Canadian Packaging

Reusable Packaging Association adds two new members

Drader Manufacturing and Paxxal Inc. join Reusable Packaging Association.


December 17, 2014
by Canadian Packaging staff

Linden, VA—The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), continues to grow in strength and number. The newest members of the association are Drader Manufacturing, a  manufacturer of reusable products including containers, bins, pallets, dunnage, and  other protective packaging; and Paxxal, which provides a pallet series made from Siluma – a new patented material designed to outperform plastic.

“We joined the RPA to gain a better understanding of the industry and to become a stronger advocate for plastic products. We expect that our involvement will let us bring more value to our clients and peers,” says Drader vice-president of manufacturing Kevin McTavish.

According Majed Jalali of Paxxal, it joined the RPA, “to help grow the reusable packaging market and learn best practices from leading sustainable companies to ensure that we provide products that meet international standards.

“We also want to enhance the brand recognition for our company and for our pallets.”

Drader Manufacturing is “Canada’s National Molder” with facilities in Edmonton, AB and Brampton, ON. Utilizing injection molding and thermoforming, Drader supplies bread trays, pallets, dairy cases, and various returnable plastic containers for  retail and commercial applications.

Paxxal’s pallet series is made from Siluma—a new state-of-the-art material the company says outperforms plastic. According to the company, the patented material, combined with customized, fully-automated rotational molding process and high-volume pallet manufacturing capabilities, creates a pallet with an aerated core that is stronger, lighter, 100 percent recyclable, and overall, more cost-effective than existing plastic pallets.

About the RPA
The Reusable Packaging Association is a collaborative effort between manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging.

The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and uses its knowledge of the members’ products and services to advance the adoption of reusable packaging and systems throughout the supply chain.

The RPA is focused on promoting the expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries.

For more information, call 703-224-8284 or visit www.reusables.org.


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