Plastic returnable containers were originally developed for the automotive industry in the U.S. The industry recognized the cost savings when shipping parts from vendors to their assembly plants in plastic returnable packaging.
Today, since the majority of incoming shipments come from the same locations and require multiple shipments a day for process, the cost reductions can be seen immediately.
Industries such as pharmaceuticals and companies producing medical devices and products are transitioning rapidly to plastic corrugated shipping and WIP containers. The need to eliminate contaminants and gain the cost savings associated with returnable packaging is driving the transition.
Agriculture, Aerospace and Distribution Fulfillment centers are few other industries in which solid growth and demand for plastic corrugated containers can be seen.
Food, fish, poultry, and fresh vegetables, which require cold environments, are where more and more plastic corrugated containers are being used to store, ship and display products. Plastic corrugated heat sealed containers are proving to be a successful solution for keeping these products fresh and safe for buyer consumption.
Plastic Corrugated Boxes for Work In Process Applications
Plastic corrugated boxes and packaging are filling the some needs paper boxes can’t.
A large majority of manufacturing and distribution companies are replacing their paper containers with plastic corrugated containers. The longevity and elimination of contaminants (associated with paper containers) are major factors in why many manufacturers are making the switch to plastic.
Another benefit to plastic corrugated containers is they can be made to for easy visual recognition. Specific colors can be chosen for plastic corrugated containers to reduce mistakes and enhance production within any workflow or industrial process.
Plastic packaging is ideal for many of our industrial manufacturing clients, it lasts for years and when it is worn beyond repair it can be recycled. Give us a call (812) 937-3605, or contact us to discuss your industrial packaging needs.