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Comparing Single-Use and Reusable Packaging

Environmental concerns are paramount for companies today. Packaging solutions can enable companies to reduce the environmental footprint of their supply chains. To make informed packaging decisions and compare the impact of single-use and reusable packaging, companies can turn to packaging life cycle assessments (“PLCA”). PLCAs evaluate the environmental impact of packaging across its entire lifecycle. Here’s how the concept of life cycle assessments aligns with today’s sustainability initiatives.

Embracing Automation in Logistics & Supply Chains

In a highly competitive business environment, companies across industries are looking to increase productivity and drive efficiency in their supply chains. One element that plays a crucial role in this automation revolution is: Packaging. Reusable plastic packaging is compatible with a wide variety of automated system requirements. And why is that? The key reasons come from its plastic construction. Hear about some of the benefits.

ORBIS Corporation Welcomes Thomas Estock As Director Of Sustainability

At ORBIS Europe, we understand the importance of reducing waste and minimising the use of resources in our customers’ and our own operations. That is why ORBIS® Corporation has appointed Thomas Estock as its new Director of Sustainability. The position will focus on furthering sustainability efforts throughout the company, while helping customers improve their sustainability performance and meet their ESG goals with reusable packaging.

Wood vs. Plastic

Pallets are an essential part of supply chains across almost all industries. When transporting goods on pallets, companies have the choice between two main materials: wood and plastic. While wood pallets have been the go-to-choice for long, plastic pallets have emerged as a popular alternative in recent years. Let’s take a closer look at the main differences between wood pallets and plastic pallets.

Leadership Changes at ORBIS

ORBIS and Menasha Announce Leadership Changes: ORBIS® Corporation has announced the upcoming retirement of current President Bill Ash and the appointment of Norm Kukuk to succeed him as president of ORBIS. ORBIS’ mother company Menasha Corporation announced that James M. Kotek will retire from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer in March. The Menasha Corporation Board of Directors has appointed Christopher D. Drees to succeed Kotek effective March 13, 2023. Drees will also join the Menasha Corporation Board.

ORBIS Europe at LogiMat 2023

The ORBIS Europe team is attending LogiMAT 2023 (April 25th-27th in Stuttgart), the International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management. At booth 4G64, hall 4, we are exhibiting sustainable and durable plastic packaging solutions for various industries. That includes Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMGC), Food & Beverage, Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive and Dangerous Goods. Want to be part of LogiMAT? Secure your code for free sign up.

The Circular Product Life Cycle

ORBIS Europe develops and manufactures reusable plastic packaging solutions. The plastic foldable large containers and pallets provide sustainable and efficient alternatives to steel, wood and one-way packaging. With innovative manufacturing processes, a durable design and recyclability, the product life cycle follows the circular economy principle. Check out our videos on production, supply chain benefits and recycling.

Steel vs. Plastic

In manufacturing industries such as automotive, steel packaging is still the go-to solution for transporting parts. They are robust, durable and have high weight capacities. But all these characteristics apply to plastic packaging, too. So, what are the differences? We compared both solutions one to one and here’s what we found out.

Building More Efficient Supply Chains with Reusables

Due to economic and political crises, global supply chains are more fragile than ever. At the same time, companies are dealing with increasing consumers’ expectations for sustainability initiatives. The supply chain is a good place to start when looking to improve efficiency and sustainability in the business. Learn more about the benefits that reusables can bring to your supply chain.

UN-Certified Dangerous Goods Packaging

Dangerous Goods Packaging and Transportation is subject to strict regulations. Finding safe and efficient dangerous goods packaging has become a key challenge for supply chain managers today. Learn how to safely pack and transport solid dangerous goods.

ORBIS at FachPack 2022

The entire ORBIS Europe team invites you to this year’s FachPack, September 27th-29th in Nuremberg. Following the circular economy principle, we will be showcasing sustainable and durable transport packaging solutions for different industries at booth 6-316. We are happy to welcome you at our after-show drinks reception on Tuesday, Sep 27th at 5 PM. Secure your free ticket with our discount code!

Automotive Load Carriers

The automotive industry is changing drastically: Sustainability initiatives, chip shortage, e-mobility and more are impacting the way supply chains and logistics process are built. At the same time, real cost drivers often remain unnoticed in large and complex supplier networks. As logistics systems are complex, shifting to new process such as reusable packaging programs may seem costly and time-consuming at first sight. But going new paths is the key to more efficiency and sustainability in automotive supply chains. Here is how to find solutions to those logistics challenges with the right load carrier.

International Leader In Reusable Packaging

ORBIS engineers and manufactures bulk containers and plastic pallets to deliver truly unique solutions for the most demanding applications – for customers around the globe. As the leader in reusable packaging, ORBIS is your partner, bringing decades of experience and proven success to provide solutions to intercontinental supply chain problems. Being part of 170+ year old Menasha Corporation, local teams help our customers create sustainable supply chains. Learn more about ORBIS’ as a company, it’s solutions and services.

Repurposing Plastic Waste into Supply Chain Packaging

Did you know that 8 billion kilograms of single-use plastic enter our oceans each year? ORBIS Corporation’s Ocean in Mind program is preventing single-use plastic from entering our oceans. The plastics will be recycled and used for new packaging production in ORBIS’ US facilities.

25th Anniversary

Since its inception 25 years ago, packaging manuafcturer ORBIS has helped world–class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Here are a couple of stories that shaped us through the last years.

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