German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel and innovative flexible packaging provider Pregis have joined forces for advanced sustainable protective packaging solutions.
They jointly developed the recently rebranded shipping solution, Pregis EverTec, a lightweight, recyclable paper cushioned mailer, manufactured with EPIX technology from Henkel Adhesive Technologies.
According to the companies, the EverTec mailer is a durable package that can decrease material waste as well as reduce reliance on corrugated boxes and improve distribution efficiency, while providing consumers with a recyclable option.
The EPIX technology is said to enhance paper product functionality and improve performance while maintaining the sustainability and recyclability.
Both Henkel and Pregis are signatories to the Climate Pledge, which means they have committed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Tom Wetsch, Chief Innovation Officer, Pregis said: “Because we work with brand owners and retailers every day, we know that they are looking for improved sustainable alternatives to ship their products through the parcel network direct to consumers.
“Listening closely to their needs, Pregis and Henkel have teamed up to bring advanced packaging technologies to the market in a way that no one else can. Pregis’ ability to scale this innovative solution in partnership with Henkel demonstrates our shared focus on creating a circular economy and eliminating unnecessary packaging waste.”