Reusable packaging offers a better way to support supply chains while helping meet sustainability goals

Monday, March 2, 2020

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — March 2, 2020 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, will feature packaging solutions for the retail supply chain at MODEX 2020, Booth 8419. ORBIS offers reusable packaging products — including plastic pallets, totes and bulk containers — and services that help retail supply chains find a better way to transport product to and from warehouses, distribution centers, delivery trucks and retail stores. MODEX is in Atlanta, March 9-12. 
ORBIS’ reusable packaging not only provides reliable, efficient solutions for retail supply chains, but it also can be manufactured, used, reused and reprocessed without impacting the solid waste stream. This circular life cycle allows for the replacement of disposable packaging with reusable options, ultimately reducing waste, energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain. ORBIS will be showcasing this through messaging at its booth and takeaways that highlight the importance of increasing supply chain sustainability. 
“Supply chain managers have a lot of responsibilities — from adding automation to streamlining product flow. Sustainability is now near the top of their priorities,” said Bob Peterson, VP marketing and product management at ORBIS Corporation. “ORBIS partners with supply chain managers to help create reusable packaging programs that are reliable, cost-effective and lean while also helping to achieve sustainability goals.”
The ORBIS booth will showcase a variety of sustainable packaging solutions for the retail supply chain, including:
XpressBulk® for bulk merchandising
The XpressBulk® is a retail-ready delivery system that transports high-velocity goods, like milk, from the delivery truck to the retail cooler with only one touchpoint. It’s comprised of a dolly, removable handle and four plastic contoured trays. The trays collapse into one another for a snug fit, and the dollies can be stored on top of each other for space optimization — a 5:1 storage ratio over Bossy carts.
Pallets and totes for use in automation
ORBIS offers a family of all-plastic totes that work in all types of retail environments, from manual to highly automated. These totes are dimensionally consistent for seamless integration with today’s high-speed systems — made in a variety of footprints and often customized to meet system requirements — and also feature design benefits for easy picking, mobility and integration with other packaging. ORBIS’ line of 40x48 pallets are available in rackable, stackable and nestable styles. 
Pally® mobile pallet
The Pally® easily converts from a mobile to static pallet so product can be rolled from the distribution center to the truck to the aisle or backroom without down-stacking. It can even serve as an in-aisle, shopper-ready endcap or point-of-purchase display. The Pally also supports online order fulfillment and staging. This one-touch merchandising system is ideal for retail stores. (Pally is a trademark of Loadhog Limited, used under license.) 
Small-format pallet with totes
Small-scale brick-and-mortar stores need smaller-format pallets that can easily fit through tight spaces, such as doorways and aisles. ORBIS’ small-format pallets are designed for these delivery and movement needs, enabling vertically efficient unit loads, optimizing delivery truck space and speeding up merchandising. These pallets are compatible with a variety of ORBIS plastic totes.
40X48 HDMX for food and beverage caps and closures
The MaxCube® was designed for superior shipping efficiency and maximum cubic capacity. It offers non-sequential folding action and collapses easily to a 4:1 return ratio. With smooth interior surfaces, FDA-compliant material and a cover to protect contents, the MaxCube ensures product cleanliness in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications.
OpteBulk™ with sleeve
The OpteBulk™ is comprised of a pallet, sleeve and top cap to keep product loads safe and secure. It is an economical collapsible bulk container for lighter-weight loads. The sleeves can be fabricated from plastic corrugated materials with custom features designed to meet a variety of applications. This product design allows for maximum cube utilization.
48x45 HDMP BulkPak®
The 4845 HDMP container is designed and constructed to efficiently move, store and ship products. With weight capacities from 1,500-2,000 pounds, it’s ideal for all types of product loads. This container is available in multiple heights and is offered in a variety of medium-duty and heavy-duty styles to meet many application needs. Its collapsibility offers a favorable return ratio which equals fewer trips. Additional products for the industrial supply chain will also be on hand, including the AdjustaPak™ sliding dunnage system, ORBIShield® dunnage and StakPak® totes for parts shipments.
ORBIS experts are presenting at the following MODEX sessions:
Leveraging Packaging Materials for a Sustainable Supply Chain; March 10; 10:30 a.m. 
Speaker: Bob Peterson, VP marketing and product management
Location: RPA Sustainability Theater
Reusable Supply Chain Packaging and the Circular Economy; March 10; 11:30 a.m. 
Speaker: Bob Peterson, VP marketing and product management 
Location: RPA Sustainability Theater
Adding Retail Operation Efficiency with Retail-ready Bulk Merchandising Solutions; March 10; 3:45 p.m. 
Speaker: Mike Ludka, senior product manager
Location: Theater H
Visit ORBIS at MODEX, Booth 8419, to learn more, or go to orbiscorporation.com.
About ORBIS Corporation 
With more than 170 years of material handling expertise and 65 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively with reusable totes, pallets, containers, dunnage and racks. 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 manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. Headquartered in Oconomowoc, ORBIS has more than 2,500 employees and 55 locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com, www.facebook.com/ORBISCorporation, www.twitter.com/orbiscorp, https://www.linkedin.com/company/orbis-corporation or www.youtube.com/orbiscorp.

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