HLP Klearfold Unveils PlantBox(R), a More Sustainable Klearfold(R) Plastic Folding Carton Made From Bio-PET

HLP Klearfold Unveils PlantBox(R), a More Sustainable Klearfold(R) Plastic 
Folding Carton Made From Bio-PET 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 --  PlantBox(R) is a new,
premium-quality plastic folding carton made from box-grade bio-PET
(bio-based polyethylene terephthalate), up to 30% of which comes from
plant-based sources. PlantBox cartons are available exclusively from
HLP Klearfold, the leading global supplier of visual packaging.  
All PET is made up of 30% monoethylene glycol (MEG) and 70%
terephthalic acid (PTA). But with bio-PET, the MEG component is
derived from the renewable agricultural crop, sugarcane, thus
reducing the consumption of fossil fuel-based resources. Bio-PET
resin has all of the same characteristics and performance as 100%
petroleum-based PET and is also as recyclable as petroleum-based PET. 
HLP Klearfold's bio-PET resin is produced by Toyota Tsusho, a major
supplier of Bio-PET resin. Marketed under the GLOBIO(TM) brand,
Toyota Tsusho's bio-PET is suitable for use in the automotive,
beverage, and apparel industries. The material can be used for blow
molding, injection molding, thermoforming, and sheet extrusion. 
To better manage PlantBox quality and its bio-PET supply chain, HLP
Klearfold produces PlantBox bio-PET sheet material on its own custom
extruders. According to Steve Frazier, President of HLP Klearfold,
"Our PlantBox cartons have the same the appearance, quality, and
performance as our renowned Klearfold(R) PET cartons. In fact, they
are indistinguishable."  
In addition to PlantBox, HLP Klearfold also offers another more
sustainable plastic carton option -- Klearfold folding cartons made
from RPET (recycled content PET) made with 30% postconsumer recycled
content. Frazier notes "PlantBox expands our technology leadership
role in visual packaging as it expands our traditional plastic
folding carton offerings to more renewable alternatives." PlantBox
cartons are already available for commercial production. 
Both PlantBox and Klearfold RPET cartons are made using HLP
Klearfold's proprietary Soft Crease(R) scoring technology. Soft
creasing uses RF (radio frequency) energy to cause a controlled
displacement of material from score areas. This technology results in
more uniform creases that offer less folding resistance. PlantBox and
RPET cartons fold more cleanly, maintain their crisp shape, are more
durable, and provide superior performance in both hand-fill and
automated filling applications. 
For more information on PlantBox, contact: HLP Klearfold, 75 Maiden
Lane, Suite 808, New York, NY 10038, (888) 457-7225,
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Press Contacts:  
Pat McGee
HLP Klearfold
Vice President, Marketing
(215) 360-5240
Alex Chang
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
Personal Care Business Section, Chemicals and Electronics Div. 
(212) 355-2210
Dan Ditzler
Newton Associates
(610) 964-9300
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