The most eco-efficient packaging solution

There is a real struggle in finding the ultimate eco-friendly packaging solution. From selecting the right material, which is sustainable; yet still fit for purpose. To the manufacturing process, warehousing, shipping and then waste.

Returnable or reusable packaging is certainly a solution which aids this fight for the ultimate eco-packaging solution. Returnable or reusable packaging – which is often also referred to as returnable transport packaging (RTP) or reusable transport items (RTI) – is just as the name suggests. A reusable container or box that will be used time and time again over multiple journeys.

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Why choose Tri-pack for
returnable packaging

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Reduced Storage Costs

Tri-Pack packaging can reduce your storage costs and space by as much as 85% due to our unique flat-packed design. Our patented easy-erect design will complete the box in seconds.

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Reduced Delivery Costs

We can reduce your delivery costs as our packaging is light weight and with our unique flat pack design, more packaging can fit on a single pallet. 

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100% Recyclable

Every component of our packaging; the plastic, glues and inks are 100% recyclable.

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Faster Cool Down

Tri-Pack and CoolSeal boxes are tested and proven to cool down products 12 hours faster than traditional polystyrene boxes.

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Secure Shipping

Tri-trans tapeless closure design makes sure the packaging is secure when in transit, but it is also able to collapse easily for storage.

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100% Dirt & Dust Free

Our patented sealed edge system can be applied to the packaging by sealing all the open flutes, which makes it imperishable to dirt and dust, easier to clean and reuse.

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100% chemically inactive and none hazardous.

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Heat Resistant

Polypropylene has similar properties to polyethylene and polybutene but it is much stronger and heat resistant making it perfect for sturdy and safe packaging.

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Polypropylene will biodegrade 2,000 quicker than your standard plastic bottle and 400 times quicker than a single carrier bag.

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100% Natural

Polypropylene can be incinerated without any harm to the environment, it gives off only water-vapour and carbon dioxide, which is then converted by photosynthesis.

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Our packaging is lightweight meaning it is easier to handle, ship and store making it far more user friendly and can help reduce costs.

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FSA approved

Tri-Pack packaging and our warehouse and factory have been approved by the Food Standards Agency for being suitable for use within the food sectors.

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Resistant to Breakage

Polypropylene is known for its strength and durability. It is suitable for containing heavy loads while also holding its shape and structure.

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High Quality Printing

Tri-Pack help you stand out from the crowd by offering printed packaging. We can colour match any logo and print any design making your packaging unique to you.

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3D Visual Graphics

Tri-Pack also offer a product video service along with 3D visual graphics that allow you to experience the product designs ahead of production. We will also offer a print layout, either as an animation or a still visual.

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A Grade BRC Certificated

Tri-Pack are A Grade BRC Global standard certificated. The BRC Global standards are a leading global safety and certification program for food packaging manufacturers.

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100% Waterproof

Perfect for the chilled foods, frozen foods and seafood sectors our packaging will withstand the elements and will trap all moisture and ice melt securely inside the packaging. This is particularly valuable when transporting goods by air freight.

Bespoke Size

All of our boxes and packaging can be designed specifically to your needs, so whether space saving is your objective or keeping seafood in the cold chain fresher for longer we can create a packaging solution suitable to you.

Superior Insulation

Tried, tested and measured, all Tri-pack packaging has far superior insulation properties than our competitors when in a complete cold chain meaning your product arrives safe and fresh.

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Patented Technology

Using our own unique tooling we seal the fluted edges of our packaging, this creates a strong barrier which becomes imperishable to dirt, dust, water and oils.

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Eco Friendly

Polypropylene is made up purely of carbon and hydrogen and is manufactured without any dangerous emissions, therefore, has zero effect on the environment.

How returnable packaging works

The material of the returnable packaging is key to its success. It needs to be durable and ideally waterproof, with the view for the product to the cleaned between uses, especially if contaminated with soil, dirt, dust or debris. Returnable or reusable packaging should not be confused with 'opportunistic re-use' where a product which is intended for single-use is re-purposed. There should be a clear difference in the packagings intended use, whether this be single or multi-use packaging.

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Why returnable packaging is right for you

  • Returnable packaging can be seen as a capital investment for your business, an initial upfront cost might be higher, but the packaging is not a regular expense.
  • There are huge environmental and economic advantages by choosing a sustainable packaging solution.
  • Returnable or reusable packaging is strong and durable and therefore provides better protection for your product.
  • No waste, Tri-pack’s packaging solutions can be both returnable, reusable, but also 100% recyclable when it does come to the end of its cycle.
  • This form of packaging is suitable for use across numerous sectors.
  • Flat-packed packaging, which means easy erect or repacking for space-saving.

All of Tri-pack's packaging can be returnable

Tri-pack manufacture using only polypropylene; a durable and reusable material. Due to the strength and rigidity of the boxes, these can be used for multiple trips.

Our popular plant trays are the perfect example of a multi-trip packaging solution. Where the 100% waterproof product can be quickly rinsed of any soil and used again to hold plants in nurseries.

This cost-saving initiative is perfect for many sectors, including fresh produce, and seafood.

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