Technical Guidance

Classification for our plastic containers or pallet boxes

Plastic containers are developed to respond to different types of logistical applications; there are multiple product categories and configurations.

Range of containers or pallet boxes: rigid and foldable

Today, plastic containers or pallet boxes are the option of choice for most users for transporting, handling and storing many kinds of bulk products. Over the years, plastic containers or pallet boxes have demonstrated their countless advantages, including their outstanding durability, high resistance and hygiene.

There are different models of plastic containers or pallet boxes in our catalogue, which have been developed to respond to different applications. Therefore, there is no universal product that is efficient and convenient for all uses. Each requires a different container depending on requirements and needs.

At Naeco Packaging we have two ranges of plastic containers, which aim to respond to different uses that we have discovered throughout our experience:

  • Rigid containers: Containers with a container piece constructed from a single piece, giving it enormous resistance, durability and a large load capacity. Rigid containers are ideal for applications entailing heavy weight, and storage is carried out by piling different containers.
  • Foldable containers: Containers comprising a set of pieces that fit together to form the container piece; and thanks to the joins and hinge system, can be folded down, optimising space when empty. Foldable containers are the ideal option for optimising reverse logistics costs and returning the containers to the source in applications in which there is a high reuse of the package

Perforated or open containers

Perforated or open containers have small openings on one or various walls of the inside of the container. As well as making the container lighter, these openings facilitate air flow through the goods inside, ventilating the product correctly.

Perforated or open containers are often used in applications in which ventilation is an important factor (fruit, vegetables, etc.) or in cases in which the external walls are not important given that as the weight is lower, it is a lower-cost model than closed versions.

Closed or smooth containers

There are numerous applications in which the product being transported may leak liquid or fluid (meat, fish...) and it is vital to prevent these liquids from spilling along the entire product distribution chain. For this, completely closed and smooth containers are ideal, as they can contain even completely liquid products with no risk of spilling, as the plastic is watertight.

Thanks to the advantages of containers or pallet boxes being produced in plastic (usually virgin), they can come into direct contact with foods, and once emptied, can be washed as they are watertight.

As such, these containers are occasionally used for transporting mineral elements, such as sands or fibres, as they are highly resistant during the transportation of heavy loads and facilitate bulk emptying and filling operations.