Today I learned that aseptic milk cartons (invented by Tetra-Pak), which are shelf-stable and do not require refrigeration, have long ago overtaken the old-fashioned glass bottle and, as Web Packaging describes it: "As a result, the aseptic carton, which predominates in Europe and Asia, has also made the refrigerated carton an afterthought in most of the world." The importance of this aseptic milk carton cannot be understated, as it allows people in developing countries to have easy, safe, convenient sustenance in the form of milk that keeps for months without refrigeration. We've mentioned here before that packaging can solve the world's hunger problem - this is clearly a step in the right direction.
Packaging innovation may not be as sexy as electronics, but packaging sure has come a long way since 1878. In everyday life, packaging provides safety, freshness and ease of use for consumers. In industry, the best packaging allows for longer production runs, fewer field defects, reduction of rejected product, safety of workers, decreased cost of goods - in other words, innovative packaging can mean the difference between mediocrity and greatness.
"There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity." ~Buck Rodgers
Intercept Packaging can be used in bulk-pack situations, like the one shown at left, from the automotive industry.
Intercept Technology Packaging products fit within a sustainability strategy because they are reusable, recyclable, do not contain or use volatile components (No VOCs, Not a VCI) and leave a smaller carbon footprint than most traditional protective packaging products.