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What is Returnable Packaging?

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“Returnable Packaging,” as defined by Returnable Packaging Association (RPA), is packaging which includes “…reusable pallets, racks, bulk containers, hand-held containers and dunnage that move product efficiently and safely throughout the supply chain. Reusable packaging is typically used by manufacturers/processors and their suppliers/customers in a well-organized supply chain, with very tightly managed shipping loops.”

So what does this mean? Returnable packaging is manufactured of durable materials and is specifically designed for multiple trips and extended life.

When a vehicle leaves a facility to drop off product and then returns to pick up more product, you have what is called a “milk run”. Milk runs are perfect for returnable packaging.

Utilizing returnable packaging cuts down on material costs as well as total cost. There is much less need for repeated purchasing of disposable containers.  The money saved will now go towards your profit line! In addition, returnable packaging cuts down on waste by re-using packaging rather than just using it once and throwing it away. No more dumpsters full of unneeded waste!

Protektive Pak In-Plant Handlers are a great choice for reusable packaging. Made to protect ESD sensitive components, the boxes are constructed with double thick sides and double or triple thick ends and are extremely durable. They withstand the abuse of transporting. After transporting product to another facility, the boxes can be reused to ship more product or collapsed and stored for future use.

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Protektive Pak Tek Search – Finding the Best In-Plant Handler for your Circuit Board

Find the right size In-Plant Handler for your Circuit Board – Click Here

How to Measure a Box

How to measure a box

All three boxes contain the same measurements: 12″, 9″, and 5″. How you define them, i.e. length, width or depth, can make all the difference in the world.

Drawings show finished boxes. Measurements are for INSIDE dimensions of box. Length is always longer than the width (unless length and width are the same). Measurements should be given by LENGTH first, then WIDTH and last DEPTH (or height of box).

If your measurements are not given in the proper order, you will end up with a box you cannot use! Please measure carefully.

How You Measure a CIRCUIT BOARD is DIFFERENT than How You Measure a BOX.
Please remember . . . HOW you measure makes a difference!

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How to Measure a Circuit Board

Drawings show how a circuit board fits into an In-Plant Handler. Measurements should be given by LENGTH first, then WIDTH, and last THICKNESS.

LENGTH: is the dimension of the circuit board as it fits top to bottom in the box.
WIDTH: is the dimension of the circuit board as it fits left to right in the box.
THICKNESS: is the dimension of the circuit board as it fits between the dividing cells in the box.

Your Circuit Board is:
Length_______” x Width_______” x Thickness_______”

How to measure a circuit board

A Circuit Board with
a measurement of:
4-1/2″L x 7″W x 1/2″T
would measure like this:
NOTE: The length of the circuit board fits into
the depth of the box.

How to measure a circuit board in an In-Plant Handler

In measuring a circuit board, you must be aware of any components or leads that extend past the board. These extended parts could be damaged if loaded into the cell and placed at the bottom of the In-Plant Handler. Therefore, make sure that the width dimension has no protrusions. If your board has protrusions, then reverse the length and width dimensions to make sure your board fits properly in the In-Plant Handler. When in doubt, send us a sample of your circuit board.

How You Measure a CIRCUIT BOARD is DIFFERENT than How You Measure a BOX.
Please remember . . . HOW you measure makes a difference!

Click Here for more measurement information.

Introducing 4″ Depth Adjustable In-Plant Handler

ESD and physical protection
for sensitive components
  • Overall box size 22” x 18⅞” 4”
  • Provides ESD and physical protection for sensitive circuit boards and components
  • Max flexibility – up to 30 combinations using the same storage container, lid, & partitions
  • Static dissipative surface of 10E6 – 10E8 ohms, minimizing the potential of sloughing and rub off contamination
  • Made In America

Click here to view New38700


Adjustable partitions for flexibility
Item Cell Size
# of Cells
1
25+
50+
100+
38700 4“ x 1.25“ x 1“
150
$37.67
$33.90
$32.21
$30.59
38701 4“ x 1.75“ x 2.25“
70
$31.32
$28.19
$26.78
$25.44
38702 4“ x 1.75“ x 3.5“
50
$28.60
$25.75
$24.45
$23.24
38703 4“ x 3.75“ x 1”
75
$31.55
$28.40
$26.98
$25.63
38704 4“ x 3.75“ x 2.25“
35
$25.21
$22.69
$21.56
$20.48
38705 4“ x 3.75“ x 3.5“
25
$22.50
$20.24
$19.23
$18.27
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