Orbis Corp. (Oconomowoc, WI), an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging, has launched PlastiCorr, the first ever plastic, reusable corrugated box to work seamlessly with existing automated packaging lines. The introduction was made at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas.
The innovative product brings unmatched environmental, economic, cleanliness and operational benefits to today’s food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies. With its significant impact on sustainability and positive environmental stewardship, PlastiCorr is making a legacy-defining pivot in supply chain efficiency for food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies.
“Today, companies are continuously balancing the need to reduce costs and minimize their impact on the environment, while protecting product integrity and improving operational efficiency. PlastiCorr delivers on these critical and complex goals,” said Bill McMahon, Director of Business Development for Orbis Corp.
PlastiCorr employs the first-of-its-kind, proprietary Enfold technology. This joint design makes sure the box’s flaps return to a straight position after every use. The company said that Enfold technology makes PlastiCorr the first fully functioning drop-in replacement for a fiber corrugated box and enables PlastiCorr’s folding box flaps to work like new every time, allowing for unprecedented reusability in packaging lines.
“Historically, fiber corrugated boxes have been the backbone of most automated packaging lines and shipping scenarios within supply chains, but as supply chains have evolved, so too has the need for a comprehensive reusable solution that can holistically address the many needs of modern supply chains,” said McMahon. “With PlastiCorr, companies are now able to implement reusable packaging solutions that meet the automation requirements of packaging applications with a drop-in replacement while offering significant financial, operational and environmental benefits.”
PlastiCorr makes for a seamless conversion from current boxes with no change to pack count or pallet configurations. From a design standpoint, it is dimensionally and structurally consistent for today’s packaging lines and can be used in all types of low, medium and high-speed lines, from manual to full high-speed automation. The boxes will endure for multiple cycles through a supply chain, delivering a strategic bottom-line enhancement and a substantial return on investment.
Its all-plastic design is free of dust that fiber corrugated packaging can introduce to plants and equipment, causing potential equipment delays or shutdowns. Also, PlastiCorr boxes offer smooth, sealed edges for increased safety, cleanliness and ergonmics. Its revolutionary non-porous plastic design is easy-to-clean and won’t absorb moisture or odors. PlastiCorr is also 100% recyclable at the end of its lengthy service life.