Ranpak Named Finalist in National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures’ Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge

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Ranpak Holdings Corp.  (Ranpak), an international provider of sustainable packaging solutions, has been named as one of twenty-four finalists in the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a global search initiated by National Geographic Society and Sky Ocean Ventures to identify innovative solutions that help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem.

Ranpak’s WrapPak® Protector was selected from a pool of nearly 300 innovations that were submitted for selection in the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge.   The protector uses multilayered paper to provide insulation for cold chain products, such as groceries, meat, meals and other food ingredients, that require insulated temperature control for the shipping process.  Like all of Ranpak’s protective packaging solutions, WrapPak is entirely paper-based, 100 percent curbside recyclable, and a highly efficient replacement for traditional plastic insulation products in cold chain packaging and shipping.

“Ranpak was founded on its ability to innovate to address the packaging challenges our end users face.  We have heard loud and clear the need for environmentally sustainable packaging solutions across a broad range of applications, from cold chain to automotive to electronics.   The WrapPak Protector – along with all of our other packaging products – has been designed to meet this market demand,” said Bret Haldin, vice president of marketing and product development.  “We are proud to have been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, with its important focus on satisfying immediate market needs with environmentally sustainable solutions.  We look forward to competing in the next stage.”