The all-plastic, collapsible plastic container can replace gitterboxes in the European market

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., USA — April 25, 2017 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, will showcase its newest product, the GitterPak™, at interpack 2017. The GitterPak is an all-plastic, collapsible bulk container manufactured to replace fixed-wall gitterboxes. It can hold up to 900 kg, improving product protection and pack density for heavy-weight loads and high-velocity goods. The 1200mm x 80mm x 960mm GitterPak will be available at ORBIS Booth B30, Hall 7, Level 2, during interpack to give interested parties a first-hand look at the container.

“We look forward to making the GitterPak available to the European market as the industry moves toward a plastic material handling fleet,” said David Heer, senior commercial director, ORBIS Europe. “This product will soon help move a vast range of materials in a more productive, profitable and protected way.”

GitterPak  — The New Collapsible, Plastic Bulk Container
The GitterPak (Model HDB1208) is designed to the European standard 1200 x 800 footprint, making it ideal for sequencing parts, as well as rightsizing part shipments for line-side assembly and work-in-process operations. The all-plastic material makes it easy to clean, preventing rust and metal-on-metal part damage. The GitterPak folds when empty for return trips, allowing more containers per truck compared with non-collapsible steel tubs. In a standard truck, 264 collapsed GitterPaks can be shipped, compared to 78 non-collapsible gitterboxes.

In addition, the GitterPak is available with up to four access doors and offers excellent interior access for ergonomics and safer handing. The innovative three-runner base allows it to fit into supported racking or automation systems that are standardized to the 1200 x 800 footprint. The double-wall construction helps the GitterPak withstand impact from fork trucks, and the two-snap engagement ensures secure runner-to-base connection. The GitterPak also offers multiple identification options to meet customers’ specific material handling and supply chain needs.

Additional products to be featured at the ORBIS interpack booth:

Pallet, Divider Sheets and Top Cap System for Safe Unit Loads
ORBIS has a wide range of pallets manufactured solely for the European market. These pallets are specifically designed to store, stage and ship metal and plastic cans and bottles in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. These dimensionally consistent pallets are structural-foam molded in high density polyethylene to increase durability and product protection. The plastic material offers cost savings compared with wood and makes for a safer, more sustainable handling solution. When combined with layer pads and top frames, these pallets create more secure unit loads.

Layer pads — also known as solid and corrugated plastic divider sheets — are placed between layers of aluminum, steel, glass and plastic cans or bottles in unit loads. The non-sloughing, plastic design reduces product contamination that occurs from dust, fiber and splinters found in alternative sheet materials. They also are easy to clean, and their reusability eliminates the packaging waste associated with corrugated and solid fiberboard sheets. Top frames can then be added to full unit loads to better stabilize and protect products during storage and transport.

A Range of ORBIS Totes Made for Automation
ORBIS manufactures a wide variety of totes for automation, including mini-load systems, that are compatible with modern high-speed distribution centers and warehouses. Its hand-held plastic totes protect products during assembly, processing, storage and distribution. To support the growth of automation across a variety of industries, these totes can be dropped-in and used immediately with most systems. They also can withstand multiple cycles and offer sustainable advantages.

Each automated system is unique, and the totes used often need customization to meet system requirements. ORBIS totes for automation are designed to travel seamlessly through systems with their reinforced bottoms, bumpers and lid tabs. The all-plastic totes are designed to replace single-use boxes that can easily get crushed, damaging valuable product. Reusable for many touches within a system, these totes prevent the waste associated with the disposable of single-use boxes.

interpack runs May 4 to 10 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Find ORBIS at Booth B30, Hall 7, Level 2, where experts will be available to provide an in-depth look in to the GitterPak and features of the European-specific products being highlighted at the show.

Visit orbiscorporation.com for more information.

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About ORBIS Corporation
With more than 160 years of material handling expertise and 50 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturer in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measures its own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com, www.facebook.com/ORBISCorporation, www.twitter.com/orbiscorp or www.youtube.com/orbiscorp.