The total capacity of two new plants along with a third production line at Georgia-Pacific’s Phoenix-area plant will increase the company’s recyclable mailer production by 350%
US-based pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific has opened two new facilities in McDonough, Georgia and Jonestown, Pennsylvania to produce recyclable paper padded mailers.
The total capacity of two new plants along with a third production line at Georgia-Pacific’s Phoenix-area plant will increase the company’s recyclable mailer production by 350%.
Partner of Amazon since 2020, the company will now have enough capacity to match the increasing demands for more sustainable e-commerce packaging options.
The new cost-competitive alternative is lightweight, easy to pack and flexible in design which will save money on freight and improve warehouse efficiency.
The mailer incorporates expanding substance between layers of kraft paper according to the SFI Certified Sourcing standards.
The cushioning material can withstand the resistance that the package can meet during its transfer from the warehouse to the consumer.
It comes in four sizes, ranging in size from 7 by 9 inches to 14 by 18 inches.
Georgia-Pacific commercial development vice president Adam Ganz said: “We are excited about the opportunity to supply additional customers with a cost-competitive, sustainable packaging option.
“Consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, and brands and retailers are looking for ways to meet that demand without sacrificing strength and performance.
“Our recyclable mailer is a proven solution that surpasses both consumer and e-retailer expectations.”
Along with increasing its production capacity, the firm also offers multi-colour, high graphics imagery that is ideal for on-package advertising and promotions.
The firm said it can offer assistance to companies to improve branding and consumer engagement by using its Hummingbird digital print business or multi-colour flexo print.
Georgia-Pacific said that its paper passed the lab testing at the recycled fibre mill and received a Widely Recyclable label from How2Recycle.
The results indicate that the mailer can be put in any paper or corrugated recycling collection point.