Liner in packaging reduces costs, carbon footprint

by Jeff Gelski
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SAN DIEGO — Coldpack has developed and patented AirLiner, an inflatable insulating liner that converts a corrugated box into a cooler. It uses 50% of the raw materials, water and energy necessary for production versus that needed for a thermally equivalent foam container, according to Coldpack. Airliner may be used in shipping a variety of products, including seafood, meats, gourmet foods and chocolates.

"Business owners, especially those shipping perishables, do not take for granted the effect of foam packing on their corporate image and their revenue streams," said Etienne P. Snollaerts, chief executive officer of Coldpack. "Yet, until AirLiner, a cost-effective ‘green’ alternative to foam has been elusive. We believe that our products will make a difference in the world by addressing environmental challenges and reducing the carbon footprint of our customers."

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