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Automotive Packaging Solutions
- Automotive divider systems for both expendable and returnable packaging
- Packaging dividers that require no tooling, require less material and provides Class A surface protection
- Divider systems are collapsible, ergonomic, and provide greater box and part density
To serve the automotive industry, we offer both expendable and returnable automotive packaging solutions. Both of our innovative product lines ship and store flat, including our In-The-Box dividers that come pre-assembled inside corrugated boxes, and our Pop-N-Drop dividers that easily pop open and drop into your expendable or returnable boxes, totes and bulk bin containers. Our divider frames are made of chipboard, and cells come in a variety of materials that provide class A product protection.
Returnable solutions come in soft, flexible dividers for hand-held Totes and Bulk Bins. These products provide many of the benefits of die-cut and sewn technologies but have significant density, ergonomic and cost advantages. Keep reading to learn more about how our automotive packaging benefits can make your business more efficient, productive and profitable.
Expendable Packaging Divider Samples
Returnable Packaging Divider Samples
Expendable and Returnable Dividers Features and Benefits
Pop-N-Drop and In-The-Box dividers provide solutions for many of the problems connected with other die cut technologies including slow assembly of dividers into containers, storage problems and material waste. With ITB dividers, your business will benefit from our lower manufacturing costs, stronger, flexible products and lightweight materials.
ITB’s tote and bulk bin dividers for vertical loaded parts retain the benefits of die-cut and sewn products and also solve the problems associated with these older technologies including labor-intensive, slow, expensive processes; materials that wear easily and pull away from the Pcorr causing part and cell damage; and costly shipping of empty Bins back to the plant. Below are some of the many additional innovative features and benefits that will meet your automotive packaging needs and advance your company’s success.
Our automotive packaging does not require die-cut tooling like other manufacturers. This means more efficient and productive processes that help us provide faster turnaround for our customers. Our lean processes use far less labor and provide customer savings of about 60% less than sewn and 20% less than comparable fabric covered PCORR.
Our products use 30% less material in our processes compared to typical dividers. This helps to create a smaller environmental footprint and lower manufacturing costs, which we pass on to our customers.
Our flexible cells protect products better during transport, and our materials are glued from top to bottom, providing greater strength and durability for longer lasting products, and last longer and yield lower costs compared to fabric on Pcorr or fabric on foam.
All Expendable products collapse and lay flat which create significant advantages including: a decreased need for plant storage space by as much as 25-75%, lower shipping expenses with more boxes and dividers per skid, and better warehouse efficiency with fewer high-low and line-side moves.
Returnable bins and dividers can collapse to create plant storage space savings and lower return-shipping expenses by nearly three-fold, because in many cases ITB bulk bins dividers can be collapsed inside the bin when empty. For example, 78 full 4845-34 bin containers fit on a full-size truck and 208 collapsed bins fin in the same truck.
Our expendable dividers are more efficient, safe, about 50% lighter weight and use more operator-friendly materials that require less handling. This makes our products much easier and faster to assemble and/or insert into containers. Our returnable solutions use more operator-friendly material and require less handling, making them much easier and faster to assemble and insert into containers. In fact, by using screws on one side for security and hook/loops on the opposite side, you can set up and knock down dividers in bins in just 30 seconds each way.
Our custom-sized cells increase box densities by an average of 12 to 18% compared to die cut systems and up to 100% when Interleaf systems are used. Interleaf nesting allows uniquely shaped products to fit together in tight units, and by avoiding air cells, you can use the entire interior of the container and increase shipping and work efficiencies at the same time. To view product density comparisons, see the Expendable Samples section above.
Our custom-shaped cells increase densities by an average of 20% compared to die cut systems and up to 100% when interleaf systems are used. Interleaf nesting allows different shaped products to fit together in tight units, and by avoiding air cells, you can use the entire interior of the container and increase shipping and work efficiencies at the same time.
Our expendable and returnable automotive packaging dividers provide Class A protection and repeatedly outperform corrugated in tests. Soft materials and non-friction paper surfaces that are flexible and engineered to custom-fit products work together to provide superior protection with less abrasion than hard-wall dividers .
Our returnable product materials, such as Soft Blue Plush, Evolon, and LX materials, are flexible and engineered to custom-fit products and provide superior protection with less abrasion than hard-wall die-cut dividers, without compromising strength. In contrast, Die-cut systems cause parts to rub against the walls causing quick fabric wear, exposure to glue and Pcorr, and extra movement in transit. Because our material flexes with the part, it eliminates the pressure points that cause part damage.
If you are looking for a high quality packaging solution for the automotive industry, consider ITB Packaging. Our expendable and returnable solutions provide optimal protection, greater productivity and efficiency, and can help you meet your sustainability goals. Request your free no obligation quote today.
Expendable Materials Comparison Table
|Available ITB Materials providing class A protection||Replaces|
|20# Smooth Kraft: Durable material with strong protection levels for lightweight parts. Ideal protection for molded plastic parts and majority of painted plastic parts. 100% recyclable material.||Corrugated and chipboard partitions|
|Nomar Coated 20# Kraft Paper: We add Nomar coating to our 20# Kraft Smooth Kraft Paper to provide additional part surface protection for the most sensitive surfaces including Piano Black and High Gloss finishes.||Corrugated with Nomar; PE coated corrugated|
|ESD Paper: ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) provides additional static dissipating properties that are inherent to the natural static dissipating properties of paper.||ESD chipboard or ESD corrugated|
|Elite Fabric: Spun bound polypropylene which provides special protection for highly sensitive class "A" parts.||Bagging of parts|
Returnable Materials Comparison Table
|Available ITB Materials providing class A protection||Replaces|
|Blue Plush: Blue-brushed polyester on both sides with polyester center for additional loft and durability. Provides excellent part and surface protection for a wide variety of molded parts.||Pcor (plastic corrugated) Spunbond; Pcor Brushed Polyester; Pcor Soft Edge; Sewn Headliner; Soft Edge|
|LX: This is a gray Spunbond Polypropylene felt style product. Entry level returnable fabric material.||All Spunbond PP; Spunbond PP on Corrugated Plastic; Spunbond PP on Chip Board|
|Evolon: a compact fiber structure that is both strong and exceptionally soft. This proprietary threadless fabric eliminates the interaction between your sensitive products and beading of threads in comparison to sewn technology. Provides static dissipating properties.||Microfiber; Pcor (plastic corrugated) Spunbond; Pcor Brushed Polyester; Pcor Soft Edge; Sewn Headliner; Soft Edge|