Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) April 11, 2008
Salazar Packaging, Inc. (http://www.salazarpackaging.com), a distributor of packaging materials and equipment with a focus on sustainable packaging, today introduced Globe Guard™, its own brand of corrugated boxes made from 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) material. Globe Guard™ boxes are available in both standard and custom sizes and board constructions.
"We are incredibly excited about Globe Guard™ and see it as an important contribution to the sustainable packaging movement," said company president, Dennis Salazar. "Contrary to popular perception, corrugated boxes usually contain only 25-35% recycled material -- or less. Now, high and low volume operations can use 100% PCW boxes and dramatically reduce their impact on the environment."
Besides contributing to a greener environment, Globe Guard™ boxes offer buyers another important benefit -- affordability. Unlike some packaging products engineered for sustainability, Globe Guard™ corrugated boxes do not sell at a premium. Salazar Packaging's stock sizes of the new box line are constructed of 32 ECT board, a popular industry standard.
Sustainable Packaging brings Two Minority Business Enterprises Together
Salazar Packaging, a minority business enterprise (MBE), selected another MBE to manufacture Globe Guard™. Cano Container Corporation (http://www.canocontainer.com), a corrugated sheet plant with operations in the Chicago area and on the West Coast, worked closely with Salazar Packaging to develop the new box line. "We're always pleased when we can work with another MBE, especially when it involves new ideas and products," said Cano president and CEO Juventino Cano. "In this case, we were very eager to get involved because Globe Guard™ is an ideal way for us to make a meaningful contribution to the sustainable packaging effort."
Purchasers of the new boxes will be able to notice -- and let their customers notice -- the sustainable difference. The Globe Guard™ logo is printed on the bottom flap of each box, and Salazar Packaging is offering customers a variety of marketing materials and support to help them express their environmental message.
Salazar said, "Our customer's customers are the people driving the Green movement. Shippers need to let customers know about their sustainable efforts. Otherwise sellers will see more and more customers drift away to what they perceive as 'Greener pastures'. We think it's vitally important to help our customers keep their customers informed."
Salazar himself is an energetic sustainable packaging advocate, and speaks frequently to corporate and environmental associations. His articles on sustainable packaging have appeared in numerous industry magazines, websites, and blogs.
About Salazar Packaging
Headquartered near Chicago, IL, Salazar Packaging is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) specializing in packaging design and development, sustainable packaging products and services, and automation of high volume packaging operations. Its product lines include industrial polyethylene and polypropylene shrinkable and non-shrinkable films, stretch wrap films, box sealing tapes, and corrugated products. The firm sells and services a full line of high-speed equipment to shrink, bag, and seal industrial films of all kinds. It represents leading industry manufacturers including Bemis Clysar® shrink film, Autobag® automatic bagging systems, Rennco® vertical packaging equipment, and its own line of environmentally friendly Globe Guard™ packaging products.
About Cano Container Corporation
Cano Container Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, IL, is a manufacturer of corrugated shipping cartons and related products. The firm produces corrugated boxes, sheets, and fabricated parts across a wide range of sizes and board constructions. Since beginning operations in 1986, Cano has gained a national reputation for quality, innovation, and responsiveness. The firm is privileged to be a part of the growing community of minority suppliers who help strengthen the U.S. economy. Cano was recognized as the Minority Manufacturer of the Year in the State of Illinois in 1993 and 2007.