New Recyclable Curby Protective Mailer is Curbside-Friendly

Press Release Summary:

  • Utilizes proprietary HexcelPack paper technology for inner-layer of padded protection
  • Features lightweight and strong that is made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified paper
  • Designed to provide curbside recycling functionality to the e-commerce market

Original Press Release:

Intertape Polymer Group® Enters Exclusive Agreement with Hexcelpack Llc to Launch New Recylable Curby™ Mailer

MONTREAL, QUEBEC and SARASOTA, FLORIDA (November 11, 2019) — Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. (“IPG®” or the "Company"), a global leader of packaging and protective solutions, has entered into an exclusive agreement with HexcelPack LLC to produce and sell a new recyclable curbside-friendly protective mailer made from paper, called the Curby Mailer, powered by HexcelPack™.

“We believe the Curby Mailer is the most innovative protective mailer on the market,” states Ryan Mach, Director of Product Management. “It is lined with hexagonally shaped paper which offers substantial benefits over traditional polymer-based wrapping materials like polybubble and kraft bubble mailers that are challenging to recycle.”

The Curby Mailer, powered by HexcelPack, has multiple patents pending and utilizes the proprietary HexcelPack paper technology for it’s inner-layer of padded protection. It is lightweight and strong, made exclusively from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified paper, and manufactured in the USA. The paper that makes up the Curby Mailer has been qualified by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s (SPC) How2Recycle Program as “Widely Recyclable”.

“As part of IPG’s overall stewardship and sustainability initiatives, the Curby Mailer represents a cornerstone product in a new line of sustainable packaging products,” said Greg Yull, President and CEO. “Products that carry the Curby trademark are designed to provide true curbside recycling functionality to the e-commerce market. Simplifying the packaging material used in ecommerce while still ensuring packages arrive intact, reduces waste and delights the consumer while supporting brand integrity and overall customer experience.”

The Curby family of products is being launched in the fourth quarter of this year. Other Curby products include water-activated paper tape, paper void fill and machines, cold chain solutions and fragile wrap.

“As E-commerce shipping volumes rapidly increase and consumers become ever more aware of their environmental impact, IPG’s curbside-friendly products are the logical next step in packaging,” explains James Apap Bologna, VP of Corporate Marketing. “Curby products offer peace of mind that your package is sustainably sourced, securely shipped, and curbside recyclable.”

For more information regarding the HexcelPack agreement, the Curby Mailer powered by HexcelPack, and other curbside-friendly products within the Curby line, please contact Ryan Mach at rmach@itape.com.

About Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, protective packaging, engineered coated products and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, IPG employs approximately 3,600 employees with operations in 30 locations, including 21 manufacturing facilities in North America, four in Asia and one in Europe. For information about the Company, visit www.itape.com

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ryan Mach
Director of Product Management
rmach@itape.com

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