Returnable and reusable packaging containers and pallets

Today, injected plastic packaging is essential for efficient storage and transport.

It brings added value to any industry having a closed-loop supply chain.

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Packaging is possibly the next most important thing after the product itself. Safety, branding and cost efficiency are vital for any business.

Packaging is often made of cardboard. Although this is a natural renewable resource, we should recognize the overall stress on the environment produced by energy input, waste and collateral CO2 emissions released along the entire chain.

Though recyclable, using cardboard primarily for one-way trips, large amounts of waste are produced as the material is only sometimes recycled. Natural disintegration may also become very slow because of the storage conditions.

Injected plastic packaging can be used for hundreds if not thousands of trips, and at the end of its life cycle, it can be recycled into a new item with no added raw material. The process uses less energy than producing a new one. 4-5 recycling loops are possible. Then, virgin material must be added to the composition, but the recycled material keeps being reused.

Cardboard is mainly used for single trips, and studies show that even if it is reused a couple of times, the carbon footprint is still 3-4 times bigger than with plastic.

Our products have applications in many industry sectors, ranging from pharmaceutical, food & beverage, transport or automotive.

Plastic transport containers, storage crates, distribution boxes, standard VDA KLT bins or Galia Odette totes and plastic pallets are produced from high-quality materials, tested and resistant in time, with a high static and dynamic load capacity.

Their design is elaborated to achieve a prolonged service life, to be easily washed, cleaned and sanitized, to be more ergonomic and to be compatible with as many applications as possible.

Injected plastic packaging can be found in various forms, dimensions and colours:

  • Stackable containers or boxes, with rigid walls, without a lid or with a lid attached/detachable
  • Foldable crates or with collapsible walls, stackable, without a lid or with lid attached / detachable
  • Nestable boxes with conical walls (picking boxes), are placed one inside another when empty
  • Stack-nest containers: when empty, they can be nested one inside another; when they have products inside, they are stacked one on top of the other using stacking accessories (lateral bale arms, dedicated profiles for stacking by turning at 90˚ or 180˚, attached or detachable lids and covers)
  • KLT crates VDA standard – German or Odette Galia standard – French (used mainly in the automotive industry)
  • Storage boxes with frontal access
  • Pallet boxes with rigid or foldable walls: with feet, skids, reinforcements, closed or ventilated walls and base, lids and covers, access doors or flaps
  • Plastic pallets: with closed or open deck, feet, skids/ crossbeams/ rails, reinforcements, safety frames, accessories anti-slip or for products with unique shapes (paper rolls, pipes and piping, just to name a few)
  • Transport trolleys: compatible with euro boxes, crates and containers, they can have fixed wheels, steering casters, brakes and more
  • Pallet systems for big bags

All boxes can also be produced from ESD materials with antistatic properties.

In addition to the specific sustainability advantage, injected plastic boxes and pallets greatly enhance the storage and transport experience in several ways:

  • They are more resistant and long-lasting and can be used for products with heavy weights, atypical shapes, and which need special protection conditions like ESD and VCI.
  • Deliveries can be achieved on long distances in challenging traffic conditions. This brings a significant productivity increase for suppliers but also for industrial clients (not home deliveries).
  • They use internal separators from the most varied materials – from textiles to corrugated plastic or Duraflex. This maximizes interior space by placing more products without direct contact and staying safe.
  • Another benefit of internal dunnage is that interior space becomes very flexible. It can be taken out and reinserted quickly.
  • Its robustness offers superior protection for the products packed inside. Against shocks, in case of impact, against external factors like moisture, water, dust, mould and heat.
  • Due to the high resistance of the material they are made from, more items can be placed in stacks. This produces free floor space inside the truck or storage area and, consequently, decreases costs in both situations.
  • A positive consequence is the productivity increase by delivering a much higher number of products on the same floor surface but with smaller costs, due to the efficient use of the vertical space, without affecting the products’ integrity.
  • They have low own weight, which means reduced transport costs (delivery and return of empty packaging), and when placed in stacks, the products’ integrity is not affected (they do not break/scratch or deform).
  • The number of reuses for plastic packaging (injected, corrugated, Duraflex, Triplex) is much higher than other materials, i.e. cardboard, no matter how thick the material and no matter how careful the operators are with their handling. This means lower total costs with packaging.
  • Besides storage and transport, the boxes, crates, pallets, containers and modular systems with plastic frames are compatible with all automated handling and manoeuvring equipment: forklifts, pallet trucks, conveyors, distribution belts or overturning systems for bulk loads.
  • In case they accidentally get in contact with liquids or other substances, the packaging doesn’t deteriorate, and the load inside is completely protected.
  • During storage, the boxes’ content can be accessed as often as needed without the risk of damaging the packaging.
  • They can be cleaned and sanitized as often as necessary, unlike cardboard which can only be cleaned of dust. Also, they can be used at any temperature (from freezing to high temperatures) and humidity for indoor and outdoor applications. They can stay under the direct sun without the risk of discoloration (UV treatment).
  • They can be labelled numberless times using plastic, metal, self-adhesive or magnetic label holders. Replacement is straightforward: simply remove the previous label and place a new one. With cardboard boxes, relabelling can mean either complete removal with some local damage to the box or putting the new tags over the old ones. Poor adhesive or moisture may peel off the latter and cause serious headaches.
  • They can be used for any type of product (fragile pieces, glass objects, auto components, pharmaceuticals, electronics, waste, parts and pieces for production etc.), including direct contact with food (always produced from virgin material).
  • A great range of versions and dimensions are available.
  • The expenses associated with promotion and marketing by imprinting the packaging with the company logo/sign or any other information are minimal because it is done just once, when the packaging is produced. With one-way packaging, the printing costs add up with every new batch of boxes.
  • They are suited to any transport type (sea, railway, air, road, temperature-sensitive or hazardous contents). Plastic is widely accepted for export because it can be cleaned/washed/sanitized and doesn’t carry microorganisms dangerous to the local flora and fauna. In the case of sea and air transport, their low own weight is a significant advantage compared to wooden or metal packaging.

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