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Corrugated Industry Usage of Wax Coatings Drops

A new study shows a dramatic decrease in the corrugated industry’s use of wax coatings since 2002. The 33 percent decline in waxed corrugated is attributed to the development of recyclable alternatives.

CPA Responds to IFCO Life Cycle Analysis

Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) Executive Director Dennis Colley issued the following statement regarding the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) recently released by IFCO. Performed by Franklin Associates, the LCA compares Returnable Plastic Containers (RPCs) with Corrugated Containers (CCs).

Corrugated Recovery Hits 91%

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2013) In 2012, 91 percent (29 million tons) of the corrugated packaging used in the U.S. was successfully recovered or recycling, maintaining its top position as the most-recycled packaging material.

CPA Approves IPS Testing Experts for Corrugated Recyclability Protocol

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance protocol technical team has approved IPS Testing Experts to perform the testing protocol outlined in the Voluntary Standard for Repulping and Recycling Corrugated Fiberboard. The protocol is used to certify the repulpability and recyclability of wax alternatives for corrugated products that have been treated to improve performance in the presence of water and water vapor.

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