CT Co. Announces High School Student Winner of Business Competition

Like most teenagers, 17-year-old Jocelyne Sanchez knows how to operate a variety of high-tech devices including her iPhone, iPad, laptop computer and Air pods. And now, thanks to Packaging and Crating Technologies (PACT®), an international manufacturer of recyclable and durable shipping containers, she knows the potential dangers of lithium-ion batteries and how to safely charge them up. Specifically, the Warwick Valley High School senior was recently awarded $100 when she devised the winning name for the company’s new product line: On the Go Green Security.

“After describing one of our fire-suppressant packaging products at a recent school presentation, the students were so engaged that we challenged them to come up with a name for our new envelope product designed for the safe transport of devices containing lithium-ion batteries,” said Rodger Mort, chief operating officer at PACT. " We received many creative submissions but felt that Jocelyne’s ‘On The Go Green Security’ summed up the product perfectly.”

The 18-year-old was presented with a $100 check by Michael Jackson, partner at PACT® alongside Economics teacher Mr. Doug Torgersen and her father Rafael Sanchez on January 25, 2024 at Warwick Valley High School.

“I was very amazed when Mr. Mort began discussing how many fires have been prevented with the products that his company makes here in America,” said Jocelyne Sanchez. “I’m honored to be a part of PACT’s newest invention and the future vision of this company that really wants to make a difference in saving lives.”

Mort explains that On The Go Green Security is made with PACT® Thermo ShieldTM, a patented-light-weight paper that prevents thermal runaway, a phenomenon in which a lithium-ion cell enters an uncontrollable, self-heating state caused by extremely high temperatures, shaking or puncturing. The material includes a moisture vapor application that lines the envelope to contain this dangerous and often deadly type of fire. PACT plans on marketing the new product to airports and airlines as consumers are mandated to put away their cell phones during certain times of the flight for safety reasons.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety, lithium-ion batteries have caused 25,000 fires in the last five years. PACT offers American-made solutions to safely transport and recycle lithium batteries that are used to power EVs, e-bikes, scooters and hand-held electronics.

For more information about PACT® and its innovative product line or to see a live demo, visit: https://www.pactthermoshield.com/.


PACT®, LLC is a global leader in manufacturing sustainable, packaging products for the commercial, industrial and military industries. With more than 25 years of experience, the family business was founded by three green packaging professionals and continues to embrace a green future by designing cost-effective, patented, crating solutions like LiftVans and PleatWrap, as well as custom packaging for the aerospace, medical, electronics, tooling, machinery, furniture, fine art and automotive sectors. The company’s newest innovation is PACT® Thermo Shield TM, a sustainable, paper-based packaging material that suppresses and controls lithium-ion battery fires by mitigating thermal runaway. 

The company is a member of the Commercial Relocation Network, the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials and the International Association of Movers. It is also a preferred vendor for the US Department of Defense and has been awarded a special permit from the US Department of Transportation for the shipping of lithium-ion batteries, as well as passed the proposed SAE-G-27 test standard.  For a full list PACT®’s sustainable packaging solutions, visit www.pactww.com.

PHOTO: On January 25, 2024, Packaging And Crating Technologies (PACT) a global leader in manufacturing sustainable, packaging products for the transportation industry, presented Warwick Valley High School student Jocelyne Sanchez with a $100 check for naming the company’s new product that controls lithium-ion battery fires. From left: Michael Jackson, partner at PACT®, Jocelyne Sanchez, Rafael Sanchez, Jocelyne’s father, and Warwick Valley Economics teacher Mr. Doug Torgersen celebrate the culmination of the local competition.


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