Canadian Packaging

Orbis Corp. to host Global Trends In Packaging panel at PackExpo 2012

ORBIS will also showcase products, services at PackExpo in Chicago.

October 10, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

CHICAGO—At PackExpo 2012 to be held October 28-31, 2012 in Chicago, sustainable reusable packaging leader ORBIS Corporation will host a Global Trends in Reusable Packaging panel, and share its latest innovations in reusable packaging programs and products that offer stark benefits for customers.

The free panel and luncheon held by ORBIS takes place on October 29 and will feature interaction with and insight from experts at global companies who actively support the concept of reusable packaging discussing how reusable packaging positively impacts the environment and injects sustainability throughout their global supply chain.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Kenji Terauchi, Nissan North America, discussing Nissan’s approach to reusable packaging;
  • Ann Garrett, PACCAR, sharing how PACCAR’s program began, how they use reusable packaging today and how it impacts their global supply chain;
  • Christian Brauneis, KNAPP System Integration, addressing global automation trends and how they impact container and pallet selection.

The panel will discuss how packaging drives environmental and financial sustainability, operational efficiency, as well as other key benefits and trends.

WHAT: An exclusive luncheon for packaging users to ask questions of experts who have adopted reusable packaging, learn the best practices that will help them best extract benefits   from reusable packaging, and understand the benefits that will lead to greater sustainability throughout their supply chain.
Registration is required and can be done at
WHERE: McCormick Place, Room E-265
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Buffet lunch at 12:00 PM. Panel discussion to begin at 12:30 PM.

While ORBIS is at PackExpo, representatives will be available to speak about their latest products and initiatives including the enhanced fully recyclable RackoCell, Mini-Load Containers and nine new StakPaks for international shipping.


  • flow-through design that washes and drains quickly for high sanitation;
  • smooth, all-plastic construction protects the product without nails, splinters or rusts;
  • enhanced stiffness and edge-racking performance up to 2,200 pounds; molded in one piece from polypropylene copolymer;
  • an option available specifically for food plants that use X-Ray detection to inspect loads prior to shipping.


This family of StakPaks is a cost-efficient packaging solution that provides manufacturers and suppliers the versatility to mix their container loads for improved line-side presentation, boosted productivity, warehouse space savings, and transportation efficiency and cost savings. It features:

  • design proven in the North American automotive industry;
  • compatibility with the internationally accepted 1000mm x 1200mm pallet footprint;
  • three different sizes and four different heights, which can be combined to maintain a modular load, allowing more parts delivered to the line in the order and quantities demanded.

Mini-Load Containers

ML containers are durable containers designed for use in mini-load systems, to cost-efficiently standardize unit loads. These all-plastic containers are designed for minimal deflection in high velocity material handling equipment. The mini load containers:

  • are available in multiples sizes and styles to meet varying application needs;
  • offer an economic and environmental alternative to single use packaging and are fully recyclable at the end of their service life.

To set up a personal appointment to learn more about the RackoCell, StakPaks, Mini-Load Containers, or additional products and services ORBIS Corporation offers, please contact Marianne Dale via e-mail at or 414-299-3965.
To learn more about ORBIS, visit