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New Bio-Based Industrial Packaging Product Tested

Vital Products, a distributor of industrial packaging products, announced today that it has begun conducting commercial trials of a new Bio-Based Technology. According to the company, a recent trial was conducted in Toronto, Canada allowing a strategic global packaging distributor and major customer of the product the ability to validate the technology in real world applications.

The customer, a major Canadian re-manufacturer of computer equipment had been using existing plastic foam in place technology as their packaging medium. According to the company, Vital’s new material provides a more environmentally appropriate product at competitive costs, while maintaining the quality and the performance required for cushioning the item being packaged.

"The trial revealed a number of significant advantages our bio-based technology has over the typical foam in place being used. Our cell structure was smaller and more consistent resulting in greater cushioning characteristics," says Vital Products Chief Executive Officer, Michael Levine. "On an environmental front the off gassing was 30 to 40% less and the odor was not acidic."

Levine continues, "As we carry on our trials we continue to verify that there is no need for equipment changes to process our material thus allowing customers a seamless transition to our products. This will allow us to attain a sizeable portion of the nine hundred million dollar market."

Source: Vital Products, Inc.

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