Reusable Corrugated Plastic Box Manufactured by MDI Reduces Costs, Waste

Container helps further closed-loop material handling and distribution   For those in distribution, material-handling and manufacturing, containers can be a large portion of business cost and waste. The reusable, regular-slotted container (RSC) produced by MDI improves both of those metrics, creating a closed-loop system that is more … [Read more...]

DS Smith Plastics Develops First Beverage Crate from 100% Post-Consumer Waste

Grolsch, an international brewery which pays great importance to sustainability, was looking to further expand their sustainable image with a beverage crate made from 100% post-consumer plastic waste for its pils brand Kornuit. To realize this challenge, Grolsch looked to the expertise of DS Smith Plastics in Bilzen, Belgium. DS Smith Plastics … [Read more...]

CHEP Launches First-Ever CarbonNeutral® Pooled Platform in North America

Every CHEP pooled 40x24 inch half pallet is carbon neutral every time it is used; platform honored as Environmental Initiative of the Year at Industrial Pack 2018 this month. CHEP investment in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Reforestation Project has offset 926 metric tons (2.1 million pounds) of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting a … [Read more...]

Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics shows a clear carbon footprint advantage for reusable plastic containers

SIM publishes carbon footprint study of packaging systems for Fruit and vegetable transports in Europe Updated April 17, 2018 The study commissioned by Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM) of the Fraunhofer Institute IBP (Germany) has come to the conclusion that reusable transport platforms (RPCs) generate around 60% fewer greenhouse gas … [Read more...]

Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator Wins MHI Innovation Award for Best New Innovation

The Raymond Corporation’s Virtual Reality Simulator has won the MHI Innovation Award for Best New Innovation. The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator is a next-generation tool for lift truck operator learning that provides advanced, hands-on instruction that is designed to improve operator skills, build confidence, help retain employees and keep them … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallets – News Briefs 2018

Reusable packaging and pallet news briefs RM2 Raises $18.2 Million April 14, 2018.  RM2 has raised $18.2 million after issuing 1.28 billion first tranche placing shares and 3.16 billion conversion shares. Shareholders passed all resolutions put to them at an extraordinary meeting held April 13. RM2 reported that it has entered into a Phase 1 … [Read more...]

Euro Pool System launches SMART RETURN LOGISTICS (SRL) for optimised reverse logistics

European reusable packaging pool provider now offers the return of unsorted packaging from the point of sale, simplifying the return process. Managing reusable packaging is becoming increasingly difficult, especially as the volume and number of materials grow. This trend is increasing the complexity of the storage, sorting and classification … [Read more...]

Industry Concern over Timber Availability Prompts Record Turnout for TIMCON

A general meeting of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) saw a record turnout last month, as members of the sector and the wider forest-based industry gathered to discuss unprecedented shortages of timber. The Manchester event heard of the “serious challenges” affecting availability of timber, particularly of the smaller … [Read more...]

ORBIS® Features Plastic Vs Wood Pallet Life-Cycle Analysis at MODEX 2018

ORBIS also is showcasing totes for e-commerce applications and the latest in bulk packaging OCONMOWOC, Wis., USA – April 9, 2018 – ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, is helping attendees refine their pallets at MODEX 2018. At its booth,ORBIS is hosting an exclusive “Refine Your Pallet” chocolate tasting while … [Read more...]

Metal Manufacturer, Fabrication Shop Benefit from New, Automated Orbital Wrapper

TAB Wrapper Tornado Eliminates Product Damage from Load Shifting in Transit Reading, PA, April 9, 2018 -  Full-service metals manufacturer DeWys Manufacturing, Marne, Michigan, has cut its order return rate by upwards of 50 percent since replacing its horizontal turntable wrapping machine and manual hand-wrapping methods with the automated TAB … [Read more...]