Taking Out the (International) Trash
Case Studies | Transportation


  • Technical consulting (appropriate resin)

  • Inventory management


The airline client needed a trash bag that could be autoclaved along with its contents at the end of international flights. This extreme heating process destroys bacteria and viruses before being landfilled in the United States.


Houston Poly designed a custom polypropylene bag that could be safely autoclaved along with the aircraft trash.


  1. Avoiding opening trash bags lowered labor costs and increased safety for operators.
  2. Effective inventory management meant the customer avoided stock-out situations and resulting fines from regulators.
  3. By designing a bag that met the airlines needs, we helped our customer pick up new business.
  4. By stocking this item, we helped our customer with better logistics and turns.

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