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Progress continues in replacing waxed corrugated boxes

A new study shows continued progress in the replacement of traditional wax coatings on corrugated boxes. Since the introduction of the corrugated industry’s recyclability protocol in 2005, use of wax has steadily dropped off.  In 2016, the corrugated industry shipped less than 10 billion square feet of waxed boxes, just 2.5 percent of total shipments.

FBA Publishes New Sales Brochure

The Fibre Box Association is pleased to announce the publication of a new industry produce sales brochure. The brochure has been designed to promote the benefits of corrugated packaging for use in fresh produce supply chains.

The science of fruit packaging: South Africa leads the way

Stellenbosch University is acknowledged as a world leader in research on optimising packaging design for the fruit industry. Prof Linus Opara spoke to farmer’s weekly about the university’s achievements in this regard, as well as the latest trends in the field. He mentions using collapsible plastic containers instead of corrugated fibreboard cartons for packaging poses a challenge to logistics and creates health concerns.

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