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OCONOMOWOC, WIS. –April 23, 2013 ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, has launched the FP143, the newest addition to the FliPak product line of plastic containers. The FP143 container can be used for grocery, health and beauty care, automotive and consumer goods applications while cutting unnecessary transportation costs.

ORBIS attached-lid containers have transformed modern distribution systems for more than 25 years. The FP143 continues the tradition of innovation with a design that works in many automation systems in today’s supply chains. The reusable plastic attached-lid container takes the place of corrugated shipping boxes for long-term reduction in packaging costs, a durability that means greater overall operational efficiency and space savings.

Like all FliPak containers, the FP143 stacks when full and nests when empty for a more efficient use of available space. In addition, it features a highly efficient nest ratio, reducing the need for additional transportation expenses – helping companies keep their environmental impact at a minimum.

Designed and engineered to provide superior user efficiency, the FP143:

  • Minimizes automated system downtime – With a new optional tab on the lid that snaps easily into place to keep the lid closed on conveyors and automated systems
  • Reduces transportation costs – With a highly efficient nest ratio, more empty containers can be shipped per trip in a standard 53’ trailer
  • Improves load handling with the ability to band across the length or width of the container
  • Cuts labor costs by eliminating the mess and work time associated with the setup or disposal of corrugated shipping boxes and the waste they generate

“The FP143 is an example of how ORBIS utilizes design and engineering to deliver benefits at every step of the process for our customers, while keeping the environment top-of-mind,” says Andrea Nottestad, marketing manager for ORBIS Corporation. “In addition to its built-in efficiencies as a stackable, reusable plastic tote, we’ve added a simple yet ultimately effective snap as an option to keep lids closed without the need for extra materials such as tape or cable ties so it doesn’t open or jam on conveyors.”

Additional benefits of the FP143 include:

  • Hinge improvements minimize snags and safety hazards
  • Textured areas on the long and short sides, for easy label removal
  • Lid design that transfers weight to the base of the container, supporting high weight loads
  • Dual color options – the ability to select separate lid and base colors
  • Security holes that work well with ties, fastener plugs, etc.
  • Increased truckload quantity – 1,200 more totes per 53’ truck than alternative totes
  • Straight handle for improved interface with automation

With an extended service life of up to 250 trips, these containers add efficiencies with a return on investment in six to 18 months (length of service life and payback time depends on specific application).

“Our goal is to help companies move their products more efficiently, more cost-effectively, and with a reusable container that will give them a significantly reduced payback period. This container helps us do just that,” says Nottestad.

About ORBIS Corporation

ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze its customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, the 3rd oldest family owned business in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measure our own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit, or


Samantha Goetz
ORBIS Corporation

Heather Markovich
For ORBIS Corporation

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