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Recycling and Disposing of Creative ICE Gel Packs

Creative ICE Gel Packs are manufactured at our Shelbyville, KY, facility.  We use an environmentally safe, non-toxic mixture to make the "gel" in the gel pack.  We have been asked how to dispose and recycle gel packs.  To do so, let the gel pack to fully thaw and then cut it open.  Allow the liquid gel...

Another happy customer! Cornice Shapes

We were lucky enough to work with Gate Precast on a project recently with specially cut cornice EPS EIFS shapes.  Check out the tweet below.  (You can see Creative Packaging EPS at the very top of the building with the white top.)  Thanks, Gate Precast for allowing us to work with you on this project!    ...

Types of Foam #6

            Polystyrene based products are classified as Plastic/Foam #6.  Included in this category are Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Polystyrene Paper Foam (PSP Foam).  In addition, packing peanuts are Plastic #6.  Many times, Foam #6 is referred to as “Styrofoam”, which is a trademarked name by Dow Chemical Company. EPS (pictured above with coolers) is made from...

EPS for EIFS

                Exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) is a construction product.  It is a "non-load bearing building cladding system that provides exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface in an integrated composite material system."  A component of EIFS is expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is secured with an adhesive to the substrate. Similar to stucco in appearance,...

Box Testing: ECT Test vs. Mullen Test

A common question we receive at Creative Packaging is what is the difference between the Edge Crush Test (or ECT) and Mullen (or burst) Test for boxes.  Do those tests tell you the same thing about box strength?  Think about it like the ACT and SAT, the tests aim to tell customers how strong and...

New Year, New Website, New Logo, Same Great Company

Welcome to the new Creative Packaging Company website!  Every New Year offers an opportunity for change, and Creative Packaging Company is no different. Several months ago, we began exploring the idea of giving our old website a facelift. Much effort and planning went into creating a thoughtful, educational, and user friendly experience for our visitors. The...