Returnable Plastic Crates (RPC)

Folding crates are used to safely and efficiently move produce and protein products through fast moving supply chains. Given the perishable nature of these products RPC’s were developed to ensure grower and retailer margins are protected and the consumer can enjoy the freshest produce possible.

Consumers are demanding very fresh produce which in turn leads to increased velocity of product moving through supply chains. This increased velocity demands the best returnable packaging to optimize product integrity and ensure freshness as products move through the supply chain.

 

Product Description

Specifications

MODELS

RPC4317

RPC6411

RPC6419

RPC6422

RPC6430

External Dimensions
(LxWxH)(mm)

400x300x172

600x400x115

600x400x195

600x400x225

600x400x300

Internal Dimensions
(LxWxH)(mm)

376x276x162

576x376x105

576x376x212

576x376x291

576x376x212

Tare Weight

1.0

1.5

1.8

2.0

2.8

Volume Capacity

17

23

39

47

61

Unit Load
(Kg)

10

15

20

22

30

MODELS

RPC4317

RPC6411

RPC6419

RPC6422

RPC6430

External Dimensions
(LxWxH)

15.75”x11.81”x6.77”

23.62”x15.75”x4.53”

23.62”x15.75”x7.68”

23.62”x15.75”x8.86”

23.62”x15.75”x11.81”

Internal Dimensions
(LxWxH)

14.8”x10.87”x6.38”

22.68”x14.8”x4.13”

22.68”x14.8”x7.08”

576x376x291

576x376x212

Tare Weight

2.2lbs

3.33lbs

4lbs

4.4lbs

6.2lbs

Volume Capacity

4.49Gallon

6.08Gallon

10.3Gallon

12.42Gallon

16.12Gallon

Unit Load
(Kg)

22.2lbs

33.3lbs

44.4lbs

48.9lbs

66.7lbs

Returnable Plastic Crates (RPC)

Farm to Retail
Farm to Table
Fresh logistics packaging solution

Operation

Our crates are designed to interlock.

Lower Damage Rates

In some cases traditional produce packaging can lead to damage rates as high as 4% whereas reusable packaging decreases this rate to around 0.1%.

Sustainability

Improved Sustainability with Returnable Packaging

Freshness

Displaying fresh fruits and vegetables in Novara’s smooth walled RPC enhances the fresh shopping environment.

Modular RPC’s Series

The RPC’s is a modular foldable plastic crate system designed to integrate with euro and ECR pallet supply chains as well as our retail display unit for bulky items.

RPC 6411 600x400x115 mm

RPC 6419 600x400x195 mm

RPC 6422 600x400x225 mm

RPC 4317 400x300x172 mm

RPC 6430 600x400x300 mm

RPC 6437 600x400x370 mm

RPC’s Features and Strength

Freshness

The arrangement of ventilation holes on the sides and base has been specially designed and tested to optimize air circulation, efficiently helping to quickly remove field heat from produce and maximize the effectiveness of chiller trucks and cold stores.

Hygiene

A unique air-assisted thin-walled injection molding process, enables the production of a double smooth walled RPC. The smooth walls reduces the ability of pollution and residue to attach to the crates and also makes them faster and easier to clean. The RPC’s are proven to retain up to 40% less water than other crates after washing making the drying process much cheaper and faster. Their increased cleanliness also gives users peace of mind and makes them ideal for protein products as well.

Optimum Transportation

Our crates are designed to interlock to enable rows of crates to be cross stacked helping stability of pallets in transit and also reducing the need for expensive and environmentally unfriendly plastic stretch wrap.

Ideal Display

Displaying fresh fruits and vegetables in our smooth walled RPC enhances the fresh shopping environment.

Water Resistant

Suitable for chilled and humidified display counters.

Reusable

Using returnable crates is much better for the environment;

– 49% lower greenhouse emissions potential
– 33% lower ozone depletion potential
– 46% lower summer smog potential
– 69% lower Acidification potential (contribution to acid rain)
– 78% lower Eutrophication (contribution to over-fertilization)

(Ref: The sustainability of packaging systems for fruit and vegetable transport in Europe based onlife-cycle-analysis (Update 2009)”, StiftungInitiative Mehrweg.

Contact us about this product

If you want to find out more about how we can help, please email info@novaratrading.com, call +41 44 515 20 00 or fill out our simple product enquiry form.