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Corrugated truly is a more efficient form of packaging and we’ll explain why. This doesn’t mean that we never use other packaging materials.
We design composite packaging too, so sometimes we will use foam, wood, metal or plastic components if we feel they are necessary, and will provide the optimum solution for the client. However, we will always try to use as much corrugated packaging, because of the cost and environmental benefits.
Heavy duty corrugated packaging has measurable benefits over timber and other forms of packaging, it’s:
Economical and lightweight, helping to reduce airfreight costs.
Reusable and recyclable, Uses less storage space as can be supplied flat-packed. Better at protection, Impressive stacking strength, and built-in cushioning, properties that improve shock absorption.
Smoother, no splinters, less Health & Safety issues.
Excellent at insulating the product inside.
Practical – it can be printed, coated to be slip-proof and water-resistant.
All Tri-Wall boards are manufactured using wet strength adhesive that will enable the product to withstand up to 24 hours in water. This happened during the Falklands campaign in 1982 when a consignment of supplies packed in Tri-Wall fell into the ocean accidentally. They were still in perfect condition when they were pulled from the water 24 hours later!
Flexible with customised pack designs, easy to use giving a quicker pack set-up, and lower stock inventory.
More and more businesses around the world are recognising and adopting new corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives, many of which include cutting costs, reducing product and packaging waste, boosting environmental sustainability and working towards greener supply chains.
One of the easiest ways to make the supply chain greener is to choose recyclable, reusable and customisable packaging. Take pallets for example, more than two billion wooden pallets are used every year in the US alone – equivalent of one million acres of hardwood forest.
Yet those companies that shift to reusable and green non-wood pallets and containers are seeing substantial cost savings, lower risk of damage in transit, improved safety, a reduction in waste disposal fees and elimination of wood-born pests.