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FP403 ideal for bulky shipments, lightweight items

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OCONOMOWOC, WIS. – ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, has launched the FP403, the newest addition to the FliPak product line of plastic containers and totes. The FP403 tote offers generous internal capacity for all types of products in the apparel, home goods and general merchandise industries– while cutting unnecessary transportation costs.

ORBIS attached-lid containers have transformed modern distribution systems for more than 25 years. The 28” x 20” x 15” FP403 continues that 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 a long-term reduction in packaging costs and performance that means greater overall operational efficiency and space savings. It is ideal for the handling, storage and shipment of larger bulky items, like apparel and home goods, or small lightweight items, such as office supplies.

The FP403 design includes an improved hinge, available in plastic or metal. To prevent product damage, and taking worker safety into consideration, the metal hinge wire is bent down, stopping it from leaving the hinge channel, leaving only plastic at the end of the hinge elements. In addition, a new feature keeps lids in the upright position so it is easier for employees to load and remove product from the tote.

Like all FliPak containers, the FP403 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. For added efficiency, the FP403 is compatible with the ORBIS DFP24-402 Dolly, if tote mobility is required. By using the FP403, companies will keep their environmental impact at a minimum, through re-use.

Designed and engineered to provide superior user efficiency, the FP403 offers:

  • The ability to accommodate larger products in transit, with generous internal capacity and 14.0” product clearance.
  • Longer service life, with lower per-trip or per-turn costs than alternative corrugate boxes.
  • Metal hinge pin design to prevent hinges from backing out.
  • New and improved plastic hinge design.
  • Reinforced rim and corners.
  • Lid ribbing that links with the base to add strength.
  • Contoured handle for user comfort when handling.
  • A textured solid or drain hole bottom.

The FP403’s smooth, non-porous, hygienic construction does not absorb moisture or odor and protects products from damage that occurs when using corrugated shipping boxes. The all-plastic design ensures dimensional consistency and repeatable performance in automated systems. With an extended service life of up to 250 trips, these totes add efficiencies with a return on investment in six to 18 months (length of service life and payback time depends on specific application). When they have reached the end of their service life, FP403 totes can be fully recycled.

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 manufacturing company 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, or


Samantha Goetz
ORBIS Corporation

Heather Markovich
For ORBIS Corporation

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