Recycled plastic tote divider

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

British manufacturer S&S Plastics has designed a recycled polypropylene tote insert that allows up to eight separate SKUs to be packed inside a single reusable tote.

The S&S Plastics Insert Tub addresses the problem in warehousing and logistics of totes being predominantly empty on their travels.

The inserts have barcode tracking pre-configured and are compatible with standard 600 x 400 totes. They exceed the Global FM drainage standards.

They also avoid waste by eliminating the need for inserts and cardboard. 

“Every day we are in contact with logistics and automation firms as part of our normal business routine, and so often we’d hear about issues with inefficiency and cross contamination. We resolved to sort out the problem ourselves. The S&S Plastics Insert Tub was the result of using those frustrations and our plastics moulding experience,” said Nick Bortone, managing director of S&S Plastics. 

“As we were going through the design process we realized that not only are we increasing the efficiency of a logistics process but ultimately we are really bringing some environmental benefits as well, the S&S Plastics Insert Tub now ensures that factory operations are more efficient, and trucks are able to carry far more product, and stop shipping air,” said Joe Joyce, S&S Plastics business development manager. 

The company says it received orders for over 50,000 units in just a couple of weeks after a soft launch.

The S&S Plastics Insert Tubs are manufactured in the U.K., at their Nottinghamshire base of operations.