Planet Protector Packaging (PPP) has signed a nationwide partnership with ASX-listed Pro-Pac Packaging (PPG) as exclusive Australian distributor for the Woolpack range of cold chain packaging solutions.
PPG is an international company, with a diversified distribution and manufacturing network throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The company provides a combination of product and service solutions for primary, secondary packaging, and tertiary packaging.
PPG supplies a wide range of products and services into most industry segments ranging from primary produce, food and food processing industries, agricultural, industrial and commercial markets, to warehousing and logistics, retail and FMCG markets. This made PPG a natural fit for PPP, which targets the food, seafood and pharmaceutical industries.
PPG CEO Tim Welsh says, “Pro-Pac Packaging is delighted to partner with Planet Protector Packaging as its exclusive Australian distributor.
“Pro-Pac Packaging recognises that sustainability is a priority for clients, consumers and businesses alike. We are committed to doing our part in making positive changes towards a sustainable future, creating better lives,” Welsh says.
“Pro-Pac Packaging is an innovative packaging company and delivers bespoke packaging solutions for clients and Planet Protector Packaging and its Woolpack product range is consistent with this. Our long-term distribution agreement sets a solid foundation for both parties to meet the needs of our clients and achieve our shared goals.”
“PPG’s market reach across the whole of the Australian mainland means Planet Protector Packaging will be able to bring its innovative insulated solutions direct to customers faster and with a significant reduction in transportation costs,” says PPP founder and MD Joanne Howarth.
The mutiple award-winning PPP is a 2021 finalist in the ANZ region's peak awards program, the Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDAs) for its Vaccine Protector solution, in both the Sustainability and Health, Beauty & Wellness categories.
As its name implies, the pack has been designed for the temperature-controlled distribution of frozen vaccines and medicines. It could not have come at a better time.
According to Bernadette Scarfe, head of Pharmaceuticals at PPP, “With huge disruptions to the global supply chain, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the immense challenges surrounding temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical distribution.”
“With reports emerging of vaccine wastage across the world, there has been an increased focus on alternate, superior distribution methods,” she adds.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has reset the space for a sustainable global system and a 'green' recovery. Never has there been a better time for sustainable packaging and insulation to take the front seat in the pharmaceutical space,” Scarfe tells PKN.
“Wool is one of nature's very best insulators, a biodegradable and renewable fibre that is at the centre of the Woolpack Vaccine Protector technology,” she explains.
“Scientifically proven for its environmental and performance credentials, wool is a proven performer even under Australia’s harsh conditions, keeping frozen vaccines safe during transit,” Scarfe says.