ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and expert in supply chain optimization, is featuring products from its European bulk container and pallet lines at LogiMAT 2017in Stuttgart, Germany. These were designed in European dimensions and made for European applications.
The new HDB1208 BulkPak® Reusable Container is a 1200mm x 800mm foldable container (FLC) based on European dimensions. It is reported to be the the first plastic FLC of its size to hold up to 900 kg and is a reliable substitute for gitterboxes (metal pallets).
The HDB1208 BulkPak folds when empty for return trips, allowing for more containers per truck compared with non-collapsible steel tubs. The HDB1208 is engineered as a strong and durable container for heavy weight loads requiring increased packaging protection.
The use of plastic FLCs ensures reliable part quality and plant cleanliness, as an all-plastic material is easy to clean, won't rust and prevents metal-on-metal part damage.
Meanwhile, the HDB1012 BulkPak is based on the 1200mm x 1000mm footprint and available in four heights: 582mm, 732mm, 870mm and 980mm. These are structural-foam molded in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and designed for a longer service life and lower total cost of ownership. This series of folding bins was designed to better protect and transport parts in global automotive and industrial applications. It offers logistics advantages, warehouse cost savings and an environmentally friendly alternative to steel tubs, wood pallets and crates.
The company’s 1120 x 1420 (shown here) and 1180 x 1250 BulkPal® European Pallets are designed to store, stage and ship metal and plastic cans and bottles in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries in Europe. These structural foam pallets, when combined with layer pads and top frames, are used to store and ship unit loads within the supply chain. ORBIS' standard beverage pallet portfolio serves many countries, from the U.K. to Spain to Germany to Turkey.
These pallets and BulkPaks are structural-foam molded in HDPE and are designed for durability and product protection. Additionally, these products can be fully recycled at the end of their service life, making it an environmentally friendly packaging option.