Conformer® Plastic Envelope Goes Green
Conformer Expansion Products Uses Recycled Milk Jugs to Enhance Envelope Sustainability
Great Neck, NY, July 8, 2008 – Conformer Expansion Products has just launched its award-winning plastic expansion envelope in 75% post-consumer material—specifically, recycled milk jugs. The recycled material enhances an already environmentally friendly product: the patented Conformer design uses up to 20% less material than standard envelopes, and the sturdy envelope can be re-used.
“The market is demanding sustainable products, and now our products are even better positioned to support corporate environmental sustainability initiatives,” said Marvin Makofsky, president of Conformer. ”In the last few months, we have introduced Forest Stewardship Council or FSC-certified paper envelopes, presentation folders and mailers, as well as paperboard mailers made from 85% post-consumer content. Now our line of plastic envelopes can be made from reclaimed milk jugs.”
“When we looked for products that would make sense to manufacture from recycled plastic materials, the Conformer envelope was at the top of the list, said Earl Guinter, a plastics manufacturing industry veteran whose organization is licensed to make the Conformer product. “It’s a popular, versatile product that can also be easily customized.”
Summary: An award-winning envelope manufacturer introduced an eco-friendly version of a popular product.
Placements: Featured in several trade publications and related websites, including Printing News, MultiChannel Merchant and Package Design Magazine.