Material Options Expand for EnviroGuard from Colbert Packaging
Colbert Packaging Corp. has reengineered its EnviroGuard packaging solution to offer dozens of new material options and combinations that can increase design flexibility for customers, while continuing to deliver sustainability, security, durability, and branding benefits.
EnviroGuard was originally developed in 2006 as the fully recyclable sister product to BlisterGuard, Colbert’s alternative to plastic clamshells. BlisterGuard was developed to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics by up to 70% while retaining the tear-resistance found in clamshells; EnviroGuard was originally developed to be made entirely of tear-resistant paperboard and free of all plastics.
Design improvements made to EnviroGuard now allow customers to use any combination of solid bleached sulfate paperboard, corrugat, and even small amounts of plastic. EnviroGuard also offers new flexibility in how the ribbed tray is structured.
“The former EnviroGuard design was limited both in its paperboard requirements and in the way the ribbed paperboard tray was integrated,” said Glenn Grosskopf, vice president of product development for Colbert, in a press release. “Customers now have the option of incorporating other materials into the design and also integrating flat paperboard on the front or back of the package to customize their use of the tray. The original EnviroGuard design is one of the many options available, but the design combinations are now virtually limitless, while the same benefits remain strong.”
Reengineering now enables users to customize EnviroGuard based on product needs and to balance package security and sustainability. It offers increased rigidity, which adds security, and an improved product-to-package ratio, Colbert reports. By design, EnviroGuard provides a large printable area for shelf presentation and brand awareness.