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Cost effective modular container cuts carbon footprint

31 January 2013

Goplasticpallets.com has announced the launch of a new lightweight modular container, said to be a cost effective alternative to existing sleeve packs, easy to assemble, secure and with the potential to help reduce customers' carbon footprint.

The independent supplier of plastic pallets and containers, says the Modular Pak - a lightweight sleeve pack with three components – is a nestable pallet base with secure catches, a plastic sleeve and a lid. When flat packed, the container is designed to take up minimal space, while the lid has been designed to fit perfectly over the pallet, protecting the sleeve from dirt and water and promoting long term reuse.

According to Goplasticpallets.com, its low tare weight is up to 15kg less than comparable containers, making high volume distribution of lightweight food packaging more economically and environmentally efficient. The space saving of its flat-pack design when empty means collection and redeployment is also made easier than with comparable boxes.

Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: “In order for manufacturers and distributors to minimise the weight of their loads on every journey, therefore reducing their carbon footprint, they need to be given alternatives which don’t compromise their goods in any way. The Modular Pak offers improved environmentally friendly distribution with ease of handling and secure features.”

Available in 1200x1000mm, the Modular Pak has four slide catches to secure the plastic sealed sleeve to the pallet and two deep drop-down doors which have Velcro attached to keep them closed, but when open, provide easy access to goods. Special ‘grab’ handles in the lid have been incorporated in a bid to allow it to be easily and quickly lifted off. Where storage space is limited, it’s also possible to stand one Modular Pak on top of another. They are said to have a low operation cost and are impact resistant, capable of carrying a 500kg dynamic load or 1000kg static load.

According to Goplasticpallets.com, the introduction of this product to its range brings potential efficiencies to manufacturers that need to deliver large quantities of food in the early stages of the supply chain.


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