Solegear Bioplastic Technologies and r-pac International, a leading global supplier of retail packaging, have collaborated with a major US-based consumer electronics retailer to produce smartphone case packaging in support of the most recent phone release from a market share leader.
This commitment represents a forecast of 750,000 units with delivery commencing in the next quarter.
Solegear CEO Paul Antoniadis said: "Solegear's product development team has worked diligently with r-pac to develop and refine our TF4000 bioplastic to ensure it would meet retailers' quality expectations to withstand the impact of demanding transportation and in-store environments.
"This smartphone case packaging order commitment is a great illustration of how our team works alongside our partners to develop breakthrough bioplastics that meet the real-world needs of top Fortune 500 brands."
Solegear's Traverse TF4000 is a USDA BioPreferred® packaging material with independently verified plant-based content and enhanced thermal properties. Designed as a drop-in replacement for petroleum-based plastic packaging, TF4000 can be readily processed in standard thermoforming equipment and contains no BPAs, phthalates or other hazardous chemicals.
r-pac CEO Michael Teitelbaum said: "Our customers rely on us to bring them packaging innovations that deliver on their sustainability objectives without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
"Our partnership with Solegear has allowed us to work collaboratively with their development team to ensure this plant-based packaging not only met those requirements, but could be manufactured and shipped just like traditional materials."