Reusable Packaging News No. 3, 2019 Bulk Container Special - Page 33

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Schoeller Allibert’s new standard foldable intermediate bulk container (IBC) is designed for international logistics. The Combo Excelsior® was created to meet the latest expectations of the food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Safe, hygienic and efficient, it offers the best logistics solution on the market for maximised profitability.

“With the new Combo Excelsior® we offer the new standard and safe foldable IBC on the market : smooth design from base to lid, 70% folding ratio, outstanding performance, improved handling and labour saving. The new Combo Excelsior® is your Visa for International Logistics” stated Ludo Gielen, Chief Strategic Growth Officer at Schoeller Allibert Group.

The best performance on the market

Thanks to its double wall structure, the combo Excelsior® offers an exceptionally strong and durable performance with a 1500kg unit load and a stack load of 8000kg. Its standard footprint 1200X 1000 , its 1000L capacity and 3200kg dynamic load ensure an optimised payload in road, railroad and sea containers transportation. The reverse logistics is optimised : with a 70% folding ratio, piles of 7 Combo fit in a standard truck, lowering environmental impact and increasing profitability .

Safe, hygienic and easy to clean

To meet the requirements of the food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, Schoeller Allibert launches the most hygienic and safe reusable IBC, ideal for high value liquids and ingredients logistics. Hence, the Combo Excelsior® is water, dirt, bug tight and needle proof with a 100% safe, easy-to-clean design from base to lid. Its 100% smooth and double wall sturdy structure increases internal volume and ensures compatibility with high speed filling and emptying processes.

Reusable and sustainable

The Combo Excelsior® is reusable and sustainable : its UV and deep frost resistant material is suitable for all harsh industrial environment and can be stored outside on long time range. with a minimized number of parts that can all be easily replaced, maintenance costs are minimized and life span increased . After its long service life, the Combo Excelsior® can be fully recycled further lowering its carbon footprint.

Tracking and customisation

The Combo excelsior offers many identification options such as: areas for self-adhesive labels on all sides and large inserts for customer’s logo for an easy identification of the fleet. The multiple identification options enable efficient tracking and fleet management. Recesses and pockets in skids are included for RFID labels or IOT devices, allowing a 100% accurate and individual management

Labour saving

The Combo Excelsior® is operator friendly, and saves labour. The non-sequential folding system and its unique side-walls locking while erecting, enable one operator to handle it. The large self-locking drop door on front combines easy operator access while maintaining the panel strength thanks to its V shape. With an improved bottom discharge zone, the liner and valve set up and removal is much faster. A larger access and easy connection design for most valves on the market has been included to this model. Fork tine guides on base, strong three skids base and anti-slip plugs reinforce safety and speed handling.

Tracking and customisation

The Combo excelsior offers many identification options such as: areas for self-adhesive labels on all sides and large inserts for customer’s logo for an easy identification of the fleet. The multiple identification options enable efficient tracking and fleet management. Recesses and pockets in skids are included for RFID labels or IOT devices, allowing a 100% accurate and individual management

Labour saving

The Combo Excelsior® is operator friendly, and saves labour. The non-sequential folding system and its unique side-walls locking while erecting, enable one operator to handle it. The large self-locking drop door on front combines easy operator access while maintaining the panel strength thanks to its V shape. With an improved bottom discharge zone, the liner and valve set up and removal is much faster. A larger access and easy connection design for most valves on the market has been included to this model. Fork tine guides on base, strong three skids base and anti-slip plugs reinforce safety and speed handling.

advice on both filling and emptying, and simply supports its customers in buying directly from the liner producer. “To get the right liner in the Superior, we are partnering with a selection of liner producers in different countries, making sure customers get the best bag for the job. They can buy directly from the producer and keep prices low,” says Ebo De Muinck, Product Manager Liquids at Contraload with over 20 years of experience in liquids.

“The new Superior is the best fluid bin available, and we are pleased to be able to offer it for pooling to Contraload clients, enabling them to enjoy its industry-leading benefits without need of purchase,” states Jesse Sels, MD of Contraload. “This bin, in conjunction with our industry-leading pooling system, provides a best-in-class solution for industries such as food processing, ingredients, cosmetics and pharmaceutical. It is simply “Superior”.”

Circular pooling model allows customers to enjoy the use of premium quality plastic pallets and containers

Contraload offers Superior as well as its other plastic pallets, containers and related equipment through its pooling model. Pooling is increasingly recognised as a preferred approach for the circular economy. The repeated reuse and sharing of equipment improves its utilisation while lessening the environmental impact. And with a “pay-per-use” business model, customers enjoy the use of premium quality equipment without having to purchase it, as well as the flexibility to order as needed to meet production peaks.

Contraload offers a full pooling service to customers to ensure that they always have “ready for use” equipment available. Elements of the service include:

--Delivery of the agreed quantity at the

agreed locations

--Rent of the quality asset for the time

you use it

--Collection of the agreed quantity at

the agreed locations

--Cleaning and inspection of the asset

after every collection

--Replacement/Repair of broken parts or

assets

--Tracking and tracing the assets pro-

actively

--Regular audits to make sure losses can

be prevented

--Elements can be added or taken out to

best meet the needs of customers.

Besides its head office in Aartselaar near Antwerp, Belgium, and operating pan-European operations, Contraload also has offices in France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

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