ORBIS Expands OpteBulk™ Portfolio with Addition of 48x45 Series Footprint

New, reusable bulk container offers increased shipping efficiencies and storage optimization across various industries

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — February 21, 2024 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, adds a new pallet, top cap and reusable sleevepack system to its suite of economical and collapsible plastic bulk solutions with the OpteBulk™ 48x45 series. This new addition enhances sustainability, transportation and cost-saving benefits with a total of 28 positions per 53’ trailer, setting it apart from other 48x45 sleevepacks currently in the market by having two more positions. Maximizing truckload space not only reduces shipping costs, but also reduces emissions due to fewer return trips.
The OpteBulk is a unit load system, with the ability to stack multiple full containers and collapse empty containers to save valuable space in a wide variety of applications, including the efficient storage and distribution of product within the industrial, electric vehicle and tier supplier industries.
The sleeve is manufactured from a trilaminate-structured core plastic with bidirectional strength, offering additional protection during transport. With rounded top edges, the sleeve not only minimizes potential injury due to sharp, worn edges but adds durability to the system’s overall structure.
ORBIS’ clamshell design allows all three components to be kitted for reverse logistics with the sleeve folding into the pallet envelope and top cap unitizing. This feature offers unparalleled dunnage design versatility, enabling collapsible fabric dunnage solutions. ORBIS OpteBulk systems include active sleeve locks in both the pallet and top cap to eliminate the need for expendable unitizing packaging.
“Innovation is at the heart of ORBIS, and with the introduction of the OpteBulk 48x45 series, we're providing the market with a 28-position solution and securing our position as a leader in the market,” said Mike Ludka, senior product manager at ORBIS. “We remain dedicated to creating reusable packaging systems that enable our clients to move products faster, better, safer and more cost-effectively along the supply chain.”
By implementing this system, companies can reduce the environmental waste associated with single-use fiber corrugated boxes and wood pallets in their supply chain.
Reusable packaging improves the flow of product along the supply chain to reduce total costs. ORBIS uses proven expertise, industry-leading knowledge and superior products to create reusable packaging systems that help world-class companies move their products faster, better, safer and more cost effectively. To learn more about how the OpteBulk portfolio can optimize your supply chain, visit orbiscorporation.com/en-us/products/bulk-containers/sleeve-packs/.
About ORBIS Corporation
With 175 years of material handling expertise and 70 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 solutions and execute reusable packaging programs to create a more sustainable supply chain for their business. Using packaging life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS helps customers achieve longer-term cost savings while minimizing their overall environmental impact. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. Headquartered in Oconomowoc, ORBIS has more than 3,100 employees and almost 50 locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com.
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