“It’s not a slam-dunk yet, but we’re optimistic,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hays is making plans to market the container to the rest of the industry.
Features on the container include a curved interior, reduced ventilation, smooth surfaces to minimize friction, adequate drainage and ample space for labeling. The containers are bar coded and ready to use radio frequency identification.
The container is compatible with other containers on the market, including display-ready corrugated packaging. The ability to send mixed loads of corrugated and plastic is going to become an important issue for the industry, Vangelos said.
“Retailers are pushing us to come to an agreement on working together in the industry,” he said.
For more information, call Hays at (559) 253-7390 or visit www.haysonline.com.