New OpteBulk™ design wins Containers, Totes & Bins category
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Dec. 14, 2021 — Material Handling Product News (MHPN) has named ORBIS® Corporation — an international leader in reusable packaging — a 2021 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year award winner. This award honors companies in 12 categories for their material handling systems and equipment advancements. MHPN readers chose ORBIS’ OpteBulk™ 6-fold container to win the Containers, Totes & Bins category.
“We thank Material Handling Product News and its readers for recognizing the OpteBulk container and the unique benefits it brings to the primary packaging supply chain,” said Mike Ludka, senior product manager at ORBIS. “As a 2021 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year award winner, we’re honored to be recognized among other companies that are improving supply chain sustainability, productivity and efficiency.”
Composed of a pallet, top-cap and sleeve system, the OpteBulk container is a reusable plastic packaging solution designed to efficiently store and distribute primary packaging products. The unique 6-fold design adds reinforcement, further increasing the container’s wall strength and overall durability. This durability also makes it an optimal replacement for single-use fiber corrugated boxes, as the OpteBulk container has a long service life to reduce negative environmental impacts.
Beyond the sustainable benefits of the OpteBulk container, the top cap and pallet nest together for secure stacking, maximizing space in tight manufacturing areas. The sleeve is also collapsible and fits inside the pallet for improved return efficiency. In fact, 330 collapsed bins fit in a standard 53’ trailer, a 50% increase over alternative solutions. Maximizing truckload space not only reduces shipping costs, but also reduces emissions due to fewer return trips. Due to the container’s lightweight design and active latch technology, one person can easily engage and disengage the sleeves from the pallet for fast, efficient assembly.
For more information about ORBIS and the sustainable OpteBulk container, please visit: https://www.orbiscorporation.