Unisource Worldwide, Inc.

Unisource Global Solutions to Present Packaging Alternatives at Sustainability in Packaging 2011

Unisource Global Solutions (UGS)—which is part of Unisource Worldwide, Inc.—will be featuring its packaging solutions at the upcoming Sustainability in Packaging Conference to be held February 22-24, 2011, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, in Orlando, FL.

Troy Swope, senior vice president of UGS and leader of the company's design team, along with Travis Carter, Director of Sustainability for UGS are two of the featured speakers at this conference. They will be speaking on the topic of "Design Challenges with New Substrates." In addition, UGS is a conference sponsor and exhibitor.

UGS works with customers around the world to provide responsible packaging design solutions to reduce the total cost of packaging ownership. The company focuses on delivering material neutral design solutions and packaging applications that are optimized for the customer's sustainability strategy, global supply chain, cost of transportation, defect minimization, color harmony, and quality management. UGS has partnered with industry leaders in the computing, retail, cosmetics, food and beverage industries to create engineered bio-pulp and bio-polymer packaging solutions such as molded cushioning produced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, compostable and recyclable bamboo, with full chain of custody ownership management.

Sustainability in Packaging 2011—produced by Pira International, in association with Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News—will bring together nearly 300 packaging professionals to discuss all aspects of sustainability, from materials, design, supply chain challenges, marketing messages, consumer demand and other drivers of sustainable innovation to strategic vision of how sustainability fits within a company's overall image and where to go next.

UGS packaging experts will be on hand at Sustainability in Packaging 2011 to discuss with attendees solutions for their product packaging needs, with a focus on sustainable materials. While at the show, attendees are encouraged to visit Unisource's exhibit booth number 25 to find out how partnering with Unisource can help provide state-of-the-art technology and packaging design to meet their business requirements.

"UGS has established a global design, product realization, manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain management strategy throughout the world," said Swope. "We also have the in-house knowledge and experience to address every facet of technology packaging design—including packaging engineered materials and supply—with the added benefit of ensuring environmental sustainability. Our ground-breaking bamboo packaging molding is a strong example of our extensive design and materials engineering capabilities as we continue to research and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers," he said.