Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

The company will meet the demands for certified paper and pulp-based materials

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Cardbox Packaging received FSC CoC certification from the Soil Association Certification
Cardbox Packaging received FSC CoC certification from the Soil Association Certification

Cardbox Packaging, a leader in paper labels and sleeves, received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification. By becoming FSC CoC certified, the company can address a growing customer need, the desire to use certified paper and pulp-based materials.

“FSC certification is another way Cardbox Packaging is showing its commitment to environmental issues by being able to produce products that are FSC CoC certified,” states Michael Schaid, company’s general manager. The FSC CoC assures customers buy products sourced directly from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources. The FSC system independently tracks, traces, and identifies wood fibers from the forest through every step of the procurement process, confirming that each supplier along the way follows rigorous controls, management, and reporting practices. “We believe this system offers credibility and transparency, and so is the necessity in our business,” Schaid adds.

About Cardbox Packaging and its innovations

The Pittston-based facility of Cardbox Packaging started its production in the fall of 2019 with new manufacturing equipment for the printing, diecutting, and folding/gluing covered by state-of-the-art Heidelberg machinery. Cardbox Packaging is a producer of various folding cartons, multi-pack bands, beverage cases, and paperboard wraps for food products and K3 dairy products. K3 is a thermo-formed food container (yogurt, soup, oatmeal cups), which contains a paperboard wrap and provides sustainability and additional point-of-sale (POS) features.

 

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