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Ont. firm announces commercial trials for bio-based packaging product

Concord, Ont.-based Vital Products, Inc. has announced that it has begun conducting commercial trials of its new bi...

November 10, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Concord, Ont.-based Vital Products, Inc. has announced that it has begun conducting commercial trials of its new bio-based technology.

The company recently conducted a trial in Toronto, which allowed a major customer to validate the technology in real-world applications.

The customer, a major Canadian re-manufacturer of computer equipment, has been using current plastic foam in place technology as their packaging medium. However, Vital Products provided the company with a more “environmentally appropriate” bio-based foam product, while maintaining the quality and performance at competitive costs.

“The trial revealed a number of significant advantages our bio-based technology has over the typical foam in place being used,” said Vital Products CEO Michael Levine. “Our cell structure was smaller and more consistent resulting in greater cushioning characteristics.”

Levine also said that the trials will continue to verify that there is no need for equipment changes to process the material, allowing customers a seamless transition to the products.

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