December 19, 2022

Engineered Foam Packaging acquires NatureKool for Temperature Solutions Group

Engineered Foam Packaging, a leader in custom protective packaging and cold chain solutions, has acquired North Carolina-based NatureKool Inc. a natural fiber insulated shipper.

This acquisition adds to EFP’s efforts to provide a complete line of high quality and repeatable cold chain packaging solutions to the U.S. It will link the geographic expansion of EFP’s Temperature Solutions Group and the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

“We continue to invest in our business with a focus on applying our unique capabilities to unlock the value of breakthrough packaging needs,” said John Hoeper, president at EFP. “This acquisition of NatureKool augments our capabilities and strengthens our presence in the growing field of curbside recyclable packaging.”

EFP’s Temperature Solutions Group provides temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of food distribution, pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive products using expanded polystyrene (EPS) material.

With the acquisition of NatureKool, EFP will provide the same thermal performance currently used with EPS in the form of natural fiber thermal packaging. Adding NatureKool to the EFP Temperature Solutions Group will provide additional support to cold chain customers while offering environmental and health benefits to current and prospective customers.

NatureKool products consist of natural fibers that are grown without the use of harsh chemicals, such as pesticides that make these products compostable and curbside recyclable. This milestone is a testament to the years long research and testing to ensure it matches the same performance as current EPS products that EFP offers.

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