DS Smith North America Packaging and Paper Division to Highlight Innovation and Sustainability at Pack Expo 2018

Arlington, VA, October 11, 2018 – DS Smith North America Packaging and Paper Division will exhibit at PACK EXPO International from October 14-17 in Booth #N-5562 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Under ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World,’ DS Smith will highlight North America’s latest innovation and sustainability initiatives. DS Smith will showcase corrugated packaging solutions such as the patent-pending, leak-free LRZ packaging and Greencoat®, the 100% recyclable, water-resistant wax-free box.

DS Smith’s LRZ offering is the leak-resistant design for controlled vacuum-packed packaging applications. Industries such as poultry experience issues with bag liner leakage, and DS Smith’s patent-pending design prevents fluid from escaping the box, which reduces end-user leaker rejections. This innovative approach to a classic problem is just one example of how DS Smith’s Packaging Strategists approach and solve complex packaging challenges.

Greencoat is a wax-replacement corrugated packaging solution that performs as well as wax in cold and wet environments and is also fully recyclable and repulpable. Greencoat’s patented formula is another example of innovation from DS Smith that has long-term sustainability built into every box.

 “DS Smith takes a unique, focused approach to solving packaging problems, and our new LRZ packaging and Greencoat are prime examples of this,” said Pete Bugas , Global Director, Greencoat Group for  DS Smith’s North America Packaging and Paper Division. “We look at the challenges our customers are facing and come up with solutions that go above and beyond. DS Smith is excited to showcase our innovative and sustainable solutions at Pack Expo this year.”

To schedule a discussion with Pete Bugas or obtain more details about DS Smith’s innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, please contact Visit DS Smith at Pack Expo Booth N-5562, and learn more at

About DS Smith

DS Smith ( is a $5bn corrugated packaging company operating in 37 countries, providing access to a unique global network of resources and experience. DS Smith North America Packaging and Paper Division is local and efficient, with creative Packaging Strategists located throughout our 16 manufacturing plants and 12 warehouses in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, East and Southern regions of the U.S., ready to solve your most difficult packaging challenge.