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Sonoco ThermoSafe and RM2 Join Reusable Packaging Association

By March 26, 2015December 30th, 2020Business News, General, Industry News, Press Releases, RPA News

Linden, VA, March 26, 2015Sonoco ThermoSafe and RM2 have joined the Reusable Packaging Association.  Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging designed for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products.

“We believe our reusable bulk insulated containers provide a unique value to the most complex supply chain challenges in storing and transporting temperature sensitive food, dry ice, pharmaceuticals, and other perishable items. By joining the RPA, we can assist more end-users and help them identify new revenue streams and cost saving opportunities,” said Joe Laxamana, General Manager of Sonoco ThermoSafe.

RM2 is a vertically-integrated innovator in pallet development, manufacture, supply and management. Its flagship product is the BLOCKPal™ pallet, a multi-trip, heavy duty composite pallet that is suitable for use in both automated and manual areas of the supply chain where there are high levels of movements.

“The RPA’s research projects and studies attracted us to the association. The RPA invites innovation and is proactively seeking alternative reusable products to move our world’s goods in ways that minimize our reliance on natural resources. We look forward to contributing our expertise to this important goal. Also, the RPA gives us a new avenue to make more companies aware of the value that our pallet can deliver to their supply chains,” said Ruari McGirr, head of Communications and Planning at RM2.

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, visit or call (703) 224-8284.


Media contact:

Jerry Welcome
P.O. Box 369
Linden, VA 22642
Phone (540) 631-0773

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