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New bulk bin from International Paper


March 25, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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bulkbin1International Paper recently
introduced a new bulk bin – the latest innovation in its full line of
agricultural packaging solutions.

bulkbin1International Paper recently introduced a new bulk bin – the latest innovation in its full line of agricultural packaging solutions. Unlike most traditional bulk bins, the new bin is rectangular with a built in 45-degree structural corner support, allowing more room for produce without compromising the performance of the structure. With its patent-pending design, the bulk bin provides full coverage of the corners of the pallet to create a safer retail environment. Traditional bulk bins are octagonal in shape and leave the pallet exposed in the corners, leading to possible safety incidents. International Paper’s new bulk bin is rectangular and fully covers the corners of the pallet. In a recent packaging trial, the rectangular bin held an additional 50 pounds of watermelons, showing the bin has room for additional capacity, depending on the product’s size and weight. The four-wall flaps, available in double and triple wall, fold into the full length of the box to provide extra support on the box sides, where compression strength is needed. This bulk bin has a lock bottom feature that rests on top of the pallet, providing additional structural support. The unique design and shape makes displaying graphics easier, allowing four-colour printing capabilities on the full outside and inside walls of the bulk bin. The new bulk bin is available with either a recyclable triple-wall corrugated pallet, a traditional wooden pallet or without a pallet.

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