Jones Nonwovens is pleased to announce their new affiliation with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). This industry working group, which is a project of sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue, has worked to bring companies, educational institutions and government agencies involved with the packaging supply chain together since 2004. Goals of the SPC include a collective development of resources and the implementation of packaging solutions.
“We see this as a great opportunity to work with like-minded companies as we strive to develop our efforts in the world of sustainable packaging,” said Patrick Owens, Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development at Jones.
Benefits to joining the SPC include research projects, educational programs, monthly webinar forums and annual meetings. The opportunity to take an active role in the coalition is also promoted. The executive committee members provide guidance and feedback on the operations and projects of the SPC and are resources for the individual members as well.
“I know that the Sustainable Packaging Coalition will guide us as we enter into this partnership and we look forward to what we can learn from them,” said Eric Ritter, Design Development Engineer with Jones.
Jones Nonwovens, an 80-year-old business, is a family-owned company that produces nonwoven natural fibers, including reclaimed cotton, wool, jute and hemp. These fibers can be used in several applications, including cotton batting for fire barriers, mattress insulation, and other thermal insulation applications. This product is now being used for insulated packaging.