Returnable Plastic Crates (RPC)
Farm to Retail
Farm to Table
Fresh logistics packaging solution
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%.
Improved Sustainability with Returnable Packaging
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
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.
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.
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.
Displaying fresh fruits and vegetables in our smooth walled RPC enhances the fresh shopping environment.
Suitable for chilled and humidified display counters.
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.