With global e-commerce expected to hit $4.5 trillion in 2021 and nearly half of CPG growth expected to come through e-commerce, brands must reassess how they package products in order to meet the demands of online shoppers. There are more touchpoints in the e-commerce distribution channel – packages are repeatedly handled and repacked before reaching the consumer. Liquid products in traditional rigid containers are at the biggest risk of being damaged in transit with plastic pumps, caps or nozzles breaking, shattering or unthreading. Bag-in-Box is composed of a durable, puncture-resistant flexible bag with a dispensing tap or fitment containing the liquid product (primary packaging) that is protected within a recyclable outer cardboard box (secondary packaging). This ensures that the dispenser is not crushed or damaged thereby avoiding product leaks, unsatisfied customers and product returns. Click read more below for additional detail.
TC Transcontinental Packaging is proud to announce that its Richmond, British Columbia plant, Transcontinental Flexstar, has installed a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), a high caliber pollution abatement system. The 50,000 standard cubic feet per minute RTO will now capture the plant’s volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air pollutants emitted from the facility’s various exhaust streams, including from the printing presses, laminators, as well as ink room operations. TC Transcontinental Packaging has invested close to 2 million dollars in this project, allowing Transcontinental Flexstar to improve air quality, both indoors and outdoors.
TC Transcontinental Packaging strives to work with its internal and external stakeholders in a concerted manner to conduct its business responsibly. “One of our goals is to reduce the environmental footprint of our activities, namely by fostering a forward-thinking culture within our business units,” said Brian Reid, President, TC Transcontinental Printing and TC Transcontinental Packaging. “Air quality is a top concern, and we are always aiming to limit and control air pollutants, both at the source by choosing new products, and through the exhaust systems of our plants, by capturing VOCs. We are pleased with this project at Transcontinental Flexstar,” explained Mr. Reid.
“As part of TC Transcontinental Packaging’s commitment towards compliance and social responsibility, our plant was looking to control and capture VOCs. The installation of this regenerative thermal oxidizer significantly reduces our plant’s emissions by more than 90%. Additionally, we are proud to be the first flexible packaging company in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland to have a system of this caliber,” adds Marc Bray, General Manager of Transcontinental Flexstar.
Transcontinental Flexstar is part of TC Transcontinental Packaging’s network of 28 plants. Specialized in blown extrusion, printing, lamination and converting, including pouch making and bi-directional laser scoring, for the cereal, confectionery and snack markets, Transcontinental Flexstar services a broad range of customers in North America.