ORBIS Corporation will highlight its latest in reusable packaging solutions for a sustainable supply chain at this year’s PACK EXPO, Booth SU-8001. The company offers a variety of packaging solutions, including reusable plastic pallets, totes, bulk containers and metal solutions, as well as services that help supply chains find efficiencies, improve the flow of product, increase sustainability and reduce costs.

The booth will highlight the role reusables play in driving the circular economy and will feature the importance of increasing supply chain sustainability by showcasing reusable packaging solutions that can be manufactured, used, reused and reprocessed without impacting the solid waste stream.

ORBIS also offers a range of services to support companies as they make the switch from single-use packaging to reusable packaging. ORBIS Reusable Packaging Management offers packaging management services that extend the useful life of packaging for a more sustainable supply chain. Services include management, cleaning, sorting, asset tracking and analytics. Additionally, ORBIS has an engineering services team that conducts analysis and provides expertise for a smooth conversion to reusable packaging, as well as a rapid return on investment.

With sustainability, e-commerce and automation top of mind for today’s supply chain managers, the ORBIS booth will showcase a variety of packaging solutions and programs for primary packaging, retail, automotive and industrial operations, including:

280-trip 40x48 P3 pallet

The 40"x48" P3 pallet is a durable, lightweight, stackable hygienic packaging solution that integrates with manual and automatic material handling equipment. Designed with a low-profile 5.1” height, the P3 pallet aims to optimize truckload space and can be double-stacked in racking systems to maximize space. Optional steel reinforcements and grommets provide strength and improved stability to reduce load shifting and product damage. The plastic flow-through design reduces contaminant spaces and allows for easy cleaning. In FasTrack life-cycle analysis, the P3 reusable pallet reportedly completed 280 cycles, giving the P3 pallet over 25 times the life span of a standard whitewood stringer pallet.

44 x 56 food can pallet, sheets and top frame

Streamline food and beverage can distribution with pallet systems. ORBIS offers a system that is comprised of a plastic pallet, divider sheets to layer between product, and a top frame for load stability. This system is reportedly compatible with many palletizers, depalletizers, automatic strapping/banding systems, conveyors, and pallet washing systems. All components are hygienic, easily cleaned and recyclable at the end of its service life.

Attached-lid FliPak containers

ORBIS offers attached-lid totes used for split-case picking and distribution. ORBIS totes offer a large internal capacity, with streamlined designs for efficient transportation. These reusable plastic attached-lid containers take the place of corrugated shipping boxes for long-term packaging savings. In addition, all FliPak containers offer warehouse cleanliness by eliminating fiber and dust. FliPak totes stack when full and nest when empty.

Reusable Packaging Management

In today’s complex supply chains, it’s critical that packaging is available where and when you need it. ORBIS RPM services aim to significantly reduce the time and effort required to track, retrieve, clean and inventory packaging assets in a wide variety of industries, including industrial, food and beverage products, and consumer packaged goods. The ORBIS RPM team works to analyze supply chains holistically to determine the best management program. By using data, ORBIS handles inspection, sorting and even product refurbishment to ensure the supply chain is as efficient as possible. 

Packaging Life-Cycle Assessments

ORBIS helps companies calculate the impact reusable packaging can have on the environment. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS applies data-driven analysis to help customers reduce their overall environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste and energy usage. ORBIS will conduct packaging assessments at the booth during the show.