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The virtues of
Consumers "buy with their eyes"
Makes the food the star
Helps frame foods
Lets health-minded consumers
know food is fresh
they are finished. Nearly half of millennials report they prefer companies that are environmentally conscious or support social causes,
And it's important for brands today to market their company beliefs
as well as their products to reach today's consumers. For today's consumers, he adds, shopping is an experience and they want to share it
Inline is also committed to transparency in the environmental/ethical
sense. The company's DPET sheet is made using a patented process
that reduces polymer degradation. That, Cline says, leads to enhanced
clarity and gloss which is unparalleled in the market - and does so
with the environment in mind.
"The process eliminates five processing steps," Cline says. "The result is reduced energy consumption, a lowered carbon footprint and
source reduction. DPET is also easy to recycle and its first cycle retains its superior clarity properties. Driving awareness and a commitment to sustainability is important for us, and it should be important
to everyone in our industry. We want to make sure we leave a healthy
planet for our children's children to enjoy."
DPET sheet uses 65 percent less electricity than APET sheet and 28%
less on-site thermal energy, Cline says. In addition, Inline recycles all
plastic trim and scrap, and its containers are #1 recyclable and accepted by curbside recycling.
The company's corrugated cartons are sourced from suppliers that
are FSC and SFI certified and are made with 48% recycled fiber. Inline
uses 32ECT cartons and designs its packaging configurations to allow
products to help support the weight of the stacked cartons, without
relying on heavier paper in its boxes. And its carton supplier generates 62 percent of its electricity on-site from its own scrap paper.
TAMPER EVIDENT BAG CLOSING SYSTEMS
With consumers, seeing is believing. Not only do they prefer transparency in their
packaging, they also want assurance that products are fresh and untampered with.
Innoseal® oﬀers an easy, fast, and safe solution for packaging your snacks or baked
goods. The Innoseal® Professional
Sealer applies a resealable, tamper
evident closure to plastic bags. Using
a unique tape and paper closure,
the Innoseal® system aﬃxes a virtual
airtight seal to keep your products
fresh and safe.
Last but not least, Inline's corporate headquarters and Northeast
manufacturing facility recently installed a 965 kWh solar array, which
produces up to 1.2 million kilowatts of electricity per year, saving 1.1
million pounds of CO2 annually.
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