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Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by joining the 2023 Pack Expo Sustainability Central Exhibit to feature its AirSpeed® Hybrid Cushioning (HC) Renew PCR product, a solution crafted from 80 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) material.
Sustainability Central is a featured exhibit presented by PMMI designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of packaging sustainability. Curated by Fuseneo, the exhibit encourages participants to expand their thinking across critical areas of packaging sustainability, ranging from manufacturing, materials through to packaging design.
Featured in the materials portion of the exhibit, the innovative HC Renew PCR demonstrates how an inside-the-box shipping solution meets the growing demand for circular packaging. HC Renew PCR minimizes environmental impact while providing the same protection and durability as traditional air cushions. It reduces carbon emissions by 40 percent, fossil fuel usage by 65 percent, and water usage by 70 percent when compared to cushioning film made with virgin resin, as evaluated through a comprehensive lifecycle assessment.
“At Pregis, our dedication to sustainability extends beyond our products. We strive to pave the way toward a circular economy, and solutions like AirSpeed HC Renew PCR demonstrate our ability to innovate across the value chain. Pack Expo’s Sustainability Central aligns with our ambition to educate on the importance of material choices in a company’s sustainability journey. We are honored to showcase our commitment to preserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and keep waste out of the landfill,” said Ryan Wolcott, Chief Sustainability Officer of Pregis.
HC Renew PCR is printed with 80 percent PCR messaging and a How2Recycle® store drop-off label, offering consumers clear guidance on proper disposal. The high-pressure, on-demand solution’s patented square-pattern absorbs shock during shipping, ensuring products arrive safely. The unique combination of sustainability and premium protection makes it ideal for various markets, including e-commerce retail, home goods, beauty and cosmetics, electronics, and nutraceuticals.
Pack Expo attendees are encouraged to visit the Sustainability Central exhibit located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (N-9455) during the event dates of September 11-13, 2023.