Heavy-duty plastic boxes
Custom size industrial shipping and storage boxes
Correx® is an excellent option for manufacturing plastic shipping boxes, as it provides you with a durable and – crucially – reusable alternative to traditional corrugated cardboard transit packaging.
Available in bespoke sizes tailored to your products, transport, or warehouse (or all three), Correx® heavy-duty plastic boxes are suitable for a range of applications. Industrial manufacturers, product hire, subscription services, international freight, and similar businesses use these boxes for this purpose. Read More
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Detailed information on Correx® shipping boxes
Whether used for shipping or storage (or both), you can choose to have practically any cardboard packaging manufactured as a corrugated plastic box. Correx® provides virtually all the benefits of cardboard (size flexibility, range of sizes, print etc.) but with added durability and resistance to moisture.
These advantages make Correx® an ideal material for manufacturing general transit packaging – either for single-trip delivery of items to end users (where extra durability is required) or as part of a closed-loop supply chain. They are even popular for fast food delivery!
Heavy-duty plastic shipping boxes manufactured from Correx® (including the Rapitainer option) provide many advantages to most businesses.
Besides the resistance to moisture and inclement weather, the increased durability ensures that the Correx® shipping boxes can last over many hundreds of trips.
The design of Correx® industrial storage boxes and shipping packaging also ensures that you can fold them flat when not in use. This feature minimises the storage space required at your business and makes return transit much more efficient.
They are also easy to assemble and can incorporate tapeless closures to reduce sundry and secondary packaging costs. They are easy to clean too.
All this means that by switching to heavy-duty plastic boxes for your shipping requirements, your business has the potential to reduce mid to long-term costs significantly.
Custom plastic shipping boxes
If you decide to use heavy-duty plastic shipping boxes manufactured from Correx®, you can tailor them to meet your business’s requirements.
For starters, you can choose to have your plastic storage boxes and shipping boxes manufactured to the exact size you require. This size flexibility can allow them to accommodate certain products, be matched to the size of your warehouse storage or pallets, or even optimise your transport’s efficiency.
You can also enhance Correx® shipping boxes in several ways.
Options include the addition of various inserts, such as dividers, layer pads, and other inserts. These (particularly when manufactured from Bubbleboard) can provide enhanced protection for more fragile or expensive items while protecting surface finishes. Divider sets can also enhance productivity, making packing and unpacking much quicker.
Beyond this, your Correx® boxes can be specific colours to match your brand identity (or different colours to differentiate between shipments, batches, etc. They can also carry printed logos and branding, handling instructions, safety information, product or shipment details and more.
All of this means that not only are your plastic packing boxes long-lasting and durable, but they can also improve efficiency and productivity at your business.
Key benefits of plastic shipping boxes at a glance
- Durable, tough, and long-lasting (over 100s trips).
- Resistant to moisture and weatherproof (unlike corrugated cardboard).
- Can be used multiple times, reducing overall costs.
- Typically more cost-effective than single-trip packaging if return transit is available.
- Boxes can be folded flat for return transit and storage efficiencies.
- Exterior surfaces can be printed with branding, handling instructions etc.
- Custom sizes tailored to your products, pallets, shipping method or warehouse/storage.
- Can be supplied with internal dividers and inserts for increased protection and efficiency.
- Easy to assemble and pack – aiding productivity – with tapeless closures.
- Easily cleaned for enhanced longevity.
Questions regarding plastic transit packaging
You may have several questions about switching from single-trip corrugated packaging to plastic shipping boxes. This section covers the most common of these.
What size plastic shipping boxes are available?
Correx® plastic shipping boxes can be manufactured to the exact size you require. This flexibility of sizes means they can be the perfect dimensions for your specific products and parts, are tailored to your pallets or warehouse space, and can optimise the efficiency of your transport.
Are plastic shipping boxes more expensive than single-trip cardboard packaging?
Correx® heavy-duty plastic shipping boxes have a higher unit cost than equivalent cardboard transit packaging. However, due to their reusability (100+ trips), their overall lifetime costs can be significantly lower over the mid to long-term.
What are these plastic boxes manufactured from?
GWP manufacture industrial plastic containers and transit boxes using Correx®. Often called “plastic cardboard”, Correx® can be fabricated to create the same box styles as cardboard but with enhanced durability, longevity, and resistance to water, grease, etc. They also do not generate dust or shed fibres (which can be required to ship some specialist items).
Can my plastic shipping boxes be printed?
You can specify print on your Correx® plastic shipping boxes to include branding, logos, health and safety info, handling instructions, product details, and more. Adding printing to your packs can provide free advertising or improve usability for your transit packaging.
Are these boxes strong enough to take the weight of my products?
Correx® material comes in several thicknesses and grades, meaning your plastic shipping boxes can provide the exact strength required to accommodate your products. Besides this, for extremely heavy items, the material can be double-skinned (i.e. two layers) to further increase strength and longevity.
Can I use these as plastic storage boxes?
Correx® shipping boxes are also an excellent option for use as plastic storage boxes or industrial storage boxes. They provide excellent protection, can be stacked, and are suitable for storing sensitive items. These properties also mean their use is widespread as acid-free archive and museum storage boxes).
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