DS Smith, Plastics Division Signs License Agreement with Cool Seal USA

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DS Smith, Plastics Division signed a license agreement with Cool Seal USA, to develop and manufacture corrugated plastics boxes in the USA and Canada for the pharmaceutical market.

This agreement solidifies our commitment of becoming a seamless international supplier to our customers by providing the same quality of products and level of service that they are used to, from anywhere in the world.

DS Smith, Plastics Division has signed a license agreement with Cool Seal—an Ohio-based US company who specializes in the extrusion and conversion of polypropylene plastics. As part of the agreement, Cool Seal will develop and supply DS Smith, corrugated-plastic boxes in the USA and Canada for the pharmaceutical market.

“In recent years, the pharmaceutical market has been growing significantly in Europe, and our European customers have been asking us to support their current demand in North America. This agreement solidifies our commitment of becoming a seamless international supplier to our customers by providing the same quality of products and level of service that they are used to, from anywhere in the world,” said Jean-Bernard Vassogne, Business Development Director of DS Smith, Plastics Division.

“We are excited to combine Cool Seal’s experience as an extruder and converter of corrugated plastics with DS Smith Plastic’s knowledge and experience as a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of corrugated plastic’s packaging for the pharmaceutical industry worldwide,” concluded Tom Hamway, President of Cool Seal USA.

The license agreement between Cool Seal and DS Smith Plastics provide customers with the assurance that products will be developed and manufactured following the same established production standards everywhere in the world. This guarantee has helped established the DS Smith brand as a leading provider of plastics packaging worldwide.

About DS Smith Plastics Division
DS Smith, Plastics Division is a fast growing division of DS Smith Plc. — a € 5/ £4 billion plastics and packaging multinational with operations in more than 20 countries. DS Smith, Plastic Division businesses are focused on three main areas: flexible packaging and dispensing solutions; rigid packaging; and foam products.

About Cool Seal
Cool Seal USA LLC is a partnership between Hinkle Manufacturing (Perrysburg, Ohio) and Tri Pack Plastics (Grimsby England). Hinkle has been a provider of returnable and expendable packaging solutions to the Automotive Industry, for more than 50 years. Cool Seal is a manufacturer and distributor of corrugated plastics sheets and laminated plastics in North America. Cool Seal's product offer includes a variety of fully-recyclable and fiber free products.

Media Contacts:

DS Smith Plastics Division, Extruded Products
     Jean-Philippe Coste     +33 3 89 78 32 30

Cool Seal USA
     Tom Hamway                 +1 419 666 1111

Hinkle Manufacturing
     Taber Hinkle             +1 419-666-5550

DS Smith Plastics Division
     Marianne Abreu             +1 630 296 2000

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