International Paper celebrates 20 years of providing ClimaShield® recyclable, water-resistant packaging to the protein and produce industries

by International Paper | Mar 09, 2016

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International Paper (IP) begins a year-long celebration for 20 years of innovation and sustainability with ClimaShield® recyclable water-resistant packaging.

“ClimaShield recyclable corrugated packaging provides superior cold-storage performance that is unsurpassed in food safety, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness,” said Ron Wise, IP’s vice president, Commercial & National Accounts. “International Paper is proud of our long-standing, unwavering commitment to the protein and produce industries and our unrelenting quest to deliver innovative packaging solutions for IP customers.”

As a pioneer in the development of recyclable water-resistant corrugated packaging, International Paper provides solutions for every product. These solutions work seamlessly with existing processes and packaging systems in all applications. In fact, IP has produced and sold more than 2 billion recyclable water-resistant corrugated boxes that are packed, shipped and recycled across the U.S.

According to the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA), recyclable alternative coatings for corrugated packaging have surpassed traditional wax coatings, which are used as moisture barriers to preserve box performance while holding wet or iced protein products such as meats, poultry and seafood, as well as, fresh fruits and vegetables. ClimaShield recyclable corrugated packaging uses proprietary coating technology that allows for easy recycling via existing Old Corrugated Container (OCC) recovery system.

International Paper is the largest supplier of recyclable water-resistant corrugated packaging since introducing ClimaShield’s advanced technology in 1996. Food scientists and experts cite single-use packaging as the safest method of packaging fresh foods, including fruit, vegetables, poultry, pork, steer and seafood, because there is no need to wash used packaging and there are minimal concerns of returning harmful bacteria to the distribution system.

 About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 55,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2015 were $22 billion.

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