Amid Calls for Less Plastic Keystone Folding Box Co Cuts 50% of Plastic from OTC Packaging

Company’s Ecoslide-OTC™ paperboard package eliminates need for larger peel/push blister packs.

Newark, NJ – Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has responded to calls for reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s Ecoslide-OTC™, a paperboard pack for Over-The-Counter medication eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs. Ecoslide-OTC™ allows manufacturers to eliminate up to 50% of plastics used in conventional blister packs.

Walmart, the EU, and global consumer product companies have all annouced plans to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable packaging by 2025. In the nearer term, the global retail giant will work with suppliers to eliminate non-recyclable packaging materials in general merchandise packaging by 2020 and to reduce the overall amount of plastic used in its private brand packaging.

Ecoslide-OTC™ features a push-button safety mechanism that provides child-resistance while eliminating the need for two-step “peel/push-through foil,” which many consumers find frustrating to open. Made from 100% recyclable and compostable paperboard, Ecoslide-OTC™ is easily separated from its smaller internal blister for recycling. The enclosed blister contains only a fraction of disposable plastic compared to peel/push blisters or plastic bottles.

Ecoslide-OTC™ has been identified in consumer research as both conveniently sized and easy to open – benefits further enhanced by a large area to print information. In developing News Release 9 Law Drive Fairfield, NJ 07004 973.227.8080 turchette.com Ecoslide-OTC™, Keystone Folding Box Co. worked closely with OEM automation providers and contract packagers who are reporting growing requests from major retail chains for new and innovative approaches to packaging.

“With both new legislation and major retailers targeting the reduction of plastic, our new Ecoslide-OTC™ meets the goal for medications packaged with the least amount of plastic,” said Ward Smith, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Keystone Folding Box Co. “Our cost-effective solution meets all requirements for child-resistance and senior- friendliness while being significantly more sustainable.

” About Keystone Folding Box Co.

While Keystone continues to be a leader in the manufacturing and design of paperboard packaging, they are also a design center and source for non-paperboard packaging components. To learn more about Keystone Folding Box Company, please contact Ward Smith at Keystone Folding Box Company, at (513) 871-4747, ward.smith@keyboxco.com or visit www.keyboxco.com.


 

Keystone Folding Box Co.
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Ward Smith Keystone Folding Box
(513) 871-4747
ward.smith@keyboxco.com

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