Whether they are reusable, single-use or dedicated to the transport of dangerous products, our folding boxes in plywood and steel have one thing in common: they are custom-made and manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner and in accordance with the requirements and various compliance labels related to our business.
Since 1961, we have been assisting companies in the chemical, metal, defense, armament, the mechanical industry, etc. in the adapted packaging of their products. Our ranges, in a permanent concern of improvement and in the continuity of the technical evolutions, have been developed and renewed.
But faced with all these possibilities, how do you choose the best box for your transport and storage conditions? Here are a few steps that will guide you in your choices to make your packaging comply with your specifications.
Adapted packaging: choosing the right model
In our catalog, we classify our boxes into three categories:
- Reusable folding wooden boxes
- Single use folding wooden boxes
- Folding wooden boxes for hazardous products
95% of our boxes are made to measure, whether they are reusable or not, and all of them are foldable [https://no-nailboxes.com/en/the-advantages-of-folding-boxes/] because of the number one problem encountered in logistics loops: saving space. It is therefore in response to this problem that our boxes are delivered and stored flat, saving up to 85% of storage space.
Our shuttle boxes are recyclable and can be reused up to 200 times under standard conditions of use. They are therefore part of a sustainable and eco-responsible approach, a NO-NAIL BOXES shuttle box can replace up to 50 one-way packagings.
Then, the choice of the model can be made according to:
- The type and value of the products packed
- The weight of the goods
- Their arrangement (in bulk or not)
- The method of transportation
- The destination of the product (export)
- Storage conditions
So many criteria that will participate in the elaboration of your specifications that will allow you to make the right choice for an adapted packaging. Our sales team will also assist you in identifying your needs.
Tailor-made solutions to avoid transporting empties
Our folding boxes are about 2,3 times lighter than a wooden box of the same size. This property has a virtuous impact on the space available inside the box: the wood sections used are thinner and therefore lead to a 16 % gain in useful space.
In terms of usable space, there is no point in carrying empty space. Therefore, our boxes are adapted to the dimensions of the product to be packed, which avoids the use of superfluous materials. It is not the packaging that adapts to your product but the packaging that is made according to your needs, which allows you to respect the environment by avoiding the use of superfluous materials and to save money.
Specific inner packaging to ensure product protection
Using a custom-made box does not exclude the use of inner packaging insofar as the packaged parts must be protected and maintained. Thus, depending on the degree of protection required, the danger of the product and the transport conditions, we offer different cushioning solutions based on three elements: foam, pallets and straps. We are able to produce certain types of inner packaging in 3D based on files of the part provided by the customer. Our design office provides customized solutions to the packaging standards required in the specifications. It is always a question of finding the solution that has the least impact on the environment, with the least amount of material used and according to the approval and certification criteria specific to each activity sector.
As an example, here are some of the sectors for which our design office and technical department implement adapted packaging solutions.
- The automotive, rail and engineering industries
Cradles, wedges, structures with reinforced pallets, straps and aluminized covers are used simultaneously to protect heavy industry. This involves packaging fragile and bulky parts such as mechanically welded frames, engines for the offshore industry, bridges and transmissions for the railway industry (weighing several tons). For engineering, we pack axles, bearings, gears and other highly technical parts.
- The luxury industry
Our packaging concerns, for example, furniture, paintings and other very fragile objects that need to be cushioned with specific, advanced quality foams. For this purpose, we often use non-crosslinked polyethylene foams to protect against shocks and vibrations during transport.
- The electronics sector
For the packaging and transport of electronic racks, consisting of cards and components, the machine is wedged with foams and the pallet is equipped with anti-vibration pads. Shock reduction is anticipated with the use of shock and tilt indicators placed on the outside of the box. These devices often require protective covers against humidity. We also manufacture smaller boxes for certain components with anti-static foams. Our inner packaging meets the RoHS certifications of the electronics and computer industries.
- The Military Industry
For more than 50 years, we have been working for the Army. This requires special know-how and confidentiality with our customers. The EXBOX was created to meet specific needs in terms of stacking resistance, security and inviolability. This folding box in plywood and steel is a one-piece unit that is highly resistant to falls. Other models can be equipped with an inner coating (alveolar polypropylene) and inner packagings in wood or foam. The use of thermoweldable covers with desiccant or VCI bags against humidity is also recommended to guarantee anticorrosive protection.
- Hazardous products
These are most often products from the chemical industry or batteries (UN3480). The boxes used for the packaging of these products require specific approvals for certifications and transport certificates. In our dedicated department, qualified specialists collect information and keep abreast of the latest legislative developments on the packaging of regulated products. In its drop test station, NO-NAIL BOXES tests 4D boxes for the transport of regulated materials. The tests are supervised by experts from the Belgian Packaging Institute, which certifies the boxes. We also work in collaboration with the main European testing laboratories (Bureau de Verifications Techniques – BVT), the Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais LNE, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforshüng und Prüfung (BAM).
Whether your products are bulky, strategic, confidential, hazardous, luxurious, or all of these, we have the best solution for packing them under optimal conditions. Our plywood folding boxes are indeed optimized in terms of environmental impact reduction as well as in terms of strength and safety for transportation. Our design office guarantees the follow-up and the application of the necessary approvals according to your sector of activity and your places of export. For a packaging adapted to each of your trades.