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LoadRunner Corrugated Paper Pallets: Engineered Packaging

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The history of the LoadRunner Corrugated Pallet, why Conitex Sonoco began manufacturing paper export pallets and the many benefits of using this sustainable packaging product.

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LoadRunner Corrugated Paper Pallets: Engineered Packaging

  1. 1. Corrugated Pallets: Expertly Engineered for Strength & Performance
  2. 2. Conitex Sonoco: Who We Are  A global packaging solutions group  A fully owned subsidiary of Sonoco Products Company  13 physical locations in over 10 countries & across 4 continents  Our Product Divisions Include:  Paper  Converting  Flexible Products  Adhesives 2
  3. 3. Global Presence. Local Service. 3 Mexico Brazil Spain UK Italy Greece India Indonesia China Taiwan Manufacturing & Distribution ( LoadRunner MFG) USA Sales & Service Conitex Sonoco - Division Headquarters Warehouse/Distribution Sonoco Corporate Headquarters
  4. 4. Sonoco Products Company  Established in 1899  Revenue: $5.39 billion in 2018  One of the largest diversified global packaging companies  21,000+ employees  335 operations in 33 countries 4
  5. 5. Conitex Sonoco and LoadRunner The Conitex Sonoco brand is a recognized leader in the textile industry producing over 1.5 billion paper cones and tubes per year for spinning and winding plants in over 50 countries worldwide. 5
  6. 6. How did Conitex Sonoco become a Manufacturer of Corrugated Pallets? Our textile customers needed a custom one-way export pallet for their textile yarn packages. Since 2006, our customers have exported over one million tons of spun yarn on our pallets without a single pallet failure. 6
  7. 7. Benefits of Corrugated Pallets  Lightweight – (avg. 10-14 lbs) Freight savings/ reduces carbon emissions, ergonomic & safe  Ideal for Export – No heat treatment required  Compliant to ISPM-15 and OSHA regulation  100% Recyclable – Bales easily with other corrugated products  Hygienic – Free from mold, fungus, splinters and other contaminants  Customizable – Custom sizes and die cutting competitive to wood pallets. Optional printing, branding and barcoding available. 7
  8. 8. Lightweight  Average weight of 10-14 lbs. compared to 35-50+ lb. weight of wood pallets  Empowers a broader spectrum of labor/employee base to perform related job duties  Reduces strain on back, joints and hands and work-related injuries  Reduces hearing damage associated with dropping/handling heavier wood pallets  Stacks safely for easy storage  Reduces shipping costs  Reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions 8
  9. 9. Ideal Export Pallet  ISPM-15 Compliant means no heat- treatment or fumigation of pallet required.  Switching from wood pallet reduces container weight by average of 600 lbs. for a reduction in shipping costs.  Custom design options to fit more per container load.  Moisture resistant to typical container environments. 9
  10. 10. Sustainable  Made from 75 – 90% recycled material  100% recyclable & biodegradable  Lightweight lowers fuel consumption and carbon emissions  Made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified materials 10
  11. 11. Hygienic  Free from mold  Free from insects  Free from splinters  Free from nails and other metal  Contaminant-free for controlled environments  Medical Device  Healthcare  Pharmaceutical  Food  Rubber 11
  12. 12. Highly Customizable for your Specific Application 12
  13. 13. Moisture Resistant The LoadRunner® corrugated pallet can withstand high levels of moisture such as those used in the textile yarn conditioning processes. 13
  14. 14. Core Technology  Our anti-wicking cores maintain their structural integrity even in moist/humid conditions.  Core and runner placement is designed to carry the distributed weight of the product.  Superior to honeycomb or other layered corrugated block methods which are susceptible to moisture. 14
  15. 15. Material Handling & Warehousing Yes  Forklifts  Pallet Jacks  Conveyor Systems  2 Way Entry  4 Way Entry  Truckload Shipments No  Open racking*  Open Conveyors*  Standing water or Wet /Outdoor Conditions  Rough Handling/ Slewing Pallet 15 *A wood pallet can be used as support for open racking or open conveyor systems. Alternatively, plywood can be used for support on open conveyor systems.
  16. 16. Pallet Construction 16 Top Sheet Bottom Sheet Runners High Strength Core Technology Shown with optional 4-way runners and pallet jack access.
  17. 17. Pallet Construction Options Top Sheet  Solid  Die Cut  Single, Double or Triple Wall  Honeycomb Bottom Sheet  Solid  Die Cut (wheel access) Runners  2 way (solid)  4 way (w/entry) Other Options  Printing  Logo/branding  RFID/ QR Code  Barcode  Decals/Labels  Custom configurations 17
  18. 18. 18 Superior Load Performance Supports heavy loads from 500 – 3,000+ lbs.
  19. 19. Load Capacity Construction 19 Light Duty Medium Duty Heavy Duty Extra Heavy Duty Up to 1,000 lbs Up to 1,500 lbs Up to 2,500 lbs Up to 3,000+ lbs Double Wall Top Sheet, 9 cores, No Bottom Sheet Double Wall Top, 9 cores, Double Wall Bottom Triple Wall Top, 12 cores, Double Wall Bottom Triple Wall Top, 16 cores, Double Wall Bottom
  20. 20. Automatic Packing Lines Works on structurally-supported conveyor systems 20
  21. 21. 21 Pallet Testing  Virginia Tech Center for Unit Load Design  ASTM D1185
  22. 22. Experts in Corrugated Pallet Design  Custom Pallet Design is our Specialty  Experienced Structural Design Engineers  Innovative and Creative Concept Capabilities  Responsive Sample/Prototype Process 22
  23. 23. Learn More or Get Pricing 23 Click Here
  24. 24. More from our Blog:  Video Blog Series: Wood vs. Corrugated Pallets  Weight Comparison  Safety Comparison  Sustainability Comparison  Customizability Comparison  Will Corrugated Pallets Work for Me?  Corrugated Paper Pallet Myths: Are They Strong Enough? 24

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