SeaCa and PPC establish new partnership to help distribute “next major seafood packaging disruptor"
SeaCa, a division of seafood packaging manufacturer Seattle Tacoma Box Co., has established a new partnership with Packaging Products Corporation (PPC) to increase the distribution reach of its latest line of recyclable plastic corrugated boxes for seafood suppliers, the company announced on 27 November.
The alternative line, which is 100 percent recyclable and maintains durability in varying degrees of moisture, was developed by SeaCa in partnership with A.A.Childs Brokerage, starting back in 2016. In an effort to expand the product’s reach along the U.S. East Coast and beyond, West Coast-based SeaCa has also joined forces with industry manufacturer and distributor PPC, which serves key hubs including New Bedford, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida.
“We knew we created a great product line for a wide range of perishable applications, and establishing partnerships with other trusted long-time family businesses has been the right move to bring our products east,” said Rob Nist, President of SeaCa Packaging, of the company’s ties with A.A.Childs Brokerage and PPC.
“The industry is now asking questions about plastic corrugated, which is good. Our reach and experience in packaging for the seafood industry allows us to introduce the many advantages of plastic corrugated when compared to wax and foam boxes so seafood shippers can make informed decisions,” PPC President Ted Heidenreich said.
Plastic corrugated boxes are the next major seafood packaging disruptor during a time when “rigid plastic recycling programs” from retail reign, according to SeaCa and its partners. Such an innovation emerges in the wake of another disruptor – the plastic gallon for shellfish with superior in-mold graphics, which has been held up as a replacement for metal cans.
“Changing an industry takes time and patience, but even more it takes a real understanding of the industry’s needs and market trends to innovate a product that truly makes a difference,” Heidenreich said. “We are very happy to partner with SeaCa Packaging and A.A. Childs Brokerage and look forward to supporting plastic corrugated within the seafood industry.”