Schoeller Allibert is launching a folding reusable transit packaging tray, the Interfold, which is designed to transport and protect produce from Europe, while at the same time integrating with the nesting trays used as standard in the UK.
The tray has been developed for trans-European shipments, and is designed to fit more products in each container. When empty, a catch system releases the sides allowing it to fold flat.
Some 10,000 Interfold trays can be carried on the return trip, compared to around 6,000 nesting trays. The release catch also helps to prevent the repetitive strain injuries that can be associated with knocking down traditional folding containers.
Simon Knights, commercial director at Schoeller Allibert, said: “When fully loaded, the Interfold trays can stack twelve high carrying a 15kg unit load. When not in use, the trays can be quickly folded to just 16 per cent of their original height, saving valuable space on return logistics and reducing vehicle trips. Weighing only 1.75kg each, they also help to save on fuel costs.”