Does RDR’s food packaging adhere to food safety rules and regulations?
Absolutely! We only source from paper mills that produce certifiable food grade chipboard in accordance with FDA and CFIA guidelines. Our most popular food storage/shipping product is the tote bag; we supply high-quality, woven polypropylene bags that have been certified by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and the AIB (American Baking Institute).
In addition, our tote bags are compliant with BRC standards. https://www.brcgs.com/brcgs/packaging/standards
Are your packaging products Socially Responsible and Sustainable?
All of our chipboard and corrugated products are recyclable, which means they can be sent back to the paper mill for repurposing. Cascades, a proud chipboard supplier to RDR, received a Silver Medal from EcoVadis, an organization that rates sustainable procurement practices.
We also provide GRIP FIX™ an environmentally friendly product that leaves no residue and is biodegradable, recyclable, non-toxic and water-soluble.
How can I save money on my packaging costs?
There are a number of ways you can save money on packaging. One of our clients saved $70,000 a year by switching from corrugated pallet sheets to a less expensive but equally efficient alternative: chipboard pallet sheets. Based on RDR’s recommendations, many customers have saved money by switching to thinner and equally effective chipboard pallet, tier and divider sheets.
What is the difference between corrugated and chipboard?
Corrugated and chipboard are made from the same paper material, but have a different structure. Corrugated cardboard is thicker and sturdier, which means it is ideal for storing and transporting large, heavy items. Chipboard is thinner and smoother, with a more attractive appearance. Corrugated tends to be more expensive than chipboard, and takes up more storage space.
How can I stop products from sliding around on a skid?
There are several ways to prevent sliding on a skid. You can use tier sheets, which are inserted between layers to create stability, or anti-slip sheets, which are thin, flexible and coated with an anti-slip layer. Another great option is to use corner post edge protectors; these are pieces of rigid, laminated chipboard that fit onto the corners of boxes and prevent movement during transit.
How can I save valuable space while shipping food products across North America?
Need a large supply of bags but don’t want them taking up valuable warehouse space in your facility? Sign up for our Custom Inventory Program and we will store them in our warehouse, shipping only what you need, when you need it.
We also keep in stock a wide variety of chipboard sheets for “just in time” delivery so you don’t have to take up valuable space in your warehouse with too much inventory.
How can I save space in my warehouse?
One easy fix is to switch from corrugated to chipboard pallet or tier sheets. Chipboard sheets are strong and durable, but much thinner than corrugated sheets, which means they take up less room.
Can I get a free consultation on site?
For the best results, we always recommend on-site consultations. It is the best way for us to fully understand your organization and assess your integrated packaging needs.