry and egg exhibition, International Poultry Expo 2012. The annual event will take place from January 24 – 26, 2012 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Poultry processors and packers attending the International Poultry Expo 2012 can meet Interstate Container representatives. Booth visitors can also learn more about environmentally-friendly GREENCOAT® boxes used for the transport of fresh and frozen chicken and other poultry products.

Pete Bugas, Interstate Container Cambridge General Manager, and John Cristos, Interstate Container Columbia Site Manager, will be present at the event along with other Interstate Container representatives including:

Jeff Cormier
National Sales & Marketing Manager

Mark Buff
Business Development Manager

Scott Caldwell
New Business Development Manager

Anne Potterton
Sales Account Manager

Elyse Cristos
Account Representative

Pete Bugas, Interstate Container Cambridge General Manager, explains,

“Our innovative GREENCOAT® product line has revolutionized poultry packaging.  Its strength properties in very wet conditions are what make it the one of the best wax replacement boxes in the industry.  Each month over 3 million GREENCOAT® poultry packaging boxes are shipped throughout the United States to customers who can now recycle their package instead of throwing away the older style wax box.  IPE 2012 is the ideal event to show the entire poultry industry that options and innovation is available to them.” 

About GREENCOAT® Wax-Free Corrugated Boxes

GREENCOAT® boxes pack poultry, meat, seafood, floral and fresh fruit and vegetable produce, as well as all products that require durable moisture-resistant corrugated packaging. The compostable FBA-certified corrugated box is 100% recyclable and repulpable. GREENCOAT® boxes are easier to glue and provide the same strength as traditional waxed boxes.

Interstate Container plants account for 100% of the GREENCOAT® wax replacement boxes manufacturing process. The corrugated packaging manufacturers do not outsource to 3rd parties, which contributes to cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, by using GREENCOAT® boxes, landfill disposal fees are cut and customers benefit from disposal cost savings. Typical landfill costs (tipping fees & pull) range from $65-$125 / ton.

Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container National Sales & Marketing Manager, states,

“GREENCOAT® is an amazing product that surprises even its harshest critics. In 2011 Interstate Container conducted several large scale GREENCOAT® trials with a 100% success rate in poultry packaging, and now ship over 3 million boxes per month. GREENCOAT® wax-free boxes can get extremely wet and offer the same strength characteristics of the widely used curtain-coated boxes.

This is important, as many poultry companies ship products across the entire United States.  IPE 2012 provides us with a great opportunity to meet all of the key players in the poultry industry. We can show them that the wax-replacement box that they are looking for really does exist.  We don’t believe that buyers will find  better alternative to GREENCOAT®, environmentally, structurally, or financially.”

Interstate Container invested 5 years of R&D to develop GREENCOAT® boxes. The manufacturer worked together with leading poultry processor, Mountaire Farms, to successfully trial the sustainable wax-alternative packaging. Two of the largest poultry plants in the US have converted completely to GREENCOAT®. Interstate Container ships 3,200,000 GREENCOAT® wax alternative boxes/month.

About International Poultry Expo 2012 

The 3-day expo is an annual event of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, world’s largest and most active poultry organization. International Poultry Expo 2012, the 64th edition of the event, will display supplies, equipment, technology, and services used in the production and processing of poultry and eggs and for those involved in feed manufacturing and breeding stock.

At the International Poultry Expo attendees and exhibitors coming from around the world represent all the segments in the industry, including feed milling, hatchery, live production, processing, further processing, marketing, and all support activities.

Request more information about GREENCOAT® at: 

GREENCOAT® is manufactured by Interstate Container Cambridge in Cambridge, Maryland, and Interstate Container Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina. 


For More Information

Jeff Cormier
National Sales and Marketing Manager
Interstate Container
Tel: 410-221-1508
E-mail: Jeff.Cormier[at]

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