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Article | February 7, 2014
GoPlasticBoxes: Foldable plastic crate
Designed for customers in the food service industry looking to reduce waste, lower transportation costs, and keep produce fresh during shipping, GoPlasticBoxes.com’s GoBox 2500 CL foldable plastic crate – or returnable transit packaging (RTP) – has a unique latch beneath its handle that locks the crate’s side walls securely in place offering 40 litres of storage space.
When lifted, the latch collapses the box virtually flat to a height of 52mm. A standard truck can hold up to 7,788 flat-packed crates – 33 stacks of 236 crates/pallet. In packing areas, the crate’s latch system helps reduce noise pollution because it makes virtually no sound when erected or folded down. Label holders at each end of the crate also provide clear barcode visibility. The crate is a distinctive green color, and its ergonomic design with built-in handholes and standard size – measuring 600mm (L) x 400mm (W) x 221mm (H) – fits easily into retail storage systems. The GoBox 2500 CL helps keep produce fresh during transportation and storage. When fruit and vegetables are harvested they can deteriorate very quickly unless they are kept well ventilated. The perforated design of the GoBox 2500 CL allows positive airflow keeping produce cool and preserving their condition from the farm to the retailer. Although using the GoBox 2500 CL requires a higher initial investment than single trip cardboard packaging, its durable, washable design means that it can be reused repeatedly, providing a long life shipping solution. Fresh produce can be placed directly into the GoBox 2500 CL crates without being pre-bagged or paper-wrapped, significantly reducing packaging waste.Optional features include: corporate personalization with a logo molded on both sides of the crate; RFID location points at the ends and sides of the crate; and a variety of different single colour and two-color options. A version is also available with solid walls.
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